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Transport & Infrastructure Manager

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Permanent
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
30/05/2024
Advert End Date:
23/06/2024 23:59
Salary:
£69,704 to £71,906 per annum
Hours per week:
37
Job Category:
Executive / Managerial
Vacancy ID:
264068
Employment Location:
Corten House, Aykley Heads (hybrid working options available)
Post Number:
REG24-136
Number of posts:
1
Closing date:
23 Jun
Further Information
Are you ready to take on a challenging and rewarding role that makes a tangible difference to our community? Join us in shaping the future of Durham’s transport and infrastructure.

At Durham County Council, we are dedicated to improving the lives of our residents by delivering innovative and sustainable transport and infrastructure solutions. We are committed to creating a connected, accessible, and environmentally friendly community. As part of our ongoing development, we are seeking a dynamic and experienced Transport and Infrastructure Projects Manager to join our team.

WHAT IS INVOLVED? 
As Transport and Infrastructure Projects Manager, you will be responsible for leading on the delivery of Durham’s Transport Capital Programme, providing strategic leadership, setting the priorities, policy and direction of the wider Transport and Infrastructure Projects team.

Key responsibilities:
  • Lead and oversee the delivery of key transport and infrastructure projects from conception to completion, ensuring they are delivered on time, within scope, and within budget.
  • Identify commercial opportunities that can modernise service provision and improve service delivery.
  • Develop and implement transport and regeneration strategies, contributing to the long-term sustainability and growth of County Durham.
  • Manage project budgets, including financial management and monitoring of a significant capital portfolio, including both individual schemes and across a programme.
  • Oversee the appraisal design, specification, and delivery of a range of transport assets, including road, active, public transport, and rail projects.
  • Lead and inspire a multidisciplinary team of empowered professionals, fostering a collaborative and productive work environment.
  • Identify and mitigate risks associated with transport and infrastructure projects, ensuring compliance with health and safety regulations and other statutory requirements.
  • Actively encourage and lead by example in terms of smarter working initiatives and promote the use of technology to maximise productivity and service delivery.
  • Drive organisational change, and embed the council’s core values, built around a ‘one council’ ethos, seeking out collaborative opportunities across the service, wider council, and appropriate partners.
We encourage you to contact Mark Jackson, Head of Transport & Contract Services via email at mark.jackson@durham.gov.uk to arrange an informal discussion about the role.  
 
WHAT WILL I NEED? 
We are looking for a proactive problem solver with a strategic mindset and a passion for improving community infrastructure.

You will need a degree and/or Chartered or Incorporated Engineer (or equivalent) in a related discipline, paired with proven experience of:
  • working at a senior level within traffic/transport/highways environment.
  • successful strategic management and formulation and delivery of strategic objectives, plans and policies.
  • leading and motivating a team of senior professionals in achieving outcomes.
  • financial management across a significant portfolio of capital projects.
You will have strong project management skills, and a good knowledge and understanding of local government statutory requirements, together with excellent communication and leadership abilities. 
 
Please refer to the attached person specification for the full criteria. 
 
HOW TO APPLY 
In line with the County Council's Recruitment and Selection Policy, please note that we are unable to accept CVs. Applications must be submitted on-line via the Northeast Jobs portal. 
  
Please use the ‘Person Specification’ section of your application form to demonstrate that you have the essential and where possible, desirable experience, skills, and knowledge. 

Candidates who do not evidence that they meet the essential qualifications and experience listed on the person specification will not be short-listed.  
 
INTERVIEWS 
Interviews are scheduled to be held between Tuesday 2 and Friday 5 July 2024.  Please note that a presentation will form part of the interview process.

We operate a guaranteed interview scheme for applicants that can show they meet all the essential criteria and have indicated they have a disability, are a looked after young person, care leaver or a veteran. 
If you have any support needs or require assistance when applying for this role, please contact the Payroll and Employee Services Team via email PESREG@durham.gov.uk or telephone 03000 264469 / 264798 / 264764
 
BENEFITS AND REWARDS
We can offer you a range of employee benefits including competitive salaries, a generous leave entitlement of up to 32 days, a government pension scheme and various flexible and hybrid working options (benefits are subject to individual Terms and Conditions). 
If you would like to know more, please follow this link: https://www.durham.gov.uk/article/26895/Rewards-and-benefits  
 
HYBRID WORKING
Durham County Council currently operates a hybrid working policy where a model of 2 days in the workplace and 3 days at home/remote will apply. This model is pro-rated for part time roles and arrangements are at managers discretion, alternatively you can work all of your contracted hours within the workplace if you prefer. 
 
EQUALITY, DIVERSITY, AND INCLUSION
We are a proud equal opportunities employer and recognise the value of difference, having a diverse talented workforce brings new ideas and new perspectives, which will facilitate growth and improvements to services. 
As a Disability Confident Leader, we encourage applications from disabled people and can provide support throughout the recruitment process, for more information please refer to the Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion page on our website. 
 
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Important Information for Members of the Local Government Pension Scheme  

HM Revenue and Customs impose two controls on the amount of pension savings you can make without having to pay extra tax. These controls are known as the Annual Allowance and Lifetime Allowance. The Annual Allowance is the amount by which the value of your pension benefits may increase in any one year without you having to pay a tax charge. You are most likely to be affected by the Annual Allowance if you receive a significant pay increase, and/or you are a high earner. More information about the Annual Allowance can be found at the following link https://www.lgpsmember.org/docs/LGPS%20factsheet_AA.pdf.  

The Lifetime Allowance is the total value of all pension benefits you can have without triggering an excess benefits tax charge, and is calculated by multiplying your annual pension by 20 and adding any lump sum you take from the pension scheme. If the value of your pension benefits when you draw them is more than the Lifetime Allowance, or more than any protections you may have, you will have to pay tax on the excess benefits. Since 2016/17 the Lifetime Allowance has been set at £1 million, increasing each year in line with inflation. More information about the Lifetime Allowance can be found at the following link https://lgpsmember.org/docs/LGPS%20factsheet_LTA.pdf. 

If you are successful in your application for this post and wish to find out more about these controls, please contact the Pension Section at pensions@durham.gov.uk.’