Project Manager - Strategic Developments

Portsmouth City Council

Reference: MAY20210655

Job details


Civic Offices Guildhall Walk Portsmouth

Job type

Full Time, Permanent


£35,744 - £39,880 Per Annum

Closing date

20 June 2021

Portsmouth City Council

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.

With a little over 207,000 residents and 7,000 businesses throughout this city, this unitary authority’s main goal is to ensure the best care and development of all those within the city. From customer service to Multi-million pound projects, our residents are at the heart of everything we do.

Your New Role

Strategic Developments is a team with responsibility for overseeing the development and construction of major regeneration projects in the Portsmouth area. This includes the City Centre Regeneration, Tipner and Horatia and Leamington, and the establishment of a pipeline of new development projects that will support the delivery of the Council’s priorities for economic growth, particularly in relation to housing delivery. This is an exciting time to join the Regeneration Directorate.

You will be working with Strategic Project Managers, to manage and successfully deliver complex, major schemes from inception to physical completion. You will lead specific work streams in support of the policies and aims of Portsmouth City Council. This will include working with an array of multi-skilled resources, in partnership with other agencies, to ensure capacity for delivery. You will work closely with officers, contractors and elected members to ensure that the highest standards are achieved within the constraints of time and budget.

What you’ll need to succeed

You will have an appropriate professional project management qualification (e.g. Prince 2 practitioner level) and membership of an appropriate professional body (e.g. APM), or sufficient experience as this post is intended for post holders who have substantial experience as a Project Manager, are developing their career and have some excellent experience in the industry.

You will need to demonstrate you have experience managing projects within regeneration or the built environment, the ability to manage work streams within the built environment and/or regeneration projects from initiation through to successful completion and the ability to lead small project teams through delegation and management. You will have excellent commercial awareness and proven success of working within strict budgetary controls.

You will have good analytical and problem solving skills, with an ability to prioritise workload in order to manage time effectively.  This includes being able to work on own initiative and respond positively to workload pressures. You will have good and relevant experience of working with stakeholders, contractors and agencies and excellent interpersonal, communication and written skills to be able to deal effectively with members of staff at all levels. You will have knowledge and familiarity of Microsoft Office applications including Microsoft Project.

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, which ranges from flexible working hours to a fantastic pension which allows you the opportunity to pay in more for that greater return. We wish to support all our staffs development throughout, if that’s progression planning or involvement within the on the job apprenticeship scheme we will work together to drive your career. For those with families we have child care benefits as well as discounts with local businesses which can be enjoyed by all.

What next

To make sure your application is above the rest, please review the “Job Profile” to ensure you application matches the requirements of the role. Please address the role requirements in the Personal Statement/Cover Letter section of this application and outline how your skills and experience meet these requirements.

We look forward to speaking with you soon.