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Infrastructure Project Officer OCC38070

Job details


Salary range: £26,999 - £29,636 per annum

Work location: County Hall, Oxford

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

Contract type: Permanent

Closing date: 2 November 2020

Interview date: 9 November 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 that will make active travel and electric cars the norm, 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.


The Programme Management Office (PMO) sits within 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 will be employed through Oxfordshire County Council having an oversight of the infrastructure programmes schemes and supporting Project Managers and Programme Leads with accurate reporting and keeping project information up to date.


The individual will ensure standards are maintained to reduce costs and minimise risks. You'll be asked to provide support information so decisions can be made. You will report, track and ensure schemes are managed in a controlled way.


The Programme Management Unit will make sure that the Council's Governance and Compliance standards are applied to processes.


This role can offer flexibility in working pattern and location to suit applicants. We welcome applications from diverse backgrounds.



About you


You will work closely with the Infrastructure Delivery Team, Scheme officers and Leadership team on several large-scale projects, ensuring that projects are reported on accurately in terms of overall timing, budget and deliverables. A very good understanding of excel and other MS Office suite products is key.


This role is ideally suited to a motivated, confident individual, with self-starter capabilities, comfortable at working alone as well as part of a team.



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?


Click here to view full Job Description and Person Specification.


For further information about the role, please contact Valerie Lambrechts, PMO Manager, on Valerie.Lambrechts@Oxfordshire.gov.uk or 07775 007905.



Application Procedure



To apply, please attach a copy of your CV and complete the 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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