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Major Projects Manager

  • Job reference: JW314
  • Location: Sittingbourne, Kent
  • Job type: All
  • Area of Expertise: Planning Officers (All Levels)
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Job description: Major Projects Manager required ASAP based in Sittingbourne.

This role is an ongoing contract.

To lead in the delivery of development management services relating to major planning applications and corporate schemes, also incorporating, section 106 monitoring and heritage, landscape and design. Being the principle source of technical expertise on major developments thereby ensuring that major planning applications are of the desired quality.

To assist in managing a range of high-profile capital projects led by the Environment and Leisure service to ensure the projects are delivered on time and within budget. Overseeing the works carried out by contractors and provide technical and surveyor advice to other service units and stakeholders.

Duties include:

Regularly presenting and being a lead officer at Planning Committee and occasional attendance at other planning related meetings such as the Strategic Planning, Sustainability and Transport Committee, parish council meetings etc.
Managing public inquiries and some informal hearings in relation to Major applications.
To be the principal technical support to the Development Manager, in particular, the operation of the project management of major planning applications. To refine, if need be, project management systems and planning performance agreements.

Essential criteria would include:

Degree or equivalent in Town and Country Planning.
Range of experience in development management and planning.
Experience of dealing with major S106 Agreements.
Experience of working constructively with councillors and experience of political sensitivities.
Specific experience in assessing design quality and shaping design quality.

If this position sounds of interest, and you have the relevant qualifications and experience, please don't hesitate to contact me at, or call Jack at Service Care Construction on 01772 208967