Programme Manager

Ref No. EMP444517
Location Southend-On-Sea, England
Job type Permanent
Job Status Closed
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Our client is looking for a Highways Programme Manager to join an ever busy and expanding team.


Highways Programme Manager (Prinicpal Engineer)

The Job

Job Description and responsibilities

Reporting into the Group Manager, your new role will vary enormously, with responsibility for a range of high-profile highway projects as well as managing the engineering team.

The post holder will provide essential programme and project management skills to the team, will manage the delivery of infrastructure improvements and coordinate the development of plans, policies and strategies in line with agreed DfT, EA, EU or local targets. One of the key responsibilities will be to carry out WebTAG compliant business cases to successfully raise acquired finances, with a strong focus on stakeholder delivery and ensuring future bids are managed effectively.

The Programme Manager is also responsible for managing contractors using both the NEC3 Term Service and Engineering Construction Contracts and producing reports to monitor spend against budget. This is a varied and challenging role that will enable you to oversee projects running from cradle-to-grave, ranging from £1,000 to multi-million pounds. Southend-on-Sea successfully deliver the majority of projects they design with current projects including the Southend-on-Sea Better Queensway regeneration, various highway improvement schemes, innovative sustainable travel projects, and European Union funded public realm and drainage schemes.

Qualifications / Experience:

You will possess strong technical capabilities in highway design and will have extensive experience in planning and managing a range of projects including highways improvements at a strategic level within local government or the private sector. You will possess strong contracts management experience with exposure to the NEC3 suite whilst defining the acceptable risks to resolve those programme/s. You will need to have a civil engineering qualification and a chartered status is desirable but not essential.

Working conditions / environment:

  • Site visits if and when required (to live highways and construction sites)
  • Communicating feedback to the general public.
  • Ability to fulfil the travel requirements of the role.

Working hours:

  • 37.5 hours a week
  • Monday to Friday
  • Flexible working available.
  • A willingness to occasionally work outside of 'normal' office hours if required.
  • Overtime occasionally available depending on workloads.

How to Apply or for more Information:

3 simple ways to apply or get in touch:

  • Apply directly online via the Matchtech website
  • Call Ben Huxley on 01489898163
  • 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 acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and employment business for the supply of temporary workers and is part of Gattaca Plc.

Gattaca Plc provides support services to Matchtech and may assist with processing your application.

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