Delivery Manager (DF14031)
at Highways England Company Limited, West Midlands

Location: West Midlands

Salary: Daily Rate: Up to £550 (Neg, DOE)

Job Type: Contract

Industry: Government

Job Title: Delivery Manager
CV Submission Deadline: Wednesday 20 March 2019 at 11:59pm GMT
Location: West Midlands -Highways England Company Limited
Duration: Contract will terminate on successful delivery OR 31st March 2020
Daily Rate: Up to £550 (Neg, DOE)
Security Clearance: None
IR35 IN/OUT Scope: Out of Scope


Key Tasks and Deliverables:

Highways England is responsible for operating, maintaining and improving all 4,300 miles of England’s motorways and major A roads – and we’re aiming high for the future. We have major plans to revolutionise the strategic road network with innovative design and smart technology. We will connect communities, sustain businesses and keep the economy moving. A key component of this strategy is to deliver a Structures Asset Management solution and we are working with Bentley Systems Ltd to achieve this. This work is to oversee the final stages of the delivery of the Bentley Structures product.

The supplier will be working with a separate team of IT consultants to oversee the final stages of the delivery of a complex IT programme to deliver a structures asset management system into live operation for use on the Highways England road network. This is a key deliverable for Highways England that is urgently needed to replace the existing life expired product.

The individual providing this team will need to be able to maintain the current working relationship with Bentley (the supplier) and also with Highways England IT senior management team and key stakeholders in safety, engineering & standards and operations. The individual will have overall deliverable accountability of the Structures product. They will be independent of the other IT consultants and report directly to the Technology Programmes Delivery Director. They will call-off the following IT assurance skills from separate contracts. The Programme Lead will be tasked with ensuring that this team is agile and will deliver HE value for money.

Experience Required:


Experience in project and programme management in an asset management related sector.

Proven track record of delivering difficult and challenging projects

Record of understanding of scope of ICT Projects

Supplier relationship management during challenging periods and programmes

Record of understanding of scope of ICT Projects

Experience of implementing ICT change amongst users

Planning, scheduling and delivery

Team and stakeholder management

Risk and issue management

Ability to start work on contract award


Knowledge of asset management or general asset data management desirable

Experience of having worked in a sensitive contractual / political context

An understanding of the culture, politics and management structures within Highways England or a similar company

Cultural Fit:

Work as a team with our organisation and other suppliers

Transparent and collaborative when making decisions

Have a no-blame culture and encourage people to learn from their mistakes

Ensuring the solution is in the best interests of the company and is value for money.