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Title Team Leader – Smart Motorways
Ref HE/3771
Directorate Professional & Technical Solutions
Preferred Location Bristol
Salary £47,304-£54,400
Number of Positions 1
Working Pattern Full Time
Closing Date 03 May 2017

About Us

We are responsible for operating, maintaining and improving England’s motorways and major A roads. Consider that a third of all traffic, two thirds of heavy goods vehicles, and 98% of UK businesses rely on them, and you can see why our roads, and what we do, matters so much.

It’s why we’re so grateful to our c 4,500 employees around the country. When you work with us, you're helping to connect communities, sustain business and support the economy. And with responsibility for major projects, working here is also a great move for your career.

The Smart Roads Group leads the evolution of our road network and optimisation of our asset in line with the Government’s long term vision. Through the development of policy, tools & standards we will support existing smart motorways and the development and delivery of the future concept for our network (expressways).  We will reduce reliance on traditional infrastructure, future proof for technological developments (i.e. current developments include autonomous vehicles, freight platooning), therefore reducing costs and creating opportunities for efficiencies and safety improvements whilst offering an enhanced experience for our customers.

Job Description

Highways England is currently recruiting for a Team Leader for Smart Motorways to be based in Bristol.

You will lead a team to develop concepts that enable the evolution of our road network and optimisation of the asset. 

Initially you will lead the evolution of the smart motorways concept – developing policy and standards through research, collaboration & customer insight with a broad and varied range of stakeholders and subsequently engaging with the operational elements of the company and the broader supply chain to launch and embed the concept.

Day to Day

  • Lead the team to design and develop the evolution of our road network and optimisation of our asset in line with the long term vision for sustainable and integrated transport, including wider government policy and our contribution in this area.
  • You will be responsible for the development of the smart motorways concept.
  • Represent the company in the development of the smart motorways concept – taking the opportunity to engage widely across the supply chain, academia and international colleagues and in maintaining strong links with government (i.e in preparing materials and advice for Ministers)
  • You will encourage your team and the wider group to engage widely to encourage collaboration and creative thinking, exploring concepts and developments at an international, supply chain and academic level.
  • A creative and innovative thinker – your will encourage an environment that will challenge assumed practices and seek out opportunities for continuous improvement.

About you

  • Background in large infrastructure or roads engineering.
  • Experience of developing or setting policy or strategic direction.
  • Experience of leading research projects.
  • Experience of leading a programme of work – using recognised techniques (ideally Prince or MSP qualification to support)
  • Membership of an appropriate professional body (i.e. ICE, CIHT)


We look forward to hearing from you. So we can really get to know you and what you can offer please include a CV with your application.

You’re also encouraged to include a covering note explaining how you're a great match for us: tell us how your skills, experience and qualifications meet the role, and Highways England, requirements.

And to avoid disappointment, please apply as soon as possible. We’re expecting this role to be popular, so we may need to close the advert early if response is strong.

Help keep England moving.

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