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.
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
Buckinghamshire County Council has an exciting opportunity to work on regeneration and infrastructure projects as the economy and population of Buckinghamshire grows.
We’re recruiting for a Team Leader to work within our Highways Infrastructure Project team. The Highways Infrastructure Projects team are delivering a range of highway improvements from sustainable travel projects, junction improvements to multiple new link roads to town centre regeneration and have a significantly expanding order book. The projects are funded from a variety of sources including BCC, District Council, Developer funding, BTVLEP and HS2.
The projects we deliver are challenging, complex, interesting and provide real benefit to Buckinghamshire residents.
Delivering multi million pounds worth of infrastructure projects you will need to work across organisations and deliver the new infrastructure required for the growth within Buckinghamshire.
We can offer you the chance to help change the world 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.
Working closely with the Head of Highways Infrastructure Projects, your role will be to programme manage a range of projects and line manage a team of project managers to deliver projects efficiently and effectively. You’ll also act as the ‘customer account manager’, receiving initial contact from clients regarding new projects and acting as a point of escalation. You’ll ensure that projects are delivered on time and to budget, which will require you to lead on the production and delivery of project documentation, monitor budgets, prioritise resources, as well as establishing Programme and Project boards with clearly set governance and accountability throughout the project structure.
For full details please see the job summary.
You’ll come to us with substantial experience of managing commercial or public sector capital projects, as well as leading and directing multi-disciplined project teams and groups working on major projects across a range of diverse professional disciplines, Council directorates and stakeholders. With excellent interpersonal and communication skills, you’ll be experienced in partnership working, which will enable you to develop relationships with key clients and partners in delivering our programme of work. With demonstrable experience in financial and contract management, you’ll also have the ability to support the preparation of tenders and contracts.
Highly organised and IT-literate, you are an experienced project management professional. You can co-ordinate partners, contribute to (and ideally manage) virtual teams and work with stakeholders, drawing on your strong communication skills. Well versed in standard MS Office and MS Project 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 success.
Educated to degree level or equivalent, a recognised formal project management qualification would be highly desirable for these roles.
There will often be a need to travel to sites and meetings at various locations so access to a vehicle is essential.
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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