Head of Highways

Posted 01 March 2023
Salary £450 - 500 per day
LocationCentral Bedfordshire
Job type Contract - Full Time
Job duration6 Months
Discipline Highways, Transport & Infrastructure
Contact NamePhoebe Kingston

Job description

Head of Highways

Carrington West are currently working with a busy council in Bedfordshire with their search for a Head of Highways to join them on a contract basis.
As the Head of Highways you will lead the delivery of efficient, cost effective, customer focused service.
You will be responsible for leading a team of approx. 80 staff across asset intelligence, strategic planning, contract and commercial functions as well as the operational delivery of structural maintenance, drainage, bridges, road safety and traffic management schemes and routine maintenance.

Main responsibilities:
- Manage the term service contract with our main contractor, developing a strong partnership approach and ensuring timely delivery of work to give the best outcomes for our residents.
- Improve performance by working with internal colleagues and the contractor to develop and implement appropriate action plans.
- Manage any changes and the impact of rescheduled works, ensuring risks and dependencies are understood, managed and communicated to all relevant stakeholders.
- Work closely with colleagues and contractors to address service delivery requests, concerns, and feedback in a timely and customer focussed manner.
- Develop and maintain productive relationships with all key stakeholders including management team colleagues, team members, other service areas, councillors, Town & Parish Councils and residents.
- Forecast, control and approve spend against allocated budgets using both our dedicated contract management system and our internal finance system.
- Lead and develop managers and staff to be focussed on getting things done; prioritising and delivering services and ultimately achieving the right outcomes for the council and our residents.

For a full description and further information on the role, please call Phoebe Kingston at Carrington West on 02393 876043 or email phoebe.kingston@carringtonwest.com

Previous experience is essential for this role.

What you need to do now:
If you are interested in this role and fit the criteria above, please send us your application today. If you have any questions about the vacancy, please contact Phoebe at Carrington West on 02393 876043
If you feel that you are right for this job technically, but the rate, location or seniority does not suit you specifically then please still feel free to send us your CV. We constantly recruit for jobs very similar to this one at all levels UK Wide. We are always keen to chat with you discreetly about your employment situation.
Even if you are happy in your current job for now, we always welcome calls from Highways, Traffic & Parking professionals keen to make their introductions for future months or years. Our specialist team has a combined 70+ years' experience in this market. Please call Phoebe at Carrington West on 02393 876043 for more information.
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