Asset Development Manager Asset Manager

Posted 6 March by Highways England

About Us

We are responsible for operating, maintaining and improving England's motorways and major A roads. Consider that a third of all traffic, two thirds of heavy goods vehicles, and 98% of UK businesses rely on them, and you can see why our roads, and what we do, matters so much.

It's an exciting time to begin a career with Highways England as we invest £11 billion in our motorways and A Roads boosting capacity, tackling congestion and improving safety which why we're so grateful to our c 4,500 employees around the country. When you work with us, you're helping to connect communities, sustain business and support the economy. And with responsibility for major projects, working here is also a great move for your career.

Job Description

The Role:

Identify and analyse where improvements as needed for the asset and plan development, engaging and working with stakeholders to contribute to the delivery of the Asset Development agenda and deliver a safe and effective network.

Day to day:

  • Identify where improvements are needed and where there are performance issues on the network, assimilating information and data to understand the condition of the asset for the planning process.
  • Deliver statutory planning functions to ensure future network needs are justified.
  • Engage and work with stakeholders, balancing the needs of the stakeholders and benefits of the engagement against the resources available to deliver to ensure effective liaison.
  • Review and comment on development proposals and plans and undertake legal obligations as required to ensure that they are appropriate and within policy and legislation.
  • Work collaboratively across organisational boundaries ensuring effective liaison between areas of operations to deliver against corporate and directorate objectives.
  • Bring together information for performance reports and undertake reporting on performance to highlight risks and issues to inform effective decision making
  • Maintain information on the system and audit suppliers to ensure that what is reflected in the databases and by suppliers is the work that has been done.
  • Provide input into and development of the asset management frameworks to contribute to the identification of future maintenance, renewal and enhancement needs.

About you:

  • Proven experience in and technical knowledge of a highway infrastructure environment
  • Knowledge of the work of the Major Projects directorate as well as other directorates in Highways England
  • Knowledge of the condition of the asset and the network within their region
  • Knowledge of organisational delivery mechanisms for highway projects, renewals, and the mechanisms that local authorities use to promote schemes
  • High level of communication skills to engage stakeholders at all levels
  • Technical background in either engineering, planning, programme or project management


So we can really get to know you and what you can offer please include a CV with your application.

You're also encouraged to include a covering note explaining how you're a great match for us: so please tell us how your skills, experience and qualifications meet both the role, and Highways England, requirements.

We're expecting this role to be popular, so we may need to close the advert early if response is strong so to avoid disappointment, please apply as soon as possible.

Help keep England moving.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Reference: 34618147

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