Project Officer - Major Transport Infrastructure

Grade I - £27,549 to £31,899 pa - Leeds City Centre (currently working remotely) - Permanent - Closing date 10 June 2020

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These Project Officer roles will be part of our new and rapidly expanding £317m Transforming Cities Fund (TCF) team with funding for 3 years based within the Delivery Directorate.

The Leeds City Region has been successful in securing one of the largest TCF awards in the country. It is an exciting and ambitious programme of transport infrastructure aimed at reducing reliance on car travel and increasing and improving infrastructure for public transport and cycling and walking. This programme is vital in meeting our commitment to become a net zero carbon city region.

The role

Reporting to the Project Manager for TCF Partnerships you will support the team in the delivery of complex projects and project manage the delivery of smaller scale projects and initiatives across the wider region delivering the £317m TCF programme within 3 years.

You will be a visible and enthusiastic team member, with a collaborative working style and will have the ability to build excellent working partnerships at all levels. Using project management methodologies such as PRINCE2, you will be supporting the delivery of projects to time, scope and budget in a fast-paced business change environment.

The role holder will be primarily based in Leeds City Centre, although there may be requirements to undertake site visits and meetings across the Leeds City Region.

Please look at the Role Profile provided for more information about the responsibilities of the role.

About You

To succeed you will have experience of working in a project delivery environment and have excellent organisation skills. Be a confident communicator with the ability to navigate complex stakeholder relationships and drive progress on project delivery. You will be positive, proactive, and have excellent communication skills. You will be educated to a degree level or have equivalent practical experience of working in a similar role.

It is desirable that you have an understanding of highway, transport and regeneration principles and practices, however, experience working on infrastructure projects is acceptable.

Our offer

Alongside salary, we offer an excellent benefits package including:

28 Days Holiday plus bank holidays

Generous Employer-Contribution Pension Scheme,

Free Travel on rail and buses with the M-Card,

Flexible Working Practises with Health & Wellbeing initiatives to ensure you achieve the best work/life balance and career goals.

What next

For more information on the role, contact Fiona Limb - Fiona.Limb@westyorks-ca.gov.uk

To submit your CV and Covering Letter online please visit http://www.westyorks-ca.gov.uk/jobs/ by 11:55pm on 10 June 2020.

Further Information

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

We want you to feel confident that we are the right fit for you. Colleagues have provided written case studies to provide an insight into their professional background and day-to-day responsibilities, which can be found on here.

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.

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

Candidates will be notified of invitation to interview by e-mail and interviews will be carried out either by phone or video interview.

Please note that whilst it is our policy to recruit at SP1 for all appointments, each role includes career salary progression, with incremental increases applicable in most cases, on an annual basis.

Given the high volumes of applications we receive we are unable to respond to every applicant, therefore if you have not heard from us within four weeks of the closing date, please assume that your application has not been successful on this occasion.

Candidate information will be retained by the Combined Authority for six months unless you make a request for this to be deleted.