Senior Project Officer

We are looking for a Senior Projects Officer to join our busy Transport and Infrastructure team and support the delivery of a range of vital projects across Watford.
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Watford Town Hall
Watford Borough Council
£43,719 - £47,743 per annum
Full Time

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Senior Projects Officer
Watford, Hertfordshire

About Us

We are Watford Borough Council, a Local Authority dedicated to making Watford a great place to live and work.

We are now looking for a Senior Projects Officer to join our busy Transport and Infrastructure team and support the delivery of a range of vital projects across Watford.

The Benefits

- Salary of £43,719 - £47,743 per annum (inclusive of local allowance)
- 28 days’ holiday (rising with service), in addition to Bank Holidays
- Local government pension scheme
- Fantastic discounts including reduced gym membership and retail savings across various well-known brands
- Flexible working options
- Staff and their families have access to free, confidential advice and counselling staff 24/7
- An interest free loan to use for travel (such as a season ticket loan or bike)

This is the perfect opportunity for an individual with an engineering or surveying membership and a background in procuring and commissioning work and services to take their next step with our outstanding public sector organisation.

At a glance, Watford is currently experiencing £1.4bn of investment with five major development and regeneration projects, 3,500 registered businesses and an affordable local housing market.

We’re perfectly placed for individuals, families and businesses to relocate out of London but still be in touch with the capital and our highly skilled, higher-than-average working age population has meant that we are home to a number of major international head offices.

Watford is an amazing place to build your career and skillset whilst supporting our continuing efforts to develop and enhance our community. So, if you are ready for your next step, apply today.

The Role

As the Senior Projects Officer, you will be tasked with leading projects with logistical and technical support including designing, implementing and overseeing a programme of physical works. You will be the main contact for flooding and land drainage matters within the borough.

Also in this key role within the Transport and Infrastructure team, you will take the lead on our CCTV operations and act as the key point of contact for existing and any new CCTV installations.

Your role will also include:

- Managing the budget for both CCTV and flooding and land drainage
- Overseeing the staffing, provision and ongoing hardware and software improvement for CCTV
- Providing engineering advice to other departments including planning applications
- Deputising in the absence of the Head of Transport and Infrastructure on public realm projects
- Liaising with HCC and other statutory bodies in relation to engineering projects

About You

To be considered as the Senior Projects Officer, you will need:

- Experience of procuring, commissioning and managing the delivery of works and services
- Membership to a relevant professional body (engineering or surveying)
- A degree level qualification, ideally in engineering or surveying

Other organisations may call this role Senior Project Officer, Project Manager, Town Infrastructure Project Manager, Town Planning Project Manager, Transport Planning Project Manager, Engineering Project Officer, or Engineering Project Manager.

The closing date for applications is the 15th January 2021.

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