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Title Technology Asset Manager
Ref HE/3355
Directorate Operations
Preferred Location Stirling House, Mansfield
Salary £40,188 - £44,208
Number of Positions 1
Working Pattern Full Time
Closing Date 05 Jun 2017

About Us

Highways England is the new government owned company responsible for driving forward our motorways and major A roads. This includes; modernising and maintaining the highways, running the network and keeping traffic moving. Over recent years, investment in our highways has increased. This has led to advances in technology, such as smart motorways; enabling traffic to flow better. However, even more is yet to be done.

Certainty of funding and greater flexibility will enable us to become a better business. In our first 5 years alone, we’ll invest £11 billion in motorways and A roads – boosting capacity, tackling congestion and improving safety. At the same time, we’ll improve how we work. That means we will be able to; plan roadworks better to minimise disruption; clear incidents more quickly; and save more than £1 billion by working more efficiently.

For further information on Highways England, please visit our website: www.highwaysengland.co.uk

Job Description

Highways England is currently recruiting for an Technology Asset Manager to based out of our Mansfield site.

Principal Accountabilities

  • The Highway Technology Asset Manager shall ensure ‘cradle to grave’ delivery of technology schemes within Area 7.
  • The Highway Technology Asset Manager will manage development of a forward programme of maintenance and improvement works to the traffic technology asset. The role will ensure liaison with the Regional Technology Maintenance Contractor (RTMC) and other key stakeholders in understanding the asset need, review the technology maintenance priorities, undertake studies, investigations, assessments and design necessary to fully understand the needs of the asset and deliver solutions for the asset either as part of unique schemes or combined with other asset renewals and improvements.
  • Act as Highways England focal point for the identification promotion and delivery of technology projects in Area 7.
  • Work with the RTMC, other teams and stakeholders to identify opportunities for technology improvements.
  • Develop, oversee and maintain a methodology for prioritising renewal needs.
  • Ensure that a forward programme of renewals and improvements follows appropriate processes to be added to the forward programme.
  • Identify a programme of work to ensure sustainability and durability of technology asset.
  • Accountable for setting the benchmark programme and cost forecast for the delivery of technology schemes contributing to the Annual Plan
  • Accountable for ensuring the accuracy of monthly updates on project funding relating to technology assets.
  • Work with scheme delivery managers to ensure appropriate resources are employed to provide the technical solutions to technology schemes.
  • Facilitation of the commissioning process through Site Activation Testing (SAT) 2 and 3 testing, handover to RTMC and development of technology maintenance files.
  • Focal point for technology interactions with Local Authorities, Police, developers, major projects and Regional Control Centres (RCC) and RTMC
  • Deals with work from third parties entailing technology on the network such as CCTV and/or ANPR cameras for the Police.
  • Any other duties as directed by line management

Skills & Experience

  • Civil Engineering Degree or equivalent or HND with relevant experience. 
  • Membership of IEE or IEEE
  • A Chartered Engineer with appropriate experience or an Incorporated Engineer/near Chartered Engineer with extensive relevant experience.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of current and future highway technology equipment needs.
  • Evidence of identifying challenges and opportunities with existing and new highway technology installations.
  • Evidence of promoting solutions to address defects and improvements to highway technology installations.
  • Evidence of understanding CDM regulations.
  • Proven knowledge of Highways England standards, working methods and Specification for Highway Works.
  • Familiarity with Highways England systems such as Technology Performance Management Service (TPMS), Control Office Based System (COBS) and Stock Management Service (SMS) would be an advantage but training could be provided if required.
  • Demonstrable capability of delivering testing and handover of technology assets.
  • Proven record in managing contractual relationships Able to manage people, programme and budgets for work portfolios in tight variable deadlines and objectives.
  • Experience of working with a range of   stakeholders to achieve an outcome.
  • Experience of management, inspection and/or design of Highways maintenance and improvement projects. 
  • Experience of word processing and spreadsheet packages.

All applications must be accompanied with a current CV which will be used to assess your suitability for the role. Please ensure all the skills, experience and qualifications requested are clearly demonstrated in your CV as explained in the body of the advert.

Please note that Highways England reserve the right to close the advert before the advertised closing date should a sufficient response have been received. Therefore, please complete your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

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