Can you accept a challenging workload? Do you enjoy a desirable working environment full of rich culture and heritage in the UK’s most beautiful countryside and towns? Could you help us to carry out benchmark regeneration projects, encompassing the urban realm, transport hubs, building renovation and motorway modal shift interventions. Would you like to be part of a team of talented, motivated and welcoming professional officers in County and District Councils? Can you lead project management, coach and inspire. Is this a role in the public sector for you? benefits include a cultural vibe, job satisfaction, generous vacations, agile hybrid work from home, modern and stately offices as well as a market-leading retirement offering. North Yorkshire is interested in hearing from anyone who thinks they would be suitable for the position.
The Major Projects and Infrastructure team is a key resource within the Business and Environmental Services branch and comprises 12 full-time staff, as well as significant support from several consulting partners. Our main functions are to deliver infrastructure capital programs and regeneration projects, typically ranging in scale from £1m to the current largest at £65m, whilst also working with partners strategic such as National Highways on interventions of around £1bn. The team is also responsible for the capital works of the counties’ bridges and support structures and the maintenance of over 2,000 assets.
The team works closely with the 7 North Yorkshire District Councils, which in spring 2023 will merge into one North Yorkshire Council, to form the largest council area in the UK in geographic size by over 50% compared to the second largest and the 3rd largest in terms of population.
Responsible for essential policy, project management, coordination and support for economic growth, regeneration of place and community, achievement of shared outcomes and goals. You will manage and coordinate key policies, projects and partnerships ensuring delivery within agreed budget, time and quality standards. Stakeholder management, supervision of partner consultants and contractors, supervision of statutory orders, project financial supervision, risk management, procurement, program and mentorship will all be prominent in the project deliverables. . The post will initially focus on Selby and its £24million Transforming Cities Fund project and related works, but in time after the local government reorganization and the TCF would support other key regeneration projects in the area County.
What you will bring:
You must be a graduate or be able to demonstrate equivalent significant project management experience in the workplace; ideally a project management qualification such as Prince 2 or APM will support your application.
You will have excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to liaise with multi-agency partners, funding bodies, political leaders and the public to achieve the best project results and their support. You will collaborate and embrace the warm atmosphere of teams, supporting colleagues and service managers in carrying out transformational projects aimed at improving the urban quality of areas, transport options and economic opportunities.
Technical understanding will be an advantage and willingness to learn new skills working in city center / motorway / rail environments. Have the ability to solve problems and find practical solutions, have analytical and decision-making skills as well as excellent organizational skills. You will also have strong ICT skills, including the use of a number of different software packages.
What’s in it for you.
As a council, we are fortunate to have access to modern technology allowing us to work from a variety of locations – including multiple NYCC and default home bases in a hybrid working model. This position is no exception and the successful candidate will have an agile approach to their work, optimizing resources and making the most of our flexible work options. We can offer you a comprehensive benefits package including ongoing professional development; flexible working hours; local authority premium pension scheme; salary sacrifice plans and reduction benefits for employees.
This is an exciting and varied role that can be suited to people with the right skills and experience and allows for future progression as the county decentralization agreement will lead to more capital funding opportunities .
Contact and apply
If you would like an informal conversation regarding the role, please contact Richard Binks on 07815 644264
To apply, click on the Apply now link below.