Project Manager - Integrated and Smart Travel
Closing date: Thursday 12th July 2018
Location: Flexible across the North of England, but with a requirement to regularly work from our office in office Leeds.
Salary: £37,589 to £43,853 per annum
Transport for the North is England’s first Sub-National Transport Body. We were formed to transform the transport system across the North of England, providing the infrastructure needed to drive economic growth.
As a partnership, we bring together the North’s nineteen local transport authorities and business leaders together with Network Rail, Highways England, and HS2 Ltd and working with Central Government. We enable the North to speak with one voice on the transport infrastructure investment needed to drive transformational growth and rebalance the UK economy.
We are based across the North, with offices in Manchester and Leeds and have colleagues working within local transport bodies across the North. We will not replace or replicate the work of existing local transport bodies. Our role is to add strategic value by ensuring that funding and strategy decisions about transport in the North are informed by local knowledge and requirements. This fits with the devolution agenda and we will draw powers down from central government rather than up from local government.
Our vision is of a thriving North of England, where modern transport connections drive economic growth and support an excellent quality of life.
Transport for the North, is looking to recruit the following role:
This project related role is required for a fixed term period up until September 2019, and will focus on managing activities associated with the development and delivery of an Integrated and Smart Travel Programme.
The primary purpose of the role will be to manage the development and delivery of Integrated and Smart Travel programme and projects to time, budget and quality standards and in compliance within agreed project management standards and procedures.
The post-holder’s responsibilities will include the active contribution to the PMS function and organisational procedures, leading on the delivery of the intended deliverables, timelines and outcomes of identified Account-Based Travel projects as part of Phase 3 of the IST programme.
Effective management, and continuous monitoring of the identified initiatives, is also a key part of this role. In doing so, the ideal candidate will ensure satisfactory progress and consistent delivery of projects aligned to the agreed funding, outputs and timescales for those projects whilst working closely with IST Programme stakeholder management workstream to proactively manage stakeholder needs and expectations in relation to projects/programmes.
What we’re looking for:
The successful candidates will be educated to degree level or equivalent, or hold an equivalent professional qualification.
You will possess demonstrable experience of working to tight deadlines, meeting funding and operational targets. You will also have experience of successfully managing multiple projects simultaneously using project management techniques, along with an ability to compile and deliver concise technical and non-technical reports to political and professional audiences in an accessible manner.
As part of your roll you will be exposed to budget management, therefore you must have a level financial awareness and previous knowledge of cost control. Demonstrable experience of working in a commercial context with operators and suppliers to deliver service requirements would be desirable.
Provisional Interview Date: Thursday 19th and Monday 23rd July 2018
In return, as well as a competitive salary, our other benefits are:
• 27 days holiday per annum
• Access to the local government pension scheme
• Access to various salary sacrifice benefits, including Travel Pass purchase scheme.
If you believe you have the skills and experience we’re looking for please apply online, ensuring that in your application you provide evidence in the form of specific examples of how you meet the essential criteria in the role profile (e.g. E1,E2,E3,E4..).
At TfN, we welcome and encourage applications from everyone regardless of age, disability, gender, ethnicity, religion and sexual orientation. We are particularly keen to encourage applications from women, members of ethnic minority groups and people with disabilities who are currently under-represented
As part of our commitment to diversity and inclusion, all applications will be considered on their merit.
Want to know more, then visit us on www.transportforthenorth.com, or take a look at our twitter page or find us on LinkedIn.