Track & Civils Engineering Manager

South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority

Track & Civils Engineering Manager

£55883

South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority, Orchard Square, Sheffield

  • Full time
  • Permanent
  • Onsite working

Posted 1 week ago, 15 May | Get your application in now before you're too late!

Closing date: Closing date not specified

job Ref: 7b9367a9f6744311b76efcad1a2af9dd

Full Job Description

As the Track and Civils Engineering Manager, you will be responsible for ensuring that the Supertram track and civil engineering assets are safe and complaint with all legislation and best industry practice, ensuring SYMCA's responsibilities and duties as asset owner are appropriately managed and discharged. You will own the strategic asset management plan for track and civil engineering assets to provide SYMCA with visibility of asset condition, risks and future investment needs.

A key part of the job will be to work collaboratively with the operator to understand emerging issues and provide proportionate assurance over their maintenance activities to satisfy SYMCA that effective maintenance is being undertaken in line with the Operating Agreement, agreed maintenance plans, and key performance indicators.

You will provide technical expertise on all matters relating to track and civil engineering, providing technical assurance of asset changes delivered by the Operator or SYMCA's Project Teams, acting as sponsor for such changes to the assets. This will include activities including extensive rail
Skills, Knowledge and Expertise
As the Track and Civils Engineering Manager, you will be responsible for ensuring that the Supertram track and civil engineering assets are safe and complaint with all legislation and best industry practice, ensuring SYMCA's responsibilities and duties as asset owner are appropriately managed and discharged. You will own the strategic asset management plan for track and civil engineering assets to provide SYMCA with visibility of asset condition, risks and future investment needs.

A key part of the job will be to work collaboratively with the operator to understand emerging issues and provide proportionate assurance over their maintenance activities to satisfy SYMCA that effective maintenance is being undertaken in line with the Operating Agreement, agreed maintenance plans, and key performance indicators., You will provide technical expertise on all matters relating to track and civil engineering, providing technical assurance of asset changes delivered by the Operator or SYMCA's Project Teams, acting as sponsor for such changes to the assets. This will include activities including extensive rail

The South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority (SYMCA) brings together the local authorities of Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield and to serve the communities and businesses of South Yorkshire. From transport to housing, from business growth to skills, the MCA has a great story to tell. We have ambitions to deliver recovery and renewal for people, businesses and places across South Yorkshire.

Good public transport is key to unlocking South Yorkshire's potential. The South Yorkshire Supertram system is the region's fast, frequent, zero-carbon mass transit system allowing people to access jobs, homes, education, leisure and retail destinations. The system comprises 32 vehicles, 29km of twin track with electrified overhead line equipment, 50 tram stops, 12 substation and various other civils, signalling and communications assets. The network also contains the UK's first tram-train service which sees light rail vehicles travel over both light and heavy rail infrastructure (owned by Network Rail) between Sheffield city centre and the neighbouring town of Rotherham. The system is owned and managed by SYMCA, with operations and maintenance recently transferring to South Yorkshire Future Trams Limited (a wholly owned subsidiary of SYMCA) following the end of Stagecoach's 27-year contract.

SYMCA is embarking on a wide-ranging improvement programme to modernise the Supertram system and improve the service for our passengers. Significant investment across all aspects of the system is planned over the coming years. This includes an extensive rail replacement programme and major lifecycle interventions into the structures on the network. We are also exploring options for extending the tram network in line with our Mayor's transport vision.

We are strengthening our teams to be ready for the challenges of delivering this scale of improvement and investment. We have opportunities for people looking to make a positive impact on their career and the future of transport in South Yorkshire.

Please note that SYMCA follows a structured salary grading system for all roles, and the offered salary for each post will be at the starting point within the specified grade. We value the skills and experience of potential candidates, and there will be opportunities for salary enhancements as you grow within South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority.

All colleagues have access to a local Government Pension Scheme and the chance to be part of an organisation where you can really make a difference. Located in Sheffield City Centre, we are well-placed for transport links and encourage employees to take advantage of the active travel facilities. Work/life balance is extremely important to us here at SYMCA with our recognised family/friendly policies, genuine work flexibility, recognition, and shared success. In addition to the above, some of benefits include -
Annual Leave Purchase Scheme - The ability to purchase up to a further 15 days per year in additional to your normal annual leave
Hybrid working - Our offices are a space where we come together and collaborate. Most of our roles are offered on a hybrid basis with the exception of some support roles being onsite full time.
Rewarding You - Reducing everyday expenses through discounts, benefits, financial advice, wellbeing solutions and more with Reward Gateway!
Training on the job - Support with upskilling skills through on the job training and qualifications
Holiday - Up to 36 days annual leave (depending on length of service). Pro-rata for part time colleagues.

Diversity at South Yorkshire Combined Mayoral Authority
Our workforce is made up of a diverse community, where we all belong and feel part of something bigger. We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic background, religion and/or belief. We will consider flexible working requests for all roles unless operational requirements prevent otherwise.
About South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority The South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority (SYMCA) brings together the local authorities of Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield and to serve the communities and businesses of South Yorkshire. From transport to housing, from business growth to skills, the SYMCA has a great story to tell. We have ambitions to deliver recovery and renewal for people, businesses and places across South Yorkshire.

In recent years significant funding has been secured through the Transforming Cities Fund and a devolution deal, and further funding has recently been secured through the region's City Region Sustainable Transport Settlement. As result we have a large and growing capital programme to deliver in support of the South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority Mayor's 2040 vision for transport. Join our workforce of talented people who love working together - and are proud of the work they do. Progression here can take you in all kinds of directions.