Head of Highways Infrastructure

Leeds, West Yorkshire
£72,397 - £79,637
26 Apr 2019
25 May 2019
Contract Type
Full time

The Role

We are seeking an exceptional candidate for the position of Head of Highways Infrastructure to lead on the authority’s duty to maintain highways, structures and street lighting, to ensure appropriate stewardship of all highways infrastructure and to deliver an effective winter service.

Leeds is an economic powerhouse and is the second largest local authority in the UK by population. It has the UK’s largest financial and professional services hub outside of London. Leeds has three universities and several colleges, a fast growing digital sector, and is a leading retail, cultural and leisure destination. The city is supported by the largest local authority highway network in England and is investing in excess of £200m in transport infrastructure in the next two to three years. This post represents an exciting opportunity to support that investment in sustainable infrastructure for the 21st century. The role will also oversee the city’s £25m investment in LED technology for street lighting and be instrumental in the pursuit of smart city connectivity.

The successful candidate will lead and manage highways and structures asset management, the direct labour organisation, street lighting PFI and partner contractors and agencies. The service delivers an extensive programme of maintenance and renewals with combined works budgetary responsibility of around £45m per annum. The role is required to work across a number of authorities, parties and services to ensure delivery meets the required performance standards and the statutory duties of the authority with minimal disruption and inconvenience to local residents and general highways users.

To apply for this post, please visit the Leeds City Council jobs site: www.leeds.gov.uk/jobs (job ref. 18840).

We promote diversity and want a workforce that reflects the population of Leeds.

All new Leeds City Council appointments are made subject to the satisfactory completion of a six month probationary period