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Project Manager

  • Employer: Portsmouth City Council
  • Reference: 488
  • Published: Tue 07/03/2023, 15:40 PM
  • Closing on: Tue 04/04/2023, 16:40 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: FULLTIME
  • Salary: £30,000 - £39,999
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Portsmouth

The Service

We are the Infrastructure Section, which forms part of the City Council's Regeneration Directorate. We focus on four core areas, which are coastal and drainage, highways design, highways maintenance and project management.  We work on a variety of civil engineering projects across the city of Portsmouth to support the realisation of the Council's Plan.

We aim to produce exemplar work, through recordable and monitored processes, to a high standard, that others aspire towards.

As part of the regeneration team, you will be involved in ambitious schemes such as our multi-million pound projects Tipner West and City Centre North, that will transform Portsmouth, drive growth, strengthen communities, celebrate the city's skills and heritage, and draw on new innovations and technology.

Find out more about our specific projects by watching this short video

Invest in Portsmouth on Vimeo or visiting: https://investportsmouth.co.uk/

Why come and work in Portsmouth?

Portsmouth is a great waterfront city and a vibrant place to live and work.  It is an island city with an “inner city” feel, a seaside location packed with attractions and events, and the advantage of fantastic countryside on its doorstep.  With a fast-growing university, high-tech industries and a vibrant cultural scene, Portsmouth is a modern city that looks to the future, but which is proud of its unique heritage as the home of the Royal Navy and historic dockyard.  With fast road and rail links to London, Brighton and major airports, and ferry links to Europe, it is the perfect place to live and work.

Portsmouth City Council

At Portsmouth City Council we’re all about developing our staff, because we want to build a bigger and better city but we need the best employees to do so.

With a little over 207,000 residents and 7,000 businesses throughout this city, this unitary authority’s main goal is to ensure the best care and development of all those within the city. From customer service to multi-million pound projects, our residents are at the heart of everything we do. 

Your new role

Your role will be to support the senior project managers to successfully deliver major highways and other construction schemes from inception through to completion.  You will occasionally be required to project manage the delivery of smaller scale highways schemes and other projects.

You will work closely with officers, contractors and elected members to ensure that the highest standards are achieved within the constraints of time and budget.

You may be required to support the management of some of the construction and professional based framework contracts that the Council operates.

What you'll need to succeed

You will be educated to HND or degree standard in a relevant subject.   You will have an appropriate professional project management qualification (e.g. Prince 2) and membership of an appropriate professional body (e.g. APM) or clear evidence that you are working towards these.

You will have the ability to manage small scale civil engineering projects (values up to £500,000) from initiation through to successful completion.  You will have experience of contracts such as NEC and the ability to lead small project teams.

You will also have good and relevant experience of working with stakeholders, contractors and agencies with excellent interpersonal, communication and written skills.  You will be able to deal effectively with members of staff at all levels and (at a non-technical level) with councillors and the general public.

If you have good analytical and problem solving skill, with the ability to prioritise your  workload in order to manage your time effectively.  This includes being able to work on your own initiative and respond positively to workload pressures then we would love to hear from you.

What you'll get in return

We are a disability confident employer - committed to ensuring that our recruitment and selection process is inclusive and accessible and welcome applications from all areas of society. 

We really appreciate our employees and fully realise they are essential to our success and look to offer an inclusive, supportive working environment where employees can reach their potential with a healthy work life balance, offering the following rewards:

  • A generous pension scheme
  • Up to 31 days annual leave per year plus bank holidays
  • Flexible / hybrid working
  • A range of retail discounts via our reward portal offering discounts at retailers including IKEA, Currys, Tesco
  • Free Access to Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and wellbeing support
  • Access to a wide range of training and development opportunities including apprenticeships
  • Potential to purchase additional annual leave
  • Business travel support and initiatives, including bike loans

Please check out the link here to view the benefits of working with us!


What next

We would love to meet you for an informal chat so you can get to know us before deciding to apply.  If this is something you would be interested in then  please email a copy of your short CV to Barni Fry, Principal Project Manager, email barni.fry@portsmouthcc.gov.uk We will contact you to arrange a time to chat about the exciting plans we have and what you could potentially be involved with.

We look forward to speaking with you soon.


To make sure your application is above the rest, please download the Job Profile HERE to ensure your application matches the requirements of the role.

When completing your application please upload a cover letter covering the ‘Who is the Person’ points on the job profile giving examples of your experience and any transferrable skills.

​​​​​​​Should you require any support in completing the application form please contact recruit@portsmouthcc.gov.uk

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  • Employer: Portsmouth City Council
  • Reference: 488
  • Published: Tue 07/03/2023, 15:40 PM
  • Closing on: Tue 04/04/2023, 16:40 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: FULLTIME
  • Salary: £30,000 - £39,999
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Portsmouth

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