Senior Project Manager (Capital Programmes)

City Hall

Job Type: Permanent

Closing Date: 12th January 2020

Salary: £46752 - £50233

Total salary package*: £68496

Job Reference: LCC00803


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Working for leicester city council

Leicester. It’s a place, a city, but there’s also something much more here. We’re a family and a community. When we work together to design and build here, we deliver more than capital projects or programmes - we’re providing a valuable platform to connect people to the deep history and rich culture within Leicester.

We are now recruiting individuals who want to be a part of a brand-new specialist team, that will work together to deliver the most interesting and unique capital projects across Leicester. This will be the start of a new chapter that will help shape the future of this great city.

You will be part of a professional team that prides itself in working together to deliver transformational projects in the city. To go alongside this, we offer a flexible work life balance, fantastic salary and a market leading public sector pension. We are looking for professionals who share our passion for projects and want to bring their depth and experience to the team as we take Leicester City forward together.

Your role

You’ll be project managing and delivering some of the council’s most interesting capital building projects, it could be a school, a museum, a transformational office project, whatever it is it will be interesting, and no two days will be same. You will lead from the front and need to motivate and manage the project team members and their performance including contractors assigned to the project and chairing project team meetings. You’ll implement and manage a risk management process and protocol, ensuring that risks are effectively identified, prioritised, mitigated and monitored throughout the life of the project. You’ll need to deliver a project management executive plan, which ensures great stakeholder management and a clear strategy for the project, ensuring that key stakeholders are engaged in the right way and at the right time. You will manage internal relationships with a variety of directorates, external partners and contractors.

What you need

You’ll need to be a proven project manager with experience of successfully delivering capital projects. With an understanding of the needs of customers and key stakeholders, you’ll have experience of working with a wide range of people at a variety of levels, including senior management and politicians. You’ll have a track record of delivering large, complex projects or a range of smaller projects and experience of managing and motivating multi-disciplinary teams, including experience of matrix management working. You’ll also need a Project Management qualification e.g. Prince 2 together with a degree

To apply

If the above sounds like you and you would like to be involved in our exciting new technical team, then we would love to hear from you!

Please complete our online application form referring to the attached person specification for all the job requirements and ensure you tell us about your experience and knowledge, where this is being measured by application form.

Should you wish to attach your CV, please also ensure that this is tailored to reflect the job requirements which will give you the best possible chance of being shortlisted.

For an informal discussion, or further information regarding this job please contact Richard Sword by email to or call 0116 454 1628.

What we can offer you

As well as the satisfaction of helping to improve thousands of lives across Leicester, you can look forward to a work environment that encourages a healthy balance between you work life and your personal life. You’ll enjoy generous annual leave entitlement, membership of the excellent Local Government Pension Scheme and the option of flexible working. We’ll also give you the chance to develop your skills and expertise with a variety of training and development opportunities and career pathways. In addition, you can choose from a number of flexible benefits, including our fantastic salary sacrifice car scheme, big discounts at high-street outlets, childcare vouchers, discounts on city buses and trains, we may also be able help with relocation expenses if you are moving to the City, or need help with commuting costs.


* Please note that the total package number includes pension contribution and full holiday entitlement, including bank holidays.

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