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Job Ref:  68548292
Employer:  My Job Matcher
Country:  United Kingdom
City:  Manchester
Post Code:  M13
11/10/2016 16:27
The Company Our client is a leading UK organisation and is involved in civil engineering projects to improve transport infrastructures. They work within the community with local councils and national authorities to develop and improve infrastructure to benefit the UK population. They are currently looking to appoint a head of Design and Engineering for the North of England projects. This is an excellent opportunity to join a large organisation dedicated to improvement of infrastructure and peoples lives. The Role To work with colleagues, clients and key partners to develop and deliver major walking, cycling and urban design projects in the North, including planning, design and project management of construction in urban NA lead on providing the technical input to engineering and urban design projects and contracts in the NA oversee the delivery by the Engineering and Design team, of high quality design and engineering solutions that meet their standards and aspirations and fulfil client NA be a companywide engineering and design resource, working on nationally and regionally significant projects, contributing expert advice across a wide range of urban projects and NA ensure the team is maximizing its utilisation rates, tracking progress via timesheets and minimizing over or under utilisations by effective forward NA be responsible for adherence to the Project Management FrameworkTo work with the Partnership Manager to secure the inclusion of deliverable plans for sustainable active travel infrastructure in Strategic Economic Plans, Transport Plans, large scale development plans and urban design, cycling and walking NA liaise with local enterprise partnerships, councils, community groups, consultants and contractors to develop and secure opportunities to deliver improved cycling and walking infrastructure through consultation and funded NA establish a reputation regionally and as part of a companywide team for innovative design and meeting and exceeding partner NA participate in bid writing for projects at the direction of own line NA contribute toward the development of new ideas and innovative strategies for product development, marketing, branding, or business opportunities. The Company Experience of leading, managing, motivating and developing a teamA background and/or qualification in one or more of the following disciplines: urban design, transport planning, civil engineering, traffic NA experience and proven track record in the design, development and delivery of infrastructure projects, including in urban settingsSubstantial experience of project and programme management and delivery to time and budgetSubstantial experience of successful building and maintaining of partnership relationshipsBudget management experienceExperience of project monitoringExperience of managing contracts/contractorsExcellent communication skills, both written and verbal including report and bid-writing skillsAbility to build and develop constructive working relationships with key contacts in partner and other relevant organisationsExcellent influencing, negotiation and presentation skillsAbility to lead, manage and develop a team and motivate others in a time of changeAbility to plan and prioritise own workload and work independentlyStrong IT literacy
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