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Infrastructure Assistant Project Manager OCC38691

Job details


Salary range: £31,346 - £33,782 per annum

Work location: Initially remotely due to COVID19, with possible future travel to various locations around the county

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

Contract type: Permanent

Interview date: W/C 23/11/2020 and 30/11/2020



If you are looking for a large-scale challenge, then this role at Oxfordshire County Council may be precisely what you're seeking.


Currently in the midst of a bold venture to support the creation of up to 100,000 new homes, re-shape infrastructure and devise transport solutions. We have a £multi-million investment plan in place that will transform Oxfordshire's potential.




About us


Due to innovative joint-initiatives between the private and the public sector, this scheme is expected to run until at least 2031, providing an unparalleled opportunity to immerse yourself in the heart of a county-wide challenge. And as the UK's 12th fastest-growing city, it's a challenge that we are determined to deliver. Join us, and you could be central to this fascinating work.


This role sits within the Growth and Economy directorate and supports the delivery of a half a billion-pound plus capital infrastructure programme over the coming years.


Please click here to find out more about truly exciting times for Oxfordshire!



About the role


You'll provide invaluable support to Project Managers, helping to oversee the delivery of major transport projects from design to construction - ensuring each one delivers against challenging value-for-money, quality and time targets.


In this visible role, you'll get the opportunity to develop and lead projects of your own - covering programme and budget management, management of design consultants, design approvals, procurement, stakeholder communication, corporate governance and funding release.



About you


As an ambitious professional, you'll support very specific aspects of across multiple schemes and projects, managing cross-team project monitoring, planning and control tools. We'll also look to you to build and maintain relationships with key strategic partners, senior council directors, politicians and operational teams.


We're looking for sound experience working in large, complex transport engineering projects. A proven track record of supporting complex infrastructure projects is key, as is strong commercial acumen and natural team skills. If you have a qualification in the relevant discipline, or substantial experience in the relevant specialist field of works, that would be an advantage.


Rewards and benefits


Working in local government has never been more interesting, innovative and challenging. The commitment of our teams to public service - in everything from social care to schools to infrastructure - is inspiring to see.In return, we've invested real time and resources creating an environment where people flourish professionally and belong personally.


We have also developed a rewards package that will make a really positive all-round difference to your life inside and outside work.


Rewards package:

  • Up to 32 days' annual leave
  • Excellent pension scheme, with employer contributions of up to 19.9% of salary
  • Relocation expenses of up to £8,000 for eligible new starters
  • Flexible working arrangements



Would you like to know more?


Please click here to view the Job Description and Selection Criteria


For an informal discussion about the role please contact our Growth Business Support team on OxfordshireGrowth.Support@Oxfordshire.gov.uk



Application Procedure


To apply, you will need to complete an online application form. In addition to the application form, we require a supporting statement that addresses the required person specification criteria and how you match this, as specified in the job posting.


You may attach a CV to your application form, however it is not mandatory.


If you experience any difficulties whilst completing the application form, please contact the Recruitment Team at occ.recruitment@hants.gov.uk




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 this commitment.


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. 


All posts, unless stated otherwise, are open to flexible working arrangements.


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