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Regional Sponsor

Location
Bedfordshire
Salary
£59,486 to £68,409
Job Type
Permanent
Posted
20 Sep 2022

Your new role

National Highways is investing £27bn from 2020 - 2025 across the strategic road network. As a Senior Sponsor in the Major Projects Regional Investment Programme, you will play a lead role in supporting delivery of some of the largest infrastructure projects across the east of England. This includes the A12 Chelmsford to A120 major scheme.

Whether initiating and overseeing the delivery of a portfolio of projects or one of our more significant projects, you will ensure alignment with our strategic priorities and be accountable for the benefits and business cases. You will manage and oversee internal and external governance and assurance processes to support delivery of the required outcomes.

Working proactively as a key member of the project senior leadership team you will provide challenge, support and independent advice to the project delivery directors and the Development & Sponsorship Director. You will manage key interfaces across National Highways Directorates and externally. This will include management of key interfaces with the Department for Transport and HM Treasury for our largest and more complex projects.

An informal blended working approach has been adopted for many of our roles across National Highways. We offer many different ways to work flexibly and for this role we are open to discuss part-time working, job shares, and flexible start and finish times. Please wait until the interview stage before asking us about flexibility, and we will explore what is possible for the role.

What you'll be leading on

  1. Being accountable for the Project Brief, Client Scheme Requirements, the Project and Portfolio benefits and business case.
  2. Ensuring alignment with governance requirements and investment approvals for the project business case, including with the Department for Transport, HM Treasury and other government bodies.
  3. Ensuring a commercially viable options appraisal is delivered which considers a full understanding of value for money requirements, risks and interdependencies of asset failure.
  4. Challenging and supporting project teams to develop a deliverable operational concept and for ensuring that customer and stakeholder needs are embodied in the delivery approach.
  5. Acting as an escalation point for risks, issues and changes, providing clear direction to the project management team throughout the project lifecycle. Accountable for project change control.
  6. Deputising for Delivery/Sponsorship Directors at key internal governance meetings, as well as for independent assurance and external stakeholder meetings.
  7. Developing a project organisation structure and building the right team, ensuring provision of necessary resources and skills, role clarity and clear lines of accountability.

To be successful you'll need

  • Experience in leading major infrastructure delivery or governance; supported by a professional accreditation/ membership of a relevant professional body or willingness and commitment to attain.
  • Proven success in leading benefits management and business cases for the successful delivery of major infrastructure projects, and managing diverse teams, in a complex customer facing organisation, using a recognised Programme and Project framework.
  • Senior leader and decision maker, with credibility to work across corporate and functional boundaries within a political environment.
  • Evidence of the successful engagement with internal and external clients and stakeholders, and development of collaborative relationships with delivery partners.
  • Ability to drive best practice forward to effective implementation, dealing constructively with setbacks.

A bit about us

RIP is responsible for the development and delivery of junction improvements, bypasses, projects of National significance and major infrastructure projects. We deliver capital improvements that will help to grow the economy and deliver wider social benefits and improve infrastructure.

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Why you should join us

At National Highways we believe in a connected country. We are passionate about creating a culture where colleagues feel connected, included and enjoy greater wellbeing to achieve this. We're proud that as an organisation we are continually striving to do better and actively encourage and support our colleagues to do the same with their careers.

So, if you put safety first, take ownership of your work, show passion for what you do, work effectively in a team, and demonstrate integrity in how you do it - then you'll be a great fit for our organisation.

An informal blended working approach has been adopted for many of our roles across National Highways. We offer many different ways to work flexibly and we're open to discuss part-time working, job shares, and flexible start and finish times.

Please wait until the interview stage before asking us about flexibility, and we will explore what is possible.

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Details

  • Job Reference: 717250952-2
  • Date Posted: 20 September 2022
  • Recruiter: National Highways
    National Highways
  • Location: Bedfordshire
  • Salary: £59,486 to £68,409
  • Sector: Executive Positions
  • Job Type: Permanent