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Project Sponsor in City of London, London


City of London, London


Up to £350 per day + Inside IR35




New contract opportunity for a Project Sponsor to join TfL within the Surface Investment Programme, in a complex stakeholder and political environment. The post holder will support the delivery of programmes and projects relating to investment on the Transport for London Road Network (TLRN) and borough/third party highway or land. The role supports the Principal Sponsor in meeting project or programme requirements in respect of definition, governance, execution and benefits realisation.

About You:

  • Good communication skills, allowing you to comfortable network and influence internal and external stakeholders
  • Experience supporting the deliver of projects/programmes to time and budget
  • A recognised Project Management qualification or membership of APM or equivalent
  • Understanding of transport in London, including Transport Planning and best practice
  • Understanding of management and delivery of schemes relevant to a highway and traffic authority, including knowledge of delivery process in boroughs.

What you will be doing:

  • Accountable for the identification and realisation of the benefits of elements of infrastructure projects/programmes within the Surface Investment Programme.
  • Developing and maintaining strong working relationships to support the Principal Sponsor to deliver elements of projects and programmes.
  • Support negotiations around trade-offs of network impacts and benefits to ensure schemes meet the requirements of Surface Transport. Identify synergies to derive maximum benefit from the investment programmes.
  • Support the Principal Sponsor to assure outputs such as design drawings, traffic modelling and construction plans align with TfL and/or external delivery partner requirements.
  • Support robust budgeting, governance, CDM compliance, and decision-making processes, so that elements of projects/programmes are suitably controlled and that emerging issues are acted upon, or escalated as appropriate.
  • Contributing to the necessary reporting and governance materials for relevant business units, panels and boards for the relevant elements of projects or programmes, including issues, risks, KPIs, stats and benefits.
  • Contribute content for customer and hi-pri correspondence, FOI requests and contribute to briefings to Senior Management and City Hall.

This role is based from the TfL office (Palestra, SE1 8NJ). This role will be on a hybrid basis, with a minimum of Tuesday and Wednesday in the office each week.

What you can expect in return:

  • This is an initial 4-month contract (with potential for extension) Inside IR35, paying up to £350/day Umbrella.

For this role, you must be eligible to work in the UK without sponsorship.

For more information on this position, please contact Sam Derham at ARM on 02392458029 or email your CV and covering letter .


This vacancy is being advertised by either Advanced Resource Managers Limited, Advanced Resource Managers IT Limited or Advanced Resource Managers Engineering Limited ("ARM"). ARM is a specialist talent acquisition and management consultancy. We provide technical contingency recruitment and a portfolio of more complex resource solutions. Our specialist recruitment divisions cover the entire technical arena, including some of the most economically and strategically important industries in the UK and the world today. We will never send your CV without your permission. Where the role is marked as Outside IR35 in the advertisement this is subject to receipt of a final Status Determination Statement from the end Client and may be subject to change.

Job reference 119480_1684999554
Date posted 25 May 2023

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