Senior Project Manager - Dumfries Learning Town

Senior Project Manager

Dumfries Learning Town


This position provides an exciting opportunity for an experienced and proactive Project Manager to work as part of the team in the delivery of Phase 2 of Dumfries Learning Town, delivering school facilities fit for the 21st century.

The successful candidate will be responsible for working as an integral part of the team to deliver the procurement, design, construction, commissioning, and handover of a new replacement Dumfries High School and for the refurbishment of Dumfries Academy which includes the relocation of Loreburn Primary School. Working within Property Estates and Programmes and reporting directly to the Project Management Lead the successful candidate will work as part of the wider team to deliver innovative, modern, energy efficient facilities for our pupils and staff.

The successful candidate will be an experienced project manager with proven project management skills across the construction sector, with the ability to work to deadlines whilst under pressure.

You will be educated to degree level or equivalent, preferably have professional membership at an appropriate level of a recognised body (ARB, RIAS/RIBA, RICS, CIOB) and have a recognised Project Management Qualification. You will have significant experience in the delivery of capital projects across the public sector including the management of consultants and contractors.

This is a fixed term position for a 4-year period. Benefits include an attractive relocation package of up to £5,000 and access to the Local Government Pension Scheme which includes free life cover.

Please complete in full the council’s Application form on the council’s recruitment website. In your application, please provide an outline of your experience, with particular focus on the requirements of this post as set out in the job description and person specification. You should also complete the Equal Opportunities Monitoring form, which will assist us to maintain fairness in recruitment and employment practices.

Please note that CVs will not be accepted, and the council’s Application Form must be completed in full for your application to be considered.

As part of the application process, you will be required to provide the names, addresses and telephone numbers of two referees, one of which must be your current or most recent employer.

The Closing date for the post of Senior Project Manager is Friday 17 December 2021. We are unable to accept applications after the closing date. Interviews will be scheduled for week beginning Monday 3 January 2022