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The Northern Lighthouse Board is the General Lighthouse Authority for Scotland and the Isle of Man, established by statute to provide, maintain and inspect marine aids to navigation throughout its waters.

Based at the NLB’s Headquarters in central Edinburgh, as Project Leader you will support the Programme and Renewals Manager by managing a multi disciplinary team to implement the capital and revenue works programme. You will take the lead role on assigned project works, advising on technical and logistical matters to ensure projects are delivered successfully. This will include preliminary and detailed design of projects in accordance with NLB project management, legislation and design codes, preparation, management and submission of revenue and capital budgets and management and control of site works. You will liaise with environmental and regulatory bodies to ensure project compliance and report project progress and financial status to the NLB’s Project Board.

You will hold a Degree in a recognised and relevant Engineering discipline and be a member of a relevant professional institute. You will have a proven track record of engineering project management and be a practical engineer with established knowledge across the engineering disciplines. You will have a working knowledge of health and safety and environmental legislation and quality and procurement standards.  You will have a full understanding of CDM and its application within project design and delivery taking the lead on CDM client responsibilities. You will have demonstrable financial planning, and employee management experience along with well developed communication skills.

Salary range is from £51,556 per year rising to £56,704 per year. Benefits package includes, career average occupational pension scheme; flexible working and generous leave arrangements

There is also the opportunity to add real value to a professional organisation dedicated to the safety of those at sea, and to the protection of our maritime environment.

For further details and an application pack please download an application from our website www.nlb.org.uk/who-we-are/vacancies

Closing Date: Friday 1st October 2021

The NLB is an equal opportunities employer.

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The Northern Lighthouse Board's principal concern is with safety: the safety of the mariner at sea; the safety of our own people employed in or around some of the world's most dangerous coastlines; and the safety of environment in which we, and those who come after us, must live and work.

The Northern Lighthouse Board has long been at the forefront of navigational technology. The programme to automate all major lighthouses was successfully completed on 31 March 1998. The Board completed the conversion of all its statutory lit buoyage to solar power in 1997. Thereafter, an ongoing programme of modernisation and overhaul will continue well into the 21st Century.

The Board has always prided itself on its efficiency and cost effectiveness. For the future, it aims to provide a reliable, low-maintenance and cost-effective network of Aids to Navigation, backed by a safe, efficient and professional support organisation.

The joint General Lighthouse Authorities' policy is based on the continuing requirement for the foreseeable future for a base-level of traditional visual aids to navigation, in the form of lights, beacons and buoyage, but a decreasing reliance of these "traditional" aids to navigation and an increasing reliance on high-precision radio aids. The Joint GLAs' policy also provides a mechanism for the ongoing review of tasking and policies.

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