Project Manager (Passenger Infrastructure) - 37 hours per week

North Somerset Council

North Somerset

Job Title: Project Manager (Passenger Infrastructure)

Requisition Reference: PLCA0354
Directorate: Place
Starting salary: Level 9:- £40,221 - £45,441 per annum
Location: Based in North Somerset
Hours: 37 hours per week
Contract: Permanent
Closing date: Wednesday 14 February 2024

Are you the person we’re looking for to deliver innovative transport projects in North Somerset?

North Somerset Council has an ambitious and wide-ranging programme of Bus Service Improvements, urban regeneration, and transport improvement schemes to deliver. We are looking for enthusiastic team players to join our growing team.

This will be a fast paced and exciting time to work for us. Following the award of significant funding for our joint West of England Bus Service Improvement Plan (BSIP), the second largest funding settlement nationally, North Somerset Council is looking to expand its project delivery teams to ensure successful delivery of our ambitious and exciting plans to transform sustainable and public transport in North Somerset alongside our colleagues across the West of England.

The projects and initiatives range from large passenger infrastructure projects (e.g. mobility hubs and public realm improvements), to first and last mile interventions around our public transport network.

We are aiming for our Bus Service Improvement Plan (BSIP) to significantly increase bus patronage, helping to decarbonise transport in the district.

To support these aspirations the council’s BSIP delivery team is seeking to appoint a career-graded Project Manager to progress our Passenger Infrastructure projects with a starting salary of up to £45,441 per annum.

This role is key to delivery of new responsibilities under the BSIP and Enhanced Partnership and our new Passenger Charter.

About you
You will be an experienced project manager, ideally with a background in transport, used to working in a fast-paced multi-disciplinary team environment. You will be ambitious and bring the right blend of skills and experience to deliver quickly and efficiently to challenging timescales.

North Somerset Council operate a Career Grade, and once appointed that means we want to see you progress with North Somerset in your career.

Typical duties will include:
• Project manage delivery of transport projects from inception to completion
• Ensuring that projects are delivered on time, within budget and to the agreed specification
• Develop and maintain effective relationships with key stakeholders to facilitate delivery of projects
• Work with consultants and engineering colleagues on the design and delivery of projects
• Ensure compliance with corporate project management processes
• Working with transport teams to develop briefs and specifications for schemes to maximise outcomes
• Reporting project progress to internal and external stakeholders
• Continuously improving team standards and working practices
• Environmental carbon reduction in scheme delivery and outcomes

All our roles will work in partnership with the West of England Combined Authority as part of a joint delivery unit approach.

This position is currently based at our Castlewood offices in Clevedon. Please be advised that this office will be closed by 2025. Consultation is currently underway to determine the new location for colleagues based in Castlewood; this is likely to be in Weston-super-Mare but could be elsewhere in North Somerset. We offer a flexible working policy but you would be expected to be in the office at least 1 day per week.

Want to know more and apply?
For an informal discussion, please contact Jackie Lower, Infrastructure Delivery Manager, at [email protected]

Anticipated interview date: Thursday 29 February 2024.

At North Somerset Council we want all our employees to feel valued and appreciated. We aim to ensure equality of opportunity and prevent discrimination irrespective of your sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion or belief, race, age, disability, including neurodiversity, if you are married or in a civil partnership or are pregnant. We strive to create a workplace that reflects the communities we serve and where everyone feels empowered to bring their full, authentic selves to work.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

North Somerset Council – Open, Fairer, Greener.

Please note: We are currently only accepting applications from candidates who have full permission to work in the UK.

For further information and to apply, please click here.


  • Location: North Somerset
  • Job Title: Project Manager (Passenger Infrastructure) - 37 hours per week
  • Salary: Level 9:- £40,221 - £45,441 per annum
  • Closes: 29 Feb 2024 ** Last chance to apply **
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