Highways Operations Manager

Swindon, Wiltshire
from £34,061 p.a.
05 Sep 2017
02 Oct 2017
Job role
Contract Type
Full time

Swindon is ranked among one of the top 10 highly innovative areas in the UK. Swindon Borough Council’s Highways and Transport teams are working to reflect this innovation in a wide range of infrastructure and maintenance schemes throughout the Borough. Swindon is undergoing an extensive regeneration and the population is set to expand significantly over the over the next 12 years.

Swindon Borough Council offers many career opportunities in an environment which values, supports and encourages the development of its employees. Joining the Council will be the start of a rewarding and enjoyable career for you. In addition to a competitive salary, we also offer an impressive package of benefits including, childcare vouchers scheme, car salary sacrifice scheme, reduced cost leisure facilities, generous leave allowance, flexible working arrangements and a competitive pension scheme.

The Highways Maintenance team is responsible for the delivery of all routine maintenance on the Highway including drainage works and major projects ranging from minor improvements to large infrastructure implementation. The Council have secured substantial funding grants to deliver major improvements over the next five years and the Maintenance team will be part of that delivery.

What this means for you is an unrivalled chance to make your mark. You will be an operations manager with an impressive background in end-to-end delivery of civil engineering works, you’ll have confidence in taking the lead and will understand the needs of a diverse range of stakeholders including Council Members, residents and local interest groups to the Department for Transport. A background in Health & Safety, risk assessments and method statements and a proven record of managing large complex budgets. More than that, you’ll be a strong communicator and motivational leader and someone who brings out the best in the people around them.

You will be of degree level or equivalent calibre and ideally with a civil engineering or transportation background. You must be equipped to manage complex projects, budgets and multi-disciplinary project teams. 

Candidates must be fluent in the English language (as a requirement of Part 7 of the Immigration Act – for the effective performance of a customer-facing role).

Please send CVs with covering letter to Sabrina Whitbread on swhitbread@swindon.gov.uk

Closing date:  2nd October 2017