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Project Manager Exit Team

  • 28/05/2024
  • £43080.00 /yearly
  • Part Time & Permanent
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Job Overview

Job Type

Part Time & Permanent


£43,080 yearly

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Job Description

Whittington Barracks, Lichfield

Job summary

Do you want to work for the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) and care for the Defence Estate? DIO enables Defence to live, work, train and deploy, all with sustainability in mind. From net carbon zero accommodations to runways for the F35 fighter jets; our outputs are unique in the UK and across the globe! Learn much more about DIO in our Candidate Information Guide attached.

Are you an experienced Project Manager looking for a challenge?  We are looking for hard-working individuals with experience of project management and a willingness to bring new insights to the organisation for this exciting and high-profile role. The role offers project managers the chance to improve and learn new skills including resource management, industry engagement and working with other government departments such as Infrastructure and Project Authority (IPA).

The expiry of PFI contracts across government and in particular Defence is a significant challenge with all projects subject to a high degree of external assurance which will provide an opportunity to engage with senior stakeholders across different departments enabling your positive contribution to be seen widely. 

The Exit programme has the unique challenge of managing a portfolio of projects across multiple locations. This role will be responsible for the three contracts which deliver Water and Wastewater (WWW) infrastructure & services to support those living working and training on the Defence estate.

Establishing effective relationships with existing DIO teams and industry partners is a key aspect of the role to ensure successful outcomes. Candidate will need positive relationship management and networking skills.

There will be a significant tempo of task activity required to fully prepare for expiry which will include Asset and Equipment condition surveys, asset valuation, legal review, and contract obligations review. Some of these tasks will necessitate identification for commission and engagement of technical experts.

The majority of the Aquatrine stakeholders are based in Lichfield with some team members regionally based within the UK. Travel to other Defence locations is required as part of role along with line management responsibilities. 

This position is advertised at 37 hours per week.

Job description

  • Act as Exit project manager for specific PFI contracts with line manager responsibilities
  • Preparation, execution, and monitoring of Exit project management plans
  • Risk management run risk review workshops and maintain active risk management through risk and issues registers
  • Identify requirement for external assistance; lead on capability planning to ascertain additional requirements and resource, draft and submit business cases to obtain the resources required.
  • Conduct monthly forecasting of financial activity and output.
  • Stakeholder management prepare and maintain stakeholder management plans and actively engage as necessary with all relevant internal and external partners
  • Compile and provide reports and ad-hoc updates on activity and progress of requirements
  • Facilitate activities associated with the expiry or termination of a contract and the transitioning of assets
  • Data and asset information management: ensure this is managed in accordance with the DIO Data Migration Strategy for Regional Delivery.
  • Responsible for providing formal support for policy development and functional subject area advice
  • Oversee compliance with MOD and DIO policy, determine actions to address significant risks using the Governance chain.

Person specification

Desirable Experience

Knowledge of asset management in an infrastructure field

Experience of PFI contracts

Project Management qualification (e.g APMP, Prince 2) or willingness to work towards one (practitioner standard) within six months of appointment 

Essential experience / knowledge

  1. Candidates will have proven project management experience within a construction industry, of delivering major programmes and projects to a high standard

2.      Must be a good communicator with experience of successfully managing stakeholders in a complex regulated environment


Full UK Licence is required as visits to multiple sites sometimes involving an overnight stay, and are not accessible by public transport.


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

  • Leadership
  • Communicating and Influencing

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

  • Leadership
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.

MOD Recruitment Satisfaction Survey we may contact you regarding your experience to help us improve our customer satisfaction. The survey is voluntary and anonymous. You may however be given the opportunity to provide additional information to help us improve our service which includes the collection of some personal data as defined by the United Kingdom General Data Protection Regulation (UK GDPR). The MOD Privacy Notice sets out how we will use your personal data and your rights.

Selection process details

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

You will be assessed against Behaviours, CV and previous skills and experience as Personal Statement.

Sifting is due to begin week of 24th June with face to face interviews at Whittington Barracks in Lichfield week beginning 4th July

At sift, you will be assessed against the following Success Profiles Behaviours: -

  • Leadership

At interview, you will be assessed against the following Success Profiles Behaviours: -

  • Communicating and Influencing

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).

See our vetting charter (opens in a new window).
People working with government assets must complete baseline personnel security standard (opens in new window) checks.

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
Further information on nationality requirements (opens in a new window)

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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