Contract Manager - Sustainable Transport

Watford Borough Council
£32093 per annum
12 Aug 2019
09 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Contract Manager - Sustainable Transport
Watford, Hertfordshire

About Us

We are Watford Borough Council, a public sector organisation dedicated to making the Watford area a great place to work and live.  

The council is currently working on a number of initiatives that fit within an overall Sustainable Transport programme and support the delivery of a number of Watford Borough Councils key Corporate Plan priorities by being fully accessible, more affordable and with a greater use of digital technologies. 

Your Rewards

- Salary of £32,093
- Pension scheme with generous employer contribution  
- Flexible working  
- Career development opportunities  
- Season ticket loan  
- Cycle to work scheme  
- Discounted leisure centre membership  
- Employee volunteering schemes  
- Access to a branded shopping discounts platform and discounted activities and days out  
- 28 days’ holiday (rising to 33 with service)  

This is an exciting opportunity to be a part of Watford’s ambitions to deliver a sustainable transport agenda in the town. Peter Taylor, our Mayor, manifesto commitments include improvement to public transport across the Borough. 

Your Role

As the Contract Manager, you will oversee a programme that aims to relieve the congestion on Watford’s roads/parking, move to more sustainable modes of travel and improve air quality, particularly in the light of additional housing growth planned for our town over the next 10 years. 

The post holder will have responsibility for managing the Bike Hire scheme, Demand Responsive Transport (DRT) and the Watford Transport App transport contracts. 

About You

The successful candidate will be an experienced Contract Manager, preferably with a track record and understanding of delivering and managing transport projects and contracts. You will be highly digitally aware and knowledgeable and enthusiastic about modern digitally enabled transport solutions. 

You will be responsible for monitoring the implementation, operational delivery and performance of these three transport contracts ensuring that the agreed terms and conditions are carried out in accordance with the contract and to the standard required. 

You will have highly developed digital, verbal and written communication skills, and be able to translate financial and statistical information into sustainable transport contracts that delivers improved outcomes for Watford residents. 

You will be innovative in your approach and appreciate the importance of collaboration, stakeholder engagement and co-production in the development of solutions for a modern digitally enabled transport environment. 

If you want to join Watford, have a pro-active attitude and can demonstrate an ability to get things done, then we want to hear from you. 

Interviews will be held on Thursday 12th September 2019.

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