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Principal Project Manager

  • Principal Project Manager
  • Grade L, £43,937 per annum
  • Permanent
  • 37 hours per week
  • Leeds

The Economic Implementation Team within the West Yorkshire Combined Authority are expanding rapidly due to the influx of new funds.

The Economic Implementation Team, which is an integral part of the Policing Environment and Place Directorate, has a diverse and wide-ranging portfolio including delivery of Clean Growth, Natural Flood Management, Brownfield Housing and Economic Regeneration programmes.   

In 2021 the £1.8bn devolution deal was secured for West Yorkshire. This meant the first Mayor of West Yorkshire was subsequently elected, with Tracy Brabin taking up post in May 2021. The devolution deal and election of the Mayor has enabled us to start to drive up living standards for local communities while tackling the climate emergency and helping to deliver our commitment to become a net zero carbon city region by 2038.

We are seeking to appoint skilled, dedicated, and experienced Principal Project Managers to join our friendly and professional team across the following areas:

  • Brownfield Housing Fund (BHF) (3 Roles)
    The BHF programme is Government funded programme to deliver £89m of funds by March 2025, so close partnership working, commercial negotiations and strong contract management is required to ensure 5400-7800 homes commence construction on site within the funding period and to budget.
  • British Library North (1 Role)
    As part of our West Yorkshire Devolution deal the Combined Authority has been allocated £25 million to support development of a British Library for the North.  Currently the preferred site is the Grade 1 listed building, Temple Works, located in the Southbank area of Leeds. 

You should be proactive, with excellent communication skills, and an ability to build strong partnership relationships.   

You will have the following key skills, attributes, education, and experience

  • Stakeholder, Contract and partnership management 
  • Budgeting and financial management
  • Commercial surveying skills including delivering projects within a development land environment and context
  • Significant experience of procurement procedures, and taking a lead, working with legal advisors, to negotiate contracts and/or funding agreements, commercial partnership and collaboration agreements

Meet the Team

We are running a session for interested candidates to join a presentation and ‘meet the team’ behind these roles.

This includes the recruiting manager, where you’ll have an opportunity discuss the role in depth and ask any questions you may have. The details for this virtual event will be shared to interested individuals following initial contact.

The session will take place on 19 Jan from 3-4pm. To register your interest, please email:    

Our offer

We offer an excellent benefits package including access to a generous employer-contribution, local government pension scheme and fully funded travel throughout West Yorkshire by bus and rail with the MCard, currently worth over £1,860 per year. 

Further Information or to apply please visit:

Closing Date: 05 Feb 2023

Shortlisting: 06 Feb 2023

Interviews: 16/17 Feb 2023

Principal Project Manager

Leeds, UK
Senior Manager
Grade L, £43,937 per annum

Published on 12 Dec 2023

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