Project Manager

  • Contract
  • Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
  • £28 to £32 per hour

A client of mine in Watford is looking to recruit a Project Manager to work for them on a 4-month initial contract. The position as a Project Manager will be employed to be a key member of the council’s Programme Management Office, with specific responsibility for supporting the council’s ambitious regeneration programme and the delivery of major regeneration projects and programmes. The role combines both well-developed project and programme management skills with equally strong experience of working in the regeneration / planning arena
The role will include:

  • Key role in designing, planning, developing, delivering and managing key council project and programmes in the regeneration arena aligning deliverables to council priorities and outcomes.
  • Ensure that programmes are managed and tracked against delivery plans and reported through the council’s project management framework.
  • Deliver projects on time and on budget in line with the council’s agreed governance as set out in the project management framework.
  • Provide regular reporting on project progress, achievement of key milestones, risks and risk mitigation plans and leading and coordinating all project related reporting, monitoring and governance.
  • Manage both the dependencies and the interfaces between projects.
  • Provide expertise and knowledge on development appraisals.
  • Coordinate and provide strategic direction for programme boards, managing risks, issues and dependencies to required quality and within approved tolerances.
  • Draft tender briefs to ensure effective and robust procurements as required.
  • Prepare planning / development briefs as required.
  • Manage, monitor and control externalised contracts effectively ensuring that Service Level Agreements, service standards and contractual obligations are met.
  • Manage project and programme budgets as directed and provide performance management information to relevant teams and Boards.
  • Build effective working and professional relationships with other local authorities, partner organisations, government departments, funders, and other relevant local, regional and national bodies ensuring that good practice is highlighted, and the reputation of the council enhanced.

The post holder must have;

  • Degree level or equivalent education or relevant experience
  • Planning qualification or relevant planning / regeneration experience
  • Strong programme and project management skills, including the ability to consult, plan, monitor and evaluate
  • Experience of supporting the delivery of major developments
  • Ability to write reports and deliver presentations and reports to successfully engage a wide spectrum of audiences, including senior managers and elected members
  • Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines
  • Strong team working skills
  • Good level of interpersonal skills, including listening and communication of all kinds.
  • Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines

To apply for this position please email an updated version of your CV to or call me on 02392 314698 for more information.

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