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Project Manager & Enquiries Coordinator

Portsmouth City Council
Salary: £33,945 - £40,220 p.a. Depending on skills & experience
Closing date
7 Apr 2024
Project Manager & Enquiries Coordinator

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Project Manager & Enquiries Coordinator

Salary: £33,945 - £40,220 p.a. Depending on skills & experience

Hours: 37 hours per week

Contract: Permanent


Level 1 and Level 2

The Project Manager post may be Level 1 or Level 2.

Level 1 is intended for post holders who have at least 3 years post graduate experience. They are developing their career and have some excellent experience in the industry at a more junior level.

A Project Manager can progress to Level 2 by:

• having at least 5 years' post graduate experience and,

• providing evidence (agreed by their line manager) to show they are performing at the required standard of the role and,

• having a professional qualification (or equivalent) as detailed in the job profile

• being recommended for promotion from Level 1 to Level 2 by their line manager.

Your new role

To act as Project Manager and deliver small scale highways and other construction projects from inception through to completion. You will occasionally be required to support senior project managers to successfully deliver major highways and other construction schemes.

You will work closely with members of the public, council officers, contractors and elected members to ensure that the highest standards are achieved within the constraints of time and budget.

You will be required to follow recognised project management procedures throughout the process.

To act as overall Infrastructure Coordinator in the management of public and councillor enquiries including those relating to requests to modify the existing highway network (for example the installation of dropped kerbs, bollards etc) and with support of project managers and technical teams to ensure successful delivery of associated minor schemes is communicated to stakeholders.

To engage professionally with the public to ascertain the validity of their request and then to liaise with relevant transport and engineering colleagues to determine what changes to the highway network need to take place.

Once the extent of the changes has been agreed, you will be required to implement the changes by sourcing and managing a suitable contractor.

Please see the full job profile to understand the full extent of the role.

What you'll need to succeed

You will be educated to HND or degree standard in a relevant subject. You will have an appropriate professional project management qualification (e.g. Prince 2 practitioner level) and ideally membership of an appropriate professional body (e.g. APM) or clear evidence that you are working towards these.

You will have the ability to manager small scale civil engineering projects from initiation through to successful completion. You will have a commercial awareness and experience of working within strict budgetary controls, including the analysis and interpretation of financial information.

You will have good analytical and problem solving skill, with an ability to prioritise workload in order to manage your time effectively. You will also have experience of working with stakeholders, contractors and agencies. You will also have excellent interpersonal, communication and written skills and be able to deal effectively with members of staff at all levels and (at a non-technical level) with councillors and the general public.

If you have experience of preparing reports and correspondence, using research and information gathering techniques as well as an awareness of relevant legislation and regulatory framework for environmental issues then we would love to hear to hear from you.

What you'll get in return

We are a disability confident employer - committed to ensuring that our recruitment and selection process is inclusive and accessible and welcome applications from all areas of society.

We really appreciate our employees and fully realise they are essential to our success and look to offer an inclusive, supportive working environment where employees can reach their potential with a healthy work life balance, offering the following rewards:

  • A generous pension scheme which allows you the opportunity to pay in more for that greater return.
  • 27 days annual leave rising to 31 days after 5 years service plus bank holidays, pro rata for part time with the potential to purchase additional leave.
  • A range of retail discounts via our reward portal offering discounts at popular high street retailers
  • Discounted parking at the Civic Offices via a Park It card.
  • Free Access to Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and wellbeing support
  • Access to a wide range of training and development opportunities including apprenticeships
  • Business travel support and initiatives, including bike loans
  • Hybrid working (depending on business needs) and flexible working options for a better work/life balance.

Please check out the link here to view the benefits of working with us!

What next

We would love to meet you for an informal chat so you can get to know us before deciding to apply! Please contact Barni Fry, Principal Project Manager on 07506 566 592 or email if you want to know more about the role and the exciting projects you could be involved with.

To make sure your application is above the rest, please download the Job Profile HERE to ensure your application matches the requirements of the role.

When completing your application please upload your CV along with a supporting statement that sets out how your knowledge, skills and experience meet the criteria for the role.

We look forward to speaking with you soon.

Should you require any support in completing the application form please contact

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