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DIO - Construction Innovation Project Manager

  • Public sector
  • 18/06/2024
  • £43080.00 /yearly
  • Full Time & Permanent
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Job Overview

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Full Time & Permanent


£43,080 yearly

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Job Description

Andover, South East England, SP11 8HJ : Whittington, West Midlands (England), WS14 9PY

Job summary

We are looking for forward-thinking individuals, with the ability to make a difference, pro-actively manage requirements and risks, and influence others to deliver successfully. Contributing to the development and establishment of a Programme Management Office, you will seek to identify, understand and deliver the vital innovation, policy, mentorship and standards to allow Defence to meet emerging Government and Defence sustainability targets. You will also contribute, support and deliver a number of objectives from Defence Strategy for Defence Infrastructure, DIO Corporate Plan and our annual Business Plan.

Practical project management expertise and skills with a strategic understanding of construction innovation are essential as you will be supporting the team lead to achieve these ambitions.

Undertaking line management responsibilities within the team, you will work to support the definition and delivery of the next phase of Defence construction innovation. 

This position is advertised at 37 hours per week.

Job description

1.Building Performance Standards 

  • Review, refresh and develop MoD building performance standards and guidance to reflect and align with emergent high-level Government and Defence targets, industry best practice and potential infrastructure innovations, such as MMC (modern methods of construction), Net Zero and Design Standardisation.  

2.  Cross-Government Initiatives 

  • Working with internal, external customers and other Government Departments to ensure DIO are forward looking in the awareness, involvement, and implementation of strategic government initiatives.

3. Stakeholder Management 

  • Using collaborative planning and proactive stakeholder management to identify and develop new infrastructure delivery products, ways of working and processes to meet innovation targets and business objectives.

4. Innovation 

 Accountable for delivery of wide range of projects to support delivery of new innovations, best industry practice, government initiatives and emerging objectives in a range of infrastructure requirements and subsequently undertaking implementation into Defence

  •  Defining and coordinating Government and Departmental objectives, initiatives, and guidance to give advice and direction to all our customers.
  •  Providing support to colleagues in cross functional subject areas to support ideas through the Innovation and Value processes.
  • Identify areas of innovation that will deliver improved efficiency, capacity, and quality, and implementing these into operations utilising the external technical support providers.

5. Project Management 

  • Deliver project and contract management via several external providers.

Person specification

Essential Experience:

Wed like to hear from you if you have:

  • Member of a recognised construction/building/infrastructure professional body.  (Membership costs can be reimbursed)
  • Chartered or willing to work towards relevant Engineering Field or equivalent technical subject in construction/building/infrastructure
  • A good understanding and awareness of the construction industry

Desirable Experience:

  • Prince 2 or AMP Qualification or equivalent 
  • Project Management experience
  • Strong communication and project management skills to deliver high level objectives


Member of a recognised construction/building/infrastructure professional body.  (Membership costs can be reimbursed)
Chartered or willing to work towards relevant Engineering Field or equivalent technical subject in construction/building/infrastructure


We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:

  • Delivering at Pace
  • Making Effective Decisions
  • Seeing the Big Picture

Technical skills

We'll assess you against these technical skills during the selection process:

  • DIO aspires to be an Expert Advisor to our Military customers for all of their infrastructure requirements, both now and in the future explain how your experience and skill set aligns with this objective.
Alongside your salary of £43,080, Ministry of Defence contributes £11,631 towards you being a member of the Civil Service Defined Benefit Pension scheme. Find out what benefits a Civil Service Pension provides.
  • Learning and development tailored to your role
  • An environment with flexible working options
  • A culture encouraging inclusion and diversity
  • A Civil Service pension with an average employer contribution of 27%

Where business needs allow, some roles may be suitable for a combination of office and home-based working.  This is a non-contractual arrangement where all office-based employees will be expected to spend a minimum of 60% of their working time in office, subject to capacity and any required workplace adjustments. Requirements to attend other locations for official business, or work in another MOD office, will also count towards this level of attendance. Applicants can request further information regarding how this may work in their team from the Vacancy Holder (see advert for contact details). Defence Business Services cannot respond to any questions about working arrangements.

The post does not offer relocation expenses.

External recruits who join the MOD who are new to the Civil Service will be subject to a six-month probation period.

Please Note: Expenses incurred for travel to interviews will not be reimbursed.

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.

Any move to MOD from another employer will mean you can no longer access childcare vouchers. This includes moves between government departments. You may however be eligible for other government schemes, including Tax-Free Childcare. Determine your eligibility at

The Ministry of Defence is committed to providing a safe and healthy working environment for its staff which includes educating them on the benefits of not smoking, protecting them from the harmful effects of second-hand smoke and supporting those who want to give up smoking. Under the Smoke-Free Working Environment policy, Smoking and the use of all tobacco products (including combustible and chewing tobacco products) will not be permitted anywhere in the Defence working environment however some exemptions are in place, please refer to local guidance. The policy is Whole Force and includes all Defence personnel, contractors, visitors and other non-MOD personnel. All applicants seeking, considering, or accepting employment with the Ministry of Defence should be aware of this policy and that it is already in place at a number of Defence Establishments.

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Selection process details

This vacancy is using Success Profiles (opens in a new window), and will assess your Behaviours, Experience and Technical skills.

At Sift Candidates will be assessed against their CV and Personal Statement. 

In the Personal Statement (max 500 word count) candidates will be assessed against their experience in construction/infrastructure and industry knowledge on  construction themes.  

At interview the candidate will be assessed against the following behaviours and technical skills:

  • Delivering at pace
  • Making Effective Decisions 
  • Seeing the Bigger Picture 

Feedback will only be provided if you are requested to attend an interview. 

The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equality of opportunity. There is a Disability Confident Scheme (DCS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria. If you need to advise us that you need additional help or reasonable adjustments for the recruitment process, please contact: [email protected] .

As a result of the changes to the UK immigration rules which came into 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.

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


Successful candidates must undergo a criminal record check.
Successful candidates must meet the security requirements before they can be appointed. The level of security needed is security check (opens in a new window).

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Nationality requirements

This job is broadly open to the following groups:

  • UK nationals
  • nationals of the Republic of Ireland
  • nationals of Commonwealth countries who have the right to work in the UK
  • nationals of the EU, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein and family members of those nationalities with settled or pre-settled status under the European Union Settlement Scheme (EUSS) (opens in a new window)
  • nationals of the EU, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein and family members of those nationalities who have made a valid application for settled or pre-settled status under the European Union Settlement Scheme (EUSS)
  • individuals with limited leave to remain or indefinite leave to remain who were eligible to apply for EUSS on or before 31 December 2020
  • Turkish nationals, and certain family members of Turkish nationals, who have accrued the right to work in the Civil Service
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Working for the Civil Service

The Civil Service Code (opens in a new window) 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 (opens in a new window).
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.

Diversity and Inclusion

The Civil Service is committed to attract, retain and invest in talent wherever it is found. To learn more please see the Civil Service People Plan (opens in a new window) and the Civil Service Diversity and Inclusion Strategy (opens in a new window).
This vacancy is part of the Great Place to Work for Veterans (opens in a new window) initiative.
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Contact point for applicants

Job contact :

Recruitment team

Further information

Please ensure you read the attached candidate information document prior to completing your application. Please refer to the attached Candidate Information guide.


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