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Head of Highways

  • Job reference: JG066
  • Location: Salford, Greater Manchester
  • Job type: Temporary
  • Area of Expertise: Highways Engineers (All Levels)
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Job description: A Local Authority based in Greater Manchester is looking for a Head of Highways Maintenance to join their highways team.
This is a full time, temporary position and the ideal candidate will have extensive experience in highways construction and maintenance and substantial experience managing a team.

The purpose of the role is to lead the local authorities Highways Construction Services, service performance, capital and revenue budgets in line with the council's corporate objectives and values, in an environment of continuous improvement. Identify, Develop and implement innovative solutions for the services.

The main responsibilities of the role are:

Inspire and provide senior management support to employees within the division, motivating and supporting them to attain the highest professional standards, skills, knowledge, attributes and competencies required to fulfil their duties.
You will have responsibility for the delivery of overall highways and Infrastructure Capital and Revenue budgets, annually these are between £10- 15m. As well as the delivery of a Citywide Highways Asset management strategy for the Councils Highways assets valued over £2bn.
You will be responsible for the efficient and safe movement of people using all modes of travel on our 8,000 km road network. Be responsible for the Health and safety, Quality and Environment of the operations.

The ideal candidate will:

Proven technical skills and ability in the role with a record of accomplishment for delivering outcomes.
Professional credibility through proven relevant experience.
Experience of working at a management level within a large organisation and leading and motivating a large team.
The ability to effectively plan works, turning strategy into reality, managing change and driving improvements in performance.
Experience of managing large scale budgets and projects under tight timescales.


The client is looking to move quickly with this role and as such are offering between £28 - £30 p/hour Umbrella Ltd (approx. £690 - £720 p/week NET after deductions) dependant on experience and qualifications. So if this position sounds of interest, email a copy of your up to date CV to james.glover@servicecare.org.uk or call James at Service Care Construction on 01772 208967

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