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Delivery Manager - Metro

West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA)
16 Summer Lane, Birmingham
£57,800 - £64,796
Closing date
1 Oct 2024

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If you have a track record in managing the development and delivery of major transport infrastructure schemes, then this may be the perfect role for you.
We are looking a Delivery Manager to be responsible for managing design, mobilisation and construction of major transport schemes integral to the delivery of Metro (Light Rail) in the region. TfWM are delivering a programme of enhancement projects, ensuring that the provision of new assets and the upgrade or expansion of current assets are fit for purpose in supporting our expanding metro network and its future operation. This is a critical role for the organisation as we go through an exciting period of change, establishing a multi-modal Delivery Directorate and strive to be a best-in-class delivery authority.  
You will have a technical background in the delivery of light rail or civil engineering projects, including the oversight of design activities, supporting contracts, commercial strategy and working across the construction supply chain to ensure delivery certainty. This role will be integral to supporting Transport for West Midlands’ delivery of multiple metro transport projects across the region. The investment in our Metro network forms a major part of Transport for West Midlands £2.2Bn capital programme.
We need someone who isn’t afraid of a challenge and wants to work within an agile and progressive environment at the vanguard of best practice, in successfully delivering major transport infrastructure projects on time and to budget.
What will you be doing?
  • Manage and oversee detailed development and construction activities of major metro infrastructure project/s.
  • Provide high quality technical input and expertise to develop, shape and delivery multi-disciplinary technical solutions across the field of light railway systems within complex urban environments.
  • Work with multiple partners and stakeholders (internal and external) to successfully deliver the project/s to budget and delivered on programme. 
  • Engage and collaborate with partners in Metro Midlands Alliance, TfWM, Midland Metro Ltd and Local Authorities and partners across the region.
  • Anticipate potential risk and provide mitigation and escalation as required.
  • Work with, and utilise bespoke contract methodology (similar to NEC) in managing project performance and commercials. 
  • Assist in the preparation of reports for senior management, elected members, WMCA committees, Management and Programme Boards and Local Cabinets.
  • Ensure that project documentation produced for review/approval by WMCA, Local Cabinet, and their committees is done so in timely, accurate and cohesive manner.
  • Manage budgets, and ensure that budget and financial administration, monitoring and reporting is of the highest standard.
  • Ensure that appropriate legal agreements are in place.
About you.
  • Experience of developing and delivering technically complex engineering projects, preferably within a light rail/similar environment.
  • Experience of commissioning technical services through the procurement and management of the supply chain.
  • Experience of working within a NEC environment or similar, including contract management and contractor engagement.
  • Experience of working with Local Enterprise Partnerships, DfT, Local Highways and Planning Authorities, Emergency Services, Highways England and other stakeholder bodies.
  • Proven technical knowledge in the oversight of design standards and best practice in detailed development and delivery of highway projects, including highway construction and urban realm, track form and alignment, signalling, OHLE, traction power and network communications.
  • Excellent stakeholder management and partnership working skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge of environmental assessment requirements and procedures
How to apply. On clicking ‘apply for this job’, you will be prompted to create an account. You will have the opportunity to upload a CV, which will be used to auto-populate your profile. Please note, we do not see your CV once you have applied. Our shortlisting decisions are based on what you tell us in your profile - and so it is important to format your profile so that it really stands out. Make sure to include your employment history and include any essential education and qualifications. You will be asked to provide a supporting statement. If you already have one that you have prepared earlier, you can simply copy and paste this into the application form. 
Reasonable adjustments.If you have an accessibility need, disability, or condition that means you might require changes to the application or recruitment process (for example, you might need to submit your application in a different format), please get in touch with our Recruitment Team ( We are here to assist and accommodate your needs.
Salary and benefits.We advertise salary ranges for job roles, with new appointments typically starting at the lowest salary point. In exceptional cases, where higher skill levels or experience are applicable, the salary point may be adjusted to secure the best candidate. This approach allows for potential year-on-year salary increases, offering progression and appropriate rewards to employees.
We offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes a Local Government Pension Scheme, 28 days of paid annual leave, Cycle to Work Scheme, and discounted shopping with over 2,000 big-name retailers. For more details, please visit the benefits page on our careers site.
Hybrid working, location and working pattern.We believe hybrid working is the best way for our organisation to fulfil our commitment to a modern, agile workplace while continuing to provide a great service to our customers. Hybrid working means having flexibility between working in the office and at home on agreed days, where a role allows. 
The location for this role is 16 Summer Lane. It is expected that you can split your time between the office and working remotely, with at least 3 days a week spent in the office. 
Creating an inclusive workplace.We are dedicated to creating a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace that reflects the communities of the West Midlands region. We believe that building a team with varied backgrounds and experiences will benefit us as an employer and enhance our work.WMCA holds diversity accreditations, such as the RACE Code Quality Mark, Armed Forces Covenant (Gold status) and has been recognised as one of the Inclusive Top 50 Employers and The Times Top 50 Employers for Women. We’re a Disability Confident Employer with ‘Leader’ status, committed to interviewing applicants with disabilities who meet all the essential role criteria. 
We recognise that certain groups, such as women and people of colour, may be less likely to apply for roles if they feel they do not meet all the requirements. However, we encourage individuals who are passionate about the role and want to make a difference to still apply. We value potential and encourage applicants to highlight their skills, including transferable ones, even if they don't fit the traditional "perfect candidate" mould.We gladly consider part-time, flexible, and job share arrangements, so please don't let these factors deter you from applying. If your values align with ours and you are dedicated to working towards a future that we can all be proud of, we would love to hear from you.
Right to Work in the UKApplicants will need to evidence that they have the legal right to work in the UK.  If we make an offer of employment, we will need to check that you are eligible to work in the UK before you start work. Thank you for considering joining our team at WMCA. We look forward to receiving your application and the opportunity to work together towards our shared goals.

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West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) was set up in 2016. We're made up of 18 local councils and 3 local enterprise partnerships (LEPs). Our goal is to make the West Midlands a happy, healthy, place to live. We do this by:

  • making it easier and safer to travel in and around the region
  • using derelict land to build homes
  • protecting our green spaces
  • making sure young people have the education and employment opportunities to make a great start in life
  • working together to support our communities and build a fairer, healthier and more inclusive West Midlands
  • tackling climate change 

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’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. 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. 

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.

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0121 200 2787
16 Summer Lane
West Midlands
B19 3SD
United Kingdom

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