The West of England is one of the UK’s most vibrant regions, with high employment, successful businesses, excellent schools and colleges, and four world-class universities. Over the last decade, our economic contribution has outperformed the national average, and we are committed to making it even better through clean and sustainable growth.
Our transport network is at the heart of this and the West of England Combined Authority (WECA) is responsible for setting the region’s transport strategies and policies; leading and delivering major transport schemes across the region; and co-ordinating the transport input of the region’s three constituent council’s – Bath & North East Somerset, Bristol and South Gloucestershire.
We have an exciting opportunity for a Programme Manager to join the team.
Based in Bristol (with home working) and working to the Head of Transport, you will be responsible for leading and delivering the Future Transport Zone programme in the West of England from concept through to procurement and into operational service. This is a £28m high profile, innovative and flagship project for the region and one of only four Future Transport Zones nationally.
This will put you at the heart of shaping future transport solutions in the region through leading successful trials of novel and emerging transport modes, new business models, and generating new insights to embed the approaches into ‘business as usual’ as an integrated element of the region’s future transport.
The FTZ Programme Manager will provide strategic direction and oversight for several projects including: a Data Hub, Maas Platform, Demand Responsive Transport, Mobility Hubs and Micromobility Solutions.
You’ll have enthusiasm and a passion for making a difference, with an active interest in the future of mobility; a degree or equivalent experience in a technical, business or transport-related subject; experience in project and programme management; demonstrable business and commercial acumen; and experience leading innovative projects in public transport.
If this sounds like you, please get in touch. For an informal conversation about the role, please call Jason Humm, Head of Transport on 0117 3321512, and to apply, please click the link below.
Appointment to this post is fixed term due to funding, until end of March 2024.
Interviews will be held in week commencing 16th November via Teams/Zoom.
WECA is an equal opportunities employer, in line with the Equalities Act 2010, and invite applicants to contact us to identify any additional support they may need during the recruitment process.
The West Of England Combined Authority is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We ensure all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment and particularly welcome applications from underrepresented groups without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or citizenship status.