Hillingdon is London's second largest borough, with fantastic transport links with the A40, M25, the Metropolitan and Piccadilly lines all local to us, so you can travel to work with ease and boasting over 20 square miles of scenic countryside, consisting of canals, rivers, parks and woodland. We're also home to some of the world's most renowned brands such as Coca-Cola and United Biscuits.
With an ambitious strategy we pride ourselves on delivering services that improves the lives of all our residents, businesses and partners. Embarking on our journey of continuous improvement, we've set an agenda to ensure the provision of; safer communities, a thriving local economy, a greener more sustainable environment, whilst increasing our digital capabilities throughout the Borough.
Putting our residents first is at the heart of everything we do! We want talented individuals like you to share our aspirations for the borough, supporting us to deliver exceptional services for Hillingdon.
The London Borough of Hillingdon is committed to delivering an exciting and ambitious programme of physical regeneration and development projects that will capitalise on the enormous opportunities for economic growth in residential developments across the borough.
Based on this, we are looking for a senior Project Manager to develop and deliver a large programme of regeneration at pace.
Hillingdon is an exciting place to live and work, boasting attractive open spaces, excellent schools, fantastic transport links and vibrant communities.
This is an exciting time to join us and become part of a dynamic, forward-thinking Council.
About the role
This role will be responsible for project managing the delivery of a two-estate regeneration scheme: Hayes Town Centre Estate and Avondale Drive estate. The approved scheme is for a phased redevelopment of these sites to deliver upwards of 740 new mixed tenure homes including replacement social rented homes for the existing residents.
Key aspects of the role will be overseeing and working closely with the secured development partner on the design and planning strategy, marketing/letting proposals and engagement strategy. It also includes the coordination of the council's obligations in terms of leasehold acquisitions and decant, the disposal of sites on a phased basis and acting as strategic partner in examining the feasibility of potential pipeline estates.
The role will require robust governance practices and will report directly to the Corporate Director of Place, providing regular comprehensive project updates and formal reports to the Council's senior management team and Cabinet as required.
You will have a proven track record of achievement in developing and delivering capital regeneration/development projects.
You will lead and manage multi-disciplinary project teams on a day-to-day basis and manage all aspects of project including acquisitions, programming, project finances, reporting, risk, procurement and project administration. You will work closely and collaboratively with colleagues, partners and stakeholders to resolve project issues and ensure delivery.
You will be responsible for developing and implementing a project plan in line with the Council's agreed specification and for overseeing consultants and contractors appointed to deliver the project. You will also be responsible for developing and managing a comprehensive engagement strategy to support the project's implementation.
You will be responsible for ensuring project delivery meets design, health and safety, quality and sustainability objectives in line with procurement and financial procedures.
You will have the confidence, skills and experience to effectively lead and deliver this high value, high profile project for Hillingdon Council.
You will possess broad and in-depth expert knowledge and understanding of relevant legislation, national and local policies, and the changing landscape around planning and regeneration.
You will relish challenge and will bring energy and pace to the delivery of our ambitions, using your experience and skills to foster successful partnerships and engagement with a range of colleagues and stakeholders within and outside the Council.
You will also possess excellent commercial skills and a high degree of political sensitivity.
Please see the attached job profile for more information. Please read through this prior to submitting your application.
What we offer
In return we offer a highly competitive remuneration package (£58,209 - £62,595 per year) and generous staff benefits, which you can view below. These vary according to the business area and role but may include:
- local government average salary pension scheme
- free parking (4 days a week) if based at the Civic Centre
- a 36-hour week for all full-time staff
- generous holiday entitlement: a minimum 25 days a year (plus bank holidays), rising to 28 days after five years' service. For more senior positions holiday entitlements can rise to a maximum of 36 days
- career breaks
- flexible working hours
- season ticket loan
- access to a Credit Union
- access to a wide range of training and courses
- discount on a variety of Adult Education courses run by the Council
- payment of professional fees where these are required
- discounts at council-owned leisure centres and swimming pools at Hillingdon (Uxbridge), Queensmead (South Ruislip), Highgrove (Ruislip) and Botwell Green (Hayes)
- cycle purchase scheme
- car sharing scheme
- 30% discount on green fees at council-owned golf courses
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. Applicants should be aware that the post will only be offered to successful candidates subject to an Enhanced DBS check as well as other employment clearances.
Due to an expected high volume of applications, we could close this role early, we therefore recommend you apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.