FTZ Theme 2 Lead Programme Manager

Southampton City Council

Southampton City Council

Organisation: Southampton City Council
Title: FTZ Theme 2 Lead Programme Manager
Closing date: 14/03/2021 23:59:00
Reference: SCC - 11821
Job Type: Contract
Job Hours: Full-time
Industry: Public Sector
Location: Hampshire Southampton
Salary: £49,764 - 56,443 per year +

Join a high performing, innovative team working on a ground-breaking programme that will influence future national transport policy. Solent Transport are looking to fill eight roles, which are part of their Future Transport Zone (FTZ) delivery team. The Solent FTZ is a £28.75m programme awarded by the Department for Transport (DfT), which includes a range of innovative test and trial projects to be delivered across the Solent area. The projects within the programme are grouped into two key themes, focused around theme 1 – personal mobility (Mobility as a Service, Growing Solent Go, Bike Share, Dynamic Demand Responsive Transit (DDRT) trials, Lift sharing incentive project, Mobility Credits trial and E-Scooter trial projects) and theme 2 – Sustainable Urban Logistics (Micro Consolidation, Macro Consolidation and Drone Logistics projects). All projects are required to be delivered by June 2024.

Solent Transport is a partnership between the local transport authorities, Hampshire County Council, Portsmouth City Council, Southampton City Council and Isle of Wight Council, working together to make sure everyone benefits from transport planning and solutions in the Solent area. It works strategically with businesses, key stakeholders and other agencies to deliver improved transport infrastructure, networks and systems crucial to keeping the region moving and supporting sustainable economic growth.

The Solent is one of only 4 regions across the country awarded the FTZ Programme by the DfT and represents an excellent opportunity to shape the transport future for the region and through shared lessons learnt to influence future transport policy for the UK.

If you have experience in managing projects or programmes, ideally with a background in personal mobility or sustainable freight, are a self-starter and proven track record, then we would like to hear from you.

About this role:
We are looking for an innovative high motivated, proactive and organised individual to take on the role of Solent Transport, FTZ Theme 2 (Sustainable Urban Logistics) Lead Programme Manager within Southampton City Council’s Transport team.

You will have experience of managing the delivery of high cost, high profile and innovative freight logistics schemes and knowledge of the latest transport planning initiatives / best practice in providing improvements for freight logistics and last mile logistics.

You will be a qualified project professional (ideally APM, PRINCE2 or other relevant professional qualification) and/or have significant experience of successfully delivering projects throughout the project lifecycle. You will be experienced in defining scope, products and deliverables, including appropriate resourcing, and ensuring these are delivered to agreed time, cost, quality and compliance objectives.

It is essential for you to be flexible, be able to work under pressure and collaboratively with partners and suppliers.

This is an excellent opportunity for an enthusiastic and pragmatic individual looking to contribute to an exciting programme area.

Further detail about the Solent Transport FTZ is available here.

For further information about this role please view the job description. If you feel you have the necessary background, experience and skills to undertake this role we would like to hear from you.

Contact details for informal discussion:
For more information about the role please contact Keith Melville, Interim FTZ Programme Manager, by emailing Keith Melville

Additional Information
This post is fixed term until 30/06/2024

Please note Southampton City Council has other vacancies within the Transport Zone. Please check on the website here
for opportunities

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  • Location: Southampton
  • Job Title: FTZ Theme 2 Lead Programme Manager
  • Salary: £49,764 - 56,443
  • Closed: 14 Mar 2021

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