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ECC NEC Project Manager OCC66359

Job details


Salary range: £42,821 - £45,859 per annum

Work location: County Hall, Oxford

Hours per week: 37 - we are open to discussions about flexible working 

Contract type: Permanent



Why Oxfordshire?

Oxfordshire has a wonderful balance between beautiful Cotswold countryside and quaint villages and towns against the urban dynamic of the world-renowned university City of Oxford and surrounding market towns. It is a thriving county with one of the fastest growing economies in the country with a rapidly growing science sector in and around the county and is the base for many national and internationally recognised companies and organisations. Oxford has good transport links to London and the rest of the country.


Oxfordshire is investing to deliver infrastructure and support the provision of up to 100,000 new homes, to re-shape infrastructure and provide diverse and smart transport solutions for all.




About us


The programme is expected to run until 2031 and involves joint initiatives between the private and the public sector, providing an unparalleled opportunity to include yourself in a county-wide challenge.


The Construction and Contract Management Team is part of the Highway Infrastructure Delivery Service within Growth and Economy Directorate and supports the delivery of a half a billion pound plus capital infrastructure programme over the coming years.



About the role


If you are looking for a professional challenge and to develop your career this role at Oxfordshire County Council is the right choice for you.


You will act as a professional in the areas of ECC NEC contract management, programme and budget management, contract design approvals, early contract involvement and procurement.


You will provide construction and contract management of a variety of major transport projects across the County. This will involve working closely with the site management team of Site Supervisors, Quantity Surveyors, contractors, stakeholders and design teams to deliver quality and value for money. Your role will also be required to drive performance improvement and relationship management across all teams, internal and external.



About you


We are looking for significant experience in delivering construction and contract management of highway infrastructure projects.


Relevant accredited professional qualifications and experience of contract management (ECC/ NEC) of delivery of construction projects are essential. A good knowledge of CDM Regulations and Safety Regulations is essential.



Rewards and benefits


Working in local government is interesting, innovative and challenging. The commitment of our teams to public service is key to our delivery of all services including infrastructure.


Oxfordshire has invested time and resource to create an environment where people develop professionally and personally. Oxfordshire offers a generous and family friendly rewards to benefit life both at work and at home.


Rewards package:

  • 29 - 32 days annual leave plus Bank Holidays
  • Flexible working arrangements where applicable
  • Excellent Pension Scheme contributing up to 19.9%
  • Relocation expenses of up to £8,000 for eligible new starters
  • Staff Discount Schemes
  • Family Friendly Schemes
  • Health and wellbeing activities
  • Discounts on rail and bus travel



Training & Development:


We’re proud of our strong learning and knowledge-sharing culture here. You can look forward to:

  • Our online skills and knowledge platform dedicated to your continuing professional development
  • Coaching, workshops, mentoring, shadowing and support from social groups
  • A tailored induction
  • Supported professional development



Would you like to know more?


Please click here to view the Job Description and Selection Criteria


To arrange an informal discussion about the role please email Ryan Reynolds, Project Manager on



Application Procedure


To apply, you will need to complete an online application form. This includes a section asking you to explain how you meet the selection criteria, as specified in the job posting. You may attach a cover letter and/or CV to your application form, however it is not mandatory. 


In addition to completing the online application form, please attach an up to date copy of your CV and a supporting statement clearly defining how you meet the criteria of the role.


If you experience any difficulties whilst completing the application form, please contact the Recruitment Team using Recruitment Application Enquiry Form on the Home Page




Our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion


At Oxfordshire County Council we are proud of our diverse workforce. Everyone is accepted for who they are, regardless of age, disability, gender identity, marital status, race, faith or belief, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, and whether you’re pregnant or on family leave. We have a number of staff network groups which provide peer support and safe spaces for staff.


Our commitment to safeguarding


Our Organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. We expect all employees, workers and volunteers to share this commitment.

We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect these commitments.


Guaranteed interviews


As a Disability Confident employer we guarantee an interview for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the job. We also guarantee interviews to care leavers who have completed further education and who meet the essential criteria for the job. For those leaving care without any further education we guarantee an interview for our apprenticeships. We are also committed to helping and supporting those transitioning from HM Armed Forces to civilian life and guarantee an interview for those demonstrating the essential criteria for the role, within three years of leaving the service.


We are open to discussions about flexible working.


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