Change Manager - Highways

£450 - £500 per day
07 Sep 2018
05 Oct 2018
Rail Team
Contract Type
Full Time
We are currently searching for a Change Manager to work on the Highways England project in London.  You will be responsible for the Project Copper project Implementation of the new organisation model.

  • Developing and delivering project plans for Project Copper
  • Developing and delivering communication and engagement strategy and plan
  • Developing and delivering governance, management structures and ways of working (SLT and OLT relationships)
  • Decision making framework (partially developed)
  • Implementation of new meeting structure
  • Ongoing integration of Highways England team
  • Support for detailed operating model design
  • Defining and implementing success measures
  • Integration with ongoing cultural work
  • Support the capability development / talent programmes
  • To deliver parent company project governance requirements as required
  • To consider project legacy and in all decision making in the same way as cost, risk and time
  • To look for ways to encourage innovative thinking around how to improve legacy benefits
  • To hold health, safety and welfare (HSW) as a key project value and to participate in the creation, development and implementation of HSW strategies by the project leadership team
  • CASCADE is committed to promoting an inclusive working environment for all staff and expects its team leaders to make best use of their skill to create an inclusive culture free from discrimination or harassment
Previous experience:

Essential Technical Skills
  • Deep experience in transformational change and delivery of change
  • Significant experience in building change skills and embedding change in the organisation
  • Ability to plan and implement corresponding communication and engagement plans
  • Good organisational skills
  • Delivery through others - the ability to communicate, influence and gain agreement for ideas and proposals from a variety of stakeholders, including senior management, directors and more junior team members
  • Significant experience of leadership and implementation of complex and multi-faceted transformation initiatives through to successful completion
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines while carrying the team with
  • Collaborative team player
  • Strong project management skills and able to drive delivery
Desired Personal Characteristics
  • Able to take accountability for delivery
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written. 
  • Able to effectively create good working relationships quickly with staff members and encourage collaboration between them
  • Attention to detail and the ability to follow tasks and ideas through to completion
  • A high degree of flexibility and adaptability in order to respond to changing needs
  • Resilient to change
  • Ability to gain insight and clarity in ambiguous situations
  • High levels of emotional intelligence and ability to deal with a wide range of personalities.
  • Approachable to people at all levels
  • Able to provide constructive challenge at all levels


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