Senior Delivery Manager

  • Job Reference: 4899
  • Date Posted: 12 February 2024
  • Recruiter: National Highways
  • Website: https://nationalhighways.co.uk/
  • Location: London
  • Salary: £44,260 to £49,630
  • Bonus/Benefits: £44,260 - £49,630
  • Sector: Engineering
  • Job Type: Full Time Flex
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Your new role

This role provides a superb opportunity to be a Senior Delivery Manager leading the delivery of exciting operational and information technology projects that are critical to the future success of National Highways.

If you are passionate about delivery, determined to succeed and want to develop new skills and opportunities that will enable you to progress in the future, then we’d like to hear from you.

You will be working on a variety of projects from inception, business case development, governance and procurement delivery, through to supplier on-boarding, and delivery of project outcomes with a variety of stakeholders and suppliers . You’ll be working in the Service Operations Portfolio as part of a growing team delivering a wide range of projects in operational and information technology.

Looking further ahead, there will be tremendous opportunity to project manage new projects across a variety of areas and become involved in the transformation of the Digital Services team within National Highways.

What you’ll be leading on (7)

  • Responsible for the delivery of one or more projects within the Service Operations Portfolio.
  • Working with the Lead Delivery Manager and Portfolio Delivery Manager to develop the working relationships with stakeholders at National Highways and within the supply chain
  • The development of business cases to define the project requirements, financial models and justification for business approval 
  • Effectively managing activities to ensure high quality project outcomes are achieved on time and within budget
  • Ensuring all projects you are involved in support the National Highways imperatives of safety, customer and delivery
  • Planning and tracking the delivery against the project plan, ensuring effective controls and mitigations are implemented to address risks and issues that impact delivery confidence
  • Responsible for the project financial profile month on month, working with suppliers to provide accurate financial information to the business 

To be successful

  • Solid experience in the delivery of complex Digital/IT Projects and programmes
  • Experience of writing Outline and Full Business Cases, ideally in line with HMT Green Book Principles 
  • Experience of stakeholder management and collaboration
  • Experience and ability to digest complex information and communicate across all levels both verbally and in writing (presentations and reports)
  • Hold a certified accreditation in Project/Programme management 
  • Desirable - Proven experience of successfully navigating of National Highways and / or wider Government Governance and Assurance approvals
  • Desirable – knowledge or experience of working with operational and/or information technology in transport/public sector environment 

A bit about us

The Digital Services directorate is a growing and vibrant team and there has never been a better time to join us as we go through our transformation programme.  We are helping to transform the way National Highways operates by delivering digital, data and technology services from frontline to back office, in a modern and efficient way. Our vision is to develop integrated information and technology that empowers our colleagues and provides real time information to our customers, integration with intelligent vehicle and transport systems as they develop, to improve journey safety and reliability.

Want to know more?
Please email recruitment@highwaysengland.co.uk to request a copy of the role profile, quoting REQ 4592

Why you should join us

At National Highways we believe in a connected country. We are passionate about creating a culture where colleagues feel connected, included and enjoy greater wellbeing to achieve this.  We’re proud that as an organisation we are continually striving to do better and actively encourage and support our colleagues to do the same with their careers. 

So if you put safety first, take ownership of your work, show passion for what you do, work effectively in a team, and demonstrate integrity in how you do it – then you’ll be a great fit for our organisation

ABOUT US

Why you should join us

At National Highways we believe in a connected country. We are passionate about creating a culture where colleagues feel connected, included and enjoy greater wellbeing to achieve this.  We’re proud that as an organisation we are continually striving to do better and actively encourage and support our colleagues to do the same with their careers. 

So, if you put safety first, take ownership of your work, show passion for what you do, work effectively in a team, and demonstrate integrity in how you do it – then you’ll be a great fit for our organisation.

An informal blended working approach has been adopted for many of our roles across National Highways. We offer many different ways to work flexibly and we’re open to discuss part-time working, job shares, and flexible start and finish times. 

Please wait until the interview stage before asking us about flexibility, and we will explore what is possible.

Our benefits package

  • Our total reward package includes basic salary, the potential for a performance related bonus
  • Contributory pension scheme with employer contribution of up to 10%
  • Annual Leave starting at 26 days (plus Bank Holidays) rising by 1 day each year up to 31 days (plus Bank Holidays)
  • Flexible hours and blended working between base location/home
  • Life assurance of 4 times annual salary
  • Health and wellbeing support, including an Employee Assistance Programme, available 24/7 365 days and network of mental health first aiders. Plus access to a wellbeing app to enhance your self-care 24/7, Occupational health service and flu vaccines
  • A cycle to work scheme for the purchase of a bicycle and equipment for healthy, low carbon travel
  • Significant investment in your career development, through learning and development, talent management, coaching, mentoring and on job experience

And we are

  • Family friendly with enhanced maternity leave and pay, paternity leave (15 days), shared parental leave, adoption leave. Plus access to financial support for holiday play schemes and paid special leave (up to 5 days pa), eg for caring responsibilities
  • Money friendly with access to a discounts platform including over 3000 discounts for supermarkets, eating out, leisure, holidays. Alongside a financial wellbeing programme
  • Community friendly – offering paid leave to volunteer, 3 days basic/year plus an extra 3 days to support the national Covid effort

If you are successful, it is key to know all offers of employment are subject to satisfactory completion of our pre-employment checks which include:       

  • Right to work check
  • 3 year employment history references
  • DBS criminal record check
  • Social media and adverse journalism check
  • Driving licence check (if applicable)
  • Fit to work questionnaire (for all), followed by a medical check (if applicable)

And finally 

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