Infrastructure Delivery Manager

London borough of Barking and Dagenham
Barking and Dagenham
£49,674 - £53,793
Closing date
21 Aug 2022

Infrastructure Delivery Manager

Division: Inclusive Growth

Section: Inclusive Growth

£49,674 - £53,793

About this job

As the borough grows, new infrastructure is needed to support residents and businesses to sustain further growth. A key part of this is the drafting of a new Barking and Dagenham Local Plan and Infrastructure Delivery Plan, and a refresh of how we proactively invest in and deliver the necessary infrastructure to enhance the quality of life for Barking and Dagenham’s diverse community of residents, workers, and businesses. This means a new way of working in terms of how we monitor, forecast and spend income from s106 and CIL. We are putting in place new systems and decision-making procedures to ensure this is an efficient and transparent process for everyone, and to better enable our delivery teams and partners to get on with investing in our communities. You will have the autonomy and scope to lead and shape this exciting opportunity to identify and deliver infrastructure funded by developer contributions.

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About you

Working within the council’s Inclusive Growth service, this is a prominent role within the organisation where you will lead in planning and delivering the council’s infrastructure provision. You will work with LBBD colleagues and Be First officers, who will in turn support you to meet the needs of key stakeholders, including elected members, and those responsible for delivering infrastructure. You will have detailed knowledge, expertise and experience of procedures, regulations and legislation relating to s106 and CIL matters, preferably in a London context but this is not essential. You will be proactive and adept in working across multiple teams within the organisation to ensure a collaborative approach and amplify the importance of s106 and CIL collection, monitoring and spend procedures. You will enjoy building, maintaining, and developing the trust of delivery partners (public and private sector) and working with other key stakeholders, who will play a bigger role in how infrastructure projects are identified, prioritised and delivered.

You will also be comfortable in mediating difficult conversations that may occur between stakeholders with competing interests. It’s essential to have excellent verbal and written communication skills to update on s106/CIL and infrastructure matters to elected Members, councillors, senior officers, public and private sector partners.

As an employer we offer a competitive pay package that is fair, a decent pension for the future and employee benefits that make life just a little bit easier. Our Staff benefits includes a generous annual leave entitlement, LG pension scheme, learning & development, flexible working, employee support, support groups and “Wider Wallet” scheme which enable staff to access discounts on many high street stores and local businesses and save money on theme parks, theatre, cinema and eating out.

There are also travel and holiday discounts, and health plans.

Our borough is vibrant and diverse, and this is something we are proud of.

We value the diversity of people who live, work and visit Barking and Dagenham and it is our vision is to create a place where people understand, respect and celebrate each other's differences.

About us

Barking and Dagenham is a London borough that strives to be different. With the newly opened Barking Riverside station and Thames Clipper river service, and the new Elizabeth line station at Chadwell Heath, the borough has unrivalled connectivity and huge potential for economic growth and investment at a national scale of significance. New film studios and the proposed relocation of the City of London markets are creating new employment opportunities, and extensive major housebuilding and place making is taking place on an unrivalled scale throughout the borough.

As an organisation, Barking and Dagenham Council has a long established and progressive approach to flexible and agile working and is committed to providing a healthy work-life balance to all staff. We care about the job you do, not where you do it from.

Closing date: 21 August 2022.

Interview date: 5 September 2022.

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