Project Manager

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Project Manager

  • Cambridgeshire

    Hybrid working – required onsite/office 1 day per week

    Site location – Cambridgeshire

    £450 per day Inside IR35

    The development and implementation of new transport infrastructure and maintenance of existing infrastructure is vital to the future economic well being of Cambridgeshire.

    The Highway Projects and Road Safety team is responsible for delivering a significant
    proportion of the County Council’s Capital Transport Delivery Programme.

    To support the Head of Highways and other managers in delivering the Council and Directorate’s objectives, through joined-up service planning, community engagement and the flexible use of resources.

    • The candidate must have at least 3 years of working in a Local Authority in a managerial role.
    • Demonstrable experience working on high profile schemes in urban environments.
    • Experience managing and influencing a diverse range of stakeholders including local businesses and private organisations.
    • Experience liaising with other government organisations to progress schemes on the public highway.
    • Managing external contractors and consultants.

    Knowledge and Experience

    • A proven track record in leading the development, planning and implementation of transport infrastructure and related projects
    • Extensive programme / project management experience with delivery a reputation for Extensive knowledge of technical and contractual requirements relating to scheme development, construction and maintenance
    • Experience in budget management (including local government finance)
    • Experience of working with elected politicians and of ensuring that project and service outcomes align with broader political priorities
    • Practical experience in dealing and negotiating with consultants and contractors
    • Develop partnerships at the highest levels with other agencies as a means of ensuring project and service objectives are met
    • Proven experience of financial and resource planning and the ability to deliver
    • Experience in Contract Procurement and Management adopting NEC 3
    • Service and Framework contracts, legislative and policy frameworks that apply to public sector highway projects
    • Experience of developing focused strategies and prioritising actions, leading to change and performance improvements and achieving VFM on projects
    • Fully compliant with the latest Project Management Software tools, including but not exclusively ASTA or MS Project 6
    • A proven track record in engaging and leading a diverse groups to develop and deliver complex major transport project
    • Proven experience in the management and development of a highly skilled and multi-disciplinary professional workforce managing performance and monitoring related activities;
    • Can assimilate complex information and provide strategic and delivery reports on project progress and needs to Programme Boards or Committees to achieve project solutions
    • Working knowledge of Health and Safety law and the Construction Design and Management Regulations(CDM)


    • An understanding of the complexities of local government and the matters affecting it
    • Working knowledge of County Council Policies, Planning Framework and Transport Plan
    • Working knowledge of County Council Standing Orders and Financial regulations/practices

    Must have a vehicle and valid driving license

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