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Senior Project Manager

Job Reference Ref/1700/1514

Number of Positions:
Contract Type:
Full Time
Salary Range :
£54075 - 58199
Working Hours:
New Shire Hall
Closing Date:
Job Category:
Highways and Transportation
Cambridgeshire County Council

Our benefits

We value our colleagues in Cambridgeshire County Council and have developed a number of benefits:

  • Flexible working
  • Flexible Bank Holidays
  • A comprehensive wellbeing package
  • Our Cambs Rewards employee discounts
  • A comprehensive pension scheme.
  • IDEAL staff equality, diversity and inclusion network.
  • Camweb our staff intranet helping to keep you informed
  • An employee recognition scheme

About the role

Cambridgeshire County Council is offering an exciting opportunity for a Senior Project Manager in our Complex Infrastructure Team in Highways and Transport. 

The Complex Infrastructure Team manage large projects from concept stage delivering strategic business cases through to design and construction phases following completion of outline and full business cases. This programme involves challenging and exciting projects that make a considerable difference to our communities.

Overall purpose of the role

The role plays a key part in the successful delivery of infrastructure that will support our communities, enhance our environment and put safety at the centre.

The skills required to deliver such a programme are considerable and require engineering knowledge and understanding of project and programme management, procurement and commissioning of infrastructure projects, stakeholder engagement, land negotiation, transport planning and statutory legal processes. 

Importantly, the Senior Project Manager has responsibility for managing our project management resources and coordinating programme demands. Using industry experience to manage expectations, effectively challenge and drive delivery is imperative in this role. 

In addition, the role requires a strong ability to bring together a wide range of stakeholder groups including Parish and District Councils, resident and campaign groups and businesses, setting delivery outcomes for projects and defining service outcomes across a range of needs – e.g., community engagement, maximising contract savings and achieving value for money. Effectively leading groups, boards and delivering papers at committee will be key to achieving successful outcomes in this role. 

The role supports the Group Manager and other managers within the Project Delivery Service in delivering the Councils objectives, through joined-up service planning, community engagement and the flexible use of resources. 

For an informal conversation please contact Nicola Young - Group Manager Complex Infrastructure

Please ensure your covering letter is no more than 2 pages.

Applications are reviewed on a daily basis, please do not delay the submission of your application as this is a rolling advert and will be closed once a successful candidate has been found.

About you

You will be capable of leading a team of industry experts delivering complex infrastructure and design and construction projects. Your ability to influence our strategic direction and communicate with a range of stakeholders and teams will be essential in this role.

Being motivated to make a visible difference to our communities and drive forward change to meet our net zero ambition.

About us

Cambridgeshire is a great place to work and live with a diverse population, an urban centre in Cambridge, historic Isle of Ely, Huntingdon and St Ives as well as more rural landscapes.

We are proud to serve the diverse communities of Cambridgeshire and want our workforce to be reflective of this diversity, which we believe benefits our employees, the organisation and our communities. 

Visit our jobs and careers section to find out more about our wide range of learning and development opportunities; apprenticeships; our wellbeing package; staff benefits; our commitment to equality, diversity and Inclusion.

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