This post has been designated as a politically restricted post in accordance with the Local Government and Housing Act 1989.
About the role
About the Service
The Highways and Transport Service is part of the Environment Transport and Infrastructure directorate and is responsible for ensuring the effective management, maintenance and improvement of all highway and transport assets, including flood risk management. The Network and Asset Management Group within the Highways and Transport Service develops and delivers asset management and flood risk strategies, manages highway networks and sets local policies. The group works jointly with a range of partner organisations to identify and deliver planned maintenance improvements and leads on several statutory duties including network management and safety and flood management.
About the Team
The Infrastructure Schemes team within the Network and Asset Management Group comprises of 15 staff who are responsible for influencing and embedding the Highways Asset Strategy as it relates to the management of structures, drainage and VRS assets and translating the Asset Strategy into an annual works programme. The Infrastructure Schemes Team works in collaboration with its private sector delivery partner to design and commission works and is also responsible for planning and carrying out Bridge Inspections.
The team is highly technical and works on a wide range of projects from routine maintenance of structures to highly complex maintenance or replacement of structures, drainage and VRS projects. Maintenance of Structures forms the largest part of the team’s role with responsibility for inspection and maintenance of 1,200 structures as well as involvement with structures owned by other organisations such as Network Rail and Highways England.
About the Role
An exciting and demanding opportunity is available for an experienced programme manager with significant experience in the planning and delivery of highway Infrastructure maintenance and replacement schemes. Along with significant technical ability, the successful candidate will need to be educated to degree standard in a relevant discipline and will ideally be a chartered engineer. The successful candidate will need to be a proven leader with the ability to manage a team and build positive working relationships with colleagues and partners to support the successful delivery of the infrastructure programmes.
To be shortlisted to interview for this position your application will clearly evidence:
- Degree or equivalent professional qualification plus a relevant technical qualification or equivalent experience in the specialist area.
- Membership of an appropriate professional body
- Substantial experience working at a senior level in a relevant role
- Excellent leadership skills with substantial experience in motivating, coaching, mentoring and developing staff.
- High levels of political awareness and acumen.
- Proven ability to work collaboratively with internal and external partners/professionals
- Proven ability to deliver technically complex schemes and programmes of work and an excellent understanding of highway contracts
- A good understanding of working in a local authority environment
For more information please find attached to the bottom of this advert a full job profile.
For an informal discussion contact Amanda Richards on 07792 681586 or by e-mail at Amanda.firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to receiving your application.
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 08.07.2020.
Interview dates to be confirmed.
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