Highways Operations Development Manager

Location Manchester/Swindon (and/or remotely as required by the circumstances), North West, England

Hours Full Time

Term Permanent

Type Employed

SalaryCompetitive Salary - Dependent on Experience

Date Posted: 20 January 2022
Closing Date: 19 February 2022

Job description

Purpose of the role:

The Highways Operations Development Manager will play a pivotal role in establishing the
company’s UK highways operations and will report into HOCHTIEF’s senior management
team. It is expected that the Highways Operations Development Manager will become an
integral member of HOCHTIEF’s UK O&M Highways leadership team.

Requirements of the role:

  • Fostering relationships with potential customers, providing deep insights into the
    UK highways markets and the challenge/opportunities faced.
  • Developing HOCHTIEF’s offering to the UK market and developing compelling
    propositions that distinguish it from the existing market providers.
  • Promoting the HOCHTIEF brand through participating in industry forums and other
  • Identifying key target opportunities and developing winning highways O&M
  • Putting in place the HOCHTIEF resources required to bid for opportunities i.e.
    marketing materials, operational teams, bid writers, estimators etc.
  • Organise and utilise HOCHTIEF’s strong highways operations expertise from
  • Developing strategic relationships with partners, the supply chain, suppliers and
    others to put together consortia capable of successfully bidding for and delivering
    high quality services.
  • Developing the infrastructure required to support the HOCHTIEF offering including
    policies, processes and procedures, IT systems etc.

Person Description:

This is a high profile, national role which will require extensive travel within the UK and
possibly Europe. The successful candidate will require the following key skills:

  • Strong leadership abilities
  • Be flexible, self-motivated, ambitious and energetic.
  • Capable of independent thinking with the ability to develop solutions.
  • Develop relationships and operate at senior levels within HOCHTIEF, clients,
    partners and the supply chain.
  • Have the potential to grow and be an integral member of HOCHTIEF’s UK O&M
    roads leadership team.


  • Significant experience (minimum 5 years) of working with client, consultant or
    contracting organisations in the local authority highway/transportation sector.
  • Experience of managing budgets.
  • An understanding of local government its democratic processes and public
  • An understanding of local government public procurement processes.
  • A sound knowledge of the latest techniques, solutions and innovation in the sector.
  • Existing relationships within the local government sector and the supply chain.
  • A tertiary qualification (degree/diploma) and membership of a relevant professional
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

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