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Highways Team Leader


Carrington West 55000.00 British Pound . GBP Per annum

2019-11-19 06:33:34

Job location Barkingside, Greater London, United Kingdom

Job type: fulltime

Job industry: Engineering

Job description

Job Title: Highways Team Leader (London)

Job Purpose:

The Highways Team Leader will be responsible for the development and management of a highways team within my client's office in London. You will ensure that projects developed are technically robust in conjunction with their team and other disciplines within the organisation, the supply chain and the client. They will ensure that the projects that they undertake are technically robust, completed on time/cost and are developed in full collaboration with their team.

Tasks/Responsibilities as follows:

Develop and grow a technically strong and productive team to meet workload
Leading more technical and complex designs to ensure projects are robust and are buildable.
Ensure their team are provided with clear direction to complete designs and take responsibility for developing and growing their team.
Holding regular team meetings (to include sub-consultants) in order to plan the immediate work, co-ordinate disciplines and identify/escalate any risks on delivery.
Ensure designs are managed within programme and within the budget provided.
Ensure a resource tracking is in place in conjunction with the project manager and that a robust forward pipeline is in place.
Act as a client facing role with key portfolio/team managers from across the company contracts.
Managing and authorising Technical documentation and pro-actively liaising with Highways England Technical specialists.
Managing resource allocations to ensure team members are fully utilised on the highest priority tasks.
Drive teams to Identify appropriate traffic management arrangements in conjunction with specialists to ensure projects are buildable and traffic management is fit for purpose.
Ensuring that the requirements of all relevant Authorities and Statutory bodies are incorporated into designs as appropriate.
Undertaking the checking/authorising of designs, studies and reports prepared by their team and providing effective feedback.
Ensuring that all tender and contract documentation is prepared in accordance with MCHW and DMRB.
Support Senior Staff to develop relationships with all clients.
Encouraging innovation and continuous improvement within the team and displaying sound independent judgement.
Ensuring compliance with the Quality and Environmental Management Systems.
Complying with relevant Health & Safety legislation, particularly the CDM Regulations and adopting a pro-active risk management/mitigation approach.
Liaising with Delivery and commercial management teams as required to ensure buildability reviews are undertaken and projects navigate through to construction efficiently.
Performing other duties as may from time to time be reasonably required.

Typical Skills/Experience as follows:

Pro-active management skills with confidence to grow teams in accordance with a growing workload.
Resource management skills ensuring projects are resourced with the most effective staff
Strong technical skills and experience in a combination of Highways asset management, highways Design and improvement schemes.
Proven project management of highway projects or tasks up to £5M and delivery to programme and budget in a safe environment.
Display sound independent judgement.
Developing, mentoring and supervision of Highway Design staff.
Robust working knowledge of highways Technical documents within the DMRB.
Experience managing the development of contract documents in accordance with relevant Highway contracts.
To be able to work with or advise key clients on technical issues in the highway structures sector at a senior level.
Great communication and report writing skills commensurate with key client expectations.
Good working knowledge of H&S procedures in the both the inspection of Highway Structures and also the CDM Regulations.
Management skills with a pro-active approach at all times and experience in managing multiple teams.
Strong commercial and programme risk management skills to ensure project are maximised

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