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Project Manager (Flood Innovation)
  • Employer: Central Bedfordshire Council
  • Reference: CBED/21/164581
  • Published: Fri 10/09/2021, 16:16 PM
  • Closing on: Tue 28/09/2021, 16:16 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £35,000 - £39,999
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Across the County of Central Bedfordshire, Bedfordshire

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Project Manager (Flood Innovation)

Team: Flood Risk Management (Building Control)

Job Family: Providing CBG 12

Salary: £38,112 per annum

Hours: 37 per week

Contract type: Permanent

Location: Priory House, Chicksands, Shefford but site visits and travel to other offices is required

Closing Date: 28th September 2021.

Interview Date: Week commencing 4th October*

 *A presentation will be required at interview. For further details please click here Project Manager (Flood Innovation) 


More about the role:


Central Bedfordshire Council is looking for an experienced Project Manager to join its growing Flood Risk Management Team.


Reporting to the Council’s Principal Drainage Engineer, you will lead an exciting DEFRA funded project seeking to apply innovative approaches for the management of flood risk, community resilience and environmental gains.


We are an agile team and encourage home working while also providing space to work from the office as well as from partner offices. Central Bedfordshire Council has its own vision and values that are integral to everything we do. Our area vision is to make Central Bedfordshire 'A great place to live and work’.


You will have a working knowledge and experience of flood risk management and/or managing large scale infrastructure projects and business case development. Candidates must be able to demonstrate experience of project management and delivery across a number of key projects and partners.


You will facilitate start-up of the project, finalisation of the project plan and business case, and oversee future implementation of project aims over the programme period. You will provide the day to day management and set the strategic direction for a project team of consultants, flood risk professionals, academics and a wide range of partnerships delivering environmental and biodiversity improvements at the catchment scale. Experience of working with and co-ordinating successful partnerships will be key.


Key duties of the role will include:

  • To be the lead point of contact and responsible for the implementation of the DEFRA funded innovation project.
  • To lead the project board and co-ordinate partners.
  • Establish the approach to procurement and governance.
  • Finalisation of the business case, costings and project plan / programme.
  • Delivery of the programme over the project period.
  • Monitoring and reporting on project aim and objectives, in line with the programme.
  • Overseeing finances of the project, procurement and spend.
  • Take an active role in stakeholder and community engagement as may be required to deliver the programme.
  • Co-ordinate delivery of the programme with wider flood risk objectives and projects of the Council.


Please note a presentation will be required at interview, details will be provided to shortlisted candidates.

For more information on the DEFRA Flood and coastal resilience innovation programme see the site (
To assess your suitability for the role, you must demonstrate how you meet the key outcomes, accountabilities and competencies. To do this, you’ll need to refer the Family Profile, Role Profile and Competency Framework which can be found in the Recruitment Pack: Project Manager (Flood Innovation)
For further information or an informal discussion please contact Alys Bishop
For queries related to the recruitment of this vacancy, please contact: The Recruitment Team at
Central Bedfordshire Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome enquiries from everyone and value diversity in the workplace. We are a Disability Confident employer, we are working to become a Disability Confident leader in our community.
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