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Graduate Project Manager (Design Team)

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Contract Type:
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Full time
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Closed for applications on 19/07/2019 12:00
£21,589 - £23,836
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County Hall
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Closing date:
19 Jul

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This job is closed for applications.

Further information

Job Title
Graduate Project Manager (Design Team)

The Council
Northumberland County Council operates a huge range of services across the largest county in the UK. Local Government’s ongoing challenges and the diversity of our residents means we have to work smarter. That’s why we want bold, creative and agile thinkers who can help us move forward and innovate.

For further information about working for Northumberland County Council, please click here: http://www.northumberland.gov.uk/working

The role
You will actively contribute to the services of the Property Services' Design Team and delivery of capital programmes and projects for in-house and external clients. As the Graduate Project Manager you will be responsible to the Senior Project Manager and Managing Architect. Your role will be to assist and provide support to Project Managers and designers in the delivery of a variety of Capital Programmes and projects in line with the Council’s Medium Term Capital Plan.

You will provide a professional service which will include being an efficient and courteous point of contact for the Design Team, responding directly to routine enquiries and corresponding with colleagues, external and internal clients, members of the public and councillors etc.

The successful candidate is required to, with management support;
Meet and effectively engage with clients and produce a detailed client brief including any specific site requirements, end user needs, grant terms and conditions and confirming the amount of budget available against potential construction costs.
Actively contribute to the development and delivery of Property Services’ Design Team projects from any directorate to ensure the workloads are allocated fairly across the team.
Maintain appropriate work records, to the required service standards, observing data protection, privacy and confidentiality rules and procedures.
The successful candidate will also, under supervision, oversee Capital Programmes to time, budget and brief from pre-feasibility to completion. Including agreement of any variations and advising clients of their impacts.

This post will initially be based at Blyth Civic Centre until January 2020 before relocating to County Hall, Morpeth, but may involve occasional travel throughout the County, therefore you must be able to meet the transport requirements.

For a more detailed description of this role, please view the attached job description and person specification.

We are offering:
A starting salary of £21,589 (Salary range £21,589 - £24,836)
Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme (or other pension scheme)
A wide range of staff benefits including a competitive annual leave provision
Flexible working arrangements (delete if not applicable)

Essential requirements:
A relevant degree as well as a relevant professional qualification
An awareness of project management systems.
Evidence of ongoing personal development.
Experience in a particular relevant specialist area.
Demonstrable delivery in a role at a similar level.
Managing project budgets.

Please note that successful applicants must be able to attend an interview/assessment centre in week commencing 12.08.19.

Northumberland County Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all sectors of the community. We recognise the difficulties that transgender applicants in particular may face during a recruitment process; any concerns regarding the process can be discussed with Claire Coe (Trans HR Support Officer) claire.coe01@northumberland.gov.uk We operate a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria. All applications to work on a part-time will be considered in line with the requirements of the post and the needs of the service.

For further information, please contact Lee Grange / Sara Whitaker (lee.grange@northumberland.gov.uk or 01670 620262 / sara.whitaker@northumberland.gov.uk or 07973601039) for an informal discussion.

If you have a disability and would prefer to apply in a different format or would like us to make reasonable adjustments to enable you to attend interview please contact Jordan Liddell on 01670 623930 or email hrrecruitment@northumberland.gov.uk.

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