Commissioning Manager & Contract Lead - Working for Essex
Salary: Up to £81,242 per annum
Closing date: 06 Dec 2022
Location: Chelmsford
Hours: Full-time
Req ID: 9814
Role: Highways and Waste
About the role

Commissioning Manager & Contract Lead

Fixed Term, Full Time

Up to £81,242 per annum

Location: Chelmsford

Working Style: Anywhere worker

Closing Date: 6th December 2022

Please note this is a fixed term contract / secondment opportunity for a period of 2 years, with potential to extend.

The Opportunity

An exciting opportunity to take the lead on the re-procurement of the Essex Highways contract and support its commissioning.

Essex is an ambitious County. The Essex Highways service manages and maintains one of the largest highway networks in the country: 5,100 miles of roads and around 4,000 miles of footways. The service is a delivery partnership between Essex County Council and our contractual partner. You’ll help us to shape the future of the service, so we can shape the future of highways.

Working closely with Members and senior officers, you will bring together diverse skills and expertise to achieve great outcomes for Essex residents, businesses and highways users. From maintenance of roads, footways, street lighting, to road safety, network and traffic management, and many other services, you will develop a highways model that innovates and delivers. We will look to you to translate our vision into contractual outcomes that help improve Essex’s economy, environment and health.

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The Experience You Will Bring

To be equal to the challenge, you must be a strategic thinker with excellent influencing and negotiating skills. You will demonstrate the ability to build strong collaborative partnerships across the Council and with external partners.

Your commercial awareness is more than matched by your passion to innovate. We expect you to have professional accreditation from a body such as the Institute of Highways & Transportation, the Institute of Civil Engineers or the Institute of Highway Engineers. A significant track record of delivering highways and transportation contracts is vital.

Confidentiality of information must be maintained at all times during and after your employment. This means that you must not divulge information of a confidential, sensitive or commercial nature gained during the course of your employment for any purpose. The full confidentiality clause is contained within your contract of employment.

Successful candidates will be invited to attend interview between the 4th and 13th January 2023 at our County Hall offices in Chelmsford.

Why Essex? Essex County Council has a location to be proud of. Our 1,300 square miles stretch from Constable Country to the Thames Estuary, from the dynamic M11 corridor to the traditional seaside resorts of Clacton and Walton. England’s oldest town, Colchester, and two of its newest – Basildon and Harlow – are right here. Along with the City of Chelmsford, the county town, they form our major population centres. It means real choice and makes Essex the ideal place for your career. Read more about us here.

Essex County Council is proud to be a Disability Confident Leader. We’re committed to interview all disabled applicants who choose to apply under our Job Interview Scheme if they meet the minimum requirements of the job. Please speak to our Recruiters if you require any reasonable adjustments during the process.

We’re also committed to interview all veterans and care leavers, who meet the minimum requirements of the role for which they are applying.

Essex County Council is proud to offer an excellent benefits package to all its employees. More information can be found here pay and reward

What you should do next

If you are interested in finding out more about this role, we would love to hear from you. Please apply via the Working for Essex website.

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