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Salary: 40,000 + substantial pension and benefits GBP

The Challenge

This is a really exciting opportunity to deliver critical Defence Infrastructure. In this role you will be accountable and responsible for delivering sophisticated Capital Infrastructure Delivery, with utmost focus on Performance, Cost & Time and proactively managing our supply chain to perform, ensuring delivery of both Life Cycle Replacement or Improvement outcomes. The position will operate within the Major Programmes and Projects (MPP) United Kingdom Strategic Command (UKStratCom) facing team.

It should be noted that this position is being offered as requiring Security Clearance but on the understanding that Developed Vetting is likely to be a requirement in the future should the nature of the projects change.

As a hybrid role, the expectation is that the successful applicant will combine home working with working in the office depending on business needs.

We employ approximately 4,900 staff from a very diverse range of professions, and we work across the world; in Germany, Cyprus and the Falkland Islands, Norway, Poland, Kenya, Belize, Nepal and Oman.

You can view our YouTube video to see more about our work

Main Responsibilities

As a Senior Project Manager you will:

Build and lead the team to deliver the agreed project outcomes.
Supervise delivery of benefits against the business case and ensure appropriate approvals and assurance plans are in place.
Identify and set appropriate project controls, tracking and reporting delivery against milestones and budgets.
Schedule and run project resources
Manage project partners and connect with them at all levels
Identify and supervise project risks and issues and ensure effective change management processes exist
Provide key reports and support effective governance and decision making and control of projects and their place in a programme and Portfolio

Desirable Experience & Skills

Candidates will preferably have experience of leading projects within a secure environment

Membership of a professional body or institution (e.g. RIBA, RICS, ICE, CIBSE, IMechE, CIOB or equivalent)

A recognised construction qualification (NVQ Level 5, HNC/HND or higher in a Construction, Infrastructure or engineering related discipline)

UK Driving Licence - required to enable travel to remote project sites not accessible by public transport

A project Management qualification such as APMP/APM(PMQ)/Prince2 or equivalent


We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:
  • Leadership
  • Changing and Improving
  • Delivering at Pace
  • Seeing the Big Picture
  • Communicating and Influencing
  • Making Effective Decisions

We only ask for evidence of these behaviours on your application form:
  • Leadership

Technical skills

We'll assess you against these technical skills during the selection process:
  • Portfolio, Programme and Project Management (P3M) Professional Competence Framework P3M09 Schedule Management - Practitioner Level
  • Portfolio, Programme and Project Management (P3M) Professional Competence Framework P3M11 Budgeting and Cost Control - Practitioner Level
  • Portfolio, Programme and Project Management (P3M) Professional Competence Framework P3M12 - Risk, Opportunity and Issue Management - Practitioner Level

We only ask for evidence of these technical skills on your application form:
  • Portfolio, Programme and Project Management (P3M) Professional Competence Framework P3M09 Schedule Management - Practitioner Level


We enable our people to work at the right place, with the right people, at the right time.

We believe that if we look after our people, they will be passionate about delivering great things for our customers.

We understand the importance of life outside of work and our industry leading flexible working practices, digital technology and modern workspaces will give you the opportunity to enjoy a healthy work-life balance.

The MOD Discover My Benefits page lists the full set of benefits. Some of the many benefits you will receive include:

Highly competitive Pension Scheme
Flexi-time scheme
Alternative working practices such as working from home
25 days annual leave rising (1 day per year) to 30 days upon completion of 5 years service
Ability to roll over up to 10 days annual leave per year
In addition to 8 public holidays per year you will also receive leave for HM The Queens birthday
Minimum of 15 Days Special Leave in a rolling 12-month period to for volunteer military or emergency service reserve commitments
Special Paid Leave for volunteering up to 6 days a year
Enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption leave
Employee Assistance Programme to support your wellbeing
Most sites have good travel links with free car parking; many also have other facilities such as a Sports & Social Club, Gym and / or site shops

This post does not offer any assistance with relocation allowances.

Please be advised that the Department is conducting a review of all pay related allowances which could impact on those allowances that the post currently being advertised attracts.

Employment hours

The post advertised is for 37 hours net, however the Ministry of Defence offers a range of flexibilities to enable a better work-life balance for employees. Flexible working patterns will be considered.

Learning & Development

Professional and Personal Development of skills
Access to thousands of training courses through Civil Service Learning, some free or paid by DIO
Ability to obtain industry recognised qualifications supported by DIO

About DIO

DIO is passionate about ensuring that we are a top performing organisation and a great place to work. We host a diverse range of talent where everyone feels valued and supported enabling our people to thrive, bring greater creativity and innovation to achieve higher organisational performance. We are committed to be an equal opportunities employer and creating a culture where everyone can bring their whole self to work and individuality is truly appreciated.

