Highways Asset & Performance Manager

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Highways Asset & Performance Manager
Interim Position

Hillingdon RQ728744

Posted: 15th November 2022 16:51
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  • Pay Rate:

    £29.82 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    36 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 4-5 months


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Highways Asset & Performance Manager   

Reference no: Hillingdon RQ728744   

Pay rate £29.82 per hour PAYE   

Highways Asset & Performance Manager reporting to the Head of Highways and responsible for 3 senior direct reports and 1 technical support officer. The post holder will lead on the delivery and development of all service strategies, policies, asset management and operational plans to include highways, structures, watercourses, and street lighting. This is a great opportunity to introduce new ways of working to Hillingdon and develop innovative asset management processes that are both robust and cost effective 

Key responsibilities: 


  • Deliver service strategies, policies, asset management and operational plans. 
  • Contribute to and comment on the plans and policies of other departments/agencies and comment on government consultations, so as to ensure local priorities and needs are adequately reflected. 
  • Ensure that all activities of the Highways Asset Team are managed effectively 
  • Ensure IT systems are in place to support the effective planning and delivery of the workload and production of programmes of work that improve communication and enable improved monitoring and reporting. 
  • Manage the efficient and effective handling of Member enquiries to ensure that the Council’s Members, residents and other stakeholders are provided with accurate and timely information. 
  • Manage and keep updated service responses to Petitions. 
  • Manage the effective delivery of the Symology service in line with contract specification, ensuring regular monitoring and reporting takes place alongside the development of a strong working relationship with the supplier. 
  • Work collaboratively with colleagues to manage contractor and suppliers performance issues relating to their services, managing the responses and process to maintain or improve customer and stakeholder service. 
  • Liaise with Government departments, public bodies and make grant applications to maximise funding. 
  • Ensure that all statutory and compliance obligations are formally documented and implemented through the Council’s risk management systems 

“Role Requirements” – to give yourself the maximum chance of success please try and ensure your CV addresses the following essential criteria: 

  • Degree in Civil Engineering, Quantity Surveying or other Construction, Engineering or Project Management equivalent (or equivalent experience) 
  • Knowledge of professional project and programme management practices and methodology 
  • Extensive knowledge of relevant Highways related industry codes of practice such as HMEP, well managed highway infrastructure guidance 
  • Significant experience as a senior manager, leading a team of technical professionals within the field of Highways or construction management 
  • Significant experience of taking strategic information and translating into project specific operational requirements with the effective communication to project teams and internal staff 
  • Highly numerate and IT literate, able to work effectively with the Microsoft Office suite of applications including Microsoft project, and standardised project reporting template documentation 
  • Able to communicate standards, priorities and deadlines to partners and staff 

NB: Please feel free to apply to us direct via [email protected] by quoting the job reference and job title exactly. SEE DETAILS AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS AD. 

If you have previously applied to one of our vacancies and have already sent the required supporting documentation to us, please make this clear when you re-apply as this will help speed up your application. 

To help speed up the process of uploading your CV to the client we would suggest that you send us your CV in Word format (or equivalent) if possible, rather than as a PDF. 

If you are successful in securing this role, please note that for the entire duration of this contract, regardless of extension you will be working this role at the PAYE rate that has been advertised. For absolute clarity, we only work on a PAYE basis, rather than entertaining umbrella pay terms, we do not offer Ltd/umbrella or outside IR35 rates. If you wish to understand PAYE vs Umbrella more, please let us know and we can send you some additional information for clarity. 

Please quote the Job Title & Vacancy Reference No. in your application, or we will be unable to match your CV to the role being applied for.

Other “Essential Requirements” – Please check to ensure that your CV addresses the following items: 

  1. Our clients are generally seeking applicants who are reasonably local, so on that basis we would ideally like you to supply us with your address (or at least your post code) and a telephone number so that we can reach you during working hours. 
  2. Your recent UK working experience going back at least 5 years, or full employment history if you have been working for fewer years than this. 
  3. Your availability to work either immediately, or at short notice. 
  4. Please refer to the Role Requirements section above - your CV must address the requirements listed. 


Other preferable/desirable details to include on your CV, if applicable: 

  1. Any local authority/public sector experience 
  2. Any relevant qualifications held or being studied for. 


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Highways Asset & Performance Manager
Client Category: Local Authority

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