General Info

Council: Bridgwater Town Council

County: Somerset

Salary: NJC SCP 24-28 (£28,672 to £32,234 – dependant on experience), (2021 NJC pay rise pending)

Closing date: 27/10/2021

Projects Officer

Applications must be returned by 27/10/2021

We have a fantastic opportunity to recruit an experienced Project Manager to lead on multiple projects in the region of £7million in Bridgwater, Somerset.

You will have a successful track record of delivering regeneration, refurbishment and sustainable projects to agreed time, cost and quality standards for projects with a value of between £1m- £5m. You’ll be either a chartered building professional with Project Management qualification or a qualified Project Manager with recent experience of managing complex building projects through the use of mixed discipline design teams.

About you:

We know that we can’t serve our diverse audiences without firstly celebrating the diversity of our people. That’s why we work hard to create an inclusive culture where everyone feels a sense of belonging. We welcome and value difference, if the following describes you, then we would like to hear from you…

  • Able to flourish in a complex and collaborative working environment.
  • An encourager, eager to share your knowledge and experience to help others.
  • Someone who comes to work each day to be the best you can and to learn and develop.

What you’ll be doing:

Working within the Bridgwater Town Council Project Management Framework, you will take the various projects, from feasibility to handover. The role will include leading engagement with stakeholders and key funding partners as we develop the right solution for the project. Through effective time management, you will make sure that the work delivers at pace and within funding deadlines.

Regular site visits between different site locations within Bridgwater will be required.

We will shortlist for interview on the following minimum criteria for the role:

You will have experience of successfully delivering end-to-end project management for regeneration, refurbishment and sustainable projects circa £1-5m or multi-workstream projects over £1M, within complex building conservation environment, including defining resources, leading procurement, contract selection and administration, securing project teams and matrix management and budget management across multiple workstreams/projects/programmes.

You will hold a recognised Project or Programme Management or Construction Project Management qualification and demonstrate evidence of ongoing CPD in your career to date.

You will possess excellent communication, problem solving and influencing skills and be confident liaising with various organisations, able to challenge and interpret advice of design teams and make recommendations to the Town Clerk, Council and/or committees. Similarly, you will demonstrate experience of managing complex and contentious external stakeholder relationships. You will be able to write clear, concise reports summarising work completed and recommended proposals and present these succinctly to the regional and national investment boards.

Have extensive experience in historic building conservation and it would be advantageous if you hold a building conservation qualification through either RICS, CIOB, AABC, RIAS, RIBA, CIAT or CARE.

You must complete our application form, but in addition you may wish to provide a current CV and a Cover Letter demonstrating your relevant skills and experience against the person specification.

Please find supporting documents below:

Application Form

Job Information Pack

Job Description

Person Specification

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to a first interview, which will be held in person – provisional date 01 November 2021.