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Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) is the Scottish Government's economic and community development agency for a diverse region which covers more than half of Scotland. HIE’s unique integration of economic and community development is central to its success in generating sustainable economic growth in every part of the Highlands and Islands, particularly in fragile areas.

HIE has administrative offices in Inverness, Benbecula and Auchtertyre as well as local area offices in Forres, Fort William, Thurso, Golspie, Kirkwall, Lerwick, Stornoway, Lochgilphead and Portree.

To find out more about HIE and its operations, visit our about HIE section. You can also download a copy of our current Operating Plan and Annual Report.

Please note, we do not accept speculative CVs, or CVs sent in support of job applications. To apply for any live vacancies, please proceed through our online application process.



Location: Inverness - other HIE offices in the Highland Council region will be considered
Salary: £42,397 - £50,598 per annum, excellent benefits package
Fixed term to 30th September 2020

We have an exciting opportunity for a Project Manager to manage the implementation of the Highland Local Full Fibre Network project.  This ambitious project, part funded by UK Government is designed to enhance availability of competitive full fibre network infrastructure in four of the main towns within the Highland Council area. 

The project is a partnership of the Highland Council, NHS Highland, the University of the Highlands and Islands, Scottish Natural Heritage and HIE. The total cost of the project is expected to be in excess of £4 million.

Reporting to the Director, Digital Highlands and Islands, in this key interim role you will be responsible for the day to day management of the project within the governance arrangements established by the project partners. This will include the production of project plans and associated documents and the effective delivery of the project ensuring that risks are managed and agreed outcomes and benefits delivered.

To be credible in this role you will have a proven track record in managing large multi-partner infrastructure projects with extensive public funds, as well as experience in the management of complex projects with challenging deadlines.

You will also be a strategic thinker with strong interpersonal and communication skills, with experience of influencing decision making at a senior level.

Strong budget management and commercial skills are also essential for this role.

An understanding of the digital economy and digital technology is desirable.

To find out more click here.  To apply click here.

Job reference: 806
Closing date: 27th August 2018
Interview date: 10th September 2018 (in Inverness)


Other ScotGrad placement opportunities

HIE utilises ScotGrad to facilitate placements in organisations in the Highlands and Islands.

To view all current graduate placement opportunities in the Highlands and Islands click here.

To view all current student placement opportunities in the Highlands and Islands click here.




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