Senior Manager – Highways Delivery

Cheshire West and Chester Council

Cheshire West and Chester

Senior Manager – Highways Delivery
£58,518 - £64,717 pa
Hybrid working

Cheshire West and Chester Council is the fourth-largest unitary authority in the North West, covering more than 350 square miles and serving a population of 340,000. Within our diverse borough you’ll find the historic city of Chester, the industrial powerhouse of Ellesmere Port, as well as growing towns like Winsford and Northwich. By delivering our core values—Teamwork, Honest, Respect, Innovation, Value-for-money and Empowerment—we're building communities where everyone can THRIVE.

The Role
This brand-new role is an opportunity to bring tangible benefit to local communities by defining and delivering the Council’s road maintenance, road safety engineering and traffic management strategies. Managing the Term Maintenance Contract and its associated multi-million-pound budgets, you’ll ensure that our road maintenance efforts respond to the pain-points of road users and align with our wider strategic objective of building greener, fairer and stronger communities.

You’ll develop relationships with community partners such as elected members, MPs, parish councils, external bodies and service users. Yours will be a customer-focused approach—one that meets the challenge of delivering better value-for-money and reduced costs while constantly improving service levels, in line with the Council’s Asset Management policy.

You’ll be responsible for meeting performance targets and the wider objectives of the Transport and Highways Directorate—but you’ll have a 53-member team to support you. By providing strong, senior leadership, you’ll instill a culture of performance-based meaningful work, towards clear objectives and skills development. The impact you have will be plain to see in the communities you serve.

Your Experience
This will be your next role in a journey of continuous professional development within highways management. Degree educated and, ideally, with a management qualification or management development programme behind you, you’ll already have a proven track record of innovation in the development and implementation of strategy at senior level. As a skilled influencer, stakeholder manager and a motivator who is passionate about the environment and communities, you’ll be able to set into motion the kind of empowering, inclusive and proactive culture that will deliver a better future.

To find out more, contact Jayne Black, Head of Highways:
[email protected] 

To apply, click here.

Cheshire West and Chester Council are committed to equality and diversity in employment. Please read our Equality & Diversity Policy for more information.


  • Location: Hybrid
  • Job Title: Senior Manager – Highways Delivery
  • Salary: £58,518 - £64,717
  • Closed: 30 Apr 2023

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