Transport Programme Manager

Tees Valley is where five distinct boroughs come together to make one exceptional destination in which to invest, live, work and visit.

The Tees Valley Combined Authority has made huge progress since its creation over two years ago, taking on devolved responsibilities from Government for transport, infrastructure, skills, business investment, and developing local collaborations on culture, tourism and housing.

These powers are backed up by substantial funding. A ten-year plan (approved in 2019) outlines how £588million worth of spending will support the creation of 16,785 jobs and an additional £1.48billion to the area’s economic output.

The investment plan, which supports the delivery of the Combined Authority’s Strategic Economic Plan was first launched in 2017 and includes £20million for a major transformational project in each of the five local authority boroughs, and an indigenous Growth Fund of £50million to improve and revitalise towns and communities.

We’re proud of our historical impact across the globe – from celebrated explorers and introducing the first passenger railway to providing the steel that built the modern world.

That legacy lives on today in the area’s rail and engineering industries, our deep-sea port and advanced manufacturing heart. Tees Valley is also a dynamic business location for digital and creative technologies, and a leading destination for process industry and new energy companies.

We love our diverse region, the five boroughs and their unique strengths that make Tees Valley greater than the sum of its parts, where the industrial skyline impressively frames rolling green landscapes and beautiful coastlines. A place of cultural and economic growth.

As the Local Transport Authority for Tees Valley we have ambitious plans to transform the transport infrastructure to enable our 660,000 residents and the businesses based here to get people around the area easily and effectively, in order to access employment, leisure and cultural events, and to make our freight and logistics networks as effective as possible.

We are now looking to recruit a Transport Programme Manager. Working with local, regional and national partners including DfT, Network Rail and TfN, this post holder will be responsible for overseeing the programme for delivering our Strategic Transport Plan, including our key transport projects in the area. These projects include securing and delivering a new crossing of the River Tees on the A19, a new Darlington Northern Link Road, Bus Priority and improvement and major works to both Darlington and Middlesbrough Stations, along with other rail, road and wider projects.

The Tees Valley Combined Authority is responsible for overseeing around £½billion in investment funds, with more to come through ongoing devolution arrangements. Our successful delivery to date means that we have now been allocated £75million of Transforming Cities Funding for the period to end 2022/23, which will enable us to prioritise and fund many of our short and medium term ambitions for the transport network in our region, and also to work on developing longer term projects for future funding and delivery.

The post holder will report to the Head of Transport and will be responsible for overseeing and driving our transport delivery programme, including reporting on programme and project progress, including budgets.

For detailed information on this role, please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification.

For more information or to apply, please click here.

For a discussion about this role, please contact Alison Fellows, Investment Director