Transforming Cities Project Lead

Southampton City Council

Southampton City Council

The Southampton City Region (covering Southampton and part of Hampshire) has received £57m of funding from the Transforming Cities Fund (TCF) to deliver on our exciting and ambitious plan to transform transport connectivity. 
Our ambition is to transform people’s journeys, lives and the places they live with better connections for walking, cycling and using public transport.

To help to deliver on our proposals we are looking for proactive and organised individuals to undertake the roles of Transforming Cities Fund Project Leads.   These are fixed term positions to 31 March 2023, primarily based within Southampton City Council’s Strategic Transport team, but will work in partnership with colleagues at Hampshire County Council.

As a Project Lead, you will be responsible for leading the delivery of cycling and rapid bus schemes within the Portswood corridor of the TCF Programme.

This is an excellent opportunity to shape the transport future for the Southampton City Region through an exciting and innovative programme which is being supported and closely monitored by the Department for Transport.  You will have experience in defining scope, products and deliverables, including appropriate resourcing of innovative transport and public realm schemes, and ensuring these are delivered to agreed time, cost, quality and compliance objectives.  Experience of delivering complex cycle, active travel and public transport infrastructure schemes is highly desirable.

You will need to have suitable civil engineering, transport planning or project management qualifications.  You will have experience of successful delivery of a range of large scale infrastructure projects through the full project lifecycle. You will be confident in dealing with a range of stakeholders, contractors, Councillors and partners, and have experience of managing multi-million pound transport budgets.

It is essential for you to be flexible, be able to work under pressure and to be able to work collaboratively with partners and suppliers. Prioritisation of workloads associated with multi-scheme delivery is a must.

We have appointed Project Leads for the programme areas of Active Travel Zones & Local Mobility and Transport Transformation of Southampton City Centre. We are now looking for applicants for leading on cycle and rapid bus schemes primarily within the Portswood corridor.

Further detail about the successful Southampton City Region TCF bid 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 further information and details regarding the position please contact Martina Olley, TCF Programme Manager on 02380833365 

Additional information:

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• Please note the salary quoted is based on full time hours (37 hours).  
• 37 working hours per week
• This post is fixed term until 31/03/2023

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  • Location: Southampton
  • Job Title: Transforming Cities Project Lead
  • Salary: £44863 - 48765 per year +
  • Closed: 9 Dec 2021

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