About the role
Do you want to support the development and delivery of vital major transport and infrastructure improvements across East Sussex – bringing people together, helping businesses to grow, and making the county a more accessible place to live, work and visit?
If you do, then we are looking for two Project Coordinators in our Major Projects & Growth team who will support both the Major Projects Manager and Project Managers for Major Infrastructure Projects. They will coordinate, communicate, and help organise the various different transport and infrastructure projects the team are delivering and also provide coordination support across the team and the wider service.
Our Major Projects and Growth team is made up of highly organised and creative individuals who know how to plan, collaborate and deliver complex projects. Whilst thinking strategically they also focus on the finer details to ensure that their projects run seamlessly.
But most importantly, they want to help us build stronger, lasting connections across the county.
In recent years we have been successful in securing multi-million pound investment to create high quality public realms in our local towns. Our £11m pedestrian and public realm improvements in Eastbourne Town Centre and £10m for Hastings Town Centre public realm will ensure that residents and visitors are able to enjoy inclusive environments. Through our East Sussex growth programme we have coordinated the spend and delivery of over £70m of investment on a range of transport and economic infrastructure projects by the County Council and external partners.
Working alongside our partners we are also developing major pipeline investment programmes and targeting an exciting multi-million package of Major Road Network funding (circa up to £80m) to support housing and economic growth in the South Wealden area and along our A259 coastal corridor. As one of the few councils in the country to be awarded just over £40m to deliver the government’s BSIP (Bus Services Improvement Plan) the team is also overseeing delivering of a package of Bus Priority Measures. This is truly an exciting and transformational time for the County Council.
As a key member of the team, you will be supported to develop and apply your project coordination skills across an exciting and varied portfolio of sustainable transport and public realm improvement schemes, major road network business cases, and innovative research and feasibility studies, with the aim of improving connectivity, unlocking economic growth and helping us to meet our decarbonisation agenda. We’re looking for someone who can help us collaborate better and deliver major projects within agreed timescales and budgets.
Please see full job description for a list of all criteria.
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Please complete the online application form within the recruitment system, outlining how you meet the essential and desirable job criteria.
Interviews will take place in person and may include an assessment, weeks commencing 23-24 October and 30-31 October. If you are unavailable on these dates let us know and we may be able to schedule an alternative date to interview you.
For an informal discussion about this opportunity contact Clare Marten White, Major Projects Manager, Major Projects & Growth at firstname.lastname@example.org or Rebecca Newby, Team Manager, Major Projects & Growth at email@example.com, to request a MS teams call or phone call
We offer a diverse range of benefits to help and support you during your employment. More information can be found on our benefits page.
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Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is part-time or term-time only.
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East Sussex County Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all suitable candidates, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability or age. All applications are treated on merit.