Project Officer SO1
6 days left
Job Title: Project Officer
Salary: Up to £28,468 per annum
Location: Hybrid Working within Worcester
The work we do at Worcestershire County Council matters! We are there for the most vulnerable people in society who need us the most, we are helping to build a successful and growing local economy, we protect our environment, we improve outcomes for our children, young people and families, and we help ensure our residents are healthier, live longer and have a better quality of life. In short, what we do makes a difference to people's lives!
While you are working hard and doing your best for the people of Worcestershire, we will do our best to provide an environment that supports and inspires you. We encourage a great work life balance, we offer a generous annual leave scheme with the opportunities to purchase additional leave, we provide an excellent Pension Scheme and champion opportunities for training, learning, development, and career progression.
We have one of the fastest growing economies in the country and it’s something we are incredibly proud of. Our investment into infrastructure is greater now than at any stage in the last 30 years as we strive to ensure Worcestershire is a fantastic place to live, work, travel through and do business in.
The Economy and Infrastructure (E&I) Directorate lives and breathes the County Council’s key priority of Worcestershire being ‘Open for Business’. We promote economic growth by reducing journey times, improving connectivity, and increasing employment opportunities throughout the county. We wouldn’t be able to do any of that without our dedicated staff. Our teams are made up of talented individuals including engineers, planners, surveyors, project managers and civil engineering professionals with a wide variety of skills and qualifications to support the delivery of our corporate priorities.
You’ll help to deliver transport projects (currently to the value of £250k plus) from a wide range of sources within the directorate, as well as supporting larger projects (up to £5m).
These projects include the provision of walking, cycling, and bus infrastructure improvements such as controlled crossings, new off-road cycle routes and new bus hard standings with shelter, as well as public realm improvements, junction enhancements, signing improvements and accident remedial measures.
You’ll be responsible for managing small projects from their financial and aspirational inception through development, design and delivery following best practice and design guidelines.
You will be delivering an annual programme of small civils projects on highway which will need to be to standard specification and designed with the end user in mind. They will need to ensure that appropriate consultation has taken place on these projects as well as liaising with contractors on programme delivery and managing the various requirements of a project of this type including project budgets.
For an informal chat, please contact Tina McLaughlin on TMcLaughlin2@worcestershire.gov.uk or call 01905 845844
In return, you'll get access to lots of training and development and the following benefits:
• 25 days’ leave plus bank holidays (potential to match up to 30 days)
• Greener Car Scheme
• Bike Scheme
• Career average pension scheme
• Relocation package up to £10,000 (subject to T&Cs)
• Access to a range of leisure, fashion, travel and lifestyle discounts
We are proud to offer flexible working as standard, so that you can split your time between the office and home.
Worcestershire County Council is committed to promoting equality and diversity and ensuring that all appointments are made based on the suitability of a candidate to the role only.
We are inclusive – this is important to us and we are proud to be a Disability Confident Employer. Disability Confident is helping us recruit and retain great people to meet our workforce needs. If you have a disability and require reasonable adjustments, please let us know.
In line with the "Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, we do not automatically reject applicants with a criminal record. Every application will be considered individually, considering the nature and circumstances of the conviction and the type of work applied for. You will not be asked to disclose 'spent' convictions unless the work requires access to children and vulnerable adults.
CV With Cover letters are invited to apply for this role.
Please find the Job Description and Person Specification attached.
Please write your submission with consideration for the essential and desirable criteria on the Person Specification. This should include examples why you should be considered; the experience, skills and knowledge that you would bring to the post.
Please send your CV and cover letter explaining how you meet the essential criteria to TMcLaughlin2@worcestershire.gov.uk
Application Closing Date: Saturday 20th August 2022
Anticipated Interview Date: To Be Confirmed