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Head of Highways

Hays Building
£400.0 - £464.64 per annum + Up to £460 PD
Closing date
9 Apr 2024

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Job position
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Function
Project Manager

Job Details

Your new company
Working for an established local authority, they have a number of new and outstanding projects. They need someone of exceptional leadership qualities who has had previous experience and is the head of Highways within local authorities.

Your new role
1. Develop and continuously improve the service as a centre of excellence in proactively managing the Highways' portfolio to meet the objectives of the Councils Fairer Futures programme. Develop policies for the service, creating underlying procedures and monitoring their implementation.
2. Manage and lead staff resources to optimise service delivery. Responsible for implementing the formal performance and development framework, while informally coaching others throughout the organisation in the area of personal expertise. Ensures that teams are focused, motivated and inspired to achieve objectives and create a positive team culture, ensuring others follow the expected ways of working.
3. As part of the department's senior management team, they develop plans to deliver the Council's objectives. Focus upon the long-term strategic management and contribute to the wider longer-term business strategy; using knowledge of the competitive environment to inform strategic direction and drive performance improvements.
4. Provide leadership, direction and advice in dealing with significant and often sensitive negotiations. Collaborate with external partners and apply negotiation strategies to set service priorities and ensure an integrated and coordinated multi-agency approach in delivering these services.

What you'll need to succeed
- Experience working as Head Of Highways, ideally in London
- Experience working with NEC 3 / 4 Contracts
- Strong stakeholder / client management skill set
- Leadership qualities
- Having a proactive and inquisitive nature
- Managing teams across various sectors

What you'll get in return
- 3 Month Rolling Contract
- Up to £460 per day (Umbrella, inside IR35) DOE

What you need to do now
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