Transport Strategy Project Manager - Kingston upon Thames & Oxted

Surrey County Council
Claremont Park
11 Jan 2018
10 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

£43,638per annum for 36 hours per week, Monday to Friday, based at County Hall, Penrhyn Road, Kingston upon Thames, KT1 2DW.

The post holder will be seconded for 18 hours of the 36 hours per week to Tandridge District Council at District Offices, Station Road East, Oxted, RH8 0BT, for at least two years.

Flexible working is supported where possible, including working from home or from one of the hot desking facilities at a number of County Council sites and Tandridge District Council offices. 24 days annual leave, local government salary-related pension offered as well as option to join car lease scheme. For more information, please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.

About the Role

Are you looking to Project Manage Highway, Transport and Town centre Regeneration Projects?

This is a permanent position within the County Council’s Transport Policy Team which leads the Council thinking on transport policies and major projects. Initially you will be seconded for part of your time (for at least a two year period with potential to extend the secondment) to work with Tandridge District Council to enable a joined up approach to delivering key projects for both authorities.

As Project/Programme Manager you will be working with colleagues from within the county and district councils, other private sector organisations and commissioned consultants to deliver successful bids for major highway and transport schemes and develop them to a point where detailed design and construction can be passed to the county’s delivery team.

In respect of the work for Tandridge District Council, you will programme manage the delivery of RegenOxted, an ambitious plan to revitalise the town-centre through a multi-million pound programme of strategically important projects. Drawing on your transport planning experience, you will also support the Council’s consultants to deliver the Caterham Masterplan which will fundamentally transform Caterham town centre.

You will work with a range of stakeholders including senior managers, Members, developers and infrastructure provides to coordinate and deliver projects and lead on the design, organising and attending public consultation/exhibitions to seek stakeholder consensus on projects and transport policy and strategy. To ensure that stakeholders are properly engaged in the process, the post will involve travelling and potentially evening committee or stakeholder meetings.

The successful applicant will be a highway and transport engineer and/or transport planner with experience of managing regeneration and place programmes and projects and will act as project/programme manager for one or more schemes to manage the diverse activities that contribute to the successful delivery of major projects of this nature.

You will hold or be actively working toward a professional qualification, with membership of a suitable professional body i.e. the RTPI, ICE, CIHT, IHE or TPS e.g. joining at IEng, TPP or equivalent level.

To be shortlisted for interview your application and personal statement must clearly evidence the following as a minimum requirement:

  • Degree/ HNC or equivalent, or substantial relevant experience in a relevant subject.
  • Excellent understanding of highway, transport and town centre regeneration principles and practices.
  • Proven ability to apply project management principles and techniques to a wide range of complex projects or programmes including financial management of projects/programmes.
  • Substantial practical or professional experience and understanding of this specialist area and proven problem solving skills with the capacity to devise and implement innovative solutions.
  • Proven ability to establish and maintain highly effective working relationships with a range of stakeholders.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of computerised business systems.
  • Proven written and oral communication with the ability to influence and work in collaboration with others.

Additional Information

The vacancy closes at 23:59 on 4th February 2018.

Interview Date to be confirmed.

Equal Opportunity, Values and Behaviours

Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.

The values below will be crucial in delivering our corporate strategy, and are what we draw on to make a difference for Surrey residents.

  • Listen - We actively listen to others and expect to be listened to.
  • Responsibility - We take responsibility in all that we do at work.
  • Trust - We work to inspire trust and we trust in others.
  • Respect - We are supportive and inclusive and committed to learning from others.

Our behaviours are what people experience when they interact. They encompass how we do our work and how we treat other.

  • Be customer focussed - We put the customer at the heart of our work and take responsibility to uphold the customer promise in all that we do.
  • Work as one team - We collaborate with and involve our partners, customers and colleagues, and build strong and lasting relationships based on listening, trust and mutual respect.
  • Make things happen - We plan and deliver our work on time and effectively, making sure we understand the needs and priorities and considering all our options and risks.
  • Communicate with purpose - We communicate clearly to all our stakeholders, making sure that we listen, understand and inform in the process.
  • Be the best we can be - We embrace the need for change and innovation, taking responsibility to improve our services and processes in the right way.
  • Develop ourselves and others - We learn continually, we seek feedback about our own performance and support others to learn.