Head of Operational Excellence - M4 Smart Motorway

  • Balfour Beatty
  • Reading, UK
  • Sep 24, 2019
Full time Construction Engineering

Job Description

Balfour Beatty has an exciting opportunity for a Head of Operational Excellence to join our Highways team to work on the M4 Smart Motorway project in Reading, Berkshire.



What you'll be doing

As Head of Operational Excellence you will be accountable for the development and implementation of a Business Improvement and Operational Excellence strategy for our GBP800m M4 Project and for the day-to-day management and delivery of multiple change projects and programmes on the scheme.

Focusing on leadership of the embedment of a culture of continuous improvement and ensuring a consistent approach is taken across the scheme to the development, implementation and management of a continuous improvement programmes.

This will necessitate the development of a business improvement framework and co-ordination of on contract support, co-ordinating the identification and prioritisation of projects through the use of business intelligence, utilising lean methodology where appropriate.

This role will also require you to develop strong links to the Highways England Lean team, ensuring that the M4 Project is aligned to the strategic intent of our Client. This is a key role within the Highways business, and will require relationships to be developed across Highways England, Contract Teams and Key Highways Stakeholders

Who we're looking for

You will have previous experience within an Operational Excellence role; have a commercially minded focus on embedding a culture of continuous improvement; including utilisation of lean methodologies for meeting business objectives, whilst building business intelligence capability to identify business improvement opportunities.

You will be able to develop and build a change team network across the business to provide Change Management capability and support for each contract; ensuring an appropriate governance framework is in place, whilst overseeing and supporting planning, design and delivery of significant business wide change projects.

You will also be a confident and strong communicator with the ability to coach staff to support the development of a change capability within the organisation.

Why work for us

Day in, day out, our teams deliver amazing projects in challenging conditions; developing, managing and maintaining the vital infrastructure and public spaces that modern economies, societies and communities rely on.

About us

Our Highways Business Unit maintain, manage and operate major highway networks across the UK and support local authorities creating communities where people want to live, work and play.

We provide high quality asset strategy, management and planning consultancy services to a wide range of public and private sector customers. We also provide specialist, reliable, sustainable and creative advice for asset management planning and implementation in the UK.

We create safe, flexible and dynamic public spaces. We are right at the heart of a vital place-shaping agenda that brings together local authorities, local communities, central government and the private sector.

The essential work is to keep daily life moving!

We value diversity and celebrate individual differences, believing that our inclusive culture helps the business continue to grow as a strong, dynamic and innovative organisation.

Balfour Beatty is a corporate signatory to WISE (Women in Science & Engineering) and a member of Stonewall's Diversity Champions programme. Our aim is to attract more people from diverse backgrounds to help us build on our inclusive culture. We are a member of the workingmums.co.uk Top Employers' Charter through which we demonstrate our commitment to enabling parents to progress and enhance their careers whilst managing the challenges of family life.

Balfour Beatty is also Gold Award holders in the Ministry of Defence 'Employer Recognition Scheme' and actively encourage applications from Armed Forces personnel, veterans and reservists.