Business Lead – Improvements

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CPS is a joint Venture project with Balfour Beatty, Atkins, and Egis. We operate and maintain the M25.

The M25 is the busiest section of motorway in Europe and requires careful and efficient planning of work in order to deliver over 100m of annual investment in the highway infrastructure each year, in addition to planned and reactive maintenance activity.

If you have or are looking for a career in Highways working on the M25 will give you experience and challenge that no other highways project can offer

The Role

This position will see you being responsible for leading the safe delivery of assigned M25 investment portfolio(s), programme(s) and project(s) to quality, cost & time requirements and for meeting stakeholder expectations.

You will be thrive in driving continual improvement, develop and maintain excellent collaborative working relationships across CPS and the M25 Community.

You will also represent CPS on the relevant CTSG (Collaborative Transformation Steering Group) and working with Discipline Leads, Portfolio Management Office and Asset Management Office to deliver excellence on the M25 and achieve the strategic goals for CPS

Key Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrate visible leadership and engagement with the workforce & supply chain on all safety related matters. Carry out safety tours and promote the reporting of all near misses / safety interventions including analysis for trends / weak signals
  • Delivery of assigned performance targets and business outcomes
  • Collaborate with other Business Leads and Capability Centre Leads to ensure appropriate resources are available and deployed including working across the entire Asset & Project Delivery
  • Support National Highways, Asset Management Office, and Portfolio Management Office in developing the forward programmes of work
  • Manage the delivery of projects through the project lifecycle (concept through to close out including design and construction phases) in accordance with agreed programmes and compliance with relevant project procedures and governance requirements from Connect Plus, National Highways, and other key stakeholders
  • Engaging with the CP and CPS Framework Contractors to maximise their contribution to the successful definition and implementation of the projects in the programme, including ECI, framework forums
  • To provide the support required by National Highways in relation to their statutory obligations about Planning Applications in accordance with the contract requirements
  • Management of the technical and delivery risks associated with assigned programme(s) and project
  • Support Capability Leads in the management of the performance review process for the Supply Chain, ensuring that knowledge is cascaded from current asset renewals to future asset renewals and that actions for process improvement are identified and implemented
  • Identify the need for business change and then responsibility for the delivery of change. Take a long-term view of the organisation, driving change that will improve efficiencies and effectiveness.

Who we’re looking for

We are looking for someone who has Proven experience in developing and maintaining stakeholder relationships. You should also be a strong leader who can encourage and motivate a team.

Ideally, we are looking for someone with proven experience in delivery of highway renewals and improvement schemes in the Strategic Road Network. Beneficial would also be a practical understanding of maintenance, engineering and renewal in area of responsibility

We are ideally looking for someone with a relevant Professional Qualification and someone with string business financial management experience