Principal Project Officers (Highway, Rail, Land & Legal)
  • Employer: Medway Council
  • Reference: REC262VR
  • Published: Tue 13/10/2020, 11:50 AM
  • Closing on: Fri 30/10/2020, 9:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: Range 5 - £31,888 - £37,646
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Medway Council, Gun Wharf, Dock Road, Chatham, Kent ME4 4TR, Kent

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Principal Project Officers (Highway, Rail, Land & Legal)

2 Principal Project Officers – Housing Infrastructure Fund  

In November 2019, Medway Council was awarded £170m from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) for the Housing Infrastructure Fund (HIF) called New Routes to Good Growth project. The £170m bid represents the funding needed to forward fund the physical transport and environmental infrastructure required to unlock potential new development on the Hoo Peninsula of 12,100 new homes by 2043.

The £170m HIF funding is allocated across three key areas of Road, Rail and Strategic Environmental Management Scheme (SEMS), and the infrastructure must be completed by the 31/03/24. 

The proposed road infrastructure intervention includes a package of highway improvements to the existing network and the construction of a new relief road providing capacity to enable access for the Hoo Peninsula; the rail intervention includes a station and track developments to enable the reintroduction of passenger services from the area to and from London and other parts of Kent, and SEMS is focused on the delivery of a Cumulative Ecological Impact Assessment (CEIA) and the planning / delivery of a new country park close to the River Medway. 

This is an exciting, high profile and complex project and needs to be delivered at pace to ensure delivery within the funding period 

We are looking for 2 Principal Project Officer to join the team to support the delivery of this project for the Highway, and the Rail, Land & Legal interventions. 

The successful candidates must have significant experience in dealing with a variety of regeneration projects, have excellent project management delivery skills with a good understanding of the regeneration agenda, and you will be a proven deliverer. This is your opportunity to be part of a dynamic team to deliver significant development and improvements within Medway. 

Interviews will be held on 18 and 19 November 2020 

In return we offer you:  

  • Generous annual leave entitlement
  • Generous local government pension scheme package
  • Access to wider training and development qualifications
  • Flexible working scheme
  • Travel plan discounts
  • Access to CAREFIRST advice & counselling service
  • Employee discount scheme for national and local retailers

Our organisation:

Medway is a unitary authority in the South East of England, made up of the towns of Strood, Rochester, Chatham, Gillingham and Rainham and more rural areas, including the Hoo Peninsula.

Situated in Kent in the South-East of England, the area has plenty of green spaces, excellent facilities and easy access to the national motorway and rail networks, facilitating superb transport links to London. 

We provide all local Government services for a quarter of a million people, looking after education, environment, social care, housing, planning, business and much more - everything from frontline services such as rubbish collection and events like the Dickens Festival to work that goes on behind the scenes to ensure services in Medway run smoothly and cost effectively.

Working at Medway Council means that you get to be part of this journey working alongside talented, professional colleagues to drive forward change to transform the lives of our residents and the communities they live in. 

If you would like to have an informal discussion with the recruiting manager, please email Janet Elliott on or Carla Galea on 

Please note that in accordance with current COVID-19 Government guidelines, in regards to social distancing, all interviews are likely to be held virtually via Microsoft Teams.  Full details on how this will work will be sent to you, if your application is successfully shortlisted.    

Important Information-

Applicants must be able to demonstrate all essential requirements as listed in the job profile

Equal Opportunities Commitment Statement

Medway Council is committed to creating an inclusive work environment with a diverse workforce. All appropriately qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or age

For further information please refer to the Medway information pack available as a download or to view online

Please be advised that if you are not contacted within 3 weeks of the advert closing date then you have not been shortlisted. All recruitment correspondence, including interview letters and contracts of employment will usually be sent out via email. 

Please visit for information on how Medway Council put good practices in place to ensure employees and job applicants who declare mental health issues receive the right level of support. 

We reserve the right to close this vacancy at any time prior to the closing date.       

How to Apply

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If you are not contacted within 3 weeks of the advert closing date then you have not been shortlisted.


All recruitment correspondence, including interview letters and contracts of employment will usually be sent out via email, if you require documentation/correspondence in different format such as braille or large print, please contact the Resourcing Team on 01634 332878.

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