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Project Manager

  • Job reference: JAMC669
  • Location: Southend-On-Sea, Essex
  • Job type: Temporary
  • Area of Expertise: Project Management
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Job description: A Local Authority based in South Essex is looking for a Highways & Transport Project Manager to join their team. This is a full time, temporary ongoing agency role and the successful candidate must have a full relevant qualification, extensive experience dealing with Parking/Transport/Highways projects at a senior level and ideally a strong background in Local Authority projects.

The main purpose of the role is threefold;

To undertake a review of current parking permits and the introduction of a new permit covering the whole borough
To research and lead a project to identify and deliver new arrangements for parking enforcement - this could be an external procurement, or an in house service. All options to be investigated and best practice identified from other authorities. This piece of work will also look at how associated environment enforcement may fit into the new service
To ensure that the current policy work which is being undertaken is linked in to any new arrangement

The main responsibilities associated with the role are as follows;

Overseeing client liaison to ensure effective set-up of projects and programmes
Coordinated the delivery of a portfolio of parking and highway projects
Liaising with internal project teams to support development and implementation
Managing funding applications, caseloads, programme administration
Reporting directly to Senior Management team on progress
Leading on the development of internal processes and tools
Performing compliance checks, audits and reporting
Providing management, preparation, coordination and presentation of committee reports
Coordinating internal and external events, meetings and workshops

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate the following experience/competencies;

Be able to demonstrate experience of effective project management and programmes within a Local Authority
Experience of managing contract and project / programme budgets
Be able to demonstrate strong experience of customer service and stakeholder management (internal and external partners)
Must have an understanding of parking legislation
Must be able to write high quality, in-depth reports and be able to brief senior officers and members
Must be able to work alongside Directors and Executive director level
Able to assist the Head of service as a restructure and review of service delivery is undertaken
Must be able to be on-site 5 days a week if required and attend out of hours' committee meetings

The client is looking to move quickly with appointing to this position and as such, are offering up to £550 p/day Umbrella ltd, depending on skills/experience/qualifications (approx. £1,470 NET p/week after deductions) for the duration of the role. If this position sounds of interest, please email a copy of your up to date CV to or call Jamal at Service Care Construction on 01772 208967.

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