Scheme Development Manager

Client: Transport for the South East

Location: East Sussex

Salary: £51,201- £55,925

Closing date: Monday, 24 October 2022 00:00

Scheme Development Manager, Transport for the South East

£51,201- 55,925

Transport for the South East is the sub-national transport body (STB) for the South East of England. Our partnership brings together 16 local transport authorities, five local enterprise partnerships, 46 district and borough authorities and a wider range of stakeholders from the worlds of transport, business and the environment.

Our aim is to deliver better, more sustainable transport across the region, and we’ve developed an ambitious thirty-year strategy to get us there. In the process, we’ll also create new jobs, hit net-zero emissions targets and improve quality of life for thousands of residents.

We are looking for a Scheme Development Manager to help us deliver on these ambitious plans to provide better, more sustainable transport across the region.

As part of our technical team you’ll play a key role in making our thirty-year plan a reality. You will do this by leading on the development and delivery of the major transport schemes set out in our Strategic Investment Plan, working closely with our partners and key stakeholders across the region including local transport authorities, Network Rail and National Highways and the Department for Transport.

Your workload will be particularly varied, working across all transport modes, everything from risk management to commissioning suppliers, sourcing external funding, developing business plans and making sure our services meet statutory requirements.

Strong leadership and effective communication will be crucial to success in the role, as will stakeholder management, as you’ll frequently be involved in liaising at a senior level with our local transport authorities, Government departments and infrastructure owners and providers.

About you

A skilled project manager, you’ll be an expert in the professional, technical and legal aspects of developing large-scale transport infrastructure, including business case and appraisal. You’ll have worked in a large public or private organisation in a strategic capacity, and you’ll be able to manage procurement, budgets and performance. Well-organised with strong communication skills, you’ll be able to motivate and inspire others.

So, if you want to be part of part of a dynamic and expanding team, delivering an ambitious and innovative programme of work, at pace on a regional scale, we want to hear from you.

The TfSE office is in Lewes but the team operate a hybrid workstyle, working from home the majority of time but travelling to Lewes, London or other areas in the South East for meetings as required. On joining the team you’ll benefit from great learning and development opportunities and an experienced, supportive team

Employee benefits

As part of the TfSE team you would be employed by East Sussex County Council. ESCC employees benefit from a generous annual leave entitlement starting at 23 days per year and increasing based on length of service and grade; flexible working options (to be approved by your manager); an employee assistance programme offering access to free confidential counselling as well as legal and financial advice; and the Local Government Pension Scheme which offers an excellent range of benefits, including a career average pension when you retire.

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If you would like to know more please contact Andreas Efthymiou at or 07546 415 794.

Closing date: 24 October 2022.

Interviews will be conducted either w/c 31 October or w/c 7 November 2022

East Sussex County Council is an equal opportunities employer committed to promoting an environment that is inclusive and free from all forms of unlawful or unfair discrimination and values the diversity of its people. We actively welcome applications from people of all backgrounds and take every possible step to ensure that no individual will be disadvantaged.