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Head of Programme Management Office - Highways

Position Title: Head of Programme Management Office (Highways)

Salary: SS1 (£63,625 to £68,860) per annum

Contract Type: Permanent Full Time

Hours: 35 per week

Work Location: Level 5, Town Hall Extension, Manchester M60 7LA

Closing Date: 1st April 2022

Interviews to be held: w/c 18th April

Reference: MCC/436011/NS

The Highways Service is responsible for the maintenance, development and improvement of the highway network and infrastructure across the City and we have ambitious plans over the next few years to continue to improve connections, this includes a growing portfolio of major projects in the region of £150m.

In light of the scale and ambition of these plans, investment and growth in the City the Highways Service is part way through a transformation programme to ensure we are fit to deliver against the ambitious agenda, as part of this we have started to develop a Programme Management Office (PMO).

We are looking for an experienced Head of PMO to build upon the work already done and continue to develop and embed the PMO function for the Highways service.

As the Head of PMO, you will define and maintain standards for project management within the Highways Service.

This includes the implementation and sharing of best practice as well as the development and application of project procedures, tools and techniques.

You will provide guidance, support and insight on the portfolio work works and act as a source of programme and project information, dashboards and metrics.

You will have effective leadership, interpersonal and communication skills.

You will be a member of the Highways Management Team and through your natural ability to collaborate and bring people together you will play an instrumental part in developing a partnership culture within and beyond Highways.

Responsibilities include:

?Developing, implementing and embedding all aspects of a Programme Management Office - including frameworks, collateral, tools, performance