Project Manager

Location
City of Edinburgh
Salary
Competitive Salary
Posted
03 Jul 2019
Closes
16 Jul 2019
Job Function
Planner, Project Manager
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

We are currently seeking applications for three Project Managers within the Directorate for Communications, Ministerial Support and Facilities based in Edinburgh. This is a permanent and pensionable appointment and new entrants will normally start on the minimum of the pay range. Candidates with a disability who meet the essential criteria below will be invited to the assessments.

The Scottish Government (SG) Facilities Projects Team has responsibility for procuring and managing building-related projects and move management across the estate of the core SG. The estate comprises a wide variety of building types located at around 70 sites across mainland Scotland and the islands.

The primary means of procuring works is through the SG’s maintenance contractor but collaborative working across a number of internal stakeholders is also required. Stakeholders include our House Teams, our Environmental Management Team and the Scottish Procurement and Commercial Directorate.

The Projects Team oversees the delivery of a programme of works and move management which is valued at c. £4.0 million per annum. Two Project Managers will be assigned projects within this programme and will monitor contractor delivery through a range of measures to ensure that the projects are delivered on time, to budget and to an acceptable quality.

Under its Smarter Workplaces Programme (SWP), the SG is undertaking large scale transformation projects to make its workspaces more flexible and responsive to everyone’s needs. The third Project Manager will work with SWP to support our SG2020 vision to make the SG an organisation which can respond to changing demands and get the best experience and value from our facilities.

Qualifications Required

For jobs in Band B & C you must hold a minimum of 3 Highers or equivalent.

Other qualifications equivalent to these may also be acceptable, if you are in any doubt please contact to discuss.

Please note: If you fail to demonstrate how you meet the minimum qualifications as stated above, your application will be automatically sifted out.

Essential Criteria

  1. An experienced problem-solver who can demonstrate initiative while working either independently or as part of a small team.
  2. Experience of working with stakeholders to deliver successful project outcomes in a facilities environment.
  3. Experience of planning, organising and implementing complex multi-service projects with external suppliers using appropriate project management tools.
  4. Good analytical skills and the ability to systematically organise and prioritise workloads to meet challenging deadlines and changing priorities.

Further Information

To apply, please submit a CV outlining your relevant skills and experience for the role (no more than 2 sides of A4) and a personal statement (of no more than 750 words). When considering how your experience relates to the role, please tailor your CV and personal statement to reflect the role and the essential skills/criteria as described in the job description/person specification via this website before the closing date. CV and personal statement should be one document.  To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Craig Bathgate who can be reached at craig.bathgate@gov.scot or 0131 244 4278.

If you experience any difficulties accessing our website or submitting your CV and personal statement, please contact the Recruitment Team on 0131 244 7397 or emailrecruitment@gov.scot