Development Manager (Major Scheme Interface)
Our region is going through unprecedented levels of investment with things like the Strategic Road Network, Midlands Metro, the Commonwealth Games and HS2. These projects present one of the biggest single economic opportunities for the West Midlands in a generation, underpinning the ambitious growth agenda within the Strategic Economic Plan and transforming connectivity within the region. The cumulative impact of delivering these projects also brings acute challenges in maintaining resilience on the transport network. In the context of record levels of congestion on the region’s roads, the disruptive challenges faced become even more challenging.
As Development Manager, you will take ownership of the 'Single View of the Programme' and work closely and proactively with partners to firstly map and collate the programme but then to work to identify and mitigate programme interactions and interfaces. The role will lead on the development and delivery of tactical transport strategies to minimise the disruptive impacts of these major infrastructure projects across the region’s transport network. This will mean working across major investment programmes to ensure construction conflicts are managed out and appropriate transport mitigations are put in place.
What will you be doing?
- Provide essential support in managing major project programmes comprising oversight, development and refreshment of the Single View of the Programme and coordination of related mitigation activities
- Support the Travel Demand Manager in travel demand management activities for major schemes
- Identify and mitigate targeted interventions to help keep the region moving through disruption
- Work closely with local authorities, partners and major scheme owners in becoming a single point of contact across major scheme working groups
- Lead on negotiation with senior stakeholders and scheme sponsors to obtain funding contributions used to mitigate the impact of planned disruption caused by major scheme delivery
- Provide expert advice on the impact of planned disruption and provide innovative solutions to construction strategies and phasing to minimise delay, maintaining resilience and reliability on the local bus network
- Develop and assemble evidence to understand and demonstrate the impact of planned disruption from major scheme delivery
- Oversee development and delivery of mitigation strategies, including physical highway works, public transport improvements and informing travel demand management programmes
- Manage the development and delivery of mitigation programmes and interventions to reduce the cumulative impact of planned disruption from major scheme delivery
- Act as an interface with the TfWM Regional Transport Co-ordination Centre (RTCC) and the projects coordination group
We're looking for someone with excellent technical knowledge and practical understanding of transport planning at all scales from strategic development of evidence and business cases through to operational delivery of intervention. Our ideal applicant will be able to clearly evidence their experience of managing transport projects and programmes across a multi-faceted team. Our ideal applicant will have:
- a good level of industry experience of developing mitigation strategies in the context of managing travel demand or transport, logistics or similar
- excellent interpersonal skills, the ability to enthuse, persuade, negotiate and influence both verbally and in writing to motivate others
- confidence and ability to provide authoritative advice and develop and deliver presentations to a range of audiences, including elected members, chief executives, chief officers and middle managers
- demonstrable capability to work in a sensitive political environment, and the ability to manage stakeholders both internal and external
About the team
With billions of pounds worth of investment being put into the West Midlands transport system, and with projects being delivered across the region from key partners such as High Speed Two, Highways England, local authorities, Network Rail and Transport for West Midlands, keeping residents and businesses moving has never been more important.
Network Resilience, part of Transport for West Midlands, is a team of various transport specialisms, working closely with partners to develop a strategic response to minimise impact as well as an operational response to keep people moving. This includes developing mitigation strategies at a network level alongside travel demand management techniques that nudge resident, business and visitor behaviours to change the way they travel.
With large events such as the Coventry City of Culture 2021 and Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games about to put the West Midlands on the international stage and set to bring millions of extra visitors in to the region, the team is involved in supporting the planning of these events with the aim of providing a seamless travel experience on our integrated transport system.
Our role in the West Midlands has never been more important and in these extraordinary times we’ve shown we can step forward, speak up for our region and bring people together. Everything we do is focused on making life better for people in the West Midlands – that’s our reason for being here and it drives every move we make. We lead and support others to deliver our shared future vision for the region – a happier, healthier, better connected place to live and work.
We fully believe that we are only as great as the people who work for us and are committed to providing a positive, healthy and inclusive working environment where our people feel valued and respected. We are a “Leaders in Diversity” accredited organisation, are in the Inclusive Top 50 Employers List and are one of The Times Top 50 Employers for Women.
Our employees feel they can make a difference and are excited by the growth and the potential to shape the future. As we undergo a period of significant change, our employees are engaging with what is going on and we are encouraging a culture where people feel they can contribute towards improvements.
We’re ambitious, forward thinking and determined to find better ways of working, always leading the way in what we do. We trust and support each other to get the job done, and encourage creativity, originality and curiosity from those who work with us. We’re committed to creating an accessible and diverse workplace, one that nurtures an inclusive environment where our people can be themselves.
If your values align with ours and you’re committed to working towards creating a future we can all be proud of, we want to hear from you.
We are designing our organisation of the future and planning a new, flexible approach to the way we use our office space. This approach will mean most of us working from home some of the time and using our office space to come together to share ideas and learn from each other. We will continue to use digital technology for meetings, collaboration and communications - bringing teams together virtually wherever they’re working, saving time and spending on travel.
We are committed to developing an organisation that is representative of the diverse communities that we serve and welcome applications from all sections of the community. The following groups are currently underrepresented: young people, Black, Asian and ethnic minority groups and women at senior levels.
We are a Disability Confident Employer and offer a guaranteed interview scheme for applicants who meet the essential job role criteria. We will make reasonable adjustments, in line with the Equality Act, for disabled applicants if these are needed. Wherever possible we will offer flexible working options which assist work-life balance.
We’re dedicated to providing a broad range of rewards and benefits and constantly benchmark our benefits packages to ensure they are attractive for all our people. As well as a competitive salary, employees also receive 27 days annual leave (plus bank holidays) and access to a great pension scheme.
Role Profile - Development Manager.pdf