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Management Information Lead

National Highways
Closing date
24 Jun 2022

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Technology & New Media
Contract Type
Full Time
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National Highways is currently recruiting for a Management Information Lead to join the Capital Portfolio Management team in Birmingham.

Reporting to the Head of Portfolio Management Information & Reporting, you will be responsible for the provision of timely Management Information to our internal and external stakeholders. You will lead on the robust management of the accuracy, integrity and validity of all schedule and cost data to enable performance analysis and reporting activities for the performance of the Capital Portfolio. You will sit within a direct team of seven and a wider team of twenty five.

What you'll be leading on
  1. To develop and maintain schedule and cost data sets that integrate to establish the respective capital baseline and operation plans.
  2. To establish and maintain single-source-of-the-truth system versions of the original and current versions of the capital baseline and operations plans in PowerSteering system.
  3. To manage the update of the current versions of the capital baseline and operations plans in accordance with authorised change.
  4. To control unauthorised change of the respective baselines
  5. To lead the reconciliation of monthly cost and schedule progress and forecast updates against the baseline and operation plans.
  6. Overview the performance management of 'other capital' lines in the capital baseline
  7. To identify and lead progress and forecast data improvement initiatives with appropriate stakeholders.
  8. To provide effective management information and reporting to support CPM scenario management activities.
  9. To provide effective management information and reporting to support CPM stakeholder reporting obligations.
  10. To act as CPM stakeholder to delivery Management Information (MI) & Reporting function
  11. Evaluate project authorisation applications to advise on compliance/deviation from current baseline position.

To be successful you'll need
  • To demonstrate a good level of experience and understanding of project cost management, and finance processes
  • Strong experience in data management practice and procedure, as well as an understanding of schedule management principals
  • To demonstrable experience of leading people to successful delivery of a projects/programmes
  • Good analytical and reporting skills
  • Evidence of successful engagement with internal and external stakeholders, demonstrating excellent communication skills (written and presentation)

A bit about us

The Capital Portfolio Management team is responsible for planning for future Road Periods and optimisation of the current Roads Investment Strategy. They carry out portfolio analytics and reporting to provide assurance to the Executive, the Board and external stakeholders that the current and future National Highways capital investment programmes are deliverable, affordable and expected to realise National Highways' commitments and strategic objectives. The team assures adherence to portfolio policies, changes to the capital portfolio and will also provide assessment and practical recommendations to support management's remedial decisions.
About Us
At National Highways we believe in a connected country. We are passionate about creating a culture where colleagues feel connected, included and enjoy greater wellbeing to achieve this. We're proud that as an organisation we are continually striving to do better and actively encourage and support our colleagues to do the same with their careers.

An informal blended working approach has been adopted for many of our roles across National Highways. We offer many different ways to work flexibly and we're open to discuss part-time working, job shares, and flexible start and finish times. Please wait until the interview stage before asking us about flexibility, and we will explore what is possible.

Our benefits package

Our total reward package includes basic salary, the potential for a performance related bonus, and employer pension contributions of up to 10%.

We also offer:
  • Annual Leave starting at 26 days (plus Bank Holidays) rising by 1 day each year up to 31 days (plus Bank Holidays)
  • Flexible hours and blended working between base location/home
  • Life assurance of 4 times annual salary
  • Health and wellbeing support, including an Employee Assistance Programme, available 24/7 365 days and network of mental health first aiders. Plus access to a wellbeing app to enhance your self-care 24/7, Occupational health service and flu vaccines
  • A cycle to work scheme for the purchase of a bicycle and equipment for healthy, low carbon travel
  • Significant investment in your career development, through learning and development, talent management, coaching, mentoring and on job experience

And we are:
  • Family friendly with enhanced maternity leave and pay, paternity leave (15 days), shared parental leave, adoption leave. Plus access to financial support for holiday play schemes and paid special leave (up to 5 days pa), eg for caring responsibilities
  • Money friendly with access to a discounts platform including over 3000 discounts for supermarkets, eating out, leisure, holidays. Alongside a financial wellbeing programme

Community friendly - offering paid leave to volunteer, 3 days basic/year plus an extra 3 days to support the national Covid effort

So if you put safety first, take ownership of your work, show passion for what you do, work effectively in a team, and demonstrate integrity in how you do it - then you'll be a great fit for our organisation

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