As part of the drive to meet the infrastructure needs of communities in Scotland’s second fastest growing local authority in Scotland, Midlothian Council is seeking to recruit a dynamic, effective and client focused project manager to lead on major projects.
You will be joining our in-house multi-disciplinary Development Team – which oversees the delivery of the Council’s ambitious capital programme, providing project management for complex multi-million pound projects. You will be responsible for the delivery of capital projects and the management of external consultancy teams, to ensure projects are delivered on programme, within budget, in accordance with governance arrangements and reporting controls and to specified quality standards with best value delivery that meets the needs of our communities now and in the future.
Significant projects in the capital programme include: three new High Schools and 8 new primary schools (5 before 2025), and numerous extensions for both Primary education, Early Years and accommodation for Additional Support Needs; and over 2600 homes being delivered through the Strategic Housing Investment Plan in the next 5 years, with approximately 1400 of those being built for Midlothian Council.
It is essential that the jobholder has substantial project management experience in projects with similar dimensions to that of the project. It is also essential that the jobholder has some knowledge with regards to the planning process and conservation requirements that will enable the implementation of sustainable schemes. In addition, the jobholder must have well developed communication skills, for example good interaction and the ability to deliver interesting presentations.
It is desirable that the jobholder has some experience of planning, organising and delivering learning initiatives as well as holding a degree qualification in Planning, Surveying; or Architecture. Alternatively the jobholder may have developed equivalent skills, for example report writing, achievement of deadlines, the ability to think conceptually, and communicate advice and guidance articulately.
Closing Date: Thursday 30 September 2021
Interview Date: Week Commencing 11 October 2021
Position Title: Senior Project Manager X4
Position Number: Q337
Location: Midlothian House/Remote working
Contract Status: Permanent
Hours of Work: 36
Working Pattern: Monday – Friday
Weeks per year: 52
Please note that it is Midlothian Councils policy that successful applicants will be appointed to the first point on the salary scale.
Based on you working 36 hours over 52 weeks per year the minimum actual salary for this position is £39,917.70 per annum.
If you have difficulty applying for this post or accessing attached documents, or if you have a disability and reasonable adjustment is required, please call 0131 271 3063 to speak to a member of the Recruitment Team stating the post reference number.
Midlothian Council is currently undergoing a period of transformation, changing and improving the way it delivers services in Midlothian. As a consequence, there are a number of existing employees for whom we are committed to seeking suitable alternative employment within the Council in accordance with our legal obligations. Candidates are advised that, for some vacancies, internal candidates in this situation will be interviewed before the wider selection pool and a slightly longer delay may be experienced before application outcomes can be advised to you. Thank you for your patience in this matter.
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