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Asset Manager - Structures and Drainage

Ref no. BHN552633
Location Chichester, England
Start date ASAP
Job type Contract
Job status Closed

Job summary

  • Our client is looking for a Asset Manager to join a busy team on a contract basis starting soon.

Key skills required for this role

Asset Management / Structures and Drainage


Accountable for managing the overall effective management of Highway Structures and Drainage assets

Job description

Location: Chichester, but able to travel across the county

About the job

The Team Manager will be accountable for the provision of specialist expertise delivering technical solutions through the management of a team of professional engineers. They will be working with engineering and highway colleagues and contractors to effectively and efficiently deliver the Works Programme. This role will be responsible for the design, implementation and monitoring of engineering solutions which are appropriate to the risk, budget, environmental and technical need. As a member of the Planned Delivery Service management team, the postholder will be highly influential in developing the future shape of the service, overcoming the challenges this presents and contributing to the longer-term plans and strategies such as the Local Transport Plan.

Ability to make sound pragmatic problem-solving decisions, which will have a wider service impact. The ability to analyse and make judgements based on principles to tackle difficult problems of a technical, professional, resource or people related nature. 2. Excellent communication skills with ability to successfully influence and persuade others and negotiate effective business solutions. Sound partnership working skills including the successful co-ordination of partners to deliver objectives. 3. Ability to challenge existing practices and identify innovative solutions, setting timescales and objectives, and reviewing effectiveness of service delivery. 4. Effective research, evaluation and interpretation skills to derive conclusions and plan over the short to medium term. 5. Effective people management and performance management skills with the ability to provide direction, leadership and support to individuals and teams. 6. Project management skills including the ability to apply project management principles and practices to complex issues.

Key responsibilities

Accountable for managing the overall effective management of Highway Structures and Drainage assets that are the responsibility of WSCC, whilst ensuring high standards of service. This will include monitoring and reviewing the effectiveness of the service delivery through performance indicators and business activity. Delivery of a challenging customer focused service, managing a large team or large-scale activity to meet defined performance indicators and business strategies. Formulation and development of policies, processes and guidance, taking into account views of stakeholders, and gaining appropriate ownership and approvals. Applying complex theories and detailed technical knowledge to devise approaches from first principles. Contribution to the successful implementation of policies, processes & guidance, including interpreting procedures/practices to satisfy short- and medium-term operational requirements. Providing expert advice and guidance on complex issues verbally and/or through written reports. Providing professional advice/support across the department and/or organisation and tackling difficult problems of a technical, professional, resource or people related nature. Analysis and evaluation of complex information and identification of innovative solutions through the detailed grasp of involved procedures and practices. Direct responsibility for a budget (typically around £2 million), and/or advisory impact on projects relating to the role's specialism/other externalised expenditure of up to £8m.

  • Monday to Friday
  • Weekly Pay

How to Apply or for more Information:

3 simple ways to apply or get in touch:

  • Apply directly online via the Matchtech website
  • Call Callum Laycock directly on 07901964657
  • Email your CV to


Matchtech are the largest and leading Highways and Transportation Recruitment Company in the UK.

Future Roles:

If you have the correct experience for this type of position but this specific role is not quite right for you, as the level, location or rates etc. is it not quite what you are looking for a present, please still feel free to get in touch with me as I continually recruit similar roles to the one above at all levels across the UK.

Alternatively if are not suitable for this role but still work within the Highways and Transportation industry and believe you will be looking for a new role in the future please give me a call for a confidential chat regarding your employment status.

To apply for these roles, candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK.

Matchtech is a STEM Recruitment Specialist, with over 35 years’ experience

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