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Bus Safety Development Manager

Job Title: Bus Safety Development Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 030651
Job Published: July 08, 2019 14:37

Job Description

Bus Safety Development Manager 030651
Organisation - Contracts and Tendering
Job - Transport Planning
Position Type - Full Time
Salary circa £53,000
Location Southwark, London SE1


Overview of project/role


To achieve our Vision Zero target of no one killed on or by a bus by 2030 TfL is delivering a world leading Bus Safety Programme. This programme includes extensive vehicle redesign to make buses safer; innovative virtual reality safety training for drivers; and independent research into driver fatigue. The programme is growing rapidly and the Bus Safety Development team works closely with bus operators, manufacturers and other stakeholders to ensure that all work streams are evidence-led and have real impact on the safety of bus passengers, pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists.


We are now looking for a Bus Safety Development Manager to join our team.


You’ll be responsible for driving, managing and sponsoring delivery of the existing projects comprising the Bus Safety Programme. You will also assist the Senior Manager in initiating new activity, initiatives and projects as part of the Bus Safety Programme. 


Your remit will include forming virtual teams across the business depending on the nature of the planned activity including but not limited to maintaining relationships with City Planning, Technology and Data and Engineering, co-ordinating a Project Management Team sourced from within the Projects and Programmes Directorate.


Key Accountabilities

Responsible for horizon scanning for issues that may impact on the safety of the bus network and liaise with the Surface Health and Safety and Road Safety teams to implement mitigations or remedial work as appropriate
Champion the execution of bus safety policy as defined by the TfL Board, Mayor's Office and GLA
Responsible for identifying intelligence and data relating to casualties on the bus network and provide recommendations and mitigation plans to the Senior Bus Safety Development Manager to avoid or reduce severity of future incidents
Provide technical expertise across the Bus Operations directorate to assist safety performance management of operators
Accountable for sponsoring the delivery of specific projects within the Bus Safety Programme, client delivery of work streams and engaging with relevant stakeholders to ensure agreement and delivery to cost and time:-Align with wider road safety initiatives and healthy streets
Assist the Senior Bus Safety Development Manager in the formulation of strategies to deliver targets for 2022 and 2030 to reduce serious injuries and zero deaths on the bus network with appropriate methods of evaluating success and measurements
Represent the Senior Bus Safety Development Manager on developing strategies to develop a culture of road safety across TfL staff, Bus Operating Companies and TfL Partners, engaging with Bus Operators to