The Challenge The DIO is on an exciting journey to transform the way we do business.
Our role is diverse and the people who work for us carry out a range of exciting jobs spanning a number of professions; we offer a wealth of career opportunities for talented individuals looking to work as part of a team to deliver great results.
All our people share a common goal of supporting our Armed Forces.
The Senior Project Manager will be responsible to the Assistant Head Major Programmes and Projects (MPP) Overseas for all Capital Works site based activities carried out in any of our Overseas Locations.
Responsibilities Main Responsibilities The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate experience of managing and delivering infrastructure programmes and projects against a broad range of programme and project management functional competences.
The role of the Senior Project Manager is to provide effective management, motivation, co-ordination and development of project teams to deliver a portfolio of projects to time, cost, quality and performance parameters.
Responsibilities include: - Act as the main liaison between the DIO project management team, DIO RD, Commercial, PSP, construction contractors and all other FLC stakeholders.
- Providing the senior Intelligent Client interface in the management of industry partners, selected through various procurement mechanisms to deliver projects on behalf of DIO in line with MOD processes, procedures and contractual terms and conditions.
- Proactive Contract Management to maintain a productive working relationship with industry partners and suppliers, monitoring their performance in terms of quality, time, cost and reliability.
Drive optimal delivery and promptly manage emerging issues to avoid programme delays or cost escalation.
- Manage financial performance of projects within agreed tolerances to control expenditure against approved project budgets and provide accurate financial reporting and forecasting to senior management.
- Undertake project assurance and reviews across the portfolio at key stages to evaluate progress, compliance and probability of delivery to provide confidence to senior management, customers and key stakeholders.
- Working as part of an integrated project team, ensure that costs within the approvals process are robust and ensure that Contracts are managed to deliver value for money for Defence.
Support Customers to manage and maintain project approvals, and deliver within your delegated authority.
- The Senior Project Manager is responsible for working with the Assistant Head MPP to develop a working environment and ways of working to achieve a High Performing Team ethos within the Projects Team and is accountable for ensuring adherence and conformity to all agreed DIO processes and operating procedures and particularly those which are detailed under key infrastructure process.
Leadership responsibilities As a leader within DIO you will; - Inspire and support others and take accountability for what you do - Empower people around you to be the best they can be - Have the confidence to be inclusive and value difference Travel Requirements This post is located at RAF Wyton but regular overseas travel will be required to perform the duties expected of this position.
Travel will be expected to manage delegated projects being delivered to various overseas locations including but not limited to: Cyprus Gibraltar Ascension Islands Falkland Islands Belize Singapore Norway Brunei Jordan Kenya In addition to this travel will be required within the UK to attend meetings with various stakeholders, consultants and contractors.
Desirable Experience & Skills Candidates will preferably hold a recognised construction qualification (NVQ Level 5, HNC/HND or higher in a Construction, Infrastructure or engineering related discipline), membership to a professional body or institution (e.
RIBA, RICS, ICE, CIBSE, IMechE, CIOB or equivalent) and a project management qualification APMP/APM(PMQ)/Prince 2 or equivalent.
Essential Requirements -UK Driving Licence -Valid Passport Licences UK Driving Licence Valid Passport Behaviours We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process: Leadership Making Effective Decisions Communicating and Influencing Working Together Technical skills We'll assess you against these technical skills during the selection process: Portfolio, Programme and Project Management (P3M) Professional Competence Framework (Awareness Level) -P3M - P3M06 - Contract Management Portfolio, Programme and Project Management (P3M) Professional Competence Framework (Awareness Level) -P3M - P3M09 - Schedule Management Portfolio, Programme and Project Management (P3M) Professional Competence Framework (Awareness Level) -P3M - P3M11 - Budget & Cost Control Portfolio, Programme and Project Management (P3M) Professional Competence Framework (Awareness Level) -P3M - P3M12 - Risk, Opportunity & Issue Management Portfolio, Programme and Project Management (P3M) Professional Competence Framework (Awareness Level) -P3M - P3M16 - Functional Management Benefits We enable our people to work at the right place, with the right people, at the right time.
We believe that if we look after our people they will be passionate about delivering great things for our customers.
We understand the importance of life outside of work and our industry leading flexible working practices, digital technology and modern workspaces will give you the opportunity to enjoy a healthy work-life balance.
Some of the many benefits you will receive: - Highly competitive pension scheme - Flexi-time scheme - Alternative working practices such as working from home - 25 days annual leave rising (1 day per year) to 30 days upon completion of 5 years- service - Ability to roll over up to 10 days annual leave per year - In addition to 8 public holidays per year you will also receive leave for HM The Queen-s birthday - Minimum of 15 Days Special Leave in a rolling 12-month period to for volunteer military or emergency service reserve commitments - Special Paid Leave for volunteering up to 6 days a year - Enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption leave - Employee Assistance Programme to support your wellbeing - Most sites have good travel links with free car parking; many also have other facilities such as a Sports & Social Club, Gym and / or site shops Learning & Development - Professional and Personal Development of skills - Access to thousands of training courses through Civil Service Learning, some free or paid by DIO - Ability to obtain industry recognised qualifications supported by DIO Employment Hours The post advertised is for 37 hours net, however the Ministry of Defence offers a range of flexibilities to enable a better work-life balance for employees.
Flexible working will be considered.
This post does not offer any assistance with relocation allowances.
Please be advised that the Department is conducting a review of all pay related allowances which could impact on those allowances that the post currently being advertised attracts.
Things you need to know Security Successful candidates must meet the security requirements before they can be appointed.
The level of security needed is developed vetting .
Selection process details This vacancy is using Success Profiles , and will assess your Behaviours, Experience and Technical skills.
Please ensure that at the application and interview stages of the campaign you review the Success Profiles Framework to assist you in the demonstration of your skills and experience.
Your suitability for the role will be assessed using the Success Profile elements that have been chosen for this campaign.
Each element will be scored accordingly, and the successful candidate will be appointed on merit.
At application you will be assessed against the following: BEHAVIOURS -Leadership -Making Effective Decisions -Communicating and Influencing -Working Together EXPERIENCE -CV- Please complete the CV section of the application form and include; Job History, Full Qualification details and Previous Skills.
-Personal Statement- In no more than 500 words please describe how you meet the below essential requirements: 1.
Candidates will have proven project management experience within an estates/construction/engineering/technology industry delivering major programmes and projects to a high standard which must be evidenced in their cv.
Must be a good communicator with strong stakeholder management experience.
TECHNICAL Portfolio, Programme and Project Management (P3M) Professional Competence Framework (Awareness Level) -P3M - P3M06 - Contract Management -P3M - P3M09 - Schedule Management -P3M - P3M11 - Budget & Cost Control -P3M - P3M12 - Risk, Opportunity & Issue Management -P3M - P3M16 - Functional Management At Interview you will be assessed agasint the success profiles stated above excluding the Technical Competences.
Presentation- Candidates who are successful at application sift will be expected to deliver a presentation on the day of the interview on the following: - 10 minute presentation on the following topic -What actions would you take if a project is failing in a remote location- Please Note Due to the current situation we are in it is likely that interviews will be held via Skype or Telephone.
Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.
Nationality requirements Open to UK, Commonwealth and European Economic Area (EEA) and certain non EEA nationals.
Further information on whether you are able to apply is available here .
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