|Title||Head of Innovation|
|Directorate||Professional & Technical Solutions|
|Number of Positions||1|
|Working Pattern||Full Time|
|Closing Date||03 Mar 2017|
Are you an established Programme Leader with a proven track record of successfully leading infrastructure projects? Are you keen to find your next challenge within a dynamic and fast-paced organisation?
Highways England is the new government company charged with driving forward our motorways and major A roads. Building on the successful 21 year heritage of the Highways Agency, we maintain and enhance the most important communications network in the country, the Strategic Roads Network. A network valued at just over £104 billion, which carries approximately one-third of all road traffic in England and nearly two-thirds of all heavy freight traffic.
We are responsible for 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 planned to be done.
Our vision is to be the world’s leading road operator which means that we need to become a high performing organisation. It's an exciting time to start a Highways England career. With £11 billion to invest in major road improvements over the next 5 years, there’s an opportunity for you to be part of something special.
For further information on Highways England, please visit our website: http://www.highways.gov.uk/highways-england/
As Innovation Manager you will report directly to the Chief Highway Engineer and will lead and grow an enthusiaastic team based across the company's offices around England. This team will run innovation projects, promote creative ways of thinking and provide leadership across our organisation to deliver great research and innovation projects. You will also act as a 'Head of Profession' for Innovation within the company leading our Innovation Strategy.
Skills & experience
This is an exciting time to join Highways England and we keen to receive applications from driven and ambitious individuals who can drive the strategic development and capability of the project. In return we offer a great working environment with flexible working hours and plenty of opportunity to progress your career.
All applications must be accompanied with a current CV which will be used to assess your suitability for the role. Please ensure all required skills, experience and qualifications as outlined above are clearly demonstrated within your CV.
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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