Project/Programme Managers (Construction) – Ref: 379/380

Project/Programme Managers (Construction) – Ref: 379/380 Grade 10 (£36,876 - £38,813) and Grade 14 (£42,683 - £44,632) Full Time (37 hours) Huddersfield Closing Date - 20th June 2020

West Yorkshire Combined Authority are advertising this role on behalf of Kirklees Council.


Huddersfield’s towns and valleys weave together vibrant, young, dynamic communities with breath-taking Yorkshire landscape. The Kirklees area has built on its proud industrial heritage by being a place that encourages innovation and entrepreneurship.

Our vision for Kirklees is to be a district which combines a strong, sustainable economy with a great quality of life - leading to thriving communities, growing businesses, high prosperity and low inequality where people enjoy better health throughout their lives. This vision is supported by our Health and Wellbeing and Economic Strategies and backed up by our newly adopted Local Plan and a transformative investment programme.

This is an exciting and challenging time and we want to expand our team to manage and deliver construction related projects, to achieve the Council’s ambitions.

The Council aims to revitalise Huddersfield Town Centre, transform Dewsbury Town Centre and North Kirklees, deliver significant housing growth in line with the new Local Plan and provide the infrastructure required to enable this to happen including new schools, leisure facilities, specialist accommodation and roads.

The advertised roles form part of the Council’s Capital Development and Delivery team which provides Client-side construction-based project management and quantity surveying services to the Council. The team delivers a wide variety of major projects and programmes involving new build and extension / remodelling schemes relating to schools, leisure centres, offices, depots, blocks of flats, listed buildings for example. This involves large scale and increasing Capital investment which currently includes circa £180m of Corporate Capital Projects and the £250m Blueprint for Huddersfield.

We are looking for individuals with a strong background in the delivery of construction projects with excellent communication skills and with a proven track record in delivering and managing Capital programs and portfolios of projects from inception through to completion.

This is an excellent opportunity for highly motivated individuals with highly developed interpersonal, organisational and negotiation skills, who are prepared to work flexibly and as part of a team, in a high profile and demanding environment, working to tight deadlines, along with good programme and project management experience respective to the role.

We need more talented and ambitious people to join our team. If you are this person, we look forward to hearing from you.

Individuals must be able to travel independently to and from locations away from the office such as construction sites or consultant’s offices. In addition, individuals need to be able to visit construction sites, and be able to ascend and descend scaffolding as an example, on accompanied visits.

An enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Check will be required for this job. A conviction may not exclude candidates from appointment but will be

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