World-class projects delivered by world-class people

The IPA is the government’s centre of expertise for infrastructure and major projects, supporting the successful delivery of all types of major projects.  This ranges from railways, schools, hospitals and housing, to defence, IT and major transformation programmes.

More than ever before, the wellbeing and prosperity of everyone in the UK will depend on how we build our economy and transform our infrastructure and public services for the future. Joining the IPA as a major project leader will give you the opportunity to play a leading role in delivering the government’s levelling up agenda, including the ambitious national infrastructure strategy, aimed at addressing regional and national inequalities and building back better after Covid-19.

The IPA’s Major Projects Talent Pool matches outstanding project leaders with the most challenging projects and programmes in government. If you have outstanding project delivery skills and an excellent track record as a leader, there’s no better place to advance your career.

Join our Major Projects Talent Pool

Our project leaders are deployed into a range of departments, leading on complex and challenging projects.  To join us, you will need to be a project delivery expert with extensive leadership experience, able to demonstrate depth and breadth of knowledge across different project types or roles, including most stages of the project lifecycle.

In return, we will help you refine and develop your skills and experience through varied deployments on major government projects. You will also contribute to building project leadership expertise across government, sharing your knowledge and helping to shape the future of our profession.

“Nothing short of world-class project delivery will do and for that we need extraordinary people because people deliver projects”

Nick Smallwood (IPA CEO, Head of Project Delivery Function)

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