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Rail Infrastructure Project Manager OCC46354

Job details


Salary Range: £38,890 - £41,881 per annum

Work Location: County Hall, Oxford

Hours per week: 37

Contract type: Temporary for 24 months

Closing date: Thursday 4th February 2021



About us


Oxfordshire is right at the heart of a global network of innovation, with many cutting-edge world-shaping sectors. It’s also a part of the UK powered by restless creativity, developing strategies that will grow the region’s influence exponentially over the years and decades to come.


At Oxfordshire County Council, we’re proud to play a central part, making great strides for businesses, visitors and residents alike.


This is a £20 billion economy, supporting 30,000 businesses and just under 417,000 jobs. Global strengths include everything from life sciences to Formula One, telecoms to creative and digital sectors. Oxfordshire is also in the top five technology ecosystems in the world, home to 1,500 high-tech firms, employing 50,000 people. And all of this is only a fraction of the local success story.



About the role


The purpose of the role is to be the single point of contact at Oxfordshire County Council for the high profile East West Rail (EWR) and High Speed 2 (HS2) schemes.  This will include ensuring effective discharge of planning applications and highway agreements that affect County Council functions; liaising with key stakeholders and internal resources, and managing the transport planning input for the London Road level crossing mitigation scheme. Initially, the role will be a fixed 2-year contract with the potential for extension and report to the Cherwell & West Infrastructure Locality Lead.



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:


  • 24 - 32 days’ annual leave
  • Excellent pension scheme, with employer contributions of up to 20% of salary
  • Relocation expenses of up to £8,000 for eligible new starters
  • Various cycling options including a tax-saving bike purchase scheme
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Family-friendly schemes, including generous maternity, paternity and support for working carers
  • Staff Discount Scheme for a range of retailers – holidays, insurance, eating out, and health and leisure activities
  • Discounts on rail and bus travel
  • Health and wellbeing activities including an Employee Assistance Programme, mindfulness and resilience training, yoga and music classes, and staff choir



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 Jacqui Cox, Infrastructure Locality Lead via email at Jacqui.Cox@Oxfordshire.gov.uk or phone 07919 298304



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 on the Home Page.




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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