Major Scheme Interface Manager

Salary range: £47,015 – £52,916 per annum
Hours: 36.5 hours per week
Contract: Permanent

Who we need

You will be a dynamic individual with extensive knowledge, understanding and experience of managing major investment programmes. You will be able to quickly identify, develop and deliver appropriate tactical strategies to minimise disruption, manage travel demand and maintain resilience across the networks. You will be a confident negotiator and able to influence external programmes. You will have built excellent technical knowledge and practical understanding of transport planning throughout your career. You will have exceptional stakeholder management skills and understand the importance of building and maintaining relationships across the directorate as well as with external partners and investors.

About this role

You will manage the coordination and delivery of tactical strategies to minimise disruptive impacts of major scheme delivery across the region. This will mean working across major investment programmes including HS2, Midland Metro Extension, the Commonwealth Games capital programme and major highway investment programmes to take a holistic view of all major schemes to ensure conflicts are managed out and appropriate mitigations are put in place. The role will have a strong and particular focus on maintaining resilience on the Key Route Network and local bus network.

To programme manage the development and delivery of mitigation programmes and interventions to reduce the cumulative impact of planned disruption from major scheme delivery. This will involve working closely with multiple external partners and agencies at all scales of transport planning.

The role will work closely with colleagues across the Network Resilience Directorate, TfWM bus team and other regional programme partners; principally, this will focus on identification and delivery of mitigation and targeted interventions to help keep the region moving through disruption. This could include highway scheme development to maintain resilience for local buses, working with transport operators to provide increased capacity during demand surges and development of travel demand management strategies.

About the team

The West Midlands transport system is seeing some of its largest investment in recent years with projects being delivered across the region from key partners such as High Speed Two, Highways England, Local Authorities, Network Rail and Transport for West Midlands. While this essential investment takes place to meet the demands of a growing population, the Network Resilience directorate aims to keep residents and businesses moving through these works by improving efficiency of the existing network and managing demand to reduce congestion.

With large events such as the Coventry City of Culture 2021 and Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games about to put the West Midlands on the international stage and set to bring millions of extra visitors in to the region, the team are involved in supporting the planning of these events with the aim of providing a seamless travel experience on our integrated transport system.

At the heart of the team is the new Regional Transport Coordination Centre which aims to proactively monitor and support our transport operation while providing customers with more reliable information and choice on their travel options. With a transformation in data capture and analysis the centre will prove invaluable, not just in real time incident management, but in planning future congestion cutting interventions, supporting teams across TfWM and our local authority partners.

Network Resilience is a team of various transport specialisms, working together with our internal and external partners to help keep the West Midlands moving.

Who we are

Transport for West Midlands (TfWM) plans, develops and manages an integrated transport system for the West Midlands that is reliable, affordable and accessible for all. It is the transport arm of the West Midlands Combined Authority.

A standard setter in the industry, our achievements are regularly recognised nationally, most importantly as the winner of ‘City Region Authority of the Year’ in 2016, 2017 and 2019 at the National Transport Awards.

Whether it’s developing and delivering new infrastructure, collaborating on future mobility projects, operating the West Midlands Metro or helping customers to keep moving, we need creative and innovative talent to join our already excellent team and help us make a real difference to residents, businesses and visitors travelling in and around the West Midlands.

In return for your hard work and commitment, we will reward you with a range of competitive and attractive benefits.

We’re committed to growing our team here at WMCA and we’ll continue to recruit into our critical positions during this time. We understand this will take dedication on our part and commitment from anyone wishing to become part of our team. We want to make it as straight forward as possible and we understand the effort involved from our applicants.

We’ll be utilising various means of video technology to conduct interviews and we have adapted our onboarding and induction processes for remote access.

How to apply

Please provide detailed information in your application outlining your suitability for the post and ensure it is submitted by the closing date.

Closing Date: Tuesday 28th April 2020
Interview/Assessment Date: Monday 11th May 2020

We are committed to developing an organisation that is representative of the diverse communities that we serve and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

The following groups are currently underrepresented: young people, Black, Asian and ethnic minority groups and women at senior levels.

We are a Disability Confident Employer and offer a guaranteed interview scheme for applicants who meet the essential job role criteria. We will make reasonable adjustments, in line with the Equality Act, for disabled applicants if these are needed. Wherever possible we will offer flexible working options which assist work-life balance and support service delivery for the customer.

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