Programme Team Lead - Coal, Flexible and hybrid working options

Mansfield with hybrid working options
£43,150 - £47,465 per annum
28 Apr 2022
28 May 2022
Contract Type

Working with us:

We encourage applicants from anywhere in the UK – as long as you’re able to be in the Mansfield office for a minimum of 1-2 days a week and attend our regular team meetings in person, we embrace a hybrid working model as much as possible.

We offer different ways to work flexibly, and the following types of flexibility are usually possible: job share, flexible hours, working from home for part of the week and compressed hours. Please feel free to talk about what flexibility means to you at your interview.

Who we are:

Here at the Coal Authority, we really are a great team to work with. We’re united in our passion and commitment to make a better future for people and the environment in mining areas.

We carry out a wide variety of essential services from responding to coal mining hazards, to keeping people and the environment safe from mine water pollution.

We are excited about what our future holds. Our work is helping to develop a new sustainable source of renewable energy for the UK. By harnessing the energy from mine water heat, we hope to play a key role towards helping the UK to meet net-zero emissions by 2050.

We truly are a supportive organisation where we all live and breathe our values. We are inclusive, trusted and progressive in everything that we do.

With a genuine commitment to flexible working, we believe that work life balance is incredibly important. There are a number of wonderful benefits that you’ll access being a part of our inclusive team including 27.5 days holiday (with an additional 6 days flexi time), an option to work in a hybrid way, a great civil service pension scheme, generous gym membership contribution, and support for your professional membership.

About the role:

This role sits within the Environment department, which is responsible for addressing the issues of water pollution from abandoned coal and metal mines across Britain by developing new schemes and supporting the operation of over 75 existing mine water treatment schemes. 

Specially, the role sites within the projects delivery team and is responsible for day to day delivery of a major capital new build and refurbishment programme (around £17m annually) through a team of professionals.  Projects can include the delivery of complex new water treatment schemes and refurbishments of our existing schemes.

You’ll be:

  • Leading a team of professionals undertaking daily line management and a senior project role and technical reviewer role.
  • Providing support and assistance to the Principal Project Manager in the overall management of the Projects Team, stakeholder management and commercial growth.
  • Leading and managing the Coal Programme and budget through programme / financial management and reporting.
  • Delivering selected projects with assistance from the Assistant Project Managers.
  • Managing the internal relationships with key stakeholders such as the technical, property, SHE & operations teams with regards to project delivery.
  • Developing and coaching project manager and assistant project manager roles.

About you:

You’ll have

  • The skills, to effectively lead and manage a team of professionals to deliver the programme of work.
  • Proven record of delivering programmes or complex projects from conception to construction by identifying and mitigating constraints to development
  • Experience of managing consultants and contractors through the NEC suite of contracts.
  • Experience of managing a budget of £10m+
  • An ability to manage and prioritise a high-volume workload & multiple projects
  • Excellent budget, programme & risk management skills
  • Highly developed communication and  interpersonal skills
  • Self-motivation and excellent time management
  • The ability to work with other teams to deliver the programme
  • Liaison, negotiation and public presentation skills
  • Report writing skills

We are interested in hearing from people with:

  • Experience in the water sector
  • Experience of developing new build projects from conception through to tender stage
  • Experience of developing and delivering refurbishment of existing assets

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion:

The Coal Authority is committed to developing a supportive, inclusive, caring and positive community. We encourage applications from people with the required skills and experience, from different backgrounds, cultures, ethnicities and beliefs.  Diversity is vital to our success and innovation and is fundamental to our values of being trusted, inclusive and progressive.   We offer a guaranteed interview for candidates with disabilities who meet the basic selection criteria.

Application closing date: Sunday 15th May 2022

For further information and to submit your application please click 'Apply'.

Application outcome:

We would love to respond to all candidates, however due to the high volumes we receive, only candidates invited to interview will be contacted. Therefore if you have not heard anything within 2 weeks of the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful. We do encourage you to keep an eye on our website and see if there are any other roles that may be suitable for you.

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