BBC Careers – Lead Project Manager

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Job Introduction

On the E20 Programme we’re rebuilding and developing the exterior filming sets for EastEnders an investment we’re really excited about. Our current external film set for EastEnders was designed to be used for two years. Thirty eight years later, it is now at the end of its life and the E20 Programme was set up to address these challenges. This is an exciting opportunity to deliver improvements for EastEnders, a key BBC brand.

Our programme team includes people across many different specialisms including production design, building construction and scenic artists – and as our Lead Project Manager you’ll be leading this diverse team and reporting to senior stakeholders within the BBC.

The programme is based in the heart of production at the BBC television studios at Elstree, an easy commute from central London with good transport connections.

Role Responsibility

The Back Lot Lead Project Manager role is a senior role and is integral to the success of the E20 Programme as the role holder is responsible for delivering this final project to improve external filming options for EastEnders within Elstree Centre. This is a fixed term to cover maternity leave.

The project is unusual as it sits at the intersection of construction and film/tv set design. The role consequently involves leading and managing the design & construction of the Back Lot, as well as planning the ageing of the built out structures to make them look realistic on camera and the successful handover to end users.

Are you the right candidate?

  • A recognised project management qualification (e.g. PRINCE2, APMQ, MSP).
  • Experience of managing the entire lifecycle of a construction project from design, through to delivery and handover.
  • Expert knowledge of the project lifecycle including its products, techniques, appropriate methodologies and techniques for delivery.
  • Demonstrable track record of successful project delivery (including leading teams, budgeting, planning, quality management, problem solving, reporting, managing risk).
  • Confidence in effectively communicating and reaching agreement with busy stakeholders, navigating ambiguous, changeable, and complex environments to achieve desired outcomes
  • Knowledge of relevant legislation and procedures in areas including procurement, construction contract management, environment, and health & safety
  • Microsoft Office software skills and experience to analyse data and provide meaningful updates for different audiences
  • Experience in developing business cases and supporting delivery plans.

Package Description

Band: E

Contract type: Fixed term/Attachment – Maternity cover

Location: London

We’re happy to discuss flexible working. Please indicate your choice under the flexible working question in the application . There is no obligation to raise this at the application stage but if you wish to do so, you are welcome to. Flexible working will be part of the discussion at offer stage.

  • Excellent career progression – the BBC offers great opportunities for employees to seek new challenges and work in different areas of the organisation.
  • Unrivalled training and development opportunities – our in-house Academy hosts a wide range of internal and external courses and certification.
  • Benefits – We offer a competitive salary package, a flexible 35-hour working week for work-life balance and 26 days (1 of which is a corporation day) with the option to buy an extra 5 days, a defined pension scheme and discounted dental, health care, gym and much more.

About The BBC

We don’t focus simply on what we do – we also care how we do it. Our values and the way we behave are important to us. Please make sure you’ve read about our values and behaviours in the document attached below.

Diversity matters at the BBC. We have a working environment where we value and respect every individual’s unique contribution, enabling all of our employees to thrive and achieve their full potential.

We want to attract the broadest range of talented people to be part of the BBC – whether that’s to contribute to our programming or our wide range of non-production roles. The more diverse our workforce, the better able we are to respond to and reflect our audiences in all their diversity.

We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic background, religion and/or belief. We will consider flexible working requests for all roles, unless operational requirements prevent otherwise.

To find out more about Diversity and Inclusion at the BBC, please click here

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  • BBC Values
  • Job description



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