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Project Officers

  • Location: Aylesbury Vale
  • Ref: FS08901
  • Closing date: 18th December 2018
  • Contract type: Permanent
  • Working hours: Full Time
  • Salary: £26,691 - £29,626
Corporate Office Based


This is your chance to make a lasting impact on our county. From developing the connected transport networks of the future and driving sustainable business growth, and ambitious urban regeneration, the future of Buckinghamshire’s infrastructure and environment is in your hands.

About Us

Transport, Economy, & Environment at Buckinghamshire County Council responds to the public’s needs through its innovative delivery of transportation, economic growth and environmental services for Buckinghamshire.

Regeneration and Infrastructure is one of 5 delivery units within Transport, Economy, Environment. Its focus is on major project development and delivery to support economic growth through new roads and rail projects, town centre regeneration schemes and environmental enhancement projects.

The R&I directorate is unique within the County Council by taking a consultancy led, project funded approach to its business. We work closely with key stakeholders on national infrastructure projects (HS2 and East West Rail) and complex developments such as Aylesbury Woodlands and High Wycombe Town Centre regeneration, as well as innovative corporate schemes to drive savings through effective design.

We aim to create a thriving economy and create jobs, improve our transport networks whilst protecting our special environment, encouraging communities to get involved and do more themselves, and ensuring value for money and high quality services.

About the role

The projects we deliver are challenging, complex, interesting and provide real benefit to Buckinghamshire residents. 

We’re looking for project managers to join our Highways Infrastructure Projects team delivering a range of highway improvements from sustainable travel projects and junction improvements to multiple new link roads and town centre regeneration.  Projects are funded from a variety of sources including BCC, District Councils, Developer funding, BTVLEP and HS2.  

Here is an example of a project we are working on, the South East Aylesbury Link Road


We can offer you the chance to help change the county of Buckinghamshire for the better. As a member of our TEE team, you will tackle key projects designed to improve our environment and economy. You can be sure that you’ll be a valued member of our team, with the power to make an impact from day one.

In this role you will help project manage complex new and/or existing projects that originate from within the TEE Service and other internal clients within the Council. Involved from project inception, you will work closely with stakeholders to set and then deliver the brief, with an emphasis on creative solutions and innovation to maximise benefits for the residents of Buckinghamshire. You will also have a commercial agenda to explore income return from projects; to get greater value from the supply chain and to evaluate and mitigate project risks. Working with colleagues in the Highways Infrastructure Projects team and relevant in-house expert officers and teams, you'll ensure that projects are delivered on time and to budget, which will require you to work closely with and manage external specialist support where appropriate. You will report progress via a Project Board including highlight reporting, risk management and exception reporting. You will work with colleagues to ensure procurement is carried out in an appropriate manner.

Please note that this is a career graded role and appointment will be made according to the knowledge, skills, and experience demonstrated through the selection process; please see the job summaries and career grade proforma below for more information.

Range 5 = £26,691 - £29,626

Range 6 = £30,062 - £33,638

Range 7 = £34,322 - £38,097

About you

Organised and IT-literate, you are a Project Management professional. You can co-ordinate partners, contribute to virtual teams and work with stakeholders, drawing on your communication skills. Well versed in standard MS Office software, you are also a capable financial manager, ensuring your projects don’t go over budget or deadline. Experience of construction projects and commissioning of consultants along with knowledge of Prince 2 methodology is desirable, and you will have a determined, can-do approach committed to succeeding.

Other Information

Where our roles are customer-facing and you are required to speak to members of the public, the ability to converse at ease with customers and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the role.

For further information please see the job summary.

Our Values

Ambitious. Accountable. Caring. Collaborative.

Our values are what make our culture at BCC unique and we expect all our people to live them in their approach.  Ambitious. We want people with a strong desire and determination to succeed. Accountable. Our people take pride in owning actions and decisions. It’s all about using our resources wisely and recognising that the public money we use is all going towards a better future. Caring. We’re people, working for people. Being caring, kind and supportive is intrinsic. Collaborative. Working in a team, sharing ideas and knowledge only means positive things. By creating more effective solutions together, we are able to deliver better outcomes to the county as a whole.

About the business unit

The future of our county's environment and infrastructure is in your hands. Buckinghamshire - one of the fastest growing economies in the UK - is facing an exciting period of major growth. Our aim is to manage the major growth pressures within Buckinghamshire in a tough financial climate. Commercial and innovative, we are developing policies that strike the right balance between environment protection and growth. We’re adopting innovative solutions to service delivery and growth. We partner with businesses and community sectors in virtually everything we do; playing to the strengths of these sectors to deliver first class services to our customers.

We recognise and reward you

Hard work and success deserves recognition. That’s why we pride ourselves on the benefits we give our people. We actively encourage a good work-life balance and promote flexible and agile working arrangements. We provide discounts on various Cafés, restaurants, shops and auto enrolment onto our generous Pension Scheme with an employer contribution of 26%. We also offer a salary sacrifice personal car lease scheme and the opportunity to gain membership to Costco. We have discounted gym memberships, Travel discounts with Arriva and Chiltern Railways and much more.


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