Highways Team Leader

£48,894 - £51,402
01 Jul 2021
25 Jul 2021
Job role
Team Leader
Contract Type
Full time


This is your chance to make a lasting impact on Buckinghamshire. From developing the connected transport networks of the future and driving sustainable business growth to ambitious urban regeneration, the future of Buckinghamshire’s infrastructure and environment is in your hands.

We have several ambitious projects underway and many more planned. We need talented and experienced Team Leaders to deliver our programme of works and drive forward these key infrastructure projects.

About the role

Buckinghamshire Council has exciting opportunities to work on highways projects to support the growing economy and population of Buckinghamshire.

We’re recruiting for Team Leaders to work within our Highways Infrastructure Projects team. The team is delivering a range of highway improvements such as complex dual carriageway link roads, junction improvements & town centre regeneration, and have a significantly expanding order book of projects with complex funding arrangements that we need you to manage. We’re keen to bring on board professionals with experience of delivering link road projects and ideally with NEC contract management and PRINCE2 project management skills. Additional skills such as navigating a project through planning and knowledge of transport modelling are also beneficial.

The projects we deliver are challenging, complex, interesting, and provide real benefit to Buckinghamshire’s residents and businesses. 

Delivering multi-million pounds worth of highways projects you will need to work across organisations to deliver the new infrastructure required to support the growth within Buckinghamshire.

We’re offering you the chance to help change the world of Buckinghamshire for the better. As a member of our team, you will tackle key projects designed to improve our environment and economy.

You can be sure that you’ll be a valued member of our team, with the power to make an impact from day one. Working very flexibly and with a can-do culture to maximise the opportunities to deliver great projects.

Working closely with the Head of Highways Infrastructure Projects, your role will be to programme manage a range of projects and line manage a team of project managers to deliver projects on time and to budget. You’ll also act as the ‘customer account manager’, receiving initial contact from clients regarding new projects and acting as a point of escalation. You’ll be required to lead on the production and delivery of project documentation, monitor budgets, prioritise resources, as well as establishing Programme and Project boards with clearly set governance and accountability throughout the project.

For full details please see the job summary

About you

You’ll come to us with substantial experience of managing capital highways projects, as well as leading and directing multi-disciplined project teams and groups working on major projects across a range of diverse professional disciplines, Council directorates and stakeholders.

With excellent interpersonal and communication skills, you’ll be experienced in partnership working, which will enable you to develop relationships with key partners in delivering our programme of work. With demonstrable experience in project, financial and contract management, you’ll also have the ability to support the preparation of tenders and contracts.Highly organised and IT-literate, you are an experienced project management professional.

You can co-ordinate partners, contribute to (and ideally manage) virtual teams and work with stakeholders, drawing on your strong communication skills. Well versed in standard MS Office and MS Project software, you are also a capable financial manager, ensuring your projects don’t go over budget or deadline.

Experience of highways projects and commissioning of consultants along with knowledge of Prince 2 methodology is desirable, and you will have a determined, can-do approach, committed to success.

Educated to degree level or equivalent, a recognised formal project management qualification would be highly desirable for these roles.

Other information

Our response as an employer to Covid-19 has shaped the way we want to work in the future. Microsoft Teams, Skype and vlogs from our Senior Leadership Team have all played their part in allowing us to become even more flexible in how, when and where our teams work.

There will be times where you’ll need to be in the office, whether that’s for meeting clients or collaborating with peers; but we actively encourage our colleagues to adopt a flexible working approach and take control of their work-life balance.

For an informal chat about this Team Leader role, please contact Ian McGowan on 01296 382831

This advert will close at midnight 25th July 2021.

We reserve the right to close the vacancy once we have received sufficient applications, so please be advised to submit your application as early as possible.

Our values

We have a set of values, which our employees have chosen, that represent what we are – Proud, Ambitious, Collaborative and Trustworthy.

By joining Buckinghamshire Council, you can expect:

  • a fair and inclusive culture
  • the chance to really make a difference to those around you
  • health and well-being initiatives including an Employee Assistance Programme, Mental Health First Aiders and mindfulness workshops
  • a unified voice through our Employee Representative Group
  • ongoing support, and the opportunity to develop and progress in your career with us
  • opportunities to take part in fun activities such as fundraising and social events

About the Business Unit

Our Planning, Growth and Sustainability directorate work with partners to help shape the future of Buckinghamshire. We deliver services on planning, economic growth, regeneration, strategic infrastructure, transport and property.

Our key priorities include developing the economic narrative for Bucks, creating more jobs and delivering the right infrastructure to help businesses and residents thrive. We also aim to provide a proactive planning service that is responsive, whilst making the best use of the Council’s land and property portfolio. This will in turn support community services and create housing, jobs, regeneration and income to support public services.

It’s a great time to join one of our teams. As part of the Planning, Growth and Sustainability function you will not only get to help shape the economic future of Buckinghamshire; you’ll also be involved in delivering high-profile development projects and work on some of the biggest infrastructure projects in the UK. You will support us to deliver the results that our local residents and businesses deserve.

We recognise and reward you

Hard work and success deserves recognition. That’s why we pride ourselves on the benefits we give our people. We actively encourage a good work-life balance and promote flexible and agile working arrangements. We provide discounts on various Cafés, restaurants, shops and auto enrolment onto our generous Pension Scheme. We also offer a salary sacrifice personal car lease scheme and the opportunity to gain membership to Costco. We have discounted gym memberships, Travel discounts with Arriva and Chiltern Railways and much more.