Smart City Project Manager – Sunderland City Council

Closing date: 16 August 2022

Would you like to be part of a multi award winning Smart Cities team that is at the forefront of digital transformation?


In October 2020, Sunderland was named the UK’s smartest city at the Digital Leaders 100 Awards. Our journey to the top spot has been a fast-paced and collaborative one, which has continued to gather momentum throughout 2021/2022. The evolution of the Smart City Programme has witnessed Sunderland achieve success in becoming one of the UK’s first smart cities and is on track to positioning its residents and businesses as leaders, digitally equipped to succeed well into the future.

The Sunderland Our Smart City Programme continues to arm the city with the digital capabilities to improve the economy and quality of life via digital access, support and education. This has to date involved improving connectivity across Sunderland by connecting people, places and businesses within the city, through next generation technology, upskilling businesses and local people, plus the development of digital resources within the region. Ongoing success has also involved the nurturing and growth of many partnerships including a 20-year strategic partnership with BAI a global communications infrastructure provider that will drive city-wide investment in next generation digital infrastructure to continue to grow the city’s capabilities.

The Job

Our Smart City strategy sets out a decade of social and digital transformation that will accelerate city-wide improvements for generations to come and now we are seeking a dynamic, highly skilled and self-motivated Project Manager to join our Smart City Team.

The successful candidate will have a minimum of 2 years Project Management experience and a proven track record of successfully managing and delivering complex projects with multi-disciplined teams.

With responsibility for leading and delivering several projects simultaneously you must have strong interpersonal skills with the ability to build strong relationships demonstrating personal credibility to provide highly credible leadership to project teams. You will plan, organise, supervise and monitor all elements of project lifecycles to ensure that both internal and external stakeholder activities are delivered on time and within specified budgets ensuring benefits are tracked and realised.

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