Project Manager, Transport Partnerships - Ref: d/i6K

Permanent Post Grade K – Salary £35,344 to £40,924 Based in Wakefield and occasionally Leeds City Centre Closing date - 15 March 2020

Please note: Whilst it is our policy to recruit at SP1 (£35,344) for all appointments, each role has career salary progression, with incremental increases applicable in most cases on an annual basis.

 Are you an experienced Project Manager looking for a new and exciting opportunity to develop your career? Then we have the job for you!

An exciting opportunity has arisen for experienced and highly motivated Project Manager to join the Combined Authority where all employees play a leading role in reshaping our local economy and forging better futures for millions of people.


The organisation

Here at the Combined Authority a £1 billion devolution deal has put the Leeds City Region at the forefront of the Government’s Northern Powerhouse delivery agenda.

The Combined Authority brings together five districts plus York, the business community via Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership and also takes in the former Passenger Transport Executive (branded Metro). Overall, the Combined Authority covers a population of around 2.5 million people and represents the largest economy outside London.


The role

This role offers an exciting opportunity for a Project Manager to join the Transport Partnerships team in the Delivery Directorate of the Combined Authority.

The Combined Authority is shaping transport in the region and we are looking for Project Managers who have experience in capital projects and project management expertise to help deliver these exciting plans.

The role will be based predominantly in Wakefield at the Wakefield Council offices with occasional travel to the Combined Authority’s offices in Leeds. The successful applicant will be responsible for providing project management leadership to major infrastructure transport schemes to improve transport across Wakefield and the Leeds City Region.

You will work with a wide range of stakeholders including senior managers, Members, developers and infrastructure providers to coordinate and deliver projects and lead on the design, organising and attending public consultation / exhibitions to seek stakeholder consensus on projects.

The role will also include support for business case writing and appraisal of business cases for both transport and economic regeneration schemes.


The person

We are looking for candidates with a project management background who are proactive, with excellent communication skills and an ability to build strong partnership relationships.

We are looking for talented people to join our ambitious, creative and highly collaborative team.

Although not essential, it is desirable that the postholder’s have a good understanding of highway, transport and town centre regeneration principles and practices, however, experience in other infrastructure projects is acceptable. A proven ability to apply project management principles and techniques to a wide range of complex projects or programmes including financial management of projects/programmes is essential.


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Our offer

We offer an excellent benefits package including access to a generous employer-contribution, local government pension scheme and fully funded travel throughout West Yorkshire by bus and rail with the MCard.  We also offer an encouraging environment that will allow you to achieve your best work/life balance and career goals. 

The Combined Authority’s aim is to attract people from diverse backgrounds to build on our inclusive culture.  We welcome applications from everyone regardless of age, race, gender, religion or beliefs, disability, gender identity or sexual orientation. 

Applicants with a disability are guaranteed an interview, subject to the minimum criteria being met. 

We are committed to inclusivity and will consider requests for flexible working including part time and job share arrangements.


Please submit your application by 11:55pm on Monday 16th March 2020

Please read the Project Manager role profile before applying for this role.

You can Apply Here


Given the high volumes of applications we receive we are unable to respond to all applicants, therefore if you have not heard from us within 4 weeks of the closing date please assume that on this occasion you have not been successful.

Candidate information will be retained by The Combined Authority for 6 months unless you make a request