Delivery Manager - 9626

Staff Grade 7
Programme and Project Management
The role of Delivery Manager provides an exciting opportunity to lead an integrated team through business and cultural change, driving our aspirations to be exemplar in asset and programme management. As part of a collaborative team, you’ll be involved in award-winning work where you will be working closely with others across the Environment Agency, the wider Defra group, statutory bodies, our supply partners, businesses and communities, leaving a valuable legacy for the future.
Through our ‘Next Generation Supplier Arrangement’ programme we have developed a new commercial framework that will bring together new collaborative arrangements with our suppliers from 1 April 2019. In establishing geographically based collaborative delivery hubs we are integrating teams from across the Environment Agency (EA) and our suppliers to manage, design and construct programmes of work on infrastructure assets. Our new ways of working will enable a greater opportunity to innovate, optimise resources, drive shared ambition and outcomes and put sustainability at the heart of everything we do.
In this role you will be a leader at the forefront of programme delivery, accountable for the performance of Programme and Contract Management services, leading and facilitating collaborative working between our suppliers and EA teams.
You will join the National Capital and Programme Management Services Team co-locating with teams from across the EA and our supplier delivery partners in one of 6 geographical locations.
You will directly lead dispersed teams of typically between 50-100 staff specialising in Programme, Project and contract management disciplines across a delivery hub that covers 2-3 Areas. In your role you will enable the successful delivery of a programme of works, up to £100m per annum.
First a foremost you will be an experienced leader with proven track record of delivering significant and complex programmes of work in collaboration with others; harnessing the skills of others, promoting innovation and driving improved performance and continuous improvement. Ideally this will have been in an infrastructure asset environment where you can demonstrate strong commercial acumen having developed effective and trusting client and supply partner relationships.
As collaborative leader and role model you will be a skilled communicator with the ability to influence others to move towards a common vision or goal.
With collaborative working at the heart of our new approach to delivery you will be able to demonstrate your ability to lead and coach others through cultural and business change to deliver expected programme outcomes and benefits.

Closing Date: 14th January 2019 at 23:55
There are 3 vacancies at the following locations; Warrington, Solihull*/ Birmingham or Exeter. Please state your preferred location within your application.

*our Solihull office is expected to close in 2019, after which the role will be based in Birmingham Centre.

You will be required to work with a wide range of stakeholder groups and therefore there will be frequent travel to different offices. There will times when travel to central locations such as Birmingham / London with overnight stays may be required.

Closing Date: 14 January 2019 at 11:55am hours
For further details please contact Jo Jolly (Deputy Director National Capital and Programme Management Services) e-mail

Interviews will take place week commencing 4th February 2019, locations to be confirmed.

14/01/2019, 23:55 hours

Basic Check
Leads People
This is about working as one team, creating a shared culture and behaviours and signing up to and demonstrating these. It’s about putting the team first, contributing to team performance and trusting each other to deliver. It’s about being open, honest and inclusive, giving and receiving support, and respecting different backgrounds, expertise, values, styles and perspectives.

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Delivers Results Through Others
This is about delivering quality outcomes, committing to shared objectives and working together to find the best way to achieve them. It’s about adopting a commercial approach whilst delivering solutions of optimal quality and sustainable outcomes for our stakeholders, partners and communities. It’s about responding early, delivering at pace, following through and putting health, safety and wellbeing first.

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Business of the Environment Agency
This is about creating alignment, understanding the wider context, aligning Environment Agency and delivery partner objectives and caring about the overarching organisational and programme objectives. It’s about aligning approaches and activities with these wider, long-term aims. It’s about creating buy-in to the vision, developing long-term plans for the future and working across boundaries to add value and achieve sustainable results.

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Manages Change
This is about innovating and improving, adapting to change, continuously improving the way we do things and supporting each other to innovate to find the best solutions. It’s about openly sharing ideas, experiences, skills and expertise and learning from successes and mistakes.

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If you are applying from the Civil Service please note that the Environment Agency is not a part of HM Civil Service and you would not be a Crown Servant in the event of being appointed. Therefore, you will not be eligible for continuous service. For applicants who currently work in local government or other bodies listed in the Redundancy Payments (Continuity of Employment in Local Government etc) (Modification) Order 1999, you may be eligible for continuous service for the purpose of calculating any future redundancy payment. If you are unsure of your status then you should contact your own HR Team.

We are fully committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce to reflect the communities we serve. We welcome flexible working patterns for all our vacancies, including job share, so please include clearly any information regarding your preferred working arrangements on your application.

We also have a Guaranteed Interview Policy to support those with a disability who are seeking employment. We have committed to guaranteeing an interview to anyone with a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post.

The Environment Agency, as a Non-Departmental Public Body, is committed to providing value for money and utilises Central Government frameworks and contracts for all external recruitment needs. For this reason, we are unable to engage with the market directly through post, email or phone calls . Should you wish to become a support supplier on one of these frameworks or contracts please visit for more information.

This Vacancy is closed to applications.