Head of Service North and Mid Wales Trunk Road Agent

Full Time
Bangor, Conwy, Halkyn, Llandrindod Wells
Posted 1 month ago

Salary: £79,863 – £88,072
Duration: Permanent 37 hours per week
Location: one of the following office locations;

Bangor, Conwy, Halkyn or Llandrindod

CLOSING DATE: 25/04/24

Application forms and further details available through Gwynedd Council website www.gwynedd.gov.uk or by telephoning 01286 679076.

About the Role

We are looking for an experienced and innovative senior manager and a Chartered Engineer with a background in highway engineering to lead the Agency Senior Management Team and to provide the overall strategic direction of the Agency. You will also be responsible for managing the NMWTRA Partnership formed from the eight North and Mid Wales Local Authorities and report to the NMWTRA Joint Committee. You will lead a multi-disciplinary team of over 240 staff managing the following functions on behalf of the Agency and in accordance with the Welsh Government Managing Agency Agreement (WGMAA):

•Be responsible for an annual overall budget of approximately £90m

•Network operational and maintenance functions for approximately 1100km of dual and single carriageway trunk road and over 2000 highway structures.

•WG capital delivery programme for asset renewals, major projects and upgrade schemes

•A55 Tunnels Management and Network Intelligent Transport Systems Assets

•North Wales Traffic Management Centre Control Room

•Traffic Officers – on road emergency/incident management, supporting the Emergency Services

•Traffic Wales – All Wales Communications Service, Network Information

•Departmental Representative for the A55 Design Build Finance and Operate (DBFO) contract with UK Highways Ltd and Welsh Government

Who we’re looking for

Job Specific Criteria

Leadership, enthusiasm and ability to motivate others.

Innovative, vision and generation of ideas.

Self-aware, emotionally intelligent.

Resilient and decisive.


Qualifications and relevant training

Degree in a relevant subject.

Chartered Engineer.

Health and Safety appropriate for Senior Managers.

An appropriate degree of management training.

Relevant Experience

Significant post-chartered experience with significant involvement in infrastructure asset and operational management at a senior level.

Successful record of managing significant numbers of staff across a wide range of disciplines, significant programmes, budgets, and the administration of Contracts.

Experience in the implementation of change and improvement.

Experience of working in a political domain.

Skills and specialist knowledge

Extensive knowledge and understanding of highway engineering and maintenance, including technical standards and procedures.

Extensive knowledge of operational management including incident response and management functions.

Thorough knowledge of highway and other relevant legislation.

Detailed understanding and appreciation of Health and Safety legislation, including the CDM regulations.

Ability to liaise and negotiate at all levels with stakeholders.

Excellent communication and presentation skills.

Proven problem solving abilities.

Full valid UK driving licence.

Language requirements

The ability to speak English is essential and the ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this role

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Job Features

Job CategoryManagement
Salary£79863 - £88072 Per Year