As Technical Manager, you’ll join the Sprint team during a crucial phase of the project, as we move towards construction and delivery to ensure the A34 and A45 bus priority corridor schemes, linking Walsall to Solihull and Birmingham Airport via Birmingham City Centre, are delivered on budget and in time for the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham in 2022. Following 2022, there are a further five Sprint schemes to be developed and delivered.
The scheme, the first bus priority corridor of its kind anywhere in the country, places passenger experience front and centre and underpinned by innovative intelligent transport technology systems. As Technical Manager, your role will be to deliver Sprint Technical workstream outputs to time, cost and quality, utilising and managing the appropriate resources, over the project lifecycle for Transport for West Midlands, within the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA).
You’ll oversee technical workstream delivery, specifically relating to shelter delivery, Closed Circuit Television, Real Time Information, Ticketing Vending, information provision, bus priority testing and configuration and SCOOT database configuration & MOVA validation. This is a role where you’ll combine your project management skills and your technical engineering/systems knowledge to the fullest.
What will you be doing?
- Ensure effective traffic signal-based bus priority, closed circuit television, bus lane enforcement, real time passenger information and ticketing infrastructure and applications are delivered
- Support the Senior Manager Sprint Technical Programme in delivering and reporting on the outputs and outcomes of the technical workstream
- Ensure client responsibilities for health and safety are fulfilled in line with our Health and Safety Policy and procedures
- Review and update relevant risk registers risk registers ensure project schedules are kept up to date
- Manage stakeholders, subcontractors and suppliers, monitoring progress of the above technical projects, and escalating matters related to supplier performance
- Support Technical Board and LHA interfaces, deputising for Senior Manager - Technical Programme Manager where required
- Liaise with key stakeholders including Birmingham Airport, Virgin Trains and Jaguar Land Rover, Local Highway Authorities, utilities contractors and internal staff
We are looking for someone who can support the delivery of this major public transport programme. Ideally, with an appropriate degree level qualification (or equivalent experience) in Systems Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Engineering, Transport Management or IT together with an appropriate professional membership e.g. APM, ILT, IET, BCS, CIHT. You’ll already understand public transport operations and have experience of Intelligent Transport Systems.
If you can demonstrate a track record of successfully delivering large scale and complex programmes, with and through multi-function teams, with a focus on digital connectivity, then we would like to hear from you.
About the team
Transport for West Midlands, part of the West Midlands Combined Authority, is responsible for making transport ‘happen’. We plan, develop and manage an integrated transport system for the West Midlands that is clean, safe, affordable and accessible for all. Our ambition is to create a happier, healthier and better-connected region through improving transport.
Sprint is a bus priority corridor that links Walsall to Solihull and Birmingham Airport via Birmingham City Centre, along the A34 and A45. The scheme, the first bus priority corridor of its kind anywhere in the country, is designed to support the region's economic growth and expanding population, and will actively combat congestion by offering reliable, connected, and sustainable public transport. First services will be operational by May 2022 and will call at key destinations including the NEC, Jaguar Land Rover Solihull and Alexander Stadium.
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.