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Programme Lead (Highways England)

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Programme Lead (Highways England), Highways England Structures, Asset Management System, Road, Highways Agency, Highways England, Project, Leadership, Prince2, Transport, Transportation, Motorway, Risk, Change Manager, Management, Supplier, ICT, Delivery, Delivering, Public Sector, Government,

To oversee the final stages of the delivery of a complex IT programme to deliver a structures asset management system into live operation for use on the client’s road network. This is a key deliverable for Highways England that is urgently needed to replace the existing life expired product.

The supplier will be working with a separate team of IT consultants. The current contract expires in April and is also being re-procured

Our client is responsible for operating, maintaining and improving all 4,300 miles of England’s motorways and major A roads – and we're aiming high for the future. We have major plans to revolutionise the strategic road network with innovative design and smart technology. We will connect communities, sustain businesses and keep the economy moving. A key component of this strategy is to deliver a Structures Asset Management solution and we are working with Bentley Systems Ltd to achieve this. This work is to oversee the final stages of the delivery of the Bentley Structures product.

The individual providing this team will need to be able to maintain the current working relationship Bentley (the supplier) and also with the client’s IT senior management team and key stakeholders in safety, engineering & standards and operations. The individual will have overall deliverable accountability of the Structures product. They will be independent of the other IT consultants and report directly to the Technology Programmes Delivery Director. They will call-off the following IT assurance skills from separate contracts. The Programme Lead will be tasked with ensuring that this team is agile and will deliver value for money.

Key Skills / Experience

  • Experience in project and programme management in an asset management related sector.
  • Proven track record of delivering difficult and challenging projects
  • Record of understanding of scope of ICT Projects
  • Supplier relationship management during challenging periods and programmes
  • Record of understanding of scope of ICT Projects
  • Experience of implementing ICT change amongst users
  • Planning, scheduling and delivery
  • Team and stakeholder management
  • Risk and issue management
  • Ability to start work on contract award
  • Knowledge of asset management or general asset data management desirable
  • Experience of having worked in a sensitive contractual / political context
  • An understanding of the culture, politics and management structures within Highways England or a similar company

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Temporary or Contract
Immediate start
6-12 Months
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Telephone Number 0161 924 3946 / 075153255

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