Project Manager – Permanent

This is a Gloucestershire County Council job.

  • Job Title:                            Project Manager
  • Job Location:                     Shire Hall, Block 5, 5th Floor 
  • Salary:                               £49,498 – £51,515 per annum + 12% Market Rate Supplement 
  • Hours per Week:               37.00 
  • Contract Type:                   Permanent 
  • Closing Date:                     14/07/2024 
  • Job Requisition Number:   8421 
  •  This post is not open to job share


Gloucestershire – our vision for 2050


Bringing this vision to life is our role. We are focused on the sustainable growth of the economy by developing jobs, housing and the transport infrastructure across a diverse county with outstanding potential. This will be change on an unprecedented scale.


This is an exciting time for talented, self-driven professionals to join our team as we take our 2050 vision forward – thinking creatively about our role in making it happen. We are leading the way in revitalising and delivering transport and infrastructure schemes around known and planned housing growth, working in partnership with central government, external agencies and district councils. Our award winning Highways Major Projects Team are responsible for portfolios of over £250 million including exciting projects like the Gloucestershire Cycle Spine and major geotechnical and structures projects.


If you want to play a role in making Gloucestershire a magnet county while building your own career, we have an opportunity for you.


We are looking for those who will quickly understand the Gloucestershire context and can display their expertise and solid professional experience in achieving ambitious targets. Relationship management will be fundamental and will be based on first class communication and negotiation skills combined with commercial acumen. Whilst it may be beneficial to have local authority or civil engineering experience, you must also have the skills to work across varied disciplines such as legal, property, communications or health, knowing your subject area well so that you will be actively contributing from day one.


The work will be intense and fast paced; we will expect you to think on your feet and be ready to tackle challenges to grow the County’s vision.


We are committed to investing in your development and operate flexible ways of working, so you may be out meeting partners anywhere within the region, working on your laptop in one of our staff cafes in the heart of the City Centre or working from home.


About the Team and Role


Are you looking for a new exciting challenge managing projects within the Local Major Projects Team who are responsible for delivering a large and varied portfolio of projects from inception to delivery of major active travel schemes, major improvements schemes and network upgrades.


As a Project Manager in our Local Major Projects Team you will manage the development, planning and delivery of some of the most ambitious schemes the County has ever delivered.


About You


You will have experience of managing complex major highways projects in a local authority context and managing staff to deliver successful outcomes.  We are looking for a driven individual, who takes ownership for their actions and setting a positive tone with the team. 


You should have relevant experience in highways project management, highway design, civil engineering construction as well as a proven record of managing complex projects. The successful applicant should have a strong financial, commercial and governance acumen and an understanding of the political context.  


About Us


Benefits of working for GCC:

•    Flexible and agile working opportunities

•    25.5 days annual leave rising to 30.5 days after 5 years continuous service

•    Career development and qualification opportunities

•    Supportive and positive working environment with regular, robust supervision

•    Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme

•    Access to our Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) that provides free, confidential, counselling and advice for employees, available 24 hours a day, online and by telephone.

•    Cycle to Work scheme

•    Links to employee networks such as Prism (LGBT+) network and the Young Employees Network.

•    Gloucestershire Salary Sacrifice Green Car Scheme (T&C’s apply)


How to Apply


If you feel you have the skills, desire and experience required to make a positive difference then please submit your application and personal statement today by clicking the “Apply Now” Button.


For any queries about the role please contact Alex Haworth at Alex.haworth2@gloucestershire.gov.uk

Additional Information

To access the Job Profile for this role, please follow the link below:-


Project Manager – Job Profile

We want to be an employer of choice, attracting and retaining excellent people to work for us, so that we can best serve all of Gloucestershire’s diverse communities.  Our promise to you is that we will provide an inclusive and supportive working environment that enables you to bring your whole self to work and realise your full potential.

It is a legal requirement, under the Immigration Act 2016, that anyone appointed to a ‘customer facing role’ must be able to demonstrate an ability to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence in fluent English.

Hybrid working arrangements are available for the majority of our roles, giving teams the opportunity to work in a way that suits them, balancing service need and individual choice, with a mix of both remote and office working.

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