Transforming Cities Fund - Project Delivery Manager

We are looking to appoint to the pivotal position of Transforming Cities Fund - Project Delivery Manager to drive the North Yorkshire programme through to completion.

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  • Join us to help raise our region’s productivity through good transport links.

Vacancy: Transforming Cities Fund - Project Delivery Manager
Salary: £48,000 to £55,840 (grade SM1)
Contract: Fixed Term (three years)
Location: County Hall, Northallerton (travel across Yorkshire will be required)

The Leeds City Region Transforming Cities Fund is a £317 million funded investment from the Transforming Cities Fund to improve people’s access to public transport, cycling and walking across Bradford, Calderdale, Craven, Harrogate, Kirklees, Leeds, Selby, Wakefield and York, which will provide an accessible, affordable and attractive alternative to the car. The ambitious programme will connect people to economic and education opportunities through affordable, sustainable transport, boosting productivity and helping to create cleaner, healthier and happier communities for the future. You can read a summary of the Leeds City Region Transforming Cities Fund here.

“Transforming Cities Fund schemes will improve journeys by bus, rail, bike and on foot for up to 1.5 million people. This will provide them with an accessible, affordable and attractive alternative to the car."

North Yorkshire authorities (North Yorkshire County Council, Craven District Council, Harrogate Borough Council and Selby District Council) have been successful in securing £31m of this funding for a programme of improvements in North Yorkshire. 

We are looking to appoint to the pivotal position of Transforming Cities Fund - Project Delivery Manager on a three-year fixed-term contract, to drive the North Yorkshire programme through to completion. 

Working with our Highways Assistant Director, your remit will be to ensure delivery of the North Yorkshire programme by March 2023 whilst working in close partnership with WYCA, the North Yorkshire district councils and other key stakeholders.

“Connecting people to economic and education opportunities through affordable, sustainable transport, boosting productivity and helping to create cleaner, healthier and happier communities  for the future.”

What the programme will deliver for North Yorkshire:

  • New and improved pedestrian and cycle bridges;
  • Improvements to rail and bus stations;
  • New high quality cycling and walking facilities; and
  • Transformative public realm projects.

Find out more about the role

You will have extensive experience of delivering complex infrastructure projects, and ideally specific experience in delivering highways, transport and public realm schemes that use the latest innovation in transport planning.

We are seeking a person with a passion and knowledge of the latest transport planning initiatives and best practice in providing improvement to highway active travel networks, and public realm, and the ability to deliver schemes which result in an improved sense of place.

To be successful, you will have strong experience of successful delivery of a range of large-scale infrastructure programmes or projects ideally in a local authority or other public sector context. You will be confident in dealing with a range of stakeholders, contractors, councillors and partners, and have experience of managing significant transport delivery budgets. You will also have experience of commissioning and managing consultancy based resource.

This role will require you to be adaptable, be able to work under pressure and lead technically and geographically diverse teams working collaboratively with partners and suppliers. Prioritisation of workloads associated with multi-scheme delivery is essential.

You will have the following skills and experience (but not limited to):

  • Exceptional track record of project management approaches and a related qualification would be desirable (i.e. PRINCE2, IPM);
  • Highway design and specification and transport and public realm design and specification;
  • Experience of public engagement and consultation on a range of schemes including those with complex and potentially contentious issues;
  • Public inquiries in respect of major transport projects including giving evidence at inquiries is desirable; and
  • Proficient knowledge of current guidance and legislation with respect to statutory processes involved in the delivery of major highways and transport schemes.

Key documents

“Reliable, affordable, sustainable transport is essential to enable people to access skills and job opportunities, particularly those who face disadvantage, to tackle the climate emergency and to raise our region’s productivity.”

More information and how to apply

Contact us for an informal discussion

For further information and details regarding the position please contact Barrie Mason on 01609 532137 or email Barrie.Mason@northyorks.gov.uk.

How to apply 

To apply please send your CV, including a personal statement in one Microsoft Word document to Johnathon.Reardon@northyorks.gov.uk by midnight on Tuesday 9 June 2020, stating “TCF Project Delivery Manager” in the email title.

It is important that your CV includes: your full contact details (telephone, email, address), full employment history (name of employer, job titles, dates of employment), full education history (qualification, grade, dates and name of place of study), explanation of any gaps in employment and the contact details of at least two referees including your current / most recent employer indicating whether you provide us with the authority to contact each referee prior to interview.

Your personal statement should outline your motivation for applying and how you meet the criteria for the role as detailed in the person specification below.

Please note that we will not accept applications from agencies.

Key dates

  • Closing date: 9 June 2020
  • Shortlisting: 10 to 12 June 2020
  • Interviews: week commencing 22 June 2020


Why work for us?

We are strong performing authority, with stable political leadership, and talented teams providing the platform to have a fulfilling, challenging and successful career in a truly stunning place.

A recent Local Government Association peer challenge found that North Yorkshire County Council is a good place to work, with strong leadership and a loyal and committed workforce who have access to well-regarded training and development.

We pride ourselves on being an employer of choice, offering a range of training and development opportunities and career progression allowing you to manage your own development journey and empowering you to control your career. We positively encourage flexible working and we provide you with the technology you need to work from a wide variety of locations.

In addition to your salary we offer a range of great benefits to help you financially make life a bit easier, from a career average employer contribution pension scheme, green car and cycle schemes to travel loans, shopping and gym discounts.

You can find out more about working for the council and the benefits we offer here.