Team: Capital Construction Service (Assets)
Salary: £44,735 - £48,659 per annum pro rata (+ Market Rate Supplement of up to £6,000)
Job Family: Providing 13(M)
Hours: 37 per week
Location: Working from home and any CBC offices, including Priory House, Shefford. You will be expected to attend a CBC office location on a monthly basis, and as needed to carry out your role
Contract: Hybrid - Permanent
Closing Date: 16th October 2022
Interview Date: TBC This will take place via Microsoft Teams. This software is free for users. If there is an issue with accessing this technology, we are happy to discuss alternative arrangements prior to the interview.
Central Bedfordshire is an ambitious authority, determined to be an exemplary one. Our strategic location and high quality of life mean we are one of the fastest growing areas in the country.
As a council we face the same challenges every business does - investing in the right places and delivering great results. Except for us, it’s all about our 289,000 residents. We’re totally focussed on helping to improve their lives and making Central Bedfordshire a great place to live and work.
This is a great time to join us on our journey.
More about the roles:
The Capital Construction Service has been established to bring under one remit all of the Council’s major construction activities including residential, commercial, health and social care, agricultural and educational buildings. Staff in the service work on an exceptional variety of construction projects within south/central Bedfordshire. Projects can include extending or modifying existing properties as well as constructing new ones and will range in value up to £55M with no two jobs the same.
We are looking for experienced, talented and personable Senior Construction Project Managers to join our team. You will engage with Clients and Stakeholders to draw out the project requirements, defining the brief, setting up the project from its inception and carrying it through to completion. Knowledge of design and construction is required in order to manage the work streams and procedures that form part of capital projects. Site experience is great, but it’s the experience of working with clients from the very beginning that you will bring to the role and will add real value to our projects. If you have previously worked as an Employers Agent then we would love to hear from you too. As part of your role you will line manage a team of Construction Project Managers and Project Officers.
You will have experience of Change Control, Project Programming and Risk Registers. It is essential that all projects are delivered in accordance with legislation and regulations, and you will have the knowledge and skills to enable this. Financially and commercially astute you will be responsible for project budgets, including monitoring, forecasting project spend, decision making and financial reporting.
A highly organised individual you will possess excellent communication skills which will allow you to build important relationships with the project teams and also contractors. Your confidence and personal skills will allow you to fit comfortably into the role and deliver an excellent service to our colleagues and clients. Find your greatness and join us to help deliver better buildings for the residents of Central Bedfordshire.
A driving licence and access to a vehicle is a requirement. Client-side experience from Project Start-Up is required, and a high-level knowledge of design and construction using RIBA stages is invaluable. You should be used to providing presentations to Senior Managers at Director level and leading projects to successful completion at an individual project value above £10M.
What we can offer you:
As well as joining a friendly, dedicated, and hardworking team you will have access to numerous benefits, including:
Hybrid working arrangements as appropriate. We recognise the importance of supporting our employees to balance their home and work life and to be able to work in the most efficient way. As a hybrid worker you will be able to work from home with access to any CBC location.
A £250 one off hybrid worker payment, helping you achieve a safe and suitable work space at home
Support to work from abroad for up to a month a year where appropriate
Generous family friendly policies and practices
A supportive and inclusive environment that values and celebrates differences
Staff network and support groups
Annual leave allowance 24 days + statutory holidays rising to 31 days with length of service.
Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS). This is a valuable part of our rewards package for employees and includes Life Assurance: click here
An Employee Assistance Programme offering support to all employees through workplace changes as well as other work, family and personal issues
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’.
Our aspiration is to be a truly flexible employer. We welcome discussion on location, hours and working pattern as part of the application process.
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:
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Central Bedfordshire Council is an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to improving the diversity of our workforce to better reflect the communities we serve. Therefore we welcome applications from everyone. In addition we are a Disability Confident employer, we are working to become a Disability Confident leader in our community.
To maintain a fair and consistent approach for applicants, it is Central Bedfordshire Council's policy to only consider applications made via our online application system and we therefore thank you for not submitting your application offline.
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