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Technical Manager

Technical Manager
Hours of Work: 36.5 per week
Salary: £42,919 - £48,308 per annum per annum + exclusive benefits
Closes: 22nd August 2021
Location: 16 Summer Lane, Birmingham, B19 3SD

As Technical Manager, you'll join the Sprint Team during a crucial phase of the project, as we move towards construction and delivery to ensure the A34 and A45 bus priority corridor schemes, linking Walsall to Solihull and Birmingham Airport via Birmingham City Centre, are delivered on budget and in time for the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham in 2022.

Following 2022, there are a further five Sprint schemes to be developed and delivered.

The scheme, the first bus priority corridor of its kind anywhere in the country, places passenger experience front and centre and underpinned by innovative intelligent transport technology systems.

As Technical Manager, your role will be to deliver Sprint Technical workstream outputs to time, cost and quality, utilising and managing the appropriate resources, over the project lifecycle for Transport for West Midlands, within the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA).

You'll oversee technical workstream delivery, specifically relating to shelter delivery, Closed Circuit Television, Real-Time Information, Ticketing Vending, information provision, bus priority testing and configuration and SCOOT database configuration & MOVA validation.

This is a role where you'll combine your project management skills and your technical engineering/systems knowledge to the fullest.

What will you be doing?

, Ensure effective traffic signal-based bus priority, closed-circuit television, bus lane enforcement, real-time passenger information and ticketing infrastructure and applications are delivered
, Support the Senior Manager Sprint Technical Programme in delivering and reporting on the outputs and outcomes of the technical workstream
, Ensure client responsibilities for health and safety are fulfilled in line with our Health and Safety Policy and procedures
, Review and update relevant risk registers risk registers ensure project schedules are kept up to date
, Manage stakeholders, subcontractors and suppliers, monitoring progress of the above technical projects, and escalating matters related to supplier performance
, Support Technical Board and LHA interfaces, deputising for Senior Manager - Technical Programme Manager where required
, Liaise with key stakeholders including Birmingham Airport, Virgin Trains and Jaguar Land Rover, Local Highway Authorities, utilities contractors and internal staff

About you

We are looking for someone who has the skills, experience needed to support the delivery of this major public transport programme.

Ideally, with an appropriate degree-level qualification in Systems Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Engineering, Transport Management or IT together, you'll understand public transport operations and have knowledge and experience of Intelligent Transport Systems.

About the team

Sprint will be the first bus priority corridor of its kind anywhere in the country, linking locations from Walsall to Solihull and Birmingham Airport in one continuous route: improving access to jobs, hospitals, universities and other towns and cities.

Sprint is designed to integrate with other public passenger services and improve ongoing connections with other bus services, metro, the rail network and eventually HS2.

Over 95 enhanced bus shelters designed specifically to improve both the comfort and safety of bus users will also be introduced along the corridor.

About us

Our role in the West Midlands has never been more important and in these extraordinary times we've shown we can step forward, speak up for our region and bring people together.

Everything we do is focused on making life better for people in the West Midlands - that's our reason for being here and it drives every move we make.

We lead and support others to deliver our shared future vision for the region - a happier, healthier, better-connected place to live and work.

We fully believe that we are only as great as the people who work for us and are committed to providing a positive, healthy and inclusive working environment where our people feel valued and respected.

We are a “Leaders in Diversity” accredited organisation, are in the Inclusive Top 50 Employers List and are one of The Times Top 50 Employers for Women.

Our employees feel they can make a difference and are excited by the growth and the potential to shape the future.

As we undergo a period of significant change, our employees are engaging with what is going on and we are encouraging a culture where people feel they can contribute towards improvements.

We're ambitious, forward-thinking and determined to find better ways of working, always leading the way in what we do.

We trust and support each other to get the job done and encourage creativity, originality and curiosity from those who work with us.

We're committed to creating an accessible and diverse workplace, one that nurtures an inclusive environment where our people can be themselves.

If your values align with ours and you're committed to working towards creating a future we can all be proud of, we want to hear from you.

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