Ptarmigan Restaurant surrounded in snow at the Top Station of Cairngorm Mountain railway

Cairngorm Project Manager - Construction

We are looking for an experienced and proactive project manager to play a central role in delivering our long-term strategy to unlock the potential of Cairngorm Mountain Estate as one of Scotland’s leading, year-round visitor attractions.

The role

• Location: Homeworking role at present. Normal office location Inverness
• Starting salary £44,542 per annum, excellent benefits package
• Fixed term: Two years
• Full-time: 35 hours per week

This is a unique opportunity to use your professional skills to deliver a high-profile project that will enhance Cairngorm Mountain as a successful tourist business, help drive economic activity in Strathspey and Badenoch and improve access to this spectacular mountain environment for people of all ages and abilities.

The successful reinstatement of the funicular railway will be prime focus, together with priorities identified in the Cairngorm Masterplan, which is currently being finalised.

As a key member of the HIE Cairngorm project team, you’ll:

  • provide a high quality, professional service to HIE, supporting a unified approach to the delivery of the funicular reinstatement project

  • be responsible for managing external consultants

  • liaise with Section 50 consultees – Highland Council, NatureScot, Cairngorms National Park Authority and Cairngorm Mountain (Scotland) Ltd (CMSL) - and other statutory consultees on statutory consents and compliance

  • work with external consultants to evaluate risk on a quantitative and qualitative basis

  • progress the evolution of the client brief

  • produce project planning, budget planning and quality plan

  • lead on developing the Safety Case for the Department for Transport

  • instruct legal agents in connection with contract and construction issues

  • monitor Health and Safety requirements on site, in conjunction with CMSL

  • monitor contract progress in conjunction with external project manager

  • prepare and contribute to HIE project and strategy papers for internal and external use

  • provide client- side project management expertise for projects identified in the Cairngorm Mountain Masterplan and in HIE’s business infrastructure team

The person

It’s essential that you have a strong project management background, with proven experience in the delivery of large- scale construction/civil engineering infrastructure projects.  

You’ll also have strong budget management skills and an in-depth knowledge of Health and Safety legislation, and a track record of delivering complex projects or programmes.

You will need excellent people skills and be adept at communicating with and influencing a wide range of senior level stakeholders. 

Experience of working in National Parks or areas with notable environmental heritage would be desirable, as well as experience working on projects with cable-way driven transportation systems.

View our job description below. 

Job Description

To apply please complete our online application form.

Online application form

Job reference: 968

Closing date: Sunday 28 February 2021

Interviews:  Thursday 11 March 2021 – via Skype


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