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Waverley Court 4 East Market Street, EH8 8BG
£42,717 - £50,550 per year
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36 hours per week
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Senior Project Manager - Flood Management - Fixed term until 31/08/2025
Waverley Court

Salary: £42,717 - £50,550 per year
Hours: 36 per week

The City of Edinburgh Council is looking for a committed and enthusiastic individual to take an active role in supporting Scotland’s Capital City on the journey to adapting to the changing climate, Net Zero and reversing the decline in nature. In 2019, the City of Edinburgh Council declared a Climate Emergency and developed a Climate Strategy, and this year the City declared a Nature Emergency. We have an ambitious set of actions and targets to support these emergencies which includes retrofitting green blue projects within Edinburgh.

Adapting our city has created this exciting opportunity for a Senior Project Manager to help with this transformation, with a focus on landscape and creating great places. Our vision as a Council is to progress creating a welcoming, fair and thriving city that is green, clean and sustainable.

The post holder will be an experienced Project Manager and a qualified Landscape Architect, with knowledge of sustainable drainage and green infrastructure design and delivery on site, and have demonstrable design and construction project management ability.

This is a key role in ensuring that green blue infrastructure is built and maintained correctly and that all the processes are in place to ensure a robust future for the city that helps with the increased risk of flooding and drought.

Whilst based in the Flood Management team, the post holder will also be working closely with the 20 Minute Neighbourhood, Active Travel and Planning teams, and will lead green blue projects through all RIBA stages ensuring that the processes are in place for maintaining the changing ‘greener’ city in the future. Initially this work will be focused in the Craigleith/Inverleith/Drylaw area, with the expectation that this will expand as interventions in this area are completed and additional funding is available.

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage new build and retrofit public realm and landscape projects, of varying sizes and complexity through all RIBA Stages.
  • Submit bids for finances and manage relationships with funders.
  • Take a proactive and responsible approach to creating new processes for the standards and adoption and long-term maintenance of green blue infrastructure in Edinburgh.
  • Work collaboratively with the Council’s Parks, Planning, Roads, Active Travel and 20 Minute Neighbourhood teams in all aspects of work.
  • Work closely with Scottish Water and third-party developers on Section 7 agreements and manage the adoption process.
  • Support external and internal partnerships e.g. Edinburgh Biodiversity Partnership, Nature Recovery and Climate Adaptation.
  • Assist in the training and development of others within the Council on all aspects of green blue infrastructure, landscape design and maintenance.

This is an excellent opportunity to join a committed and enthusiastic diverse group of professions helping shape Edinburgh’s adaptation journey.

As part of our goal to improve our organisational culture and create a great place to work together for the people of Edinburgh, we want to make sure that we’re bringing the best people into our roles, not just in their skills and experience but also in their approach to work.

To help achieve this, we’re changing the way we interview and assess candidates by moving from a competency-based interview approach to a behavioural and technical (skills for the job) based approach. This new way of interviewing will allow us to assess how you think and how you would bring Our Behaviours of Respect, Integrity and Flexibility into your ways of working.


We're committed to creating a workplace culture where all our people feel valued, included and able to be their best at work, and we recognise the benefits that a diverse workforce with different values, beliefs, experience, and backgrounds brings to us as an organisation.

Our salary range typically reflects the initial starting salary and annually increases until it reaches the top of the range.

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