Technical Project Manager

Phoenix House

Job Type: Permanent

Closing Date: 26th February 2020

Salary: £42683 - £45591

Total salary package*: £62167

Job Reference: LCC00913

Hours: Full Time


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About the job

As a Technical Project Manager, you will implement, manage and deliver high profile and technically challenging elements to Leicester City Councils refurbishment, alteration and improvement projects within the Minor Works Team. You’ll contribute to meeting the strategic aims of the Building Services Division and the City Development and Neighbourhoods Division by providing technical oversight, effective project management and data analysis. You’ll also have the opportunity to work with Heads of Service, Directors, Strategic Directors and clients, ensuring customer satisfaction in service and project delivery.

This is a fantastic opportunity for you to utilise your skills and knowledge to provide technical advice and effectively manage the delivery of projects, budgets and outputs for the Estates and Building Services Division. You’ll be a part of a highly ambitious and motivated team which consists of 6 members. Within this role, you will be office-based as well as, conducting multiple site visits across the city to assess work requirements and monitor contractor progress and quality. You will also be provided with the latest technology such as a company laptop and any relevant software that you require in this role

Your role

As a driven Technical Project Manager, you will be responsible for implementing and directing effective delivery solutions for individual schemes within the Authority’s capital programme. You will manage, support and motivate the project team; ensuring projects are compliant with relevant quality assurance procedures, H&S, environmental policies and statutory obligations and delivered on time, to agreed cost and quality, in line with contractual and professional obligations. You will also undertake a continuous approach to the analysis of project risks and minimise such risks by implementing appropriate building and engineering solutions, to achieve overall project delivery

What you’ll need

You will be educated to Level 5 in a relevant specialism (e.g. Design, Structural/Civil Engineering, Quantity Surveying, MEP) or be able to demonstrate the equivalent level of experience and knowledge. You’ll also need full membership of an appropriate professional body (e.g. RIBA, RICS, CIBSE) or willing to obtain this within 12 months of starting your role.

You’ll be a highly organised and dynamic individual who can work flexibly and effectively as part of a team, ensuring complex projects are delivered in accordance with procurement procedures, within budget, on time and to a high standard under tight deadlines. You will have experience in commissioning and managing professional consultant services and project resources, in line with relevant policies, procedures and statutory obligations. You’ll be able to effectively capture, manipulate and analyse project, finance and KPI data identifying, managing and providing solutions for resolving risks.

As a Technical Project Manager, you must be confident in analysing, preparing and presenting complex capital projects to a variety of audiences, while being highly engaging and using your excellent IT skills. In your role, you will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills to build and maintain relationships with a range of stakeholders, senior management and colleagues; while being able to positively motivate and influence the actions of others in line with meeting set objectives. You must hold a valid driving license and be willing to travel on a regular basis between different sites across the city.

To apply

If the above sounds like you, 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 Rebecca Wigley on 0116 454 2217

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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