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Project Delivery Profession

Inspiring the next generation of women in infrastructure and construction

Image: Dr Jo Jolly, Deputy Director - Head of Project Futures, Infrastructure and Projects Authority, Cabinet Office (Photo credit: Ollie Rudkin) This year’s International Women’s Day theme was #inspireinclusion, so we spoke with some of the Infrastructure and Project Authority’s …

Mind the gap! Lessons learned from Crossrail as a project delivery advisor

Alex Milbank, a project delivery advisor at the Infrastructure and Projects Authority, reflects on his time working on the delivery of Crossrail, one of the most transformational infrastructure projects ever delivered in the UK.  Today (Monday 18 March), the Department …

Civil Service Fast Stream: "We were led to the scene of a ruined street, strewn with debris and blanketed in smoke"

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Jack Linley, a statistics fast Streamer in the Transformation Team and Sophie Cliff, a project delivery fast streamer working in project set-up, tell us about their experiences of working on major defence programmes as part of their first-year placements on …

Marking Black History Month in project delivery: “We need to recruit against stereotypes.”

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Lorraine Thomas is Head of Risk & Benefits at BEIS and has been in the role for six months after roles in both the public and private sectors. Her portfolio is one of the largest and most diverse in government, …

Being East & South East Asian in government project delivery: “It's important for project teams to be as diverse as possible”

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Eileen Wong is a Senior Business Change Manager at HMRC and has spent over 19 years in the Civil Service, the majority of which has been in tax compliance roles but decided a change of career and profession was needed. She is also a co-chair of the Civil Service Race Forum’s East & South East Asian Working Group (CSRF ESEA WG). This group was set up in 2021 due to the rise of anti-Asian hate following Covid and aims to create safe spaces for colleagues to talk about these issues as well as forge a community of ESEA civil servants and allies in government.

The road ahead - a site visit to the A12 and A14 road improvement schemes

Project Delivery Advisor, Dan Samaila, from the Infrastructure and Projects Authority (IPA) shares his insightful visit to the A12 and A14 road improvement schemes.  Why do we need more roads?  This is a common question in the aftermath of the …

Women in project delivery: "How I overcame imposter syndrome" Kuljit Sagoo MBE

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This blog is part of the Infrastructure and Project Authority’s Role Models Campaign, which aims to increase diversity at all grades in the Project Delivery Profession.  Kuljit Sagoo MBE is the Deputy Director for Civilian HR at the Ministry of …