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Head of Highways and Transportation

Job Description

Head of Highways and Transportation

6 months, Inside IR35


To lead and manage the functions needed for the maintenance and management of the highway network and its related assets and infrastructure, involving promoting and supporting transport related safety issues and healthy lifestyles.


  • Responsibility for maintaining an overview of service performance in compliance with all relevant legislation and codes of practice; initiating action as necessary.
  • Managing the delivery of efficient and effective highways and traffic management services, keeping the service up to date and leading on all service developments.
  • Being Head of Service; and to exercise delegated powers and be the principal advisor on highways and traffic management functions and duties, including reviewing, developing and implementing policies and strategies across the service.
  • Ensuring that the services managed remain relevant and deliver value for money in accordance with Council policies and strategies, through the delivery of the annual service plan, service reviews and action plans.
  • Establishing and maintain excellent internal and external relationships with stakeholders in order to facilitate the work of the services provided and to enhance the Council's image. To represent the Council on national and regional professional forums.
  • Be responsible for the delivery of the service budgets, including delivery of the annual budgeted surplus and income and savings targets.


  • Detailed and practical understanding of policy, legislation and practice relating to highways & traffic management
  • Up to date knowledge of effective management technique, including management of large budgets
  • Knowledge of relevant Government policies relating to operational services
  • Strong understanding of the structure and the workings of local government and other agencies involved in highways & traffic management services.