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New opportunity - Future Transport Zone: Research & Evaluation Manager

on Monday, 01 March 2021. Posted in News

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Full Time
Fixed Term for 3 years
The closing date for applications is 03/05/2021

Join a high performing, innovative team working on a ground-breaking programme that will influence future national transport policy. The Solent FTZ is a £28.75m programme awarded by the Department for Transport (DfT), which includes a range of innovative test and trial projects to be delivered across the Solent area. All projects are required to be delivered by June 2024.

The Solent is one of only 4 regions across the country awarded the FTZ Programme by the DfT and represents an excellent opportunity to shape the transport future for the region and through shared lessons learnt to influence future transport policy for the UK.
We are looking for an innovative, highly motivated, proactive and organised individual to take on the role of Solent Transport, FTZ Research and Evaluation Manager within Southampton City Council’s (SCC) Transport team. You will work in partnership our FTZ key partners (University of Southampton) to plan and manage the delivery of the FTZ programme level monitoring and evaluation (M&E) and with the FTZ Project Managers to deliver the M&E requirements at a project level.
You will be experienced in delivering complex M&E programmes, projects and/or studies and have experience of managing consultants and/or partners in the delivery of M&E programmes / projects for high cost/high profile public sector schemes, ideally in the transport sector. It is also desirable to have a knowledge of the transport industry (bus, rail, cycle, active travel and freight).
It is essential for you to be flexible, be able to work under pressure and to be able to work collaboratively with partners and suppliers.
This is an excellent opportunity for an enthusiastic and pragmatic individual looking to contribute to an exciting programme area.
For further information about this role please view the job description on Southampton City Council’s website.
If you feel you have the necessary background, experience and skills to undertake this role we would like to hear from you.
Further detail about the Solent Transport FTZ is available here.
To arrange an informal chat about the role please contact Keith Melville, Interim FTZ Programme Manager, by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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