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Highways Delivery Project Manager

  • Location

    Oxford, Oxfordshire

  • Sector:

    Engineering & Surveying

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  • Published:

    about 1 year ago

  • Duration:

    7 months

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Our client is seeking a Highways Delivery Manager on the initial 7 month contract with the possibility of an extension.

Working Hours-

37 hours per week

Monday - Friday

Pay Rate-

£20.00 p/h

Job Purpose-

- To support the Team Leader and oversee the delivery of the specialist element of the highway service that is attributed to the post. Ensure successful delivery of areas of service that offers value for money and achieves targets set.

- This post holder is responsible for ensuring that all relevant county policies and procedures are adhered to and concerns are raised in accordance with these policies

- To act as the professional lead for the areas specialism - project, programme and budget management, design approvals, communication lead

Duties and Responsibilities-

- Pro-actively deliver all aspects of successful projects that offer best value for money and achieve commercial targets.

- Manage a small team of technical staff including recruitment, inductions, appraisals, health and safety, learning and development and other appropriate HR matters in accordance with county council policies.

- To act as the expert within the identified field of the job description e.g. drainage, trees, bridges etc.

- To manage or coordinate staff who are working within the same specialist service area (maybe across geographical areas) to ensure shared outcomes are delivered.

- To manage delivery of individual schemes / projects relating to the service area

- To manage budgets in accordance with the council's policies and procedures.

- Maintaining excellent, effective working relationships with stakeholders, key strategic partners, senior council directors, politicians and operational teams.

- Manage own workload and the resources required to ensure successful service delivery.

- To assume direct responsibility for the management of selected budgets

- Promote a strong customer service focus within the Service and where possible take account of customer requirements, including responding to customers in ways that are clear and jargon free.

- Promote and deliver improved communication with individual residents, communities, other local authorities and key stakeholders.

- Provide necessary information for performance management measures.

- Remain contemporary with legislation and best practice, and ensure that relevant initiatives are adopted to develop the effectiveness of the service.

- Promote a positive and pro-active health and safety culture;

- Ensure health and safety is given a high priority and is an integral part of the way we conduct our services;

- Undertake necessary health and safety training;

- Ensure all employees and volunteers under your control are competent and have received the necessary training to carry out their work activities safely;

- Comply and implement the requirements of the Council's health and safety policies and procedures;

- Ensure risk assessments in accordance with council procedures are undertaken to reduce risks to a level that is as low as is reasonably practicable. This must consider hazards to both employees, clients and others who use our services;

- Develop and ensure local working arrangements, safe working practices, guidance etc. are in place to support the output of risk assessment. This embraces the planning of work as well as the assurance that staff are adequately informed, instructed, trained and supervised;

- Follow all appropriate safety instructions and use safety equipment provided;

- Monitor the activities for which you have responsibility;

- Ensure safety events (accidents, incidents and near misses) are reported and investigated;

- Ensure that health and safety issues are a standing item on team meeting agendas, and actions are monitored through these and through supervision.

Skills and Experience-

- Qualified to chartered or equivalent level as required of the role and member of an appropriate professional body.

- Management qualification (Level 3 (e.g. ILM 3) (or equivalent) or significant management experience within a similar work place.

- A Professional qualification Level 6 (e.g. Degree) (or similar qualification in the relevant discipline) OR substantial experience in the relevant specialist field of works.

- A sound knowledge of the latest legislative requirements as they relate to the identified specialist field.

- Demonstrable experience of effective engagement with customers and stakeholders within a public service context

- An ability to demonstrate that your work skills are in accordance with the county council's vision and values

- An ability to lead and develop staff within the work place.

- Strong commercial acumen and understanding of business management.

- Strong partnership work ethic.

- A broad experience of service delivery in a local authority context.

- Report writing and correspondence skills that demonstrate the ability to provide clear and coherent information suitable for the audience concerned.

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