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Infrastructure Project Manager OCC84031

Job details


Salary range: £38,890 - £41,881 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



If you are considering the next major challenge in your career, then this role at Oxfordshire County Council could be exactly what you are looking for.


As part of a bold venture to support the creation of up to 100,000 new homes, the Council has been successful in securing a £multi-million infrastructure investment programme that will transform Oxfordshire's potential.

About us


Due to innovative partnership working between the private and the public sector, this investment programme 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 on. Join us, and you will be central to making this happen.


This role sits within the Growth and Economy directorate and supports the delivery of a secured £600m+ capital infrastructure programme over the next 3-5 years.


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



About the role


You'll act as the professional lead for a specific-project taking the day to day lead on programme, risk and budgetary management, together with management of deliverables from the supply chain, seeking design approvals from the Council’s technical teams and supporting with key stakeholder communications as directed.


We'll look to you to support the Senior Project Manager and/or Programme Lead in overseeing the delivery of a suite of major highways and transport projects through design and construction - on budget, on time and to the required quality.


The ability to forge positive working relationships with multiple stakeholders are key, particularly those who are delivering these projects on behalf of the Council. There will be a need to build and maintain rapport with key external stakeholders who can influence project outcomes, resolving issues as they arise and where appropriate escalating risks.



About you


We're looking for significant experience developing and implementing high profile transport and highway infrastructure programmes, ideally from a public sector background. A respected project management qualification or equivalent experience is desirable and if you're a member of a professional body, even better.


In addition, you'll need a solid track record of supporting stakeholder management and communications, as well as a developed understanding of procurement and contract management processes. Experience with statutory processes related to highways infrastructure delivery would also be of significant 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 at and outside work.


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



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 Growth.BusinessSupport@Oxfordshire.gov.uk 

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. 


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



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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