We are currently recruiting for a Highway Asset Manager in Swindon.


Pay rate: PAYE £381.35 per day/UMB £480 per day.

Hours:  38hrs per week (3-4 days onsite then flexible working).

Contract duration: Temporary ongoing



As the Highway Asset Manager, you will lead the Asset Team and ensure we target and plan our investments to maximise the life of our assets as our town continues to evolve and grow. You will be responsible for the delivery and periodic review of the Highway asset Policy, Strategy & Plans, including detailed plans for individual asset groups. In this key role, you will be managing the development and maintenance of these asset management plans, including the co-ordination and development of asset inventory data for all assets, condition data, deterioration modelling, lifecycle plans, whole-life costs and service levels to meet national guidance and standards.



  • Promote the Strategic importance and role of highway asset management within SBC and to wider stakeholders
  • Provide strategic asset management advice to support the end to end management and delivery of Highway services, and the development of innovation and opportunities to support the challenges of a declining asset and constrained funding.
  • Provide support to the Client in the development of the LTP in relation to the role of asset management.
  • To review, develop, manage and implement the Client’s long-term policy, strategy, and detailed plans for management of the highway assets.
  • Develop and manage Service Level Agreements for the Highway Asset, operational service, wider Highway teams and with other service areas.
  • Prepare grant applications and bid documentation to obtain additional internal and external funding, e.g. Incentive & Challenge funds, in support of asset maintenance or improvement schemes.
  • Manage team to prepare and present business cases and project summary reports to Project Boards to seek approval to spend funding.
  • Effectively manage and coordinate the participation and reporting processes for the Highways service including Local Transport Plan, Whole of Government Accounts and the South West Highways Alliance etc.
  • Allocate, manage and monitor both capital and revenue budgets within area of responsibility.
  • Lead in the recruitment; selection; training and discipline of staff including undertaking staff appraisals and staff meetings; manage sickness absence; leave; capability and performance.
  • Create and maintain an appropriate working culture within the team by inspiring; developing; mentoring; coaching; persuading and motivating team members in order to deliver a high quality and cohesive service.



  • Degree in Civil Engineering or similar relevant subject and extensive experience.
  • Chartered or Incorporated Engineer with corporate membership of relevant professional institution such as ICE (or equivalent).
  • An Asset Management qualification (IAM Diploma or higher preferred) and membership of the IAM or similar.


Apply online or contact Terri O’Keefe on 07879 585551. You can also email terri@peelsolutions.co.uk  for more information on this role.

Job Category: Business Services
Job Type: Temporary
Job Location: Wiltshire

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