Senior Technical Project Officer x 3

Permanent, Full-time
Senior Level
Application Close
22 Jul 2024

Job Location

  • two days in the office per week
  • at the offices in Union Street, Southwark, London
  • within the Infrastructure Coordination Service (ICS)

Job Details

The Infrastructure Coordination Service (ICS) is hiring 3 x Senior Technical Project Officers across its work areas — helping to realise the Mayor’s priorities for infrastructure and decarbonisation in the capital.

The ICS is an award-winning team that works to improve how utilities and other infrastructure is planned and delivered in our city. We are interdisciplinary, fast-moving, industry-leading and focused on innovation, creating real change by working with partners in the sector.

ICS brings significant benefits to Londoners and industry by improving air quality, supporting ‘healthy streets’, enabling decarbonisation, and unlocking affordable housing delivery.

Role descriptions

Senior Technical Project Officer – Streets (x2)

These roles will work closely with partners across industry to promote the ‘dig-once’ approach to streetworks—where utilities, telecoms, boroughs and others reduce disruption across London by working together and employing innovative construction techniques/technologies.

  • Permanent role: We are looking for someone to unpick delivery challenges to the ‘dig once approach’ and develop best practice so that collaboration becomes “business as usual.” You may work on topics including: mains rehabilitation programmes, streetwork and network management issues, heat networks, future proofing, healthy streets improvements, and others. A background in utilities, engineering or streetworks is preferred but not required.
  • 18-month role: This role will work on a new project aiming to scale the delivery of Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS) through utilities streetworks, with a view to creating a market framework for the wider sector. The project will launch in September and will involve close partnership working with Thames Water and flood authorities. A background in water, streetworks or engineering is preferred but not required.

Senior Technical Project Officer – Infrastructure Coordination Service

  • 2-year role: This role will take on a range of projects across the ICS. This could include convening partners to deliver long-term infrastructure plans for water and energy, to reduce flooding, decarbonise London, and ensure the right infrastructure is in place to support affordable housing. Or it might involve bringing together groups of developers to resolve infrastructure challenges across their sites and identify opportunities for collaboration. The preferred candidate will have a technical background in: utilities, engineering, streetworks, infrastructure planning/land use, architecture/development or construction.

Role Reporting

  • you will have a team of up to XXX direct reports
  • you will be reporting directly to the XXX in the XXXX Directorate

About You

The ideal candidates will have a problem-solving mindset and enjoy applying analytical and creative thinking skills to address blockers, thereby challenging the status quo. 

Strong problem-solving skills, organisation and attention to detail will be essential, as well as an ability to communicate effectively in various forms with a diverse range of stakeholders.

The ideal candidates will have demonstrated knowledge and a practical understanding of the infrastructure issues, but we will also consider those with a relevant background who can quickly acquire new technical knowledge.

These roles will require initiative, with an appetite to proactively research emerging areas, generate analysis, and explore the technical feasibility of solutions. The ideal candidates will enjoy leading workstreams, at times delivered in partnership with external consultancies. Key to these roles will be the ability to synthesize complex viewpoints and gain buy-in through compelling, well-thought-out arguments.

Eligible Built Environment Backgrounds

  • Architecture

  • Ecology & Environmental Science

  • Engineering

  • Landscape Architecture

  • Surveying

  • Town & City Planning

  • Transport Planning

  • Urban Design

Job Package

  • £56,797 per annum salary (Grade 9)
  • A career average pension scheme.
  • 30 days annual leave

Application Process

If you would like to apply for the role you will need to submit the following:

  • Up-to-date CV
  • Personal statement with a maximum of 1,500 words. Please ensure you address how you demonstrate the essential criteria outlined above in the advert.

Please ensure your CV and Personal Statement have a maximum file size of 1.5MB each and upload your Personal Statement to the ‘Additional Documents’ section of the form, ensuring you address the technical requirements and competencies in your Personal Statement. Word or PDF format is preferred. Do not include any photographs or images. Please ensure your CV and Personal Statement are saved with the job reference number as part of the naming convention (E.g., “CV—applicant name—012345).

If you have a question about the role or would like to discuss it informally, please feel free to contact Gabriele Caprotti to arrange a call. 

  • Application closing date: Monday 22 July 2024 - 23:59.
  • Interview date: Week commencing 12 August 2024.

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Deadline for application is 23:59, Monday 22 July 2024.

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