Working for the Capital Delivery Service
If you are a Project Manager with experience of working with multidisciplinary teams to deliver construction projects then the Capital Delivery Service at Sheffield City Council may have the perfect opportunity for you.
Working for Sheffield City Council brings great opportunities and benefits. We are proud of the offer we make to staff which includes one of the best pension schemes available in any sector, values that support family friendly working arrangements, attracting staff that represent and value the diverse and vibrant communities of Sheffield and perhaps, best of all, the opportunity to help shape the City you live and work in.
The Capital Delivery Service
Sheffield City Council has a strong Capital Programme with an ongoing value of approximately £200m per annum. The Capital Delivery Service was created as a hub of project delivery expertise to drive improvements in performance, pace and quality of the wide variety of projects within the Programme.
The Capital Delivery Service employs over 80 staff in a variety of management, technical and professional roles and has a Capital Programme Management Office that leads on the continued improvement and development of best practice delivery across the capital programme.
The roles and services provided by the Capital Delivery Service include:
- Capital Programme Management Office
- Programme and Project Management
- Cost Management
- Structural and Civil Engineering
- Mechanical and Electrical Engineering
- Work Assurance and Project Safety
The Service is a fully traded service, charging fees for the services it provides and operates as a professional services consultancy within the Council.
The Service has a strong track record of delivery and operates an ISO 9001 certified Service Management System. The Service has a vision for developing into a public sector leading centre of excellence for the delivery of capital projects and programmes and is at the forefront for driving change in how the Council delivers its capital programme.
The Service operates a “core and flex” delivery model where the internal team is supplemented by external resources when workload requires.
To support this, CDS has appointed a private sector capital delivery partner that can provide the full range of services needed to support the delivery of the capital programme. The delivery partner also supports the development of best practice and staff within the service.
The Service also works with a wide range of local and national contractors and service providers for the delivery of the programme and prides itself on the strong working relationships that it has developed with its partners.
Training and Development
Working within the service, there are many opportunities for ongoing training and development, including support with achieving professional qualifications. We seek to provide a range of training opportunities to suit the ongoing development needs of our staff and the Capital Programme.
The Service is engaged across the diverse range of projects within the Capital Programme with recent and current projects including:
- New Council Housing – General Needs and OPIL (£100m)
- Council Housing Repairs (£100m)
- City-Wide Flood Alleviation Programme (£80m)
- Transforming Cities Transport Programme (£50m)
- Heart of the City II (£100m+)
- Future Highstreet Fund Programme (£16m)
- Towns Fund Programme (£25m)
- School expansions, new builds, refurbishments and SEN provision (£20m)
- General Building Refurbishments (£10m per annum)
- Transport Programme (£20m)
To enhance the delivery of the capital programme, we are looking to appoint a Project Manager to support the Head of Project Delivery.
Duties & responsibilities within the role will include:
- The use of agreed project management framework and management tools to drive projects to successful completion
- To prepare and contribute to the development of contracts and drive the contract management and administration required to successfully deliver projects through to completion
- To ensure that all projects are delivered in accordance with council financial, procurement, legal, gateway and management procedures
- Be a strong customer advocate by ensuring the customers voice is at the heart of every project, challenging common practice and procedures and if necessary working with others to find customer focused solutions
- To robustly manage all project risks, issues, opportunities, budgets, contracts and costs throughout the life of the project and manage any change, risk or resource pressure pro-actively and take active responsibility to resolve or escalate as required
The ideal candidate will have the following attributes/skills in the following areas:
- Minimum of 3 year’s experience of successful project management in a multidisciplinary or construction context
- Experience of managing multiple projects with multiple stakeholders and complex requirements
- Experience of all stages of project management including the development, implementation and use of all the necessary controls and processes to ensure successful delivery including those as set out in the APM Book of Knowledge
- Experience and ability to identify and deliver project objectives with a high level of autonomy
- Ability in negotiating, influencing and decision making
- Commercial awareness and knowledge of project financial management and contract management procedures
- Excellent oral and written communication skills. Able to produce reports, presentations and other written material to a very high standard and tailored to different audiences
- Post holders will be APMP or Prince 2 qualified; OR, have experience that is sufficiently substantial and be willing to undertake Project management training
- Post holders will be members of the Association of Project Managers or be willing to work towards achieving this
Shortlisting will be carried out based on the person specification. Sheffield City Council does not accept CV’s – please apply via www.sheffield.gov.uk