Job details

  • Salary: Grade 9 (£38,813 - £42,683 pro rata)
  • Location: Sheffield - Moorfoot Building
  • Contract Type: Permanent - Full Time
  • Hours Per Week: 37
  • Service: Place
  • Closing Date: 2 October 2019
  • Date Posted: 9 September 2019
  • Reference: 900249

Sheffield City Council has a strong Capital Programme with an ongoing value of approximately £200m per annum.  To ensure the highest quality delivery standards are achieved, a Capital Delivery Hub (the Capital Delivery Service) has been created to drive ongoing improvements in performance, pace and quality of the widely varying projects within the programme.

The Capital Delivery Service employs 70 staff in a variety of management, technical and professional roles and has a Capital Programme Management Office that leads on the continued improvement and development of best practice delivery across the capital programme. 

The roles and services provided by the Capital Delivery Service include:

  • Capital Programme Management Office
  • Programme and Project Management
  • Cost Management
  • Structural and Civil Engineering
  • Mechanical and Electrical Engineering
  • Architecture
  • Work Assurance and Project Safety

The Service is a fully traded service, charging fees for the services it provides and operates as a professional services consultancy within the Council.

Best Practice

The Service has a strong track record of delivery and operates an ISO 9001 certified Service Management System.  The Service has a vision for developing into a public sector leading centre of excellence for the delivery of capital projects and programmes and is at the forefront for driving change in how the Council delivers its capital programme.


The Service operates a “core and flex” delivery model where the internal team is supplemented by external resources when workload requires this.

To support this, the service has appointed a private sector capital delivery partner that can provide the full range of services needed to support the delivery of the capital programme and support the development of best practice and staff within the service.

The Service also works with a wide range of local and national contractors and service providers for the delivery of the programme and prides itself on the strong working relationships that it has developed with its partners.

Training and Development

Working within the service, there are many opportunities for ongoing training and development, including support with achieving professional qualifications. We seek to provide a range of training opportunities to suit the ongoing development needs of our staff and the Capital Programme.

Project Portfolio

The Service is engaged across the diverse range of projects within the Capital Programme. The programme averages around £200m per annum, with recent and current projects including:

  • Building Schools for the Future Programme (£350m)
  • New Secondary & Primary Schools (£75m)
  • 2 new leisure centres (£20m)
  • SCRIF Programme (£20m)
  • City-Wide Flood Alleviation Programme (£80m)
  • New Council Housing (£28m)
  • Council Housing Repairs (£100m)
  • General Building Refurbishments (£10m per annum)

Wording for Job Adverts

If you are a Project Manager with experience of working in multidisciplinary teams or in construction then the Capital Delivery Service at Sheffield City Council may have the perfect opportunity you are looking for.

Working for Sheffield City Council brings with it great opportunities and benefits.  Proud of the offer we make to staff which includes one of the best pension schemes available in any sector, values that support family friendly working arrangements, attracting staff that represent and value the diverse and vibrant communities of Sheffield and perhaps best of all the opportunity to live and work in a wonderful city that you will be working directly to shape.

Sheffield City Council sets out the behavioural expectations of all employees.  Please read and consider these in your application, you will be expected to demonstrate these behaviours at interview.

Project Manager

To enhance the delivery of the capital programme, we are looking to appoint a Project Manager to support the Head of Project Delivery.

Duties & responsibilities within the role will include:

  • The use of agreed project management framework and management tools to drive projects to successful completion
  • To prepare and contribute to the development of contracts and drive the contract management and administration required to successfully deliver projects through to completion
  • To ensure that all projects are delivered in accordance with council financial, procurement, legal, gateway and management procedures
  • Be a strong customer advocate by ensuring the customers voice is at the heart of every project, challenging common practice and procedures and if necessary working with others to find customer focused solutions
  • To robustly manage all project risks, issues, opportunities, budgets, contracts and costs throughout the life of the project and manage any change, risk or resource pressure pro-actively and take active responsibility to resolve or escalate as required

The ideal candidate will have the following attributes/skills in the following areas:

  • Minimum of 3 year’s experience of successful project management in a multidisciplinary or construction context
  • Experience of managing multiple projects with multiple stakeholders and complex requirements
  • Experience of all stages of project management including the development, implementation and use of all the necessary controls and processes to ensure successful delivery including those as set out in the APM Book of Knowledge
  • Experience and ability to identify and deliver project objectives with a high level of autonomy
  • Ability in negotiating, influencing and decision making
  • Commercial awareness and knowledge of project financial management and contract management procedures
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills. Able to produce reports, presentations and other written material to a very high standard and tailored to different audiences

Essential Qualifications

  • Post holders will be APMP or Prince 2 qualified;  OR, have experience that is sufficiently substantial and be willing to undertake Project management training
  • Post holders will be members of the Association of Project Managers or be willing to work towards achieving this

We are committed to fairness and social justice and welcome applications from everyone. We value our diverse workforce and aim to work together to make the most of our differences. Under the Disability Confident Scheme, disabled applicants, who meet the essential criteria of this job, are guaranteed an interview.

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Paul Turner

 07890 026526

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