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Lead Project Officer

  • Employer: Buckinghamshire County Council
  • Reference: FS08906
  • Published: Fri 23/11/2018, 9:40 AM
  • Closing on: Tue 18/12/2018, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours:
  • Salary: £34,322 - £43,547
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Bucks

Overview

This is your chance to make a lasting impact on our county. From developing the connected transport networks of the future and driving sustainable business growth, and ambitious urban regeneration, the future of Buckinghamshire’s infrastructure and environment is in your hands.

About Us

Transport, Economy, & Environment at Buckinghamshire County Council responds to the public’s needs through its innovative delivery of transportation, economic growth and environmental services for Buckinghamshire.

Regeneration and Infrastructure is one of 5 delivery units within Transport, Economy, Environment. Its focus is on major project development and delivery to support economic growth through new roads and rail projects, town centre regeneration schemes and environmental enhancement projects.

The R&I directorate is unique within the County Council by taking a consultancy led, project funded approach to its business. We work closely with key stakeholders on national infrastructure projects (HS2 and East West Rail) and complex developments such as Aylesbury Woodlands and High Wycombe Town Centre regeneration, as well as innovative corporate schemes to drive savings through effective design.

We aim to create a thriving economy and create jobs, improve our transport networks whilst protecting our special environment, encouraging communities to get involved and do more themselves, and ensuring value for money and high quality services.

About the role

Buckinghamshire County Council has an exciting opportunity to lead and impact our regeneration projects as the economy and population of Buckinghamshire grows.

We have an opportunity for a Project Lead Officer in the area of infrastructure delivery, with responsibility for managing a number of complex projects across the County.  You will apply your Prince 2 project management experience whilst demonstrating your knowledge of highways and construction contracts to manage complex and high profile projects across the County. 

You can co-ordinate partners, contribute to (and ideally manage) virtual teams and work with stakeholders, drawing on your strong communication skills. Well versed in MS Project and Visio, you are also a capable financial manager, ensuring your projects don’t go over budget or deadline. Knowledge of Prince 2 methodology will be essential to your success, together with a determined, can-do approach.

The projects we deliver are challenging, complex, interesting and provide real benefit to Buckinghamshire residents. 

We’re looking for project managers to join our Highways Infrastructure Projects team delivering a range of highway improvements from sustainable travel projects and junction improvements to multiple new link roads and town centre regeneration.  Projects are funded from a variety of sources including BCC, District Councils, Developer funding, BTVLEP and HS2.  

Here is an example of a project we are working on, the South East Aylesbury Link Road

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mjtMmQRKoY0

We can offer you the chance to help change the county of Buckinghamshire for the better. As a member of our TEE team, you will tackle key projects designed to improve our environment and economy. You can be sure that you’ll be a valued member of our team, with the power to make an impact from day one.

For full details of the role, please see the job summary on our website.

About You

Organised and IT-literate, you are a Project Management professional. You can co-ordinate partners, contribute to virtual teams and work with stakeholders, drawing on your communication skills. Well versed in standard MS Office software, you are also a capable financial manager, ensuring your projects don’t go over budget or deadline. Experience of construction projects and commissioning of consultants along with knowledge of Prince 2 methodology is desirable, and you will have a determined, can-do approach committed to succeeding.

Other Information

Buckinghamshire County Council is entering one of the most exciting periods of change in its history. We’re looking to become a more agile, commercial and digitally-focussed organisation. The aim? Benefit our residents and shape our county for the future. With substantial investment in place, we now need people who are determined to make this transformation happen. In return, we offer some of the best benefits around. Everything from a good work-life balance and flexible working to discounted public transport and sports centre membership.

Our Values

Ambitious. Accountable. Caring. Collaborative.

Our values are what make our culture at BCC unique and we expect all our people to live them in their approach.  Ambitious. We want people with a strong desire and determination to succeed. Accountable. Our people take pride in owning actions and decisions. It’s all about using our resources wisely and recognising that the public money we use is all going towards a better future. Caring. We’re people, working for people. Being caring, kind and supportive is intrinsic.Collaborative. Working in a team, sharing ideas and knowledge only means positive things. By creating more effective solutions together, we are able to deliver better outcomes to the county as a whole.

About the Business Unit

The future of our county's environment and infrastructure is in your hands. Buckinghamshire - one of the fastest growing economies in the UK - is facing an exciting period of major growth. Our aim is to manage the major growth pressures within Buckinghamshire in a tough financial climate. Commercial and innovative, we are developing policies that strike the right balance between environment protection and growth. We’re adopting innovative solutions to service delivery and growth. We partner with businesses and community sectors in virtually everything we do; playing to the strengths of these sectors to deliver first class services to our customers.

We recognise and reward you

Hard work and success deserves recognition. That’s why we pride ourselves on the benefits we give our people. We actively encourage a good work-life balance and promote flexible and agile working arrangements. We provide discounts on various Cafés, restaurants, shops and auto enrolment onto our generous Pension Scheme with an employer contribution of 26%. We also offer a salary sacrifice personal car lease scheme and the opportunity to gain membership to Costco. We have discounted gym memberships, Travel discounts with Arriva and Chiltern Railways and much more.

  • Employer: Buckinghamshire County Council
  • Reference: FS08906
  • Published: Fri 23/11/2018, 9:40 AM
  • Closing on: Tue 18/12/2018, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours:
  • Salary: £34,322 - £43,547
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Bucks

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