Project Manager – Highways England (REF 17572)
Contract Length: ASAP - 31/03/2017
Security Clearance Level Required: DS
Job Role & Details
The Collaborative Delivery Framework (CDF) was awarded in November 2014 and was scheduled to run for at least four years. CDF is a multi-contract framework consisting of four lots, one for design services and three for construction services. It is valued at £5 billion and since its award £3.5bn of work has been committed through the framework. The CDF framework is approaching its OJEU limit and work now needs to commence to procure a replacement to deliver the Roads Investment Strategy, to be awarded by the end of 2017/2018. This replacement will have to meet the needs of the newly formed Government Company as it delivers the ambitious programme outlined in the first five year plan.
A small team has been established from within Procurement Division to determine what a replacement route to market should include and to then procure whatever contract or framework this might be. Experienced project management is required to drive this project forward, develop a robust business case and to free up time of the Project Director to enable him to concentrate on more specialist procurement aspects and market engagement activities.
• Significant experience of leading a complex project in a structured project management environment
• Demonstrable experience of leading teams to deliver complex or high risk projects
• Experience of working across organisational boundaries to deliver innovative solutions
• Strong commercial skills with proven ability to negotiate and manage contracts to deliver outcomes and drive best value
• Ability to understand the context and implications of technical plans and scheme delivery activities to a sufficient level to enable effective decisions to be taken.
• Ability to prioritise in order to meet tight deadlines.
• Able to engage effectively with staff at all levels and with different technical understanding.
• Evidence of successful engagement with internal and external clients and stakeholders
• Ability to work effectively in a political environment.
• Ability to drive best practice forward to effective implementation dealing constructively with setbacks
The Routes to Market project is on a very tight timescale requiring the development of both Strategic Outline and Outline Business Cases together with various submissions to Executive Boards for approval – the value of this procurement is up to £15bn so it requires DfT and Treasury approval. CDF will reach capacity in Spring 2018 and the lead in for a replacement is 12 months from inviting tender, this means that all the engagement, research, business approvals and contract preparation has already started but needs to ramp up significantly in order to have something in place before CDF expires.
Top level programme activities include:
Supplier Engagement event November
External stakeholder engagement ongoing
Strategic Outline Business Case approvals Oct/Nov (HMT in November)
Outline Business Case production November – February 2017
• Specialist Project Management experience in particular in a contract/procurement environment within an infrastructure context,
• Experience of developing complex Business Cases within a contract/procurement/commercial environment aligned with Client requirements.
• Ability to translate complex commercial incentive mechanisms into plain English
• Prior experience of working with Highways England.
• Experience or knowledge of the Collaborative Delivery Framework (CDF)
• Experience of contract strategy development and developing strategies that drive collaboration and integration between designers, contractors (including the supply chain) and clients
• A good understanding of other HE contracts