Network Coordination and Infrastructure Specialist (6 Month FTC)
Please note: This role is a 6 Month FTC/Internal Secondment Opportunity.
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 the Role
The Network Delivery Team is an operational team responsible for the coordination and delivery of the West Midlands local bus network. Through the West Midlands Bus Alliance framework, the successful candidate will be required to work closely with numerous partners to ensure that the network is accessible through the planning, delivery and management of suitable highways infrastructure including bus stops, shelters and other associated assets.
You will take responsibility for building strong relationships with bus operators, local highways authorities and a wide range of stakeholders. During periods of planned and unplanned disruption you will work closely with bus operators, local authorities, internal delivery teams and other scheme promoters to ensure that bus passengers and bus operations are considered and that suitable measures are in place to ensure buses remain punctual and that journey times are not compromised.
Who we need
This is an exciting opportunity for the right person to make a positive impact to the people of the West Midlands. We are seeking a dynamic individual who has knowledge and experience of working with bus operators, local authorities, scheme developers and contractors, event organisers and other stakeholders.
The successful candidate will need experience and a working knowledge of issues to be considered when planning and implementing the introduction and management of roadside infrastructure and understand and address any associated political sensitivities.
You will have the ability to influence and maintain effective working relationships with all external and internal stakeholders and be able to negotiate effectively to deliver the best outcomes for bus passengers and operations within the West Midlands.
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 https://www.wmca.org.uk/careers 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 and a CV alone will not be accepted.
Closing Date: 1700 Wednesday 2nd October.
Interview/Assessment Date: Week Commencing 7th October
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.