Interim Senior PM (Traffic Management, Road Safety & Parking Design) | London | £ Negotiable
An Interim Senior Project Manager (Traffic Management, Road Safety & Parking Design) is required to work in the Safety and Parking Design Services in the Policies and Programmes Area within the Highways and Sustainable Transport group, this will involve working with both internal and external project team members, as well as managing elements of the projects at the various stages of their delivery.
Managing a team of professional and technical staff including directly employed staff, agency staff and/or external consultants, in the delivery of these services.
Degree Qualified and ideally experienced in AutoCAD, KeySigns, AutoTrack, MS Project and MS Office suite.
Line management responsibility for a team of professional and technical staff totalling 6 FTE and:
- Full responsibility for the management, monitoring and reporting of capital and revenue programme budgets for the schemes under their control working with an overall funding framework.
- Responsible for the preparation and management of scheme briefs for consultants, contractors and other external bodies on various tasks to assist with delivery of projects in their control, and to manage this input effectively.
- Prepare key and non-key decision reports, briefing notes and information for members and stakeholders during the various stages of their projects.
- Present proposals and/or initiatives to cabinet portfolio holders and to prepare cabinet and other member briefing papers as required.
- Excellent understanding of the likely external and political consequences of project decisions and to present a strong evidence base and project narrative to support any proposals as appropriate.
- Full appreciation of the range of risks associated with their projects and maintain a live risk register throughout the project lifecycle.
- Act as Principal Designer for the projects for which they are responsible and will undertake the roles identified as defined in CDM Regulations.
- Identify opportunities for continuous improvement to the services’ processes and procedures with the aim of increasing efficiency and service reputation.
- Manage all external communications and information on their projects including project websites and other communication and engagement materials.
- Full responsibility for monitoring, management and reporting of all elements of their projects, including the project programmes and budgets, as allocated.
- Formulate and implement strategies that will enhance all aspects of the service, respond to challenges and to devise innovative and creative solutions that have positive policy and service outcomes.
Key skills and experience:
- Knowledge of the requirements of relevant Health and Safety legislation including CDM Regulations.
- Knowledge of contracts currently used by industry, data collection methods, scheme design and information technology.
- Excellent knowledge of recent innovation and developments in the Highways and Sustainable Transport Sector and to utilise this knowledge on their own projects.
- A confident, clear and effective communicator with the ability to adjust their communication both orally and in writing to a variety of audiences including technical experts, lay persons and children and to adapt their use of language and terminology as appropriate.
- Comprehensive knowledge of the service area and an ability to assess the impact of policy, legislative and / or administrative changes affecting the service.
- High level of knowledge and professional skills sufficient to oversee a range of Highway design, Traffic Management and general Civil Engineering schemes up to £10M in value.
- In-depth knowledge of relevant policies and legislation relevant to the service area.
- Knowledge of the functions, current trends and developments of local authorities is essential.