Senior Project Manager - Infrastructure Grants
Closing date: 17th August 2022
£50,813 - £68,746
3x roles available.
What we offer...
We understand how important life is outside of work so, as well as competitive salary and 33 days annual leave, we are totally committed to flexible working. We’ll support you, wherever possible, so that you don’t miss out on what truly matters to you.
If you do ever need a little bit of extra help we have a great employee assistance programme, financial well-being support and access to loads of great discounts with leading high street names.
Our range of network groups are also there to support you to truly be yourself at work and play a key role in helping shape our future.
If you are a member of a professional body we’ll pay for your membership and once you get your top of the range digital kit you’ll be good to go in one of our great offices.
A bit about the role...
Working in a team with Paul Ahdal and Ben Seccombe, our Head of and Assistant Director of Infrastructure Grants Project Management, the Senior Project Manager of Infrastructure grants will play a critical role in managing large and complex grant investments. You will be joining our experienced, multi-disciplinary team, who are committed to making positive change in supporting infrastructure delivery and unlocking hundreds of thousands of homes across England.
Our Senior Managers look after some of the largest funding investments Homes England makes (up to £250 million at a project level). These investments come with significant complexity, political interest and stakeholder management responsibilities. We are therefore looking for a mixture of technical skills, experience and a calm professional approach to getting work done.
Ben believes in delivering a first-class customer service, resolving project delivery issues informally wherever possible by taking an innovative and creative approach. The team highly values and encourages working in a collaborative and flexible way to foster good decision making and problem solving.
The Senior Project Manager of Infrastructure Grants will support the design and delivery of key strategic housing projects around England. There is some ambitious work and initiatives to get involved with and this is an excellent opportunity to balance day to day delivery whilst bringing innovative solutions to the infrastructure funding offering.
This is a rare chance to shape the future of infrastructure and housing delivery in a national organisation with real social purpose. Working with key stakeholders and a professional team you will ensure efficient, consistent and effective resolution of complex contractual and delivery issues and the have the opportunity to help create new communities and places within the country.
A bit about you…
Whilst our day job is to deliver first class customer service to our stakeholders, you will be used to "spinning several plates" at once and will always be looking for ways to improve and innovate.
You will be able to demonstrate how you can support the Infrastructure Grants business with complex project delivery issues, aiming to ensure that projects are performing in line with expectations. You will be proficient in project management, assurance and monitoring in the built environment and hold a relevant professional qualification in Project Management, Surveying, Planning, Engineering or Accountancy (or have significant relevant experience).
Delivering on a mission as bold as ours isn’t always easy. You will be resilient and comfortable managing stakeholders at a senior level and your discussions will always be shaped by a good understanding of the commercial and operational impact of what we do as a team. You will enjoy working in an innovative, fun and engaging way and be able to negotiate and persuade.
As an experienced project management professional you’ll understand how to manage colleagues and be able to demonstrate you can work with others as part of a team in a collaborative, inclusive way.
Having knowledge of the UK housing market, grant-based public sector programmes, property / infrastructure projects, contract management or analysis of project cashflows and appraisals would be very beneficial for the role.
If you've got the relevant skills or experience and a passion for how housing delivery can improve the lives of people in the country then we would like to learn more about you.
Who are we?
We are the Government’s national housing agency. Our role is to accelerate the pace of house-building across the country, particularly in areas where there are the most serious affordability issues – meaning people are struggling to find homes.
We have the appetite, influence, expertise and resources to drive positive market change and meet the Government’s ambition to deliver 300,000 new homes a year. We are using our land, influence, funds and knowledge to increase the pace, scale and quality of new homes accelerating delivery in areas of greatest demand and helping create great places to live. Within the next few years, we will have invested over £27 billion across our programmes. To deliver against these aims we’re building a different kind of public service - join us to help make this happen.
We would encourage all applicants to apply as soon as possible as we may close vacancies early should we receive a high number of applications. We also encourage you to apply using the full application option as opposed to quick apply, this is especially important if you would like to indicate to us that you would like to be considered under the disability confident scheme.
If your application is shortlisted to interview we will require you to provide proof of your right to work in the UK at that stage.
Homes England are a geographically diverse community. We are all hybrid working at the moment spending some of our time working from home and some based at our offices which are spread across England. The wellbeing of our colleagues remains one of our top priorities.