Project Delivery Lead- Swift Ticketing Programme (2 Year FTC)

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Birmingham, West Midlands
£34,983- £39,378 per annum + excellent benefits
05 Sep 2019
19 Sep 2019
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Who we are

Transport for West Midlands (TfWM), the transport arm of the West Midlands Combined Authority, is a rapidly growing and fast emerging as a standard setter in the industry. We are a Sunday Times Top 100 Best Companies employer and in October 2017, we became only the second ever to win the ‘City Region Authority of the Year’ twice in a row at the National Transport Awards. We need new talent to join our already excellent team that is making a real difference to people within the West Midlands.

About Swift

The Swift solution provides public transport ticketing options, using smartcards, on all buses, trains and trams across the West Midlands. One in three public transport journeys are made with Swift each year and this is increasing continually. Swift has its current and future customers’ requirements at its heart. Looking forward the team are always looking for innovative ways to increase, even further, the simplicity of obtaining and using Swift. The Swift team have worked with worldwide partners, including Google, in a UK first, to embed Swift tickets within Google Pay so customers do not need a card at all. Increasingly customers are looking for a seamless transport solution and Swift is already piloting acceptance for parking, bike hire, taxis and even access to leisure centres. These solutions will be rolled out even further in the future and will help ensure that public transport is increasingly seen as the optimum customer choice.

Who we need

We now have an exciting opportunity for a talented and proactive individual to join our Swift Development team, as the Swift Project Delivery Lead.

To be successful in this role, you will be able to demonstrate a successful track record in delivering projects in a fast moving technology environment. The continuous programme of work will ensure that current and future customers continue to have the most comprehensive and convenient public transport ticketing options in the short and longer term, including contactless payment and best value capping similar to that available in London.

You will ensure that good project disciplines including planning, scheduling, resource and budget management, are combined with an agile approach as part of a wider delivery team, to provide customer solutions designed to support our vision of ‘creating a happier, healthier and better connected West Midlands region through improving transport’.

The landscape and importance of transport is changing rapidly and this role offers a great opportunity for you to play a key part in this vital area.

You must have experience of managing people together with experience of working with Bus, Rail and Metro operators to ensure the delivery of projects. The role includes a substantial amount of working with suppliers and stakeholders, therefore excellent presentation, communication and negotiation skills are a prerequisite

In return for your hard work and commitment, we will reward you with a range of competitive and attractive benefits.

How to apply

To view and apply for these opportunities please visit where you will be required to register with our Online Recruitment System which is quick and easy. Please provide detailed information in your application outlining your suitability for the post and ensure it is submitted by the closing date.

A CV may be uploaded for extra information, but please note that personal details should be omitted an  a CV alone will not be accepted.

Closing Date: 19 September 2019, 3pm.

Interview/Assessment Date: 01 October 2019

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 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 and support service delivery for the customer.


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