We are looking for someone that will support the coordination of the service ensuring the effective and prioritised deployment of resources to deliver amongst other functions; highways operational policies; the approval of all Highways Improvement Schemes; the assessment of new schemes to determine there is a strategic fit and they are maintainable in line with Council budgets. The role holder will provide technical support to internal and external partners including: Planning and Building Control, Strategic development, Neighbourhood Teams, GMP, Manchester Parking etc. They will support the team lead in ensuring the service has an awareness of funding opportunities via various government schemes including funding opportunities connected with DfT and TfGM etc. They will support the commissioning and preparation of bids for new funding.
We are looking for individuals ideally with a highways background and experience in dealing with contractors and stakeholders within a local government environment.
You will also have excellent written and verbal communication and influencing skills; a track record of building effective partnerships and working with managers and Elected Members.
The increasing levels of expansion and development citywide in Manchester with internal Highways Improvement Schemes, Utility Company Works and Telecommunications Work along with large scale projects such as the arrival of High Speed 2 (HS2) and Northern Powerhouse Rail (NPR) into Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Airport, represent a once-in-a-century opportunity for the city.
Manchester City Council is leading the way in transforming services in the public sector and we are looking for talented people to join us. This is your opportunity to help shape the future of Manchester, to play a part in the delivery of improvements, and to be part of our journey in one of the most dynamic centres in Europe.
You must hold a minimum of a HNC / HND in Engineering with experience in Highways / Construction or a suitable other qualification with significant relevant experience.