Senior Project Manager - New Eastern Villages

Job specification

Contract type:
Fixed term contract for 12 months
£49,245 to £56,381 p.a. plus benefits
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At Swindon Borough Council, we want our town to be the best it can be. Our ambitious vision is supported by realistic transformation programmes, with the people of Swindon at their heart. Because that’s who we’re doing it for – the communities and businesses that make our town great. As part of the Council, you’ll support a friendly local authority making decisions with real impact. It’s all for better public services. Better processes. And a better quality of life, for everyone. Join us, and Swindon will be better with you.

We are looking to appoint a Senior Project Manager to support the successful delivery of Swindon’s New Communities.  The New Eastern Villages (NEV) is the largest of these New Communities with a total site area of 724 hectares.  The development will comprise approximately 8,000 homes and 40 hectares of employment land which is capable of supporting 4000 new jobs. Given its scale and capacity to support Swindon’s long term economic growth, this development is of national importance and as such, benefits from significant government funding to pump prime transport infrastructure and accelerate delivery.  A major scheme is programmed for completion over the next year called Southern Connector Road.

The role provides a fantastic opportunity to be an integral part of a career developing portfolio of large scale projects within a local authority, enabling shared infrastructure as part of Swindon’s continuing success story.

Your next role

We are looking for a dynamic individual with a 'can do’ attitude. We want an individual who enjoys working collaboratively with contractors, colleagues across the Council, and partner organisations including National Highways and Homes England.

The success of our vision depends on our fantastic employees and that is why we have these exciting opportunities of a fixed term contract for 12 months. 

As Senior Project Manager, you will deliver the New Eastern Villages (NEV) infrastructure in line with the corporate ambition of the council through effective and appropriate project management of strategic projects that enable project teams to deliver the planned benefits on time, within budget, while creating the value needed by all stakeholders. The post has lead responsibility for undertaking the project manager role on the Councils key, strategic and complex projects

Candidates must be fluent in the English language (as a requirement of Part 7 of the Immigration Act – for the effective performance of a customer-facing role).

Your next package

Please see our Rewards and Benefits offer for more details.

As an employee, you will receive a diverse and exciting environment in which to work, encouraging creativity and innovation whilst recognising the need to support ongoing personal development and a flexible work life balance.

For Swindon to thrive in the future, we need to lay the foundations now. It’s why our regeneration and transformation programmes are already underway. So, you’ll be joining us at an exciting time on our journey. We’ll look to you to share your knowledge, influence decisions and drive real, positive change. With your contributions, we’ll achieve our vision of a prosperous, re-vitalised Swindon by 2030 together. And you’ll be proud to say it was made better with you.

Your next steps

Read the role profile and select the Apply button to start an application.

For further information about the role, please contact Laura Jones, Technical Programme and Strategic Place Delivery Manager

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