Senior Project Manager

£34,787 - £38,813
30 Oct 2019
12 Nov 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Senior Project Manager

Ref no: 2717/3355

Salary: Band 10 £34,787 - £38,813 p.a.*

*Opportunity to develop within the organisation, see job profile.

37 Hours per week                                        

Portsmouth City Council

Portsmouth is a truly great and vibrant waterfront city and has an excellent reputation for the delivery of major infrastructure schemes. With over 207,000 residents and 8,000 businesses throughout the city, this unitary authority's main goal is to ensure the delivery of a great service for all those who live, work and visit here. From customer service to multi-million pound projects, our residents are at the heart of everything we do.

At Portsmouth City Council we're all about developing our staff, because we want to build a bigger and better city but we need the best employees to do so.

Your New Role

The City has plans for increasing growth and regeneration and the Infrastructure team is looking to employ capable, enthusiastic and ambitious senior project managers to help deliver these aspirations.

You will be working with infrastructure project managers to manage and successfully deliver complex major civil engineering schemes from inception to physical completion.  This will include working with an array of multi-skilled people and in partnership with other stakeholders to provide the capacity to ensure delivery. You will work closely with officers, contractors and elected council members to ensure that the highest standards are achieved within the constraints of time and budget.

You may be a project manager with considerable experience or you may be looking to progress your career. In Infrastructure within the regeneration directorate we recognise experience and enable progression; a successful senior project manager can achieve a salary of up to £47,000 p.a.

What you'll need to succeed

  • Be educated to HND or degree standard in a relevant subject
  • Have an appropriate professional project management qualification (e.g. Prince 2 practitioner level) or membership of an appropriate professional body (e.g. APM)
  • Have at least seven years post graduate experience, developing your career with some excellent experience in the industry.

What you'll get in return

As well as highly competitive pay you'll receive all the benefits of working within a local authority organisation, including flexible working hours and a fantastic pension which allows you the opportunity to pay in more for that greater return. Annual leave starts at 26 days, increasing to 30 days after 5 years, and staff discounts for travel and local shops. We support our staff's development throughout; if that’s progression planning or involvement within the on the job apprenticeship scheme - we will work together to drive your career.

Additional information:

If you have any questions, or would like an informal discussion about the role, please call Caroline Hopper on 023 9284 1780.

Closing time/date, midnight on 12 November 2019 

Applications received after this may not be considered.

Assessment centre will be held on 20 November 2019

Applicants unable to attend the assessment centre may not be considered.

What next - To apply, please click the apply button.

To make sure your application meets our criteria, please follow the link and review the job profile and specification to ensure your application matches the requirements of the role. If you wish to send a CV, please consider a cover letter outlining why you are the perfect candidate for this position.

We look forward to receiving your application.

If you have any queries regarding the application process, contact us on 023 9284 1191 (8:30am to 5:00pm Monday to Thursday, 8:30am to 4:00pm Friday).

You will need to demonstrate that you have the right to work in the UK. No post can be offered without it.