Major Projects Manager – Highways and Transportation

Northallerton, North Yorkshire
£48,000 to £55,840
05 Mar 2019
24 Mar 2019
Job role
Contract Type
Full time

Major Projects Manager – Highways and Transportation

Location: County Hall, Northallerton

Salary: £48,000 to £55,840, subject to pay award agreement 2019


The Role

The Major Projects team forms part of North Yorkshire County Council’s Highways and Transportation service; its main focus is to manage the delivery of the council’s programme of major highway schemes. It is responsible for managing development, planning, statutory procedures, design, procurement and implementation of such schemes, as identified in the council’s capital programme. The impending retirement of our current Major Projects Manager means that we are now looking for an experienced individual to join our team.

As the Major Projects Manager, you will be responsible for managing and monitoring the delivery of major capital schemes and also for all aspects of budgetary control and reporting. You will provide leadership, direction, motivation and support to ensure delivery of the major schemes programme which includes an exciting opportunity to deliver the diversion of the A59 at Kex Gill between Harrogate and Skipton.  This scheme will move this major road to the other side of the valley that it passes through to avoid the potential for landslips and improve the resilience of this key link. This high profile project is accompanied by a portfolio of other key projects that you will be responsible for. As part of the highways management team you will support the Assistant Director through contributing to the service plan and providing direction on the production, delivery, monitoring and review of the plan.

This role will be pivotal to the effective delivery of our Highways and Transportation service, and requires an experienced leader who can confidently drive service delivery to achieve maximum results. The ideal candidate will have a proven ability to communicate effectively, and will be able to influence, negotiate and challenge where necessary, in order to ensure an efficient and effective service.

Ideally we are looking for a Chartered Engineer but this role is also a great opportunity for someone looking for their next challenge within Highways with the potential to achieve Chartered Engineer status in the future.

Joining us at NYCC you can expect to receive various employee benefits, which include flexible working (including working from home), generous leave entitlement which will increase with duration of service, and also access to our bespoke ‘Everybody Benefits’ package which offers numerous high-street retail discounts.

If you are ready to take on this exciting challenge then we would welcome your application.

Please visit our Highways campaign site for more information on the role and how to apply:

Key dates

Closing date: 24 March 2019

Interview date: 5 April 2019