Looking for a new adventure and a professional challenge? We have the job for you!
These are exciting times for the Falkland Islands, with the delivery of the ambitious aims of the Islands Plan. Suitable port facilities are an essential enabler for the economy, with approximately 95% of goods imported to the Falkland Islands shipped by sea. The Falkland Islands Government took a significant decision to award a contract to design and build a new port for the Falkland Islands in 2020, and is currently nearing completion of the ECI Concept Design stage. FIG is seeking a Senior Project Manager to manage the next stages of this major national infrastructure project.
Based in the Falkland Islands, and reporting to the Director of Development and Commercial Services, your role will be challenging and fast-paced. You will be responsible for management of all port project work streams for FIG, including management of FIG’s professional team and the appointed contractor, with teams split between the Falkland Islands and the UK. You will ensure that the project is managed to the highest professional standards; within a structured project framework, with robust governance and controls. You will act as FIG’s representative for all stakeholder engagement throughout the project, which will involve local industry sectors and the wider community. You will lead on management of the project’s multi-million pound budget, management of risk and on development and implementation of a Communications Plan for the port project for FIG. You will also ensure that project reporting fits within FIG’s overall programme management framework. This is a challenging role, to ensure successful delivery of this high profile and critical national infrastructure project.
We are looking for a highly motivated, accredited senior project professional with experience of successfully leading and delivering major infrastructure projects— preferably with port or marine experience, but other major capital development project experience will be considered. You will demonstrate a strong track record of project delivery to a high standard within budget and agreed timescales, using recognised project management approaches. Experience of leading or working within a Government Major Projects Portfolio would be advantageous.
In return for your passion, creativity and hard work, we offer an unparalleled opportunity to make a significant contribution to the economic development of the Falkland Islands.
- A Fixed Term Contract of up to 3 years, with potential for extension by mutual agreement.
- Salary Range £50k - £75k, starting salary will be dependent upon qualifications and experience.
- Eligibility for a 35% taxable annual Gratuity
- 30 Days Annual Leave, plus government and public holidays (totalling 41 days paid leave).
- Relocation Allowance, to help with moving costs.
- Flights Package for you and your accompanying dependents.
- Government Housing for rent and a starter pack to help you settle in.
- Favourable tax regime
Please note, successful applicants with Falkland Islands Status/PRP or a Falkland Islands work permit will be employed on local terms and conditions.
How to Apply
If you have the drive and ambition to be successful in this challenging role, and wish to share our ambition for the future of the Falkland Islands and the people we serve, then we certainly want to hear from you.
For more information and to apply online to join our team in a unique and breath-taking location, with penguins, dolphins and the wilderness just next door to your office, please visit our recruitment website: www.jobs.gov.fk.
Applications close at 23.00 UK time on 7 November 2021.
If you have any questions about working for the Falkland Islands Government or would like further information about the role or applying, you can find contact details at the above link. Please note that candidates who have previously applied are not invited to re-submit applications.
THE WORKING ENVIRONMENT
FALKLAND ISLANDS GOVERNMENT (FIG)
The Falkland Islands is a British Overseas Territory, with full internal self-government.
As the largest employer in the Falkland Islands, we offer many unique and fulfilling job opportunities, across the full spectrum of public services. Our responsibilities include those typically managed by central government – taxation, legislation and policy, as well as those usually managed on a local level such as town planning, health and social services, and education. FIG also provides services specific to the needs of the Falkland Islands, such as fisheries research, power generation and the Government Air Service, FIGAS.
For more information about working for Falkland Islands Government, take a look at our recruitment microsite: www.jobs.gov.fk
THE FALKLAND ISLANDS
Set in the South Atlantic Ocean, around 400 miles east of South America and 8000 miles south-west of the UK, the Falkland Islands are a small, thriving community with a British way of life, benefiting from good local services, a varied social calendar and an absence of traffic jams!
For those with a sense of adventure, it provides opportunities which are hard to match anywhere else in the world.