- As part of our Extended Leadership Team and reporting to Katie Stewart (Executive Director for Environment, Transport and Infrastructure), this is a leadership role where you will direct organisational transformation across the service to deliver infrastructure which supports quality placemaking for the benefit of our residents and businesses within Surrey. You will specifically help to meet the Council’s ‘Place Ambition’ to maximise opportunities that proactively manage growth across Surrey.Our Community Vision 2030 details our ambition, desire and commitment for Surrey to be a uniquely special place where everyone has a great start to life, people live healthy and fulfilling lives, are enabled to achieve their full potential and contribute to their community, and no one is left behind. This role will play a pivotal role in supporting us deliver this vision.We recognise that our residents are at the heart of everything we do and we are therefore committed to investing in the right infrastructure and assets to promote Surrey as the uniquely special and attractive place that it is. Not only for our residents, but businesses and visitors alike. You will be charged with ensuring resources and plans are in place across wide ranging capital infrastructure schemes, taking into account key policies and trends such as the evolving role of digital technology in placemaking and the impact of global pressures including the Council’s declared climate emergency.
You will understand the power and benefit of global, national and local insight to help inform decisions and how this intelligence led approach will help us to deliver positive outcomes. Combined with this will be your proven track record of commercial acumen, that will be put to full use in driving value from our contracted services, for the benefit of our residents.
We are looking for a stand out individual who can utilise and evidence a successful track record gained within a similar strategic role having developed and delivered major programmes of infrastructure at scale. You will be comfortable translating your ideas and expertise into short, medium and long term strategic priorities that respond to and support our corporate objectives. Working within a complex environment, you will evidence and bring innovative approaches to programmes of work across the service portfolio, so that Surrey is prepared for future challenges. Alongside this you will have the abilty to build positive working relationships, which will both expand and secure an effective partnership network that supports the successful delivery of major programmes.
There are many benefits to improving connectivity both within Surrey and with strategically important hubs, therefore you will have the ability to influence and collaborate with a broad range of stakeholders and partners, to enhance the place value of Surrey’s towns and maximise the potential of our key economic assets.
If you want to work alongside a highly capable and motivated leadership team in a challenging and complex environment then we would love to hear from you.
Please refer to the attached job description for further information.
From flexible and agile working to job sharing; we are committed to providing a modern and dynamic working environment and technology – all staff are issued with a Dell laptop to enable collaborative, streamlined and networked working. You will benefit from 26 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years’ service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme.
Our Director of Infrastructure Planning and Major Projects position offers a competitive salary. Currently based at County Hall, Penrhyn Road, Kingston Upon Thames, but with a planned office relocation to Woking. Agile working is offered to meet the demands of this role.
For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff
This post has been designated as a politically restricted post in accordance with the Local Government and Housing Act 1989.
For an informal conversation please feel free to contact Katie Stewart (Executive Director- Environment, Transport and Infrastructure) Katie.Stewart@surreycc.gov.uk
We look forward to receiving your application.
The job advert closes at 23:59 on Sunday 5th July 2020.
Technical interviews are scheduled for Tuesday 14th July 2020. These are anticipated to be held virtually under the current circumstances.
If successful in progressing from the technical interview stage there is a meet and greet session W/C 20th July 2020 followed by final panel interviews on Wednesday 29th July 2020.
A date for PPDC will be advised.
Please note there is a firm timetable in place for this recruitment therefore please consider these dates when making your application.
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