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Highways Maintenance Director

Via East Midlands Ltd
£80,000 - £85,000
Closing date
22 Dec 2023

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Highways Maintenance
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Highways Maintenance Director

Bilsthorpe, Nottinghamshire

Salary: £80-85k 

Full Time

Via currently has a fantastic opportunity to join our Senior Leadership Team in the newly created role of Highways Maintenance Director.

The successful candidate will lead the development and delivery of all strategic and operational highways maintenance activity across all highway’s assets within Nottinghamshire on behalf of Nottinghamshire County Council.

The Job:  

  • You will lead the ongoing development of the highways maintenance operating model, working with Nottinghamshire County Council (‘NCC’ or ‘the Client’) to target and plan funding and resources so that the life of all highway assets is prioritised and maximised effectively.
  • Establish and maintain excellent working relationships with internal / external stakeholders maintaining an awareness of both internal and external factors which impact the business.
  • Work collaboratively and closely with the Operations Director ensuring that delivery of operational maintenance activity is handed over and delivered seamlessly, and in accordance with client expectations.
  • Lead a multi-disciplinary teams of highway experts, coaching, supporting and developing them to deliver a high quality, fit for purpose service to their stakeholders and customers.
  • Be accountable for all enquiry and reporting processes across the Highways service, including all statutory reporting and member led enquiries.

The Successful Applicant

We are looking for a positive, motivated, and passionate leader to drive the Highways Maintenance function forward.

We need someone who wants to be part of the senior leadership team and embrace the opportunity to shape the Via.

You will have:

  • Degree level qualification in Engineering with significant Post Qualification or relevant highways asset management experience.
  • Proven experience of managing multi-disciplined teams, leading and influencing them to foster good working relationships to meet the desired outcomes and objectives of the business.
  • Proven experience of development and delivery of effective highways maintenance strategies / plans, underpinned by robust governance arrangements.
  • Proven experience of working within or for local government, with a track record of being able to effectively navigate competing priorities within a complex political landscape.
  • Excellent networking skills, with a strong external profile, demonstrating an in depth understanding of the wider political arena.
  • Proven track record of effectively leading teams through complex, large scale change programmes.

About Via:   

We are a major employer in Nottinghamshire with a multi-skilled local workforce and a range of highly trained staff based at a number of different locations throughout the county.  
Our roles include highway maintenance, electrical works, mechanics, construction, forestry, road safety, civil engineering and much more.  
We combine a public-sector service ethos with a strong commercial focus, and we are passionate about innovation and creating and delivering sustainable solutions safely across Nottinghamshire and the wider East Midlands.   
Via is a great place to work if you value work-life balance and we are committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive workplace. We offer a range of family friendly and inclusive employment policies, including generous annual leave allowances.  
Our staff get access to a wide range of benefits. These include an excellent pension scheme, cycle to work scheme, buying and selling of annual leave and much more. 


Via East Midlands provides sustainable highways services for Nottinghamshire and across the wider East Midlands region.

We provide services in partnership with Nottinghamshire County Council, maintaining, designing and constructing throughout a range of disciplines.

This includes the maintenance of roads, footways, signs, lines, lighting and signals, salting and snow clearance, the delivery of highway improvement services and the management of activities needed to support the county’s highway network.

By combining a public sector service ethos with a strong commercial focus, we offer unique competitive services to both the private and public sectors in the region, from conception to completion.

Company info
Bilsthorpe Depot
Bilsthorpe Business Park
Eakring Road, Bilsthorpe NG22 8ST
NG22 8ST
United Kingdom

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