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Bridges Manager

Location: Leeds, West Yorkshire

Salary/Rate: £51,124-£56,236 per annum + exceptional benefits

Type: Permanent

Closing Date:

Job Reference: 3780159

Leeds City Council- Bridges Manager- Highways and Transportation

A unique and autonomous opportunity to lead on the authority’s duty to maintain bridge assets and structures across the city and to provide a class-leading structures design service.

Leeds is an economic powerhouse and the city’s council is the second largest local authority in the UK, both by population and geographical area serving over 800,000 people.

Our ambition is to be the best city and to be the best council in the UK; fair, open and welcoming with an economy that is both prosperous and sustainable, so all our communities are successful.

About the role:
As part of this ambition, the Bridges Section within the Highways and Transportation Service has an opportunity for an experienced and forward-thinking Bridges Manager to lead a team responsible for the inspection, management, maintenance, assessment, design and construction of highway structures.

The city is supported by the largest local authority highway network in England and is embarking on one of the largest city transport infrastructure investment programmes, including the proposed reconstruction of the Regent Street Flyover on the Inner Ring Road urban motorway. This post represents an exciting opportunity to support that investment whilst meeting the challenge of the climate emergency.

Key accountabilities:
  • As a people leader you will play an active role in motivating, developing, influencing and managing a diverse workforce to achieve service objectives and work towards continuous improvements
  • To manage the bridges section and the provision of a client and consultancy service for all aspects of high structures
  • Responsible for abnormal load movements across West Yorkshire on behalf of the District Councils
  • To provide the Head of Highways Infrastructure with strategic support in developing asset management plans and maintenance programmes
  • Lead and motivate a service consisting of 25, with commitment to increase to 35 engineering reports, in addition to internal and external stakeholders
  • Management of the sections budget ensuring sufficient allocation to support the service.
  • Taking a lead role in communicating with employees, service users, communities, key partners and external stakeholders to ensure continuous collaboration

About you:
To be successful in this position you will be a Chartered Civil or Structural Engineer with a degree in a similar field. You will be a strong leader of people and services and able to manage complex stakeholder relationships, ensuring collaboration is achieved, whilst driving change programmes and striving for continuous improvement.

What you will get in return:
You can expect to achieve a basic salary of £51,124 - £56,236, coupled with a generous leave entitlement, optional membership of the West Yorkshire Pension scheme and other competitive benefits.

The position will be based in high quality, recently refurbished offices at St George House in the heart of Leeds City Centre. This is a rewarding opportunity, where you will be operating at a strategic level and involved in a diverse range of projects across one of the largest city transport infrastructure investment programmes.

How to apply:
You can find out more by visiting the dedicated Leeds City Council Micro-site for Highways and Transportation:

For applications, please upload a copy of your CV, along with a covering letter which explains both why you are attracted to this post, and why you are the right person for us. Please limit your covering letter to no more than 1 page.

  • Closing date for applications – Monday 25th May 2020
  • First stage interviews – Week Commencing 01st June 2020
  • Final stage interviews – Week Commencing 08th June 2020

For a confidential conversation, please contact:
Karly Clark- Senior Manager Hays Construction and Property
Mobile: 07802 200 492

Contact: Karly Clark

Office: 5th Floor, Broad Gate, 1 The Headrow

Phone: 0113 200 3700


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