Project Manager - Flexible Working Available

London (Central), London (Greater)
£37,428 - £45,747
28 May 2019
21 Jun 2019
Full Time
Contract Type

Job description

Salary: £37,428 – £45,747 (depending on location, skills and experience) 

Would you describe yourself as someone who is passionate about managing projects to deliver quality digital services that meet the needs of a diverse range of users? 

Would you like to be part of something new and creative? 

If so, we would love to hear from you…. 

As the Project Manager, you will be part of a team managing the delivery of DfT’s digital, data and technology (DDaT) portfolio of programmes, projects and initiatives, including applications and infrastructure. You will ensure that programmes, projects and initiatives achieve the agreed objectives within time, cost and quality constraints. You’ll apply and promote the use of best-practice management methods, managing and sourcing both internal and external resources that are allocated to projects and initiatives. You will also help champion project governance and drive continuous improvement of processes and practice, leading by example and sharing your knowledge through coaching and mentoring to build capability across the team. 

This is a great time to join us as we continue to build the team. Next year, the Digital Service will: 

• Provide the Digital, Data and Technology capabilities that equip everyone to work. 
• Drive efficiency by optimising the Department’s business processes. 
• Increase workforce productivity by delivering smarter, better services and a digital culture. 
• Provide advice and expertise to policymakers on the impact of technology in the transport system. 

Join us at an exciting time where you will have the opportunity to make your mark and drive our enthusiastic delivery team and digital opportunities forward. 

Reporting to a Senior Project Manager, your responsibilities will include: 

• Managing the delivery of DfT’s digital, data and technology projects and initiatives, including applications and infrastructure, with a focus on medium-sized projects, according to the project allocation priorities set by the Head of Digital Project Delivery/ Project Portfolio Delivery Group. 
• Managing and support the relationships with digital, data and technology project sponsors and key stakeholders of the projects they manage, understanding their priorities and demands. 
• Ensuring that the projects and initiatives they manage achieve agreed objectives within time, cost and quality constraints. 
• Tracking and reporting progress on allocated projects. 
• Applying and supporting the use of best-practice project management methods. 
• Ensuring that realistic project plans are in place and maintained. 

About You 

We are looking for an applicant who holds demonstrable project management experience, specifically in a digital or IT related environment. You will possess exceptional organisational skills and the ability to work on high-value projects within set cost, time and quality guidelines. You will be confident in challenging existing practice and improving systems and structures to create a more streamlined, user focussed process or service. You will also be a skilled communicator and negotiator, with good interpersonal and presentation skills to enable effective interaction with a wide range of colleagues and stakeholders. Does this sound like you? If so, please apply. 

About us 

We are part of the Department for Transport (DfT). DfT is a great place to work, and our ‘one team’ approach really makes a difference. We value our staff and that’s why we’re committed to nurturing an inclusive environment across the Department. 

You’ll be part of an innovative organisation that invests in all our people, ensuring we have the diverse skills to deliver transport that moves Britain ahead now and into the future. 

Find out more about what it's like working at the Department for Transport

DfT has been recognised for its leadership on workplace gender equality by being included in The Times Top 50 Employers for Women 2017. 

DfT’s inclusion is recognition of our commitment to make the Department a great place to work through our culture of equality and inclusivity and the great strides we’ve made to raise the number of women in senior positions.


We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:

  • Changing and Improving
  • Managing a Quality Service

Technical skills

We'll assess you against these technical skills during the selection process:

  • Change and Transformation / Business Change Implementation / Programme Management
  • Relationships and Engagement / Stakeholder Management / Relationship Management
  • Skills and Quality / People Management / Resourcing
  • Strategy and Architecture / Business Strategy and Planning / Financial Management

Benefits Pensions

Civil Service pension schemes may be available for successful candidates.


Being part of our brilliant Civil Service means you will have access to a wide range of fantastic benefits. We offer generous annual leave, attractive pension options, flexible working, inclusive working environments and much more to support a healthy work/life balance.

