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Technical Project Manager - Highways

Purpose of the Role

The Technical Project Manager will be responsible for providing technical assistance, support, and management (where required) for all activities related to the development, design, preparation, and delivery of schemes for National Highways and Local Authority clients. The role will involve undertaking specific projects, interpreting requirements to achieve project aims and client expectations, identifying and applying appropriate methodologies and standards, coordinating investigations, surveys, and studies, managing resource allocations, preparing technical reports and briefs, ensuring compliance with health and safety regulations, coordinating project administration, monitoring costs and programme, and providing support in attending meetings or preparing reports as required.


Key Responsibilities

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Undertake specific projects as required by clients and directed by the Highways General Manager.

  • Identify and apply appropriate methodologies and standards to produce effective solutions for clients.

  • Co-ordinate investigations, surveys, and studies; and provide relevant reports to include potential problems, issues recommendations and solutions.

  • Identify and manage resource allocations to ensure team members are fully utilized on the highest priority tasks, liaising with the General Manager.

  • Provide support in attendance at meetings or preparing reports as required with onsite teams and end client delivery team.

  • Review and prepare technical reports and briefs to include drawings and specifications.

  • Ensure all requirements for health and safety activities are met under the current CDM regulations in consultation where appropriate with the General Manager utilising appropriate employee risk assessments.

  • Co-ordinate project administration, control, monitoring of costs and programme.

  • Keep General Manager appraised of activities and provide highlight reports.

  • Assist in the support, training and development of junior team members where applicable.

  • Actively promote Health and Safety in the workplace, setting a good example to other employees and ensuring awareness of and compliance with general Health and Safety responsibilities as set out in the Health and Safety Management System.

  • Perform other duties as may from time to time as required.


Key Skills and Experience

  • A degree or equivalent qualification in a relevant engineering discipline e.g., communications, electronic/electrical engineering, with relevant experience in highways & traffic technology or similar preferred.

  • Proven project management experience in the design and/or delivery of small to medium highway technology projects would be desirable.

  • Professional qualifications e.g., EngTech, MIET, IEng to CEng preferred.

  • Working knowledge and experience of National Highways standards and procedures.

  • SMART Motorways and Expressway experience would be advantageous.

  • A good understanding of ITS/technology components for highways projects including production of design calculation, drawings, communication drawings, specifications etc.

  • Experience in the use of MS Word, MS Excel systems is essential.

  • Experience with AutoCAD is desirable.

  • Highly motivated individual with excellent communication skills, ability to deliver solutions and successfully manage time to meet project deadlines, able to work independently with minimal supervision, take project ownership for delegated duties and demonstrate mentoring skills.

  • Computer literate, with good knowledge of Microsoft Office

  • Current UK FULL driving license essential for the role as site visits will be required.


Personal Qualities

  • Positive & flexible attitude – willing and capable of dealing with issues and queries in a positive, clear and transparent manner.

  • Punctual and reliable.

  • Able to prioritise and manage own workload.

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