Project Manager (Transport Strategy and Policy)
Major Projects Service (Grade 14) - 37 hours per week
Huddersfield’s town’s and valley’s weave together vibrant, young, dynamic communities with breath-taking Yorkshire landscape. The Kirklees area has built on its proud industrial heritage by being a place that encourages innovation and entrepreneurship.
Our vision for Kirklees is to be a district which combines a strong, sustainable economy with a great quality of life - leading to thriving communities, growing businesses, high prosperity and low inequality where people enjoy better health throughout their lives. This vision is supported by our Health and Wellbeing and Economic Strategies, and backed up by our newly adopted Local Plan and a transformative infrastructure investment programme.
The council’s Major Projects Service takes a lead role on major infrastructure delivery and transportation. The Council has identified the need to create a Transport Strategy and Policy Group to work on transport strategy and policy matters. As a result of this, the council’s Major Project Service is looking for talented people to join our ambitious, creative and highly collaborative team. We want project managers with a real interest in developing transport strategy and policy and who can help delivery our major transportation projects.
In this important role you will primarily contribute to work on the following areas:
• Developing and helping to implement a new Transport Strategy
• Support the delivery of major transport related projects, including active travel
• Developing strategic and local road, rail, bus, walking and cycling initiatives
• Support the Transpennine Route Upgrade process in Kirklees
• Connectivity and Mass Transit
• Strategic and local transport modelling work
• Monitoring and data collection
• Sustainable Transport initiatives
• Integrated and smart travel
• Preparation and submission of funding bids to help achieve the council’s ambitions
• Support for other council functions needed transport strategy and policy input
For the Transport Strategy and Policy Project Manager post we are seeking a transport planner and/or highway/transport engineer with relevant experience in this kind of work. The role will act as project / programme manager for one or more schemes to manage the diverse activities that contribute to the successful delivery of major projects/strategies and programmes.
Good project management skills will be essential. Knowledge of transport strategy and policy work, as well as qualifications related to these, are desirable. Of key importance is the willingness and ability to support the Transport Strategy and Policy Group Leader to project manage the delivery of a transport strategy which will underpin a resilient transport infrastructure network that supports a thriving economy, where citizens have a good quality of life and business can take advantage.
The ideal candidate will be a highly motivated individual, who is prepared to work flexibly, in a high profile and demanding environment, working to tight deadlines to achieve success for our programmes.
This is an excellent opportunity for an individual with strong interpersonal, organisational and negotiation skills along with good programme and project management experience.
The role involves partnership working across the Leeds City Region and establishing professional relationships with partner organisations. Hence, applicants should have good communication, negotiation and networking skills.
For more information about this post please contact Richard Hollinson, Head of Major Projects on 01484 221000.