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Highways control manager

Highways control managers work with local councils and utilities companies to provide highways maintenance, street lighting, and water and gas networks.

The role

  • 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

Qualifications and 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.


  • 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.




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