The Infrastructure Coordination Service is hiring a Senior Project Officer to manage the delivery of high-profile data services such as the IMA Infrastructure Mapping Application and undertake related stakeholder engagement to ensure delivery of the Mayor's priorities for infrastructure and decarbonisation in the capital.
Do you enjoy working collaboratively and have exceptional project management and communication skills? Do you have experience working with data and are you interested in contributing towards decarbonisation through supporting the development of energy planning tools? If so, we'd like to hear from you.
The Infrastructure Coordination Service (ICS) is an award-winning team that works to improve how utilities (and other) infrastructure is planned and delivered in our city. We are interdisciplinary, fast moving, industry-leading and focused on innovation and creating real change. The ICS brings significant benefits to industry and Londoners by reducing road network disruption and air pollution, supporting 'healthy streets,' and enabling decarbonisation.
Your role in the Data and Innovation function will involve working closely with those who shape London's infrastructure. We bring together a wide range of expertise-including architects, engineers, planners, policy makers, project managers, and GIS experts-in order to think differently about infrastructure planning and delivery. Role description:
You will have a chance to work on a range of interesting projects and digital services at the forefront of the sector-helping to tackle some of the cross-cutting problems impacting infrastructure planning and decarbonisation in the capital. You will:
- Lead on sourcing new data from infrastructure providers and local authorities
- Influence parties to secure long-term change regarding infrastructure data sharing
- Manage stakeholder engagement, establishing and maintaining good relationships with senior internal and external stakeholders so there is buy-in and use of the digital services of the ICS
- Scope user needs with the wider Infrastructure team and external stakeholders to ensure the Data & Innovation function meets evolving demand. The Senior Project Officer will lead on communicating user needs to external and internal development teams
- Manage data projects, ensuring timelines and deliverables are met within budget
- Manage relevant policy and strategy development on infrastructure data
- Manage and lead on strategic and high priority data services for the GLA to map London's future infrastructure investment and ensure delivery of the Mayor's priorities for infrastructure and decarbonisation in the capital - including planning, stakeholder engagement and delivery.
- Manage budgets and ensure timelines and deliverables are met; establish and maintain an effective project management approach.
- Help build new and maintain existing partnerships to assist the delivery of data services; manage sometimes conflicting stakeholder needs, influence participation and persuade parties to change internal practices to secure long-term change in ways of working.
- Establish, develop and maintain good working relationships within and outside the Authority in order to ensure that the Mayor's priorities are met and opportunities for integration and inter-disciplinary working are realised.
- Communicate effectively with senior staff across the GLA Group and work with internal and external stakeholders and partners to achieve the team's corporate objectives.
- Assist in the establishment and maintenance of communications on technical and policy matters with international organisations, Government departments, the London Boroughs, and other organisations in the public, private and voluntary sectors. Lead on data sourcing from a wide range of partners across the infrastructure sector.
- Support and input into the technical activities led by the Senior Technical Officer; interface with technical providers to agree delivery plans and resolve issues.
- Build and maintain an up-to-date awareness of innovations as well as technical, legislative and policy changes in the infrastructure and data mapping fields.
- Manage resources allocated to the job in accordance with the GLA's policies and standards.
- Realise the benefits of London's diversity by promoting and enabling equality of opportunities and promoting the diverse needs and aspirations of London's communities.
- Deputise for the Infrastructure Data and Innovation Lead as required.
- Carry out all roles allocated to the job in accordance with the Authority's policies and Code of Ethics and Standards.
- Realise the benefits of a flexible approach to work in undertaking the duties and responsibilities of this job, and participating in multi-disciplinary, cross-department and cross-organisational groups and project teams.
If you have a question about the role or would like to discuss it informally, please feel free to contact Eloise Rousseau at to arrange a call.
Please note all applications for this vacancy must be submitted via our online recruitment system. We do not accept CVs alone for this role. Please upload a supporting statement with a maximum of 1500 words to the 'Additional Documents' section of the form, ensuring you address the following technical requirements and competencies in your supporting statement. Word or PDF format preferred and do not include any photographs or images. Please ensure your CV and supporting statement documents are saved with the job reference number as part of the naming convention (E.g. "CV - applicant name - 012345)
The GLA Competency Framework Guidelines further detailing each competency and the different level indicators can be found here: GLA competency framework PERSON SPECIFICATION Technical requirements/experience/qualifications:
Behavioural competencies Building and Managing Relationships
- A relevant degree or equivalent professional qualification or ability to demonstrate an equivalent level of knowledge and skills gained through experience.
- Excellent written and oral skills and a track record of successful stakeholder communications.
- Experience of complex project and programme management and reporting.
- Experience working with large datasets. Understanding of GIS and web development.
- Good understanding of infrastructure and planning policies or the ability to develop this knowledge quickly.
is developing rapport and working effectively with a diverse range of people; and sharing knowledge and skills to deliver shared goals. Level 2 indicators of effective performance:
Communicating and Influencing
- Develops new professional relationships
- Understands the needs of others, the constraints they face and the levers to their engagement
- Understands differences, anticipates areas of conflict and takes action
- Fosters an environment where others feel respected
- Identifies opportunities for joint working to minimise duplication and deliver shared goals
is presenting information and arguments clearly and convincingly so that others see us as credible and articulate, and engage with us. Level 2 indicators of effective performance:
- Communicates openly and inclusively with internal and external stakeholders
- Clearly articulates the key points of an argument, both in verbal and written communication
- Persuades others, using evidence based knowledge, modifying approach to deliver message effectively
- Challenges the views of others in an open and constructive way
- Presents a credible and positive image both internally and externally
is analysing and interpreting situations from a variety of view points and finding creative workable and timely solutions. Level 2 indicators of effective performance:
- Processes and distils a variety of information to understand a problem fully
- Proposes options for solutions to presented problems
- Builds on the ideas of others to encourage creative problem solving
- Thinks laterally about own work, considering different ways to approach problems
Seeks the opinions and experiences of others to understand different approaches to problem-solving
This role is based London Fire Brigade's Head Office (Union Street SE1 0LL).
GLA staff are hybrid working up to 3 days a week in our offices and remotely depending on their role. As part of this, you will need to split your time between home working and coming into the office.
London's diversity is its biggest asset, and we strive to ensure our workforce reflects London's diversity at all levels. We welcome applications from everyone regardless of age, gender, gender identity, gender expression, ethnicity, sexual orientation, faith, or disability.
We particularly encourage applications from Black, Asian and Minority ethnic candidates and disabled candidates who are currently underrepresented in our workforce.
We are committed to being an inclusive employer and we are happy to consider flexible working arrangements. We would welcome applications from candidates who are seeking part time work as this role is open to job share.
In addition to a good salary package, we offer an attractive range of benefits including 30 days' annual leave, interest free season ticket loan . click apply for full job details