Things you need to know Security

Successful candidates must meet the security requirements before they can be appointed. The level of security needed is security check.

Nationality statement

Candidates will be subject to UK immigration requirements as well as Civil Service nationality rules.

If you're applying for a role requiring security clearance please be aware that foreign or dual nationality is not an automatic bar. However certain posts may have restrictions which could affect those who do not have sole British nationality or who have personal connections with certain countries outside the UK.

Selection process details

This vacancy is using Success Profiles, and will assess your Behaviours, Strengths, Experience and Technical skills.

When considering applying please look at how your experience relates to the role, please tailor your CV and Personal Statement to reflect the role and the essential skills/ criteria described in the Role Profile. 

The Department for Transport alongside other Government Departments recruit using Success Profiles. This means for each role we consider what you will need to demonstrate in order to be successful. This gives us the best possible chance of finding the right person for the job, drives up performance and improves diversity and inclusivity. For further information on Success Profiles please click here
You’re encouraged to become familiar with the role profile, as you may be assessed against any of the criteria recorded within. 

The selection process will be designed specifically for the role. As a result, your assessment could include: 

• A Telephone Interview 
• An interview 
• An interview with one or more exercises 
• A full day of activities including interactive, written and timed exercises 

The interview may consist of a range of question types which could include questions about your strengths or how you would respond in any given situation, as well as specific examples of things you have done. You may also be asked to sit a written assessment or present on a particular topic. 

Your interview may consist of a range of question types. These may include questions about: 

• What energises and motivates you 
• How you would manage situations relevant to the role 
• Your previous experience 
• Your professional skills and knowledge 

Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.

Nationality requirements

Open to UK, Commonwealth and European Economic Area (EEA) and certain non EEA nationals. Further information on whether you are able to apply is available here.

Working for the Civil Service

The Civil Service Code sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants.

We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's recruitment principles.

The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equality of opportunity. There is a guaranteed interview scheme (GIS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.

Apply and further information Contact point for applicants

Please direct all enquiries to Natasha Davies at

Sift/interview dates and location

The sift is due to take place week commencing 24th June. 

Interviews/assessments are likely to be held week commencing 8th July. 

We will try to meet the dates set out in the advert. There may be occasions when these dates will change. You will be provided with sufficient notice of the confirmed dates. 

If successful and transferring from another Government Department a security check may be carried out. 

Further information

We have adopted anonymised recruitment. This means that your name, date of birth and other personal details will not be seen by the sift panel. 

We may hold a merit list for up to twelve months. During this time, if a similar role is identified and you have been placed on the merit list you may be considered for the post. Within the merit list period, your application form and selection information may be shared across the department and its agencies. 

Please see attached candidate notes for further information about our recruitment process. 

Reasonable adjustment 
If a person with disabilities is put at a substantial disadvantage compared to a non-disabled person, we have a duty to make reasonable changes to our processes. 
If you need a change to be made so that you can make your application, you should: 
Contact Government Recruitment Service via as soon as possible before the closing date to discuss your needs 

Complete the “Assistance required” section in the “Additional requirements” page of your application form to tell us what changes or help you might need further on in the recruitment process. For instance, you may need wheelchair access at interview, or if you’re deaf, a Language Service Professional 

Applicants who are successful at interview will be, as part of pre-employment screening subject to a check on the Internal Fraud Database (IFD). This check will provide information about employees who have been dismissed for fraud or dishonesty offences. This check also applies to employees who resign or otherwise leave before being dismissed for fraud or dishonesty had their employment continued. Any applicant’s details held on the IFD will be refused employment. 

If you feel your application has not been treated in accordance with the Recruitment Principles and you wish to make a complaint, in the first instance, you should contact 

Government Recruitment Services via email: 

If you are not satisfied with the response you receive from the Department, you can contact the Civil Service Commission: 
Click here to visit Civil Service Commission 

Any move to the Department for Transport (DfT) will mean you will no longer be able to carry on claiming childcare vouchers.

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