Diversion Manager – Highways

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The Diversion Manager is responsible for implementing and managing the GG907 standard for diversion routes during planned works on the M25 network. This role involves overseeing the entire diversion planning process, from initial assessment through stakeholder liaison, route approval, and post-implementation review.

The role requires a balance between hands-on assessment (including drive-throughs and video assessments) and strategic management, ensuring all diversion routes are safe, efficient, and compliant with GG907 standards.

Role responsibilities:

• Manage the full closure process for carriageways as per planned works, including emergency and preferred route assessments.
• Conduct assessments of proposed diversion routes, both through physical drive-throughs and virtual tools like video assessments.
• Develop and maintain a library of previously used routes and update it based on recent assessments and stakeholder feedback.
• Collaborate closely with local authorities and other stakeholders for alternative route planning and agreement.
• Lead stakeholder liaison activities and address any issues arising from site or customer feedback regarding diversion routes. To include local authorities, emergency services, and traffic authorities.
• Ensure that all diversion route drawings and assessments are accurately recorded and updated in the organizational systems.
• Apply and adapt procedures for engaging with traffic authorities, particularly when changes to diversion routes are required.
• Contribute to the development and implementation of system upgrades that support the GG907 standard, including standardizing storage for route assessments and detailed diversion plan drawings.
• Monitor and review the performance of implemented diversion routes, including compliance with the Routine & Winter Service Code.
• Continuously improve the diversion planning process based on practical experiences, stakeholder feedback, and data-driven insights.

 Skills & Experience:

•  Degree in a technical field or equivalent experience in traffic management or related areas.
• Proficient in route assessment tools, including video assessment technologies, and knowledgeable about NRSWA.
• Proven track record in managing multi-stakeholder projects, preferably in traffic or highway management.
• Highly organized, able to manage multiple ongoing priorities and adapt to changing environments.
• Experience in developing and utilizing a comprehensive library of diversion routes and assessments.

About Us:

CPS is a joint Venture project with Balfour Beatty, AtkinsRéalis, 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