Interim Programme Manager – Highways & Transport

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Interim Programme Manager – Highways & Transport
Contract / Temporary

Essex 8814

Posted: 18th September 2022 13:20
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  • Pay Rate:

    up to £62,153 per annum, depending on experience

  • Hours per Week:

    35-37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is a fixed term contract for 18 months

  • Chelmsford,

    CM1 1QH

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Interim Programme Manager – Highways & Transport

Reference no: Essex 8814

Pay rate: up to £62,153 per annum, depending on experience

18-month fixed-term contract, with possibility of extension.

The post-holder will work as part of the Network Development team to ensure national infrastructure projects deliver at a local level. 


Key responsibilities:

  • Lead input and engagement from across the Highways and Transport directorate, from different disciplines across the Council and with politicians on these nationally significant projects.
  • Contribute to multiple nationally significant infrastructure projects within a short space of time.
  • Work with everyone from the Department for Transport to local communities and establish common goals and build a collaborative, problem-solving culture.


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


Experience & Knowledge / Technical skills

  • Extensive experience in leading multi-million-pound projects in Transport or Planning.
  • Experience of managing significant programmes, leading multi-discipline teams including co-ordination, management, and control of programme activities
  • Experienced in strategic planning providing clear direction and setting strategic priorities for delivery.


Skills & Abilities:

  • Strategic thinker who is able to communicate clearly and persuasively.
  • A proven ability to research, review and understand technical information and translate it for a wide range of audiences
  • Build strong collaborative partnerships across the Council and with external partners.
  • Politically astute and capable of negotiating win-win outcomes.
  • Ability to adapt to adverse situations whilst remaining calm, reassuring others, and maintaining performance.
  • Financial management, setting and managing a budget to an agreed forecast.
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Demonstrates ability to use a leadership style to work effectively with individuals and teams at all levels
  • Ability to recruit, direct and prioritise resources to successfully optimise delivery
  • The ability to identify key facts to make informed decisions, often in a time pressured environment.
  • Ability to manage a diverse workload and meet conflicting deadlines
  • Ability to manage specific projects from conception to end


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  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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Interim Programme Manager – Highways & Transport
Client Category: Local Authority

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