Major Projects Manager

Based at:            Headquarters (Valley Road, Portishead)
Contract:            Permanent
Hours:                 37 hours per week (Monday – Friday)
Salary:                 £38,237 per annum

Closing date:     29 May 2018

Avon Fire & Rescue Service has an immediate vacancy within our small Property Services Team.  You will have responsibility for managing and delivering our major building projects, including refurbishments and new-builds working in conjunction with a range of stakeholders. 

You will develop, implement and review the systems, plans, policies and procedures to ensure efficient and effective project management delivery.  You will be the subject matter expert within the organisation providing professional property and estates advice and guidance, working alongside the Property Services Manager to make appropriate recommendations on property strategy to the Service Board and Fire Authority.  You will also be expected to provide reports and deliver presentations to ensure stakeholders are updated on the progress of key projects. You will be expected to monitor and manage the major projects budgets (in excess of £15m). 

To be eligible to apply for this post you must be a Chartered Surveyor (or possess an equivalent professional qualification) with substantial experience.  You should also have senior level project management experience in construction, including new-build projects.  You must also have proven experience in budget management, people management, policy and strategy development, analytical/problem solving and organisational skills and the ability to communicate effectively at all levels.  Experience of working within the public sector would be an advantage.  You should also possess well developed IT skills and a current driving licence. 

How to apply:

The job description and application form can be found on our website www.avonfire.gov.uk.  You may apply by application form or by submitting your curriculum vitae.  Applications must be received in Human Resources by the closing date.   Please email your application to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..   Please quote job reference number 5000 on any communications.