Implementation Manager - Live Lab - 31st March 2021

Transport for West Midlands

TfWM - Live Lab

Job Title: Implementation Manager – Live Lab
Salary range: £44,317-£49,879 per annum + exclusive benefitsHours: 1 FTE
Please note: This is a fixed term contact to 31 March 2021/ Secondment

Who we are
Transport for West Midlands (TfWM), the transport arm of the West Midlands Combined
Authority is a rapidly growing and fast emerging as a standard setter in the industry. We are a Sunday Times Top 100 Best Companies employer and in October 2017, we became only the second ever to win the ‘City Region Authority of the Year’ twice in a row at the National
Transport Awards. We need new talent to join our already excellent team that is making a real difference to people within the West Midlands.

The ADEPT* SMART Places Live Labs Programme is a two-year, £22.9m project funded by the Department for Transport that will run until Spring 2021. The advances made in digital technology have transformed how we live and work and will continue to have far-reaching impacts for some time to come. As an ADEPT member, TfWM is at the forefront of this rapid change: supporting communities, business and innovation in the West Midlands. Our Live Lab pilot project was awarded £2.65 million in 2019.
*ADEPT is the Association of Directors of Environment, Economy, Planning & Transport. It leads as the voice of ‘Place’ Directors in upper tier local authorities across England.

About the team
You will report to the Head of Demand Management as programme lead for the Live Lab. This is an exciting time to join the TfWM Network Resilience directorate, which is shaping its response to meet future challenges. Your team members will include a thought leader and recognised authority on population synthetics and a data analyst. You will work closely with colleagues in the TfWM Network Resilience directorate and TfWM Policy, Strategy and Innovation directorate, which is leading on exciting programmes like the UK’s first Future Mobility Area.

Who we need
The Implementation Manager – Live Lab is a career-defining role for a project manager with a passion and aptitude for applying new technologies in the transport sector, specifically data analytics. The Implementation Manager – Live Lab will lead delivery of this high profile pilot project, one of only eight being delivered around the country.
You will establish the needs and requirements of partners and stakeholders and ensure Live Lab work streams are delivered and meet expectations. You will work closely with project partners and with ADEPT, Department of Transport and other bodies to support the successful delivery of the Live Labs nationally and other elements of Network Resilience. You will manage and evaluate the project to ensure that agreed outcomes are delivered and are within budget and lead on reporting and bringing the project to a successful close.
In return for your hard work and commitment, we will reward you with a range of competitive and attractive benefits.

How to apply

To view and apply for this opportunity please click here where you will be required to register with our Online Recruitment System which is quick and easy. Please provide detailed information in your application outlining your suitability for the post and ensure it is submitted by the closing date.

We reserve the right to close before the advertised closing date, if we find the right person for the role.

A CV may be uploaded for extra information, but please note that personal details should be omitted and a CV alone will not be accepted.

Closing Date: 15:00 hrs on Wednesday 23 October 2019
Interview/Assessment Date: Tuesday 12 November 2019

We are committed to developing an organisation that is representative of the diverse communities that we serve and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

The following groups are currently underrepresented: young people, Black, Asian and ethnic minority groups and women at senior levels. We will make reasonable adjustments, in line with the Equality Act, for disabled applicants if these are needed. Wherever possible we will offer flexible working options which assist work-life balance and support service delivery for the customer.


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  • Job Title: Implementation Manager - Live Lab - 31st March 2021
  • Salary: £44,317 - £49,879
  • Closed: 30 Oct 2019

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