Senior Project Manager

Location: Wakefield
Duration: Contract/Temp

Our client are seeking an experienced Senior Project Manager To lead on project management of capital infrastructure projects, working with internal and external stakeholders using project management methodologies.  To ensure that programmes are progressing to time and budget whilst appropriately managing change in order to deliver a range of highway infrastructure projects.


  1. Overall project management to deliver capital infrastructure projects up to a value of £20m on individual projects.
  2. To represent the Service and/or lead, corporate or external projects.
  3. To monitor and improve the co-ordination and delivery of projects across the department, liaising with other groups/ teams within the Council, funders, partners and customers, responding to issues raised, ensuring protocols are understood and followed and putting appropriate plans in place to meet future challenges.
  4. Responsible for the production of and management of project related reports.
  5. To ensure the priorities of the Council and funder are maintained and delivered.
  6. Effective communication with others to ensure compliance with the Councils strategy.
  7. To report on progress to relevant funding organisations.
  8. To chair progress meetings with relevant stakeholder.
  9. Ensure projects are delivered on time and budget utilising project management methodologies.
  10. To undertake evaluation of procured services to ensure value for money and quality are maintained.
  11. To advise management, individual Members and the Council on all relevant issues, preparing reports and attending Management Team, Cabinet Member Briefings, Council Committees etc., as appropriate.
  12. To apply health and safety procedures relevant to the service and communicate and advise where necessary to other staff their responsibilities in this area.
  13. At the discretion of the Head of Service (or Service Manager), such other activities as may from time to time be agreed consistent with the nature of the job described above.




  1. In conjunction with the Highways & Transportation Team Leaders, undertake project management of medium & complex projects.
  2. To represent the Service on internal, inter–service and external meetings, including sub-regional meetings, and to be involved in corporate and directorate initiatives as required.
  3. To attend public meetings, Area Forums, delegation meetings, Scrutiny Committees and other similar meetings as required.
  4. To ensure that timely and appropriate advice is provided to across the Planning, Transportation and Highways Service.
  5. To carry out the feasibility, project planning and management of projects including budget management and procurement.
  6. To provide effective project management information to enable the work programme of the Team to be directed, controlled, co-ordinated and prioritised.
  7. To manage the budget assigned to enable delivery of individual projects and to provide the Team Leader for Traffic, Engineering and Design with financial reports regarding spending, as required.
  8. To prepare reports, other documents and presentations on as required.
  9. To respond to information requests and queries raised by Members, members of the public, other services, community groups and other external agencies. To provide relevant information in an effective and timely manner.
  10. To develop and implement effective and inclusive public participation, stakeholder engagement and consultation.
  11. To supervise staff as required on projects and take a wider role as and when required in the supervision and mentoring of junior staff, such as apprentices.
  12. To procure and manage external contractors and consultants as required.
  13. To carry out, as required, any other duties commensurate with the grade of the post.


The duties and responsibilities highlighted in this Job Specification are indicative and may vary over time.  Post holders are expected to undertake other duties and responsibilities relevant to the nature, level and scope of the post and the grade has been established on this basis.

Essential –

Appropriate technical qualification (e.g. Degree or equivalents in Civil Engineering OR demonstrate the equivalent level of theoretical, technical and procedural knowledge.

Experience of working on infrastructure / engineering projects.

Extensive theoretical understanding of project controls.

Detailed Knowledge and Understanding of: 

Substantial understanding of relevant legislation and its application, e.g. (dependent on type of project) Health & Safety at Work Act and the Equality Act, LTN1/20, CDM Regulation 2015 Etc

Contract and Project Management skills, and a good knowledge of a variety of techniques and good practice

Ability to communicate complex information effectively, accurately and appropriately to different audiences using a range of media.

A good understanding of public sector assurance processes and governance.

Desirable –

APM or Prince2 qualification.

Experience of NEC contract management.

Previous experience of managing capital infrastructure projects.

Understanding of Procurement procedures and regulations.


This is a temporary to permanent role paying £50 per hour.

Start date is Monday 1st July.

Hybrid role – 2 days in the office.

Call Katie on 01709 820102 or email CV to

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