We promote and support a range of flexible working patterns enabling staff to balance home and work responsibilities.

This culture of inclusion is underpinned by our 6 staff networks covering Disability, Faith and Belief, Gender Equality, LGBTQI+, Race, Social Mobility and 3 networks dealing with employee wellbeing and support: Speak Safe Volunteers, Mental Health First Aiders and Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Advisers.

Our staff, future and current will be guided by the 4 Cs and we encourage you to be curious and continuously strive for improvement, collaborative in an inclusive culture, ambitious and resilient and committed to Defence, empowered and able to challenge so you can play a key part in shaping the direction of our organisation.

DIO commits to offer its employees the following experience:

Meaningful, purposeful work
The ability to learn and grow
The right opportunities and resources
To care about your wellbeing
To feel valued and included

The Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) is the estate expert for Defence, supporting the armed forces to enable military capability by planning, building, maintaining, and servicing infrastructure.

Our responsibilities include:

Plan and deliver major capital projects and lifecycle refurbishment
Provide utilities services
Manage soft facilities management (i.e. cleaning and catering)
Provide a safe place to train
Allocate Service Families Accommodation
Procure and manage routine maintenance and reactive repair
Provide a central register of asset information to advise infrastructure planning
Act as steward of the Defence estate
Provide the unarmed guarding service

Things you need to know


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

See our vetting charter .

People working with government assets must complete basic personnel security standard checks.

Selection process details

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

As a result of the changes to the UK immigration rules which came in to effect on 1 January 2021, the Ministry of Defence will only offer sponsorship for a skilled worker visa under the points based system, where a role has been deemed to be business critical.

The role currently being advertised has not been assessed as business critical and is therefore NOT open to applications from those who will require sponsorship under the points based system. Should you apply for this role and be found to require sponsorship, your application will be rejected and any provisional offer of employment withdrawn.

This vacancy is part of the A Great Place to Work for Veterans initiative, Making-the-civil-service-a-great-place-to-work-for-veterans

Please ensure that at the application and interview stages of the campaign you review the Success Profiles Framework to assist you in the demonstration of your skills and experience.

Your suitability for the role will be assessed using the Success Profile elements that have been chosen for this campaign. Each element will be scored accordingly, and the successful candidate will be appointed on merit.

Applications will be sifted on all Success Profile elements, but in the event of a high number of applications, an initial sift will be conducted on the lead Behaviour (Leadership) and Personal Statement and CV).

In this instance the remaining elements will be tested at interview.

At application you will be assessed against the following:


Experience: CV
Job History
Full Qualification details
Previous Skills

Technical: Portfolio, Programme and Project Management (P3M) Professional Competence Framework
P3M09 Schedule Management

At interview you will be assessed against the above along with the following:

Changing & Improving
Delivering at Pace
Seeing the Bigger Picture
Communicating & Influencing
Making Effective Decisions

Technical: Portfolio, Programme and Project Management (P3M) Professional Competence Framework
P3M11 Budgeting and Cost Control
P3M12 Risk, Opportunity & Issue Management

Application sifting is scheduled to take place on week commencing: 4th July 2022 following closure

Interviews are currently taking place remotely and will be conducted week commencing: 11th July 2022

A minimum of 2 full working days notice will be provided for interviews. We endeavour to stick to these dates, but these are subject to change around business needs.

To assist with your application please find attached below:

1. Functional Framework

For help and support with your application check out our
Civil Service Careers Homepage and the How to apply section

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

Nationality requirements

This job is broadly open to the following groups:
  • UK nationals
  • nationals of Commonwealth countries who have the right to work in the UK
  • nationals of the Republic of Ireland
  • nationals from the EU, EEA or Switzerland with settled or pre-settled status or who apply for either status by the deadline of the European Union Settlement Scheme (EUSS)
  • relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals working in the Civil Service
  • relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals who have built up the right to work in the Civil Service
  • certain family members of the relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals
Further information on nationality requirements

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 equal opportunities. As such, we run a Disability Confident Scheme (DCS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.

The Civil Service also offers a Redeployment Interview Scheme to civil servants who are at risk of redundancy, and who meet the minimum requirements for the advertised vacancy.
Construction, Architecture, Property
Job Sector
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Project Management
Estimated Salary
£40,000.00 / year
Wyton, UK
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