Project Manager

This is an exciting time to join the Maintenance and Contracts team at Ipswich Borough Council helping to deliver the Council’s vision and ambitions by growing the property portfolio and using assets in more innovative ways.

 

 

Ipswich Borough Council is a progressive local authority with a large and varied property portfolio.

Maintenance and Contracts spend circa. £25 million annually, repairing and improving a retained housing stock of around 8000 properties and 15 sheltered schemes to our local “Ipswich Standard”.

The Council takes a holistic approach to stock management and has one seamless service that is now responsible for everything in connection with the asset management of that stock. This involves everything from the initial design to completing works on site on a right first-time basis using our own directly employed trade teams and external contractors.

This is an exciting time to join the Maintenance and Contracts team at Ipswich Borough Council helping to deliver the Council’s vision and ambitions by growing the property portfolio and using assets in more innovative ways.  You will play a critical role in the Maintenance and Contracts team delivering its operational objectives and major capital projects that will make a difference to the councils housing tenants.

Maintenance and Contracts has an opportunity for a Project Manager to join our busy team dealing with a varied and diverse residential portfolio of properties within the borough of Ipswich. If you want to join a Council that has the drive and determination to succeed through innovation, then we can provide you with opportunities to build your career and be part of a committed team helping to make a real difference to the people of Ipswich.

Day to day

You will be expected to manage your own time flexibly and effectively, whilst managing projects carried out by our supply-chain contractors and directly employed tradespersons.

About you

As Project Manager, you will be responsible for delivering the Council’s Planned Maintenance project using robust project management techniques and governance. You must have excellent communication skills, project management experience within a similar environment, a good understanding of relevant Health and Safety regulations, the ability to use a wide range of ICT operating systems and process an awareness of financial management. Ideally you will need experience in contract management and be able to actively manage, control and communicate to our supply chains.

You will need key skills in:

Project Management

Experience in a similar environment

Health and Safety

ICT

Financial Management

Procurement (preferable)

Contractual Awareness (preferable)

Hours of work are 37 hours per week, Monday to Friday and you will be based at Gipping House, Hadleigh Road Industrial Estate, Ipswich.

As well as a competitive salary, the Council offers Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) membership, subsidised parking for work and leisure, public transport discounts, free swimming and gym membership, cycle purchase scheme, learning and development opportunities, flexible working opportunities, wellbeing support, lifestyle benefits and the opportunity to work with great colleagues.

For more information about this role please contact Lee Woods (he/him) on 01473 432351 or via email lee.woods@ipswich.gov.uk

Please download the Job Description and Person Specification to find out more about this role: Job Description and Person Specification

The selection process will be an interview carried out in person. Interviews will be held on week commencing 18th March 2024

Early applications are encouraged as we reserve the right to interview candidates who meet the essential criteria prior to the closing date and / or to close the opportunity to applicants once we receive sufficient applications.

Please note CVs are not accepted.

 

 

Location

Gipping House, Ipswich

Salary

£36,648 – £38,223

Application closing date

8th March 2024
 

Job type

37 hours per week

Permanent

Requisition reference

REQ00808

Office

Ipswich Borough Council

Grafton House
15-17 Russell Road
Ipswich,
IP1 2DE

Contact Us

  • 01473 432000