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Estates Project Manager

Employer
DSTL
Location
Porton Down, Salisbury
Salary
£32,626 - £47,007
Closing date
24 May 2022

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Clearance Level
DV, SC, None / Undisclosed
Sector
Central Government, Defence
Job Type
Permanent
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Job Details

The Operations Divisions provides the platform and capability to enable the delivery of high impact Science and Technology within Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl). Within the P3 Group we deliver a range of internal projects, programmes and sub-portfolio’s in line with the strategic direction and ambition of Dstl to meet the needs of our internal and external stakeholders, from implementations of new Digital services i.e. MS Teams, to large compex construction programmes i.e. new S&T laboratory building.

The Estates Portfolio is a multifaceted portfolio that delivers a range of projects of differing complexity, scale and value across the Dstl estate. It is responsible for creating programmes of work and delivery of projects that support and enhance the capabilities of Dstl which in turn allow Dstl to conduct its business and deliver the corporate objectives now and for the future, ensuring the estate remains compliant, safe, secure and an efficient place of work.

This is a fantastic opportunity for experienced project managers with a genuine passion for delivering infrastructure that is often unique and innovative and supports world class science and technology in support of the defence and security of the UK. You will join a growing team who bring commitment to their work along with expertise and knowledge and a vibrant, positive working environment.

You will have demonstrable project management experience working on infrastructure projects and either experience of using the New Engineering Contract (NEC) suite or willing to undertake the necessary qualifications within a 12 month period. You will have a collaborative approach that is founded on trust and cooperation.

We have a requirement for projects managers with experience of delivering Estate projects.

We are looking for someone who has:
• A strong desire to deliver outputs for our strategic Estate and business change projects;
• Experience of delivering Estate projects;
• The ability to lead, influence and motivate a broad team to deliver exploitable project outputs;
• The ability to manage and influence stakeholders to ensure project success.

Dstl recognises the importance of diversity and inclusion as people from diverse backgrounds bring fresh ideas. We are committed to building an inclusive working environment in which each employee fulfils their potential and maximises their contribution.

We particularly welcome female and ethnic minority applicants and those from the LGBTQI community, as they are under-represented within Dstl at these levels.
Job description
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The Project Manager (PM) is accountable for the definition, coordination, direction and assurance of one or more projects that deliver the outputs that enable the Science &Technology (S&T), or Operational outcomes of the parent programme. The PM is responsible for the delivery of the Projects in accordance with the Project Mandate.

The PM ensures that the project operates within the agreed performance, quality, time and cost envelope and adheres to Dstl’s P3 (Project, Programme and Portfolio) processes. They work closely with the Programme Manager or Portfolio Manager who will oversee the generation of project goals and monitoring project performance.

Role Dimensions:
• Leadership and tasking of project team;
• Assurance of project delivery to time, cost and quality;
• Budget management – as specified in the project mandate;
• No line management is expected within this role, however matrix management of project(s) resources will be required.
Responsibilities
,b>Role 1: Project Delivery Capability Framework (PDCF) Project Manager 2 (PM2) - Dstl L5

In this role you will have the following typical responsibilities:
• Delivery – Create and lead the project to deliver the agreed outcomes within time, cost and quality constraints.
• Project Management – Day to day management and leadership of the project and the project team. Set project controls. Design the project structure appropriate to stage. Select and apply appropriate delivery methodologies.
• Business Case – Coordinate development of the Business Case.
• Budget – Track delivery within budget.
• Resources – Schedule / manage resources to deliver the project. May work independently or with a small team.
• Benefits Realisation – Ensure benefits are identified, understood, measured, tracked and owned. Ensure appropriate Benefits Realisation Strategy is in place, and monitor longer term delivery of benefits against the Business Case.
• Stakeholder Management – Identify key stakeholders and develop effective relationships.
• Risks & Issues – Identify and monitor project risks and issues. Develop mitigating actions and escalate as appropriate.
• Governance – Provide key reports and support effective governance and decision making.
• Assurance – Support or set appropriate project assurance.
• Change Management – Ensure effective Change Management processes are in place to agree and document changes to deliverables as agreed with stakeholders.
• Guidance & Support – Seek appropriate support, guidance and coaching from the project community. Show commitment to personal development. Promote effective individual and team performance.
• Project Performance & Controls – Build Project Plan and apply appropriate project principles to deliver stated objectives. Identify and set appropriate Project Controls. Track and report delivery against milestones.

Additional Responsibilities:
• Role-modelling behaviours and creating a positive working environment which supports diversity and enables staff working on their project to excel;
• Championing the development of project management – including the regular identification and sharing of lessons identified;

These responsibilities are taken from the Project Delivery Complexity Framework (PDCF) and describe the career pathway for the Project Management role.

