Highways & Transport Group Manager
Carrington West are currently working with a South London Borough with their search for an experienced Group Manager of Highways & Transport for an ongoing contract.
This is a new additional role to provide increased capacity for this busy service.
In support of delivery of the vision and strategic priorities of both Councils, the main purpose of this role is to provide strategic leadership, effectively management and accountability for the efficient performance of a Service that provides:
·A highways and transport strategy that is reflective of the Mayor for London's Transport Strategy via the Local Implementation Plan (LIP). The Council aim to deliver this strategy for their local community via a 'shared service agreement' to:
oTackle road traffic congestion
oProactively manage the highway network
oEnsure the personal safety of people travelling in the Borough
oImprove personal accessibility in the public realm
oProvide sustainable transport alternatives to the car
oSupport walking, cycling and public transport
oMaintain the highway structure and all other highway assets
oImprove the local environment and the quality of life for residents
oSupport local businesses
oOptimise the use of telematics as part of network management
·Development and delivery of cross-cutting highways and transport policies and strategies via associated commissions (in accordance with the Place Commissioning Programme) that is co-ordinated and delivers the needs of service users via the contractual relationships that impacts these areas to achieve effective, integrated and best value outcomes for the residents.
·Highways and network management, including planned and reactive maintenance of the Council's highway assets in accordance with statutory obligations and appropriate legislation to promote a well maintained, safer, greener, cleaner local environment that creates a better council
·Co-ordination of streetworks and road works to ensure the efficient and expeditious movement of all traffic on the local highway network to the benefit of all users of the public highway.
·Collaborative partnership working, in line with one of the 6 main strands of the strategic 'One Council' corporate aims, with colleagues in Environment, Place, other Council departments, TfL, GLA, public transport providers, PCT, emergency services, local partnerships, sub-regional groups, other local authorities, local community, voluntary and business groups etc. to deliver excellent outcomes for our customers.
·Delivery of highways and transport related Capital infrastructure improvement programmes and projects (both major and minor) on time and within budget that are funded from various sources, including, LIP funding, Council Capital, Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL), S106, S278, S38, and other associated special project funding from various sources etc.
·Effective contract management of all contracts relating to Highways and Transport within the Council's contract standing orders and financial and procurement regulations, ensuring that service providers and suppliers performance and quality of service delivery meet all contractual and agreed obligations and perform within the relevant performance management regime (e.g. Key Performance Indicators (KPI's)), and/or agreed service levels, and standards.
·In liaison with the Development Control Team, management of the impact of proposed developments on local traffic management and the highway network via Planning conditions/obligations and development agreements, e.g. S106, 278, 38 etc.
·Delivery of education, training and publicity (ETP) programmes, campaigns and projects to promote a behaviour change strategy that encourages alternatives to single car occupancy car use, tackles traffic and public transport congestion, improves road safety, air pollution and public health outcomes. This includes delivery of the Borough Cycling Programme (BCP), Smarter Travel, Instructor Training (ITO) programme, Bikeability training, Biking Borough, mini-Holland complementary measures, rapid Electric Vehicle (EV) charging points, school crossing patrols etc.
·Traffic monitoring and geographical topographic survey, data collection and analysis.
·Management and processing of Traffic Management Orders, e.g. waiting & loading restrictions, permanent, experimental, emergency/temporary, moving traffic offences, banned traffic movements, road closures, special events, bus lane regulation etc. This includes implementation and maintenance of the associated traffic signs and road markings.
·Management of on and off-street parking reviews and installation of new regulations.
·Management and implementation of the Winter Maintenance Plan.
·Management of highway drainage and requirements of the Floods and Water Management Act 2010.
·Highways Asset Management, including Pubic Rights of Way.
What you need to succeed:
·Proven track record of achievement at senior leadership level in highways and transport services in a similarly large and complex organisation
·Appropriate professional and management experience within an urban setting in order to establish credibility with a wide range of stakeholders both within and outside Kingston and Sutton Council, ensuring that the needs of priority community groups are met
·Experience of successfully delivering organisational change and improvement initiatives leading to better outcomes for customers
·Experience of procurement and management of large scale contracts via NEC3 suite of contracts
·Proven track record of successfully managing complex budgets (both Capital and Revenue), funded by multiple stakeholders, and delivering complex projects within time and budget, whilst demonstrating transparency and accountability to funding stakeholders
·Experience of corporate working in relation to the integration of highways and transport services into wider corporate work streams, e.g. regeneration, sustainability etc.
·Experience of strong project management and partnership working to deliver customer focussed services
·Experience of translating strategy into realistic, achievable plans
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
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 for more information.
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