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Head of Major Highway Projects

Wiltshire Council
£82,755 - £88,090
Closing date
27 Feb 2024

Are you a seasoned professional with Chartered status in Civil Engineering and more than 15 years of expertise in major infrastructure planning and delivery in a highways and transport setting? 

We're in search of an accomplished leader to assume the role of Head of Major Highway Projects within our esteemed Highways and Transport Directorate.

This unique opportunity provides hands-on involvement delivering complex  strategic schemes, to time and budget.  You will lead an outstanding team dealing with statutory procedures, side road orders, highways legislation, and navigating the Compulsory Purchase Order processes. 

Situated in a pivotal department, we drive the planning, development, and implementation of critical infrastructure in Wiltshire in support of our Business Plan priorities. Collaborating with external partners like National Highways and the Environment Agency, we play a crucial role in shaping the economic well-being of Wiltshire.  

As the Head of Major Highway Projects, also work with regional partners and the Department for Transport.  Your role encompasses project leadership, strategic planning, collaborative partnerships, team management, and financial oversight — all directly contributing to Wiltshire's economic prosperity.

We are seeking an exceptional candidate who demonstrates expert problem-solving, financial oversight, familiarity with local government structures, and engagement with external partners at all levels. Essential qualities include up-to-date knowledge of legislation, understanding of design standards, and a track record of maintaining positive relationships with a diverse range of stakeholders and competing objectives. Leadership experience in managing teams, and client, consultant and contractor groups at a senior level is a key requirement.

Apply now to elevate your career with this impactful leadership opportunity!

Why us?

Wiltshire Council is a friendly, welcoming place to work, with a 'One Council' ethos. That’s why we focus on getting the things that matter to our people right. Explore more benefits here!

Please download and read the role description and person specification carefully before you apply as well as Our Identity.

For more details, contact Bethany Farrer, Talent Acquisition Consultant, at, or call 01225 718751.

This role may be subject to certain successful security checks; please see the role description for more information.

We are firmly committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and to the principles of inclusion and diversity in both employment and the delivery of services. Read our statement of commitment to equality and inclusion.

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