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Lead Project Officer

  • Location: Aylesbury Vale
  • Ref: FS11468
  • Closing date: 10th February 2020
  • Contract type: Permanent
  • Working hours: Full Time
  • Salary: £40,291- £42,508
Corporate Office Based


We are looking for a Lead Project Officer to manage complex new and/or existing projects within the Highways Infrastructure Projects Team. Working with the Team Leader, Head of Highways Projects and relevant in-house expert officer/teams this role will lead the delivery of high profile Highways Projects in Buckinghamshire.

About Us

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

The Highways Infrastructure Projects Team in TEE is responsible for major project development and delivery to support economic growth through new road projects, cycleway schemes, town centre regeneration schemes and environmental enhancement projects. Specific projects include the High Wycombe Town Centre regeneration, Link Roads in Aylesbury and Beaconsfield, Iver Relief Road as well as mitigation projects from HS2.  

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

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. 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.

About you

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 highways 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.

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.

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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