You need to have significant experience in the highways maintenance sector along with a good understanding of scheduling, planning and reactive maintenance works. You should be able to think strategically and will also need experience of analysing site data.
You should develop experience in managing a team, activity, project or small department, including budget responsibility. You will also need to be able to show experience on a range of different projects as well as working with a wide range of stakeholders.
What does a highways control manager do?
Managing a team of highways and support staff
Ensuring accurate data collection
Identifying and allocating tasks to operational resources
Developing policy which takes account of the local economy, green infrastructure and the historic environment
Managing a client portfolio and developing business relationships
Managing public consultations
Planning, scheduling and monitoring the performance of highways maintenance contracts
Trained with experience highways control managers can earn in the region of £28,000 and £35,000
Salaries typically range depending on location and overtime. Self-employed highways control manager’s set their own pay rates.
* Salaries have been collected from multiple industry sources and have been updated as of 2019