Project Manager

Sheffield, South Yorkshire
11 Sep 2019
09 Oct 2019
Job Function
Project Manager
Contract Type
Full Time

If you are a Project Manager with experience of working in multidisciplinary teams or in construction then the Capital Delivery Service at Sheffield City Council may have the perfect opportunity you are looking for.

Working for Sheffield City Council brings with it great opportunities and benefits. 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 live and work in a wonderful city that you will be working directly to shape.

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Project Manager

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

Essential Qualifications

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