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Major Scheme Interface Manager – Job Opportunity

Role: Major Scheme Interface Manager
Recruiter: Aston University – EBRI
Location: 16 Summer Lane, Birmingham, B19 3SD
Salary: £47,015 – £52,916 per annum per annum + exclusive benefits
Closes: 28 April 2020 11:59am
Interview/Assessment Date: 11 May 2020
Contract Type: Permanent
Hours: 36.5 per week

Who we need

You will be a dynamic individual with extensive knowledge, understanding and experience of managing major investment programmes. You will be able to quickly identify, develop and deliver appropriate tactical strategies to minimise disruption, manage travel demand and maintain resilience across the networks. You will be a confident negotiator and able to influence external programmes. You will have built excellent technical knowledge and practical understanding of transport planning throughout your career. You will have exceptional stakeholder management skills and understand the importance of building and maintaining relationships across the directorate as well as with external partners and investors.

About the role

You will manage the coordination and delivery of tactical strategies to minimise disruptive impacts of major scheme delivery across the region. This will mean working across major investment programmes including HS2, Midland Metro Extension, the Commonwealth Games capital programme and major highway investment programmes to take a holistic view of all major schemes to ensure conflicts are managed out and appropriate mitigations are put in place. The role will have a strong and particular focus on maintaining resilience on the Key Route Network and local bus network. To programme manage the development and delivery of mitigation programmes and interventions to reduce the cumulative impact of planned disruption from major scheme delivery. This will involve working closely with multiple external partners and agencies at all scales of transport planning. The role will work closely with colleagues across the Network Resilience Directorate, TfWM bus team and other regional programme partners; principally, this will focus on identification and delivery of mitigation and targeted interventions to help keep the region moving through disruption.  This could include highway scheme development to maintain resilience for local buses, working with transport operators to provide increased capacity during demand surges and development of travel demand management strategies.

About the team

The West Midlands transport system is seeing some of its largest investment in recent years with projects being delivered across the region from key partners such as High Speed Two, Highways England, Local Authorities, Network Rail and Transport for West Midlands. While this essential investment takes place to meet the demands of a growing population, the Network Resilience directorate aims to keep residents and businesses moving through these works by improving efficiency of the existing network and managing demand to reduce congestion. With large events such as the Coventry City of Culture 2021 and Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games about to put the West Midlands on the international stage and set to bring millions of extra visitors in to the region, the team are involved in supporting the planning of these events with the aim of providing a seamless travel experience on our integrated transport system. At the heart of the team is the new Regional Transport Coordination Centre which aims to proactively monitor and support our transport operation while providing customers with more reliable information and choice on their travel options. With a transformation in data capture and analysis the centre will prove invaluable, not just in real time incident management, but in planning future congestion cutting interventions, supporting teams across TfWM and our local authority partners. Network Resilience is a team of various transport specialisms, working together with our internal and external partners to help keep the West Midlands moving.

How to apply

Please provide detailed information in your application outlining your suitability for the post and ensure it is submitted by the closing date. We are committed to developing an organisation that is representative of the diverse communities that we serve and welcome applications from all sections of the community. The following groups are currently underrepresented: young people, Black, Asian and ethnic minority groups and women at senior levels. We are a Disability Confident Employer and offer a guaranteed interview scheme for applicants who meet the essential job role criteria. We will make reasonable adjustments, in line with the Equality Act, for disabled applicants if these are needed. Wherever possible we will offer flexible working options which assist work-life balance and support service delivery for the customer. Supporting documents Role Profile – Major Scheme Interface Manager – Amended

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