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A highways control manager works with local councils and utilities companies to provide services such as highways maintenance and street lighting. They also maintain water and gas networks.


Average salaries are in the region of £36,000.00 to £55,000.00. Salaries will vary depending on location / employer

Career Profile

A highways control manager works with local councils and utilities companies to provide services such as highways maintenance and street lighting. They also maintain water and gas networks.

What they do

They are involved in planning, scheduling and monitoring the performance of highways maintenance contracts.

Typical tasks include:

  • 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

Hours & Salary:

  • Trained with experience highways control manager’s 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.


 

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Qualifications & Training

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.

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Career trends and forecasts

4310 additional staff needed

According to the latest Construction Skills Network research, the UK construction industry will need an additional 4310 other Construction Project Managers (which includes Highways Control Managers), every year between 2017 - 2021.  The majority of this demand will be in the South West, followed by a fairly even spread across West Midlands and Northern Ireland.

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