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Highways Delivery Project Manager (Major Transport Projects) OCC6124

Job Details:

Salary Range: £40,858 - £43,757 per annum

Work Location: County Hall, Oxford, OX1 1ND

Hours per week: 37

Contract type: Permanent

Advert Text:

The Role

Leading on project management and engineering assurance, you’ll support a wide range of key projects across our diverse county from developing cycling infrastructure in the city and towns, to new carriageways and bridges. You’ll play a key role in delivering our transport programme and supporting continued economic development across Oxfordshire.

Our Requirements

A project leader with experience of developing and delivering major transport projects. You’ll be experienced in dealing with complex stakeholder requirements, managing risk and schedules, providing highway design feedback to optimise benefits, and managing a matrix project team with a range of specialist skills. 

Rewards & benefits of working for Oxfordshire County Council

It really is true that every single job role here at Oxfordshire County Council contributes to bettering the lives of the people in our County; we want to do this for our employees, too. Time to recharge is so important; we provide a generous holiday allowance which rises as you remain in employment with us. As if that wasn’t enough, you’ll also have access to membership of the Local Government contributory pension scheme, childcare vouchers, health and well-being support, a range of local and national shopping discounts and a host of enhanced family friendly policies. 

Getting here

There is a good public transport network from the centre of Oxford across the county. Oxford rail station is a 10 minute walk from County Hall and parking can be provided to employees who require car use. We encourage flexible and agile working and provide lightweight laptops, mobiles and operating systems that support remote working. Our office locations across the county offer hot desks thereby reducing travel time and increasing convenience.

Job Purpose:

  • To support the Team Leader and oversee the delivery of the specialist element of the highway service that is attributed to the post. Ensure successful delivery of areas of service that offers value for money and achieves targets set.
  • This post holder is responsible for ensuring that all relevant county policies and procedures are adhered to and concerns are raised in accordance with these policies
  • To act as the professional lead for the areas specialism – project, programme and budget management, design approvals, communication lead.

Role Responsibilities:

  1. Pro-actively deliver all aspects of successful projects that offer best value for money and achieve commercial targets.
  2. Manage a small team of technical staff including recruitment, inductions, appraisals, health and safety, learning and development and other appropriate HR matters in accordance with county council policies.
  3. To act as the expert within the identified field of the job description e.g. drainage, trees, bridges etc.
  4. To manage or coordinate staff who are working within the same specialist service area (maybe across geographical areas) to ensure shared outcomes are delivered.
  5. To manage delivery of individual schemes / projects relating to the service area
  6. To manage budgets in accordance with the council’s policies and procedures.
  7. Maintaining excellent, effective working relationships with stakeholders, key strategic partners, senior council directors, politicians and operational teams.
  8. Manage own workload and the resources required to ensure successful service delivery.
  9. To assume direct responsibility for the management of selected budgets
  10. Promote a strong customer service focus within the Service and where possible take account of customer requirements, including responding to customers in ways that are clear and jargon free
  11. Promote and deliver improved communication with individual residents, communities, other local authorities and key stakeholders.
  12. Provide necessary information for performance management measures.
  13. Remain contemporary with legislation and best practice, and ensure that relevant initiatives are adopted to develop the effectiveness of the service.
  14. To work in accordance with the Corporate values and competency framework.

Selection Criteria:

Educational achievements, Qualifications, Training and Knowledge:


Substantial experience working within the specified area of expertise (transport engineering and project management knowledge and experience of leading large complex transport projects)  

Qualified to chartered or equivalent level as required of the role and member of an appropriate professional body.

Management qualification (Level 3 (e.g. ILM 3) (or equivalent) or significant management experience within a similar work place.

A Professional qualification Level 6 (e.g. Degree) (or similar qualification in the relevant discipline) OR substantial experience in the relevant specialist field of works.

A sound knowledge of the latest legislative requirements as they relate to the identified specialist field.

Demonstrable experience of effective engagement with customers and stakeholders within a public service context


Working towards management and/or professional qualifications

Previous experience of working at a similar level in Local Government


Job related aptitude and skills:

An ability to demonstrate that your work skills are in accordance with the county council’s vision and values

An ability to lead and develop staff within the work place.

Strong commercial acumen and understanding of business management.

Strong partnership work ethic.

A broad experience of service delivery in a local authority context.

Report writing and correspondence skills that demonstrate the ability to provide clear and coherent information suitable for the audience concerned.


Special Requirements:

Certain “out of hours” duties may be required in the normal course of duties.



The ability to drive and the possession of a current driving licence, or ability to demonstrate an effective means of travel to remote areas of the county, are essential. The willingness to provide or utilise suitable transport for use during work hours for which a car or travel allowance will be paid and /or willingness to use a suitable vehicle provided for their duties.


Equal Opportunities:

Commitment to, and understanding of, the principles of Equal Opportunities for all, in employment and the delivery of services.

Contact details for an informal discussion:

Hugo Terry, Principal Project Sponsor – Major Infrastructure Delivery on 07785 453288

Our Organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. We expect all employees, workers and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment.

As a Disability Confident employer we guarantee an interview for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the job. We also guarantee interviews to care leavers who have completed further education and who meet the essential criteria for the job. For those leaving care without any further education we guarantee an interview for our apprenticeships. 

All posts, unless stated otherwise, are open to part time working and job share arrangements.

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