Assistant Director – Transport and Connectivity

Birmingham, West Midlands
£73,513 - £90,864
14 Feb 2019
04 Mar 2019
Contract Type
Full time

Our journey of change starts with the millions of journeys made by our citizens

This is a defining moment. For the people of Birmingham, for the Council - and you. Join us now and you’ll build a real legacy, helping us to shape a better city for all. 

The opportunity

We’re on a journey of real change, growth and confidence in the future. We’re hosting the 2022 Commonwealth Games, so we’re set to take our place on the international stage and make the most of the opportunities this will bring to our wonderfully diverse communities. This is one of a number of influential new senior roles for collaborative people, motivated by doing what’s right for our city and residents. Together, we’ll make Birmingham an even better place to live and thrive in. 

The role

Ventures such as HS2 and the 2022 Commonwealth Games offer new challenges and opportunities for Birmingham’s transport networks. Joining the council as part of a new streamlined leadership team, you’ll put transport at the heart of growth and sustainability. With responsibility for a portfolio of services including Infrastructure Delivery, Project Delivery, Travel and Behavioural Change, and Traffic Management, you’ll be key link and adviser on transport strategies, policies and infrastructure. This means working with a number of partners including developers, external agencies and transport providers.  It’s all about translating strategic priorities into operational plans to ensure we deliver on the transport and connectivity needs of a 21st century city.

The person

You’ll bring senior-level experience of delivering major projects in the field of transportation, ideally within a local authority context. This should include a good grasp of the statutory and regulatory responsibilities of local government, and the ability to strategically manage finance within challenging budgets. You’ll combine this with business acumen, entrepreneurial flair and the ability to innovate. Experience of developing effective working relationships with diverse stakeholders and negotiating with outside agencies is essential. The pace will be rapid so you’ll need to be focused on delivery, but as priorities may change, flexibility and adaptability are also important.  You’ll ideally have a recognised professional qualification in an area such as civil engineering or transportation.

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