Role 2: Project Delivery Capability Framework (PDCF) Project Manager 3 (PM3)- Dstl L6

In this role you will have the following typical responsibilities:
• Delivery – Create and lead the project to deliver the agreed outcomes within time, cost and quality constraints.
• Project Management – Day to day management and leadership of the project and the project team. Provide effective leadership and management controls. Set project controls. Design the project structure and organisation appropriate to stage. Set appropriate delivery methodologies. Manage effective transition between project phases.
• Business Case – Develop and draft the business case, with input from specialists as necessary.
• Budget – Develop the budget and track delivery within budget.
• Resources – Identify skill requirements; and deploy and develop resources. Manage medium sized team.
• Benefits Realisation – Deliver the agreed business case benefits and outcomes. Ensure appropriate Benefits Realisation Strategy is in place, and monitor longer term delivery of benefits against the business case.
• Stakeholder Management – Identify and manage stakeholder relationships and need for senior level support. Manage internal and external relationships as appropriate.
• Risks & Issues – Identify and monitor project risks and issues. Develop mitigating actions and escalate as appropriate. Identify and work with related projects to manage interdependencies.
• Governance – Support effective governance and decision making. Provide reporting and engage in mechanisms that hold the Project Manager to account for delivery.
• Assurance – Engage with assurance reviews and support action on recommendations. Organise assurance processes such as gateway reviews, as required.
• Change Management – Ensure effective Change Management processes are in place to agree and document changes to deliverables as agreed with stakeholders.
• Guidance & Support – Provide support, guidance and coaching for the project team. Show commitment to personal development. Promote effective individual and team performance.
• Project Performance & Controls – Cascade vision and translate into delivery objectives for the team. Develop and maintain project plan. Identify and set appropriate project controls. Manage performance and report progress to sponsors.
Additional Responsibilities:
• Role-modelling behaviours and creating a positive working environment which supports diversity and enables staff working on their project to excel;
• Championing the development of project management – including the regular identification and sharing of lessons identified;
• Utilise and develop professional networks to foster best practice and develop and mentor other PD colleagues (required for PM 3 level);
• Work with the P3 Improvement team to assist in defining and implementing ‘best practice’ processes by engaging with PD community, professional bodies and other Industry partners (requied for PM 3 level).

These responsibilities are taken from the Project delivery Complexity Framework (PDCF) and describe the career pathway for the Project Management role.

Important Information:

Our work in defence, security and intelligence requires our employees to be British Citizens who are able to gain a high level of security clearance to understand the work you will undertake to protect us from any security threats. For this reason, we regret that only UK Nationals will be able to apply for this role. If you are an international or dual-national candidate, and you think you have the skills we need, please consider applying to any of our government, security or defence partners.

This role will require full UK security clearance and you should have resided in the UK for the past 5 years. For some roles Developed Vetting will also be required, in this case you should have resided in the UK for the past 10 years.

If you are a current Dstl employee, you are encouraged to inform your line manager of your application as they can support you through the process and should you be successful it will help in negotiating a release date.

Work location
Dstl is strongly encouraging blended and flexible working either at one of our sites or from home or both. We want to empower you to undertake your duties at the most appropriate location for the task, however you will be allocated a Dstl site as a base. You may be required to travel to other Dstl and MoD sites as required.
Behaviours
We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:

Delivering at Pace
Communicating and Influencing
Leadership
Making Effective Decisions
We only ask for evidence of these behaviours on your application form:

Leadership
Technical skills
We'll assess you against these technical skills during the selection process:

Project Management experience in a infrastructure and construction environment.
Benefits
We'll provide a great range of benefits including;

Fully flexible working, including alternative working patterns, annualised hours, compressed hours and job share, to name a few.
Flexible Working hours, a 12 month reference period and the ability to bank hours. Up to 37 hours can be taken in any calendar month.
Excellent learning and development to ensure everyone fulfils their potential.
Maternity, adoption or shared parental leave of up to 26 weeks full pay followed by 13 weeks statutory pay and a further 13 weeks unpaid, and paternity leave of 2 weeks full pay.
Chartership and accreditation support.
Pension.
Generous annual leave, with the ability to buy and sell up to 5 days holiday per year.
A competitive salary. Onsite gyms and restaurants.Staff discounts for high street and online shopping, restaurants and days out.

Our Diversity Networks

Dstl recognises the importance of diversity and inclusion as people from diverse backgrounds bring fresh ideas. We are committed to building an inclusive working environment in which each employee fulfils their potential and maximises their contribution. We have a number of support networks to ensure all employees feel supported at work.

These include the following;

- Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Network

- Race, Faith and Culture Network

- Parents and Carer Support Network

- Alternative Working Network

- Gender Equality Network

- New Starters Network

- Enabled Network, for people with visible and non-visible disabilities.
 

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