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Principal Project Manager

Surrey County Council
Closing date
30 Jul 2021

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The salary for this role is £53,018 to £59,964 per annum based on a 36 hour working week.

Surrey County Council is embarking on an exciting and transformative journey to become a leading-edge authority putting Surrey's People and Places at the heart of everything we do.

We have great ambitions and by 2030 we want Surrey to be a uniquely special place where everyone has a great start to life, people live healthy and fulfilling lives, are enabled to achieve their full potential and contribute to their community, and no one is left behind. To help achieve this, the authority is making a capital investment in excess of £1.5bn over the next 5 years.

To enable us to start work on meeting this vision, the Environment, Transport and Infrastructure (ETI) Directorate has created a Major Projects Team within the Infrastructure, Planning and Major Projects (IPMP) service.

The Major Projects Team supports not only the capital major projects that are being initiated within IPMP but also the delivery of all the programmes and projects across the wider directorate, including multi-million-pound highways, environmental and waste schemes

The IPMP service has a vital role in helping to achieve the council's ambitions and in this role you will report directly to the Major Projects Team Leader. This is a pivotal post in ensuring we meet the ambitions and service objectives which align to the council's vision. As an experienced project manager, you will be responsible for the delivery of complex, high-profile, high risk projects as part of the council's capital major infrastructure programme.

For this particular role you will be Surrey CC's Project Lead on the c £550m River Thames scheme which is being delivered in partnership with the Environment Agency. In this role, you will be responsible for ensuring that the scheme is delivered in line with the council's future visions, objectives and budgets whilst ensuring alignment with the Environment Agency.

You will be expected to attend public consultations/exhibitions to seek and work with stakeholders, funding bodies and government.

We are looking for someone who is a forward thinker, an accountable decision maker, who has a proven track record and passion for the delivery of major projects at scale and pace. If you feel you are a suitable match to the criteria outlined within the role profile, we want to hear from you and would encourage you to apply for the role of Principal Project Manager.

At Surrey, our values and behaviours are just as important as our skills and abilities. They shape who we are as an organisation. Find out more about the values we follow.

For more information please find the full job description below and refer to this before submitting your application. We also invite you to read our Life at Surrey handbook to see insights of the culture at Surrey and how as a valued employee, you can help shape our Council.
Additional Information

The job advert closes at 23:59 on 06.08.2021 with interviews to follow.

Contact Details

For an informal discussion contact Simon Duke by e-mail at .uk. We look forward to receiving your application, please click on the apply online button below to submit.


From flexible working to job sharing we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 26 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.

Our Commitment

Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.
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