Alliance Manager

Birmingham, West Midlands
Competitive Salary
17 Sep 2019
08 Oct 2019
Job Function
Project Manager
Contract Type
Full Time

Your new role

Highways England’s Smart Motorway Alliance will develop, design and construct the Smart Motorway Programme over the next ten years. It has been developed to align the supply chain with our imperatives to deliver ever improving safety, customer experience and delivery on our network. The Alliance will be worth around £4.5 billion over the next ten years. Whilst the procurement continues, our people will continue to deliver the Smart Motorways Programme and be involved in the development of the Alliance, ready for its launch in 2020. 

The Alliance has been developed to align the supply chain with our imperatives to deliver ever improving safety, customer experience and delivery on our network and will set new benchmark for productivity and quality, with innovation and continuous improvement evident throughout the entire organisation.

The Alliance Manager will lead and inspire the Alliance, transforming the highways sector and wider industry. This role will be responsible for managing the transformation from traditional design and construction techniques to modern methods, utilising digital tools and data science innovation to reduce timescales and improve final outcomes. Leading and coordinating all Alliance resources, Alliance Manager will focus on delivering against specific objectives to ensure the governance in accordance with Highways England Major Projects requirements. 

What you’ll be leading on

Accountability to the Alliance Board and Senior Responsible Officer for day to day management of the Alliance in accordance with Highways England’s Licence obligations, RIS (Road Investment Strategy) obligations, Strategic Business Plan, Delivery Plan and Policies

Ensure effectiveness of the governance, assurance and programme/project management arrangements and their maintenance throughout the life of the Alliance

Establish, develop and lead the Alliance Management Team

Set clear direction and goals. Provide space and latitude for teams to achieve their objectives; guide, challenge and coach

Consistently deliver business plan out-performance, ongoing cost base reductions and predictable expenditure and cash flow performance

To be successful

Proven previous experience as a visible, engaged and active programme leader of multi-billion-pound capital projects, programmes and/or portfolios

Excellent level of awareness of the Infrastructure and Projects Authority guidance on management of major projects

Great understanding of the business delivery issues associated with the programme to deliver the agreed outcomes and benefits

Ability to lead and develop a team of people from various organisations and disciplines

Experience in implementing performance improvements and forecasting final measurements for a large-scale investment project

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Why you should join us

At Highways England we believe in a connected country. We are passionate about creating a culture where colleagues feel connected, included and enjoy greater wellbeing to achieve this.  We’re proud that as an organisation we are continually striving to do better and actively encourage and support our colleagues to do the same with their careers. 

So, if you put safety first, take ownership of your work, show passion for what you do, work effectively in a team, and demonstrate integrity in how you do it – then you’ll be a great fit for our organisation

And finally

We reserve the right to close before the advertised closing date, so we recommend completing your application as soon as possible.