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Strategic Project Manager

  • Employer: Portsmouth City Council
  • Reference: 1830
  • Published: Wed 06/09/2023, 16:40 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 24/09/2023, 16:40 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: FULLTIME
  • Salary: £50,000 - £74,999
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Portsmouth

Salary: Band 14 - £62,065 - £68,188 p.a.

Hours: Full Time - 37 hours per week

Contract: Permanent


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 8,000 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.

We want to continue to be a great waterfront city and in order to do this it is seeking a high quality Strategic Project Manager to understand the pipeline of projects, land assembly and development opportunities.

About the Property & Investment Team

Property & Investment is responsible for both the existing and future built assets owned by the authority and its land. It oversees the development and construction of major regeneration projects and development in the Portsmouth area. This includes the regeneration of the City Centre, Tipner and the establishment of a pipeline of new development projects that will support the delivery of the Council's priorities for economic growth, particularly in relation to housing delivery. Property & Investment is also responsible for housing delivery through arms length development companies. This is an exciting time to join the Regeneration Directorate

To find out more about you could be involved with click the link:


Your New Role

Daily duties will range from negotiations on professional and construction contracts, through project viability and leading consultation with local communities to negotiating with relevant officers, agencies and organisations on issues of funding and policy approval; and will include regular procurement, legal and other agreements.

The duties will run through the full development programme from site identification through viability, business plan preparation, planning and into project delivery.

What you'll need to succeed 

You will be RICS qualified or have equivalent and demonstrable experience of construction and development as you will be required to work closely with all stakeholders – internal and external - to ensure that the highest standard of project delivery is achieved, on time and within budget.

You will be able to demonstrate the ability to manage contracts and the delivery of complex schemes, incorporating partnership working, timeliness and financial control with experience of managing budgets effectively, ensuring value for money with constrained resources.

You will have experience of preparing reports and correspondence for a wide and various audience, including the ability to research, analyse and incorporate findings.  You will have demonstratable experience of project managing and delivering relevant major infrastructure schemes. 

If you have the ability to think strategically and to be solutions orientated with strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to prioritise a busy and challenging workload then we would love to hear from you.

For full details please review the job profile HERE

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
  • 27 days annual leave rising to 31 days after 5 years service plus bank holidays, pro rata for part time.
  • A range of retail discounts via our reward portal offering discounts at popular high street retailers 
  • 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!


How to apply

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 also upload a cover letter in the Supporting Documents section, covering the ‘Who is the Person’ points on the job profile giving examples of your experience and any transferrable skills. 

We look forward to speaking with you soon.

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

We will email applicants from time to time; please ensure you check e-mail folders as sometimes our e-mails may go into spam/junk folders.

  • Employer: Portsmouth City Council
  • Reference: 1830
  • Published: Wed 06/09/2023, 16:40 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 24/09/2023, 16:40 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: FULLTIME
  • Salary: £50,000 - £74,999
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Portsmouth

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