Head of Highways & Transport

  • £500 - 600 per day + Negotiable DOE
  • Wiltshire, England
  • Contract

Head of Highways & Transport

Location: South West, Hybrid

Contract: 6-months ongoing

Pay: Inside IR35 - Negotiable


Our client, a local authority in the South West, is seeking an experienced Head of Highways & Transport to lead, plan, and be responsible for the Highways and Transport department. This role plays a crucial part in supporting and underpinning the successful delivery of corporate priorities and outcomes, ensuring continuous improvements across all aspects of the service.


Key Responsibilities

  • Identify the strategic direction of the department to meet the growth and regeneration ambitions of the Council.
  • Develop and deliver the highways capital programme and major projects, overseeing large programmes of work to agreed outcomes and sound financial management.
  • Provide visible and engaging leadership for the service, embedding an effective work culture focused on performance and continuous improvement.
  • Maintain effective partnership arrangements with key stakeholders, including other local authorities and governing bodies.
  • Manage and control the planning and implementation of improvements impacting the professional service and Council in areas such as Public Transport & Low Carbon Strategy, Traffic Management and Transport Policy, Highway Project Delivery, Highway Design, Transport Development Management, Highway Asset Management, and Professional Services Contract.



  • Proven ability in successful change management, implementing new working policies and practices, and driving cultural and structural change to deliver improved services efficiently.
  • Experience in financial management, including budget formation, budget management, and project cost management.
  • Ability to manage high-profile projects and priorities effectively.
  • Demonstrable track record of developing staff, building effective teams, and leading multi-disciplinary professional staff to achieve organizational aims.
  • Experience in contract management and major scheme delivery.
  • Educated to degree level or equivalent, with a successful background and relevant experience at a senior management level in an appropriate, related work area.
  • Chartered membership of a relevant professional body such as ICE, CIHT, IHE.


If you’re interested in applying, please apply now with an up-to-date CV and contact Joe O’Halloran at Spencer Clarke Group on 01772 954200 ASAP.

Joe O’Halloran Senior Consultant

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