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Senior Project Managers - Schools
  • Employer: London Borough of Waltham Forest
  • Reference: LBWF/19/115665
  • Published: Fri 29/11/2019, 9:00 AM
  • Closing on: Fri 03/01/2020, 12:00 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: To be confirmed
  • Salary: £57,735- £60,879 pa
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Waltham Forest Council, Waltham Forest Town Hall Forest Road Walthamstow E17 4JF, Waltham Forest

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Senior Project Managers - Schools

Capital Delivery Division, Economic Growth and Housing Delivery Directorate

Salary – £57,735- £60,879 (permanent and two-year fixed-term contracts available)

There is a real buzz about our corner of London.  As the Mayor of London’s first London Borough of Culture, our distinctive culture-led approach to economic growth and regeneration is driving one of the fastest-growing local economies in London. We are intensely ambitious for Waltham Forest, investing in the Borough’s future, and creating a legacy that will benefit our residents for years to come.

We aim to be bold in harnessing the power of our unique strengths and assets – our communities, our people, our staff and our heritage. We are growing the delivery team to accelerate our direct £550 million Capital Programme and implementing our plans for new neighbourhoods and 18,000 new homes by 2030.

Working in Capital Delivery, part of the Economic Growth and Housing Delivery Directorate, you will play a critical part in the continued transformation of the Council. The current capital budget for the Council includes £20 million p.a. on improving our schools and providing future places, and a 5-year investment plan in corporate office, commercial and housing schemes. Key schools projects that the team is taking forward include: 

  • Secondary Expansion Programme – expansion of several of the borough’s secondary schools, to meet the needs of a growing population.
  • Leyton Green Partnership Project – mixed-use scheme consisting of a refurbished special school and children’s social care centre, part-funded by the delivery 40+ new homes.
  • Capital Repairs Programme – vital compliance and maintenance works across the schools estate.

About you

As a Senior Project Manager, you will be responsible for all aspects of significant construction projects with values up to £200 million, from RIBA Stage 0 through to Stage 7. You will lead teams of internal and external consultants, and contracted builders, and need significant practical experience of infrastructure projects. Prince2 and construction-related qualifications would be advantageous.

Evidence of working with, supporting and influencing senior clients and stakeholders is essential.

About us

Waltham Forest has changed drastically. Good schools, great parks, excellent cultural facilities, mass regeneration and budding community entrepreneurship are making it a place that people want to call home.

Working for Waltham Forest comes with a fantastic benefits package that prioritises a healthy work-life balance. As well as receiving a generous annual leave entitlement, pension scheme and flexible working opportunities, you’ll experience a fantastic, modern working environment with up to date tech service and plentiful opportunities for promotion and personal development.

Application process

We have made the application process as straightforward as possible and just ask that you complete our online process providing further information against just a couple of specific questions and a CV.