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Principle Project Manager

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Our Values

It’s great to know that you are interested in working with us at Coventry City Council. As a prospective employee, it is important that everyone who works for us is committed to our One Coventry values and shares our commitment to becoming a more diverse and inclusive organisation. 


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About the team we are recruiting to

The Project Delivery Team plays a lead role in delivering the City Council’s major construction projects through proactive project and programme management. The team delivers across a range of areas playing a key role in helping to ensure the Council’s objectives are met to support the economic prosperity of the City and benefit the local community.   

Teams within the service work together and in partnership with the private sector to secure investment in the city and delivery of quality schemes. The team are currently leading on the Education Capital programme of works and also get involved in wider strategic work that enables investment in the City to ensure growth and prosperity.

What is the job role?

This is an exciting time to join Coventry City Council and we are looking for an experienced Construction Project Manager to help deliver a challenging programme of work. 

We need the right person to join our team to help manage and deliver a range of construction projects within the City.  We are looking for someone who understands the world of construction and is a confident and competent technical specialist in areas including new build, refurbishment and demolition.  The successful person will have responsibility and autonomy to deliver and manage projects ranging from £50k - £20m. 

The role includes the management of people within the team and the project environment and has responsibility for managing project related budgets.

Ranking as the 8th best city to live and work, with the profile of Coventry raised through being the  UK City of Culture 2021 and a host city for the Commonwealth Games 2022, Coventry is investing in its commercial, retail, leisure and educational future. There is no better time to join us and play your part within a City that has one of the largest regeneration and development programmes in the country.

Coventry is a great centrally located city and our new flagship head office is based one minutes walk from Coventry Rail Station which has direct links to and from Birmingham, Nuneaton, Leamington, Rugby and London Euston stations.  Our office base is fresh and modern with a design focus on agile working.

This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated individual to play a key role within the Project Delivery Team. We have high expectations and aspire to achieve. If you are proactive and have the skills, experience and tenacity to succeed, this will be the role for you.

In addition to your construction knowledge, you will need to be able to demonstrate:

  • Your ability to work independently in a demanding service environment
  • Demonstrable budget management experience, including forecast and control
  • Discipline and tenacity to deliver results
  • A desire to learn and develop
  • People management and proactive leadership
  • Knowledge of industry standard contracts
  • Balance and authority in taking decisions in difficult situations
  • Flexibility and willingness to take on a varied workload

For an informal discussion about the role contact Lucy Hobbs at lucy.hobbs@coventry.gov.uk

When applying for this role you will be asked to write a personal statement, when writing your personal statement please include the following:

  • Evidence of having worked in a similar role within a construction / design related environment
  • Experience of budget monitoring and cashflow within a project environment with examples of what you have been responsible for
  • Previous experience of working with industry standard contracts such as JCT, NEC for construction and RIBA and RICS for consultants

For full details on the application process please read the attached document on our jobs page labelled 'Coventry City Council Application Process'

Interview date(s): w/c 12th September 2022


About Coventry

Coventry is a lively, multicultural city, which embraces old and new. Around the modern city centre there are traces of history everywhere – in the old city walls, the timber-framed buildings and the reconstructed medieval Spon Street. But Coventry has always had an eye on the future, and is now firmly focused on regenerating and re-inventing itself to meet the challenges of the 21st Century. With major developments and new projects taking place right across the city, Coventry City Council is the place to be!

There's a huge buzz about the city – Coventry ranks as the 8th best city to live, work and do business in the UK, and it was the UK City of Culture 2021. We believe this will help put Coventry on the map for all the right reasons as you can feel the sense of local pride throughout the city. It also offers a unique, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to those joining us to play their part in it.

We genuinely believe that Coventry City Council is a special place. You will be joining Coventry City Council during an exciting time to become part of a team that contribute to achieving our visions for the city. We have made our council a place where we look after our people, making sure you're happy in your work and given everything you need to succeed. We've created friendly, welcoming workplaces where everyone is working towards the same cause, providing the best possible services for the city of Coventry.

As a council with improvement at its heart, we’re committed to making life better for the people who live and work in Coventry. We’re equally concerned with the quality of life enjoyed by our people, so by joining us, you won’t just be helping the community, you’ll be helping yourself too.

Not only do you get to work alongside great people that are helping to improve services for our community we offer great benefits too! For your valued contribution we will provide a fantastic benefits package including;

  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Generous annual leave allowance starting at 27 days and rising to 32 days
  • Opportunity for Salary Match and Pay progression through multiple increments
  • Outstanding local government pension scheme
  • Learning & Development with access to certified courses.
  • Access to an award winning Occupational Health Team
  • Vibrant employee networks 
  • Lifestyle savings
  • Salary Sacrifice Schemes; Car Scheme, Cycle to work and more
  • Interest-free travel loans
  • Payroll giving scheme
  • Workplace parking scheme
  • Maternity, paternity and adoption Leave
  • And much more


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