This Delivery Manager will transform programme management and delivery
Enable change, build capability and deliver quality assets programmes of work
About The Environment Agency
At the Environment Agency, there's so much more to our work than building flood risk management schemes or regulating industry. We strive to ensure that everything we do counts towards leaving a legacy to be proud of - for people, communities and the environment - for all of us to enjoy and for future generations. Join us and each day, you'll go home knowing that your work really makes a difference to people's lives, livelihoods and our natural environment.
Ultimately, we work to create a better place for people and for wildlife, including reducing the impact of our changing climate. There are many and varied aspects to our work, such as flood and coastal erosion risk management, the creation and ongoing management of environmental assets, improving water and air quality, protecting natural habitats and the sustainability of land and resources; these areas and more come under our remit.
During times of environmental incidents, we work collaboratively with other organisations, taking the lead or providing assistance as required, to ensure our communities are supported and recovery is effected as soon as practicable. All in all, this makes the Environment Agency an exciting, creative and influential place to work, where we create the climate for people to be themselves and feel good about coming to work.
The Delivery Manager's will be responsibilities will include:
- Build and lead a co-located, integrated team of Environment Agency and Supplier Delivery Partners that are capable of working collaboratively to deliver two or three agreed Area Programmes.
- Lead and facilitate the alignment, coordination and collaboration between partners, in establishing a culture of effective challenge, empowerment, and innovation to deliver value through our asset programme and drive continuous improvement.
- Ensure the viability and delivery of an annual programme for each Area taking into account scale of workload, resource capacity and capabilities, continuous improvement activities and programme objectives and targets.
- Champion the Programme's governance arrangements as a core member of the Area Programme Boards to ensure effective performance management and appropriate escalation and resolution of issues across Programme and Project delivery.
- Build and manage stakeholder relationships with the supply chain and senior stakeholders across the business, embracing diversity of skills, backgrounds and experience.
- Monitor and advise on key strategic risks facing the Area Programmes from a delivery perspective, advising on mitigation actions.
- Ensure that an effective and appropriately skilled team is maintained and developed and individual and team performance is optimised in line with strategic goals.
The Successful Applicant
- Proven track record of successfully leading and building new teams from across different organisations and disciplines to deliver mutually agreed outcomes.
- Ability to lead staff through cultural change with evidence of where you have fostered inclusive working environments that support innovation and leverage benefits through collaborative working.
- Experience of successful management of capital asset programmes with multi-million pound budget, demonstrating understanding of commercial, financial and legislative requirements, including management of external suppliers and contractors.
- Experienced in working with programme sponsors, understanding their requirements, and delivering against those needs within agreed tolerances
- Successful track record in managing health, safety, environment and wellbeing issues.
- Ability to facilitate complex relationships across diverse backgrounds.
- Excellent stakeholder management skills to build and maintain strong relationships with senior stakeholders across the business and with supply chain.
- Ability to network and leverage those connections for mutual benefit
- Skilled communicator who can influence others to move towards a common vision or goal.
What's on Offer
Grade Rate Grade 7 - £55,819 up to £60,500
Location: Birmingham and Exeter
Hours of work: 37 hours
Leave entitlement: Your leave allowance in these roles will be 27 days plus bank holidays (pro-rata - if part time or an assignment). We also offer up to two days paid environmental outcome days each year. These give you the opportunity to take part in community activities with a clear environmental outcome for people and wildlife.
Pension: We will enrol you into the Environment Agency Pension Fund (EAPF) on commencing employment, if your employment contract is for 3 months or more. The EAPF is part of the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS). It is a career average scheme, which means you will build up benefits based on your pay each scheme year rather than your final salary.