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Title Regional Utilities Diversions Manager
Ref HE/3450
Directorate Major Projects
Preferred Location Manchester
Salary £47,304 - £54,400
Number of Positions 1
Working Pattern Full Time
Closing Date 01 Mar 2017

About Us

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.

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Job Description

Highways England are currently recruiting 1 x talented Regional Utilities Diversions Manager

Role Purpose:

  • As Regional Utilities Diversions Manager  you will be required to collaborate with individual project teams in the region across Highways England to provide an empowering, empathetic and supportive service on statutory undertaker diversions and protection works matters that enables individual project teams to deliver the commitments within the Road Investment Strategy and Highways England Delivery Plan with more confidence, pace, efficiency and best value.
  • Provide an effective, proactive and supportive interface to the individual project teams in the region to ensure that external and internal knowledge is cascaded and issues and experience from the region is escalated as necessary.


  • Support Learning and Development in the scoping, design, deployment and evaluation of training activities, including workshops, across Highways England focused on the statutory undertakers and the NRSWA processes
  • Support individual project teams in the region within Highways England, whether within the Regional Investment Programme or in other areas of the organisation, in their programming, risk management and stakeholder management work, for example by attending Collaborative Planning workshops
  • Provide ad-hoc support and advice to colleagues involved in schemes in the region across Highways England focused on the statutory undertaker and NRSWA processes
  • Provide a support service through the lifecycle of the individual schemes supported in the region across Highways England, including advising teams during optioneering, design and delivery.
  • Advise on and promote internal strategy for matters relating statutory undertakers and NRSWA processes to colleagues involved in schemes in the region across Highways England
  • Develop, confirm and disseminate Highways England and NSIP best practice with colleagues involved in schemes in the region across Highways England
  • Provide support and expertise to the DCO Programme Management team and project teams within the region and across Highways England

You will have:

  • Significant project and / or programme management experience in the utilities sector or in highways sector with a utilities bias
  • Understanding of NRSWA
  • Delivering improvements to knowledge management systems  
  • Staff training and coaching  
  • Well rounded knowledge and understanding of utility construction activities across main disciplines including water, gas and electricity

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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