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Highways Consents Manager (FTC Maternity cover)

Job Introduction

Coordinating and managing Highways Consents in accordance with the Route-wide Traffic Management Plan. Liaising between the project, HS2 Ltd and the relevant stakeholders with regards to Highways Consents and proactively developing productive relationships which deliver benefits for all parties.

The Highway Consents Manager (HCM) will be part of the Traffic and Highways  team within the contract-wide Consents & Engagement function, led by the Traffic & Highways Team Leader, providing a flexible service across three distinct delivery areas in separate geographic locations but will primarily be assigned to and embedded within one designated delivery area. On a day to day basis, the HCM will report to the Stakeholder & Consents Area Manager for their area, working as part of a multi-disciplinary Consents & Engagement service team, to ensure the needs of both the integrated project delivery team and the client are met.


Flexible working: We welcome you to ask about the flexibility you need. This might be part-time, remote working, or compressed hours for example. Anyone who applies for a role can ask about flexibility at interview. In return, we will explore what is possible for the role. 

Role Responsibility

  • Work in accordance to the HS2 Route-wide Traffic Management Plan.
  • Advise the project delivery team on Highway Consenting manners.
  • Work closely with the Area Traffic Management Manager to ensure that the delivery teams’ requirements are consented within a timely manner.
  • Maintain the consents register, ensuring that consents are identified and progress is updated in accordance with the programme of works.
  • Co-ordinate, prepare and submit highways consents, and other highway related applications.
  • Submit Streetworks notices and, or notification of works through the agreed notification process, such as DfT’s ‘StreetManager’.
  • Assist in the production of General Principle Compliance Notes (GPCN) and provision of evidence for the HS2 Undertakings & Assurances, to demonstrate compliance for works.
  • Ensure works are planned and carried out in accordance with any relevant Undertaking and Assurances.
  • Lead and host (if required) the Local Traffic Liaison Group meetings within the area of working, and present current and future planned works.
  • Maintain and update highways reports within the delivery area in accordance with the HS2 Route-wide Traffic Management Plan.
  • Understand the Client and Joint Venture Partners' Environment and Sustainability Policies, Processes and statutory requirements as they affect the company's operations and ensure that the requirements, as applicable within their discipline, are implemented on the project.

The Ideal Candidate


  • Understanding of the New Roads and Street Works and Traffic Management Acts.
  • Understanding of the Streetworks noticing.
  • Knowledge of Design Manual for Roads and Bridges (DMRB), Traffic Signs Manual, Traffic Signs Regulation and General Directions (TSRGD).
  • Strong communication and listening skills.
  • Strong presenting skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Ability to maintain and build relationships.


  • Understanding of the High Speed 2 London to West Midlands Act, and the associated Highways consenting regime.

About the Company

The role will work on the HS2 project. HS2 is the UK’s new high speed rail network. It will be a catalyst for economic growth across Britain, freeing up space on the existing railways and connecting 8 out of the UK’s 10 biggest cities with fast, reliable and frequent high speed services

The Skanska | Costain | STRABAG (SCS JV) is delivering the HS2 London Tunnels Contract. Scope of works includes twin-bored tunnels (TBM), SCL tunnels, shaft sinking, bridge demolition and reconstruction, services diversions, earthworks and the construction of site compounds.

You’ll be a welcomed member of the wider team, with opportunities to take on additional responsibility, join one of our networks for women, military or LGBT+ staff, and participate in cultural and social events with the local community (e.g. as a STEM ambassador).

Your personal and professional development is important to us. We welcome a discussion about how we can support you with further study, or professional membership or attainment for example.

HS2 – working with Skanska, Costain and STRABAG, closely monitors job applications, to ensure an inclusive recruitment process. To ensure we are able to maintain this, and to recruit a diverse workforce, we require candidates to complete the diversity form as part of their application so we are able to monitor and improve our approach to diversity.  Please note, all responses are anonymous and we will not share any of your data with other parties. All data will be held securely, (as stated within the Data Protection Act 1998) and will be reported to HS2.

It is an SCSJV requirement that all employees, Design House,  and Supply Chains must implement and comply with the requirements of ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System, ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management System with guidance for use”, OHSAS 18001:2017  Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems and ISO/IEC 27001:2013 Information Security Management System, Policies, Plans, Procedures and Processes, and statutory requirements as they affect the Joint Venture ‘s operations and ensure that the requirements, as applicable within their discipline, are effectively implemented on the project. Develop a culture of safety on the project through the absolute commitment to the Zero Accidents target and ethos, and develops a wider awareness of quality, environmental issues and demonstrates commitment to achieve continual improvement and Zero tolerance.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

SCS Railways is a Disability Confident Leader.  We want to encourage disabled people to apply for our roles and have an opportunity to display your skills, talent, and abilities.  We will ensure that a fair and proportionate number of disabled applicants that meet the minimum criteria for this position will be offered an interview.

Please see the disability confident commitments:

To be considered for an interview under this scheme you have:

  • A physical or mental impairment, which has a substantial and long-term effect (over 12 months) adverse effect on your ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities
  • Demonstrated in your application and pre-interview stage that you meet the minimum job criteria and person specification for the role

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