Principal Advisor/Team Leader Roadworks & Occupancy Requirements Team

Manchester or Birmingham
£47,304 - £54,400
04 Dec 2017
01 Jan 2018
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Principal Advisor/Team Leader Roadworks & Occupancy Requirements Team

Ref: HE5061

Location: Manchester or Birmingham

Salary: £47,304 - £54,400

About Us

Highways England are responsible for operating, maintaining and improving England’s motorways and major A roads. Over recent years, investment in our highways has increased, this has led to advances in technology, such as smart motorways; enabling traffic to flow better. However, even more is yet to be done. Considering that a third of all traffic, two thirds of heavy goods vehicles, and 98% of UK businesses rely on them, and you can see why our roads, and what we do, matters so much.

It’s an exciting time to begin a career with Highways England as we invest £11 billion in our motorways and A Roads boosting capacity, tackling congestion and improving safety which is why we’re so grateful to our c 4,500 employees around the country. At the same time, we’ll improve how we work. That means we will be able to; plan roadworks better to minimise disruption; clear incidents more quickly; and save more than £1 billion by working more efficiently. When you work with us, you're helping to connect communities, sustain business and support the economy.

For further information on Highways England, please visit our website.

The Role

Highways England is currently recruiting a Principal Advisor/Team Leader for our Roadworks and Occupancy Requirements Team on a permanent basis to be based in either of our Birmingham or Manchester offices.

This team sits in the Customer and Operational Development Requirements Group whose role is to maximise network capacity for our customers through setting policy, standards and requirements for the safe and effective operation of our new and existing roads. The diversity of our work means we work with many external and internal customers and stakeholders, to continuously improve how the network is operated.

The Group comprises five teams and alongside the Roadworks and Occupancy Requirements team are; Incident Management Requirements, Maintenance Requirements, Safety Risk Requirements and Operational Capability Requirements.

The role will focus on leading a specialist team engaged in the development and implementation of roadworks and occupancy policies, standards and best practices, and the provision of associated technical advice and guidance, to support the successful delivery of Highways England’s Delivery Plan and Strategies.

The Roadworks and Occupancy Requirements Team is leading a number of key programmes of work including:

•Establishment of a cross company roadworks improvement plan to underpin Highways England’s Roadworks Strategy and make a step change in how roadworks are planned, designed, implemented and monitored.

•Continuously improving roadworks through Research and Development, and the review of best practice and lessons learnt.

•The review and refinement of roadworks and network occupancy requirements that underpin the company’s approach to asset lifecycle maintenance and operational requirements.

•Development of company-wide customer service standards that will draw on customer insight and seek to address key customer pain points.

•Improving the accuracy and clarity of roadworks information for the public.

•Technical advice and guidance to scheme delivery, specific to work area including New Roads and Street Works Act and Traffic Management Act.

Day to Day

•Taking responsibility for the development and delivery of activities in line with the delivery plan and supporting the Group Leader and Divisional Director in setting overall strategy and direction.

•Provide subject matter leadership, leading the development and evaluation of solutions, supporting the team in resolving technical issues, providing authoritative advice and guidance to internal and external stakeholders.

•Own the roadworks strategy and work collaboratively to drive delivery of the improvement plan reporting progress to the Executive Customer Sub Group.

•Ensure that technical solutions are appropriately documented and communicated to all stakeholders, to support implementation and to ensure the availability of audit evidence.

•Implement appropriate project management methodologies to ensure the effective planning and control of project activities, the identification and mitigation of risks and effective management of project performance.

About you

•A relevant degree with substantial relevant post graduate experience.

•Experience and understanding of requirements for roadworks and occupancy.

•Specific knowledge and experience around Traffic Management Act, New Roads and Streetworks Act and Traffic signs Manual - Chapter 8.

•Experience of the successful delivery of complex projects or change programmes, including the establishment of project governance in line with APMP principles.

•Ability to collaborate with others to set standards and implement best practices, whilst dealing constructively with setbacks.

•Strong networking and communication skills, including the ability to communicate effectively and present results.


So we can really get to know you and what you can offer please include a CV with your application. You’re also encouraged to include a covering note explaining how you're a great match for us: so please tell us how your skills, experience and qualifications meet both the role, and Highways England, requirements.

Closing date 7 January 2018.

Interviews are planned to take place from week commencing 22 January 2018.

We look forward to hearing from you. Help keep England moving.

For a full list of our vacancies please visit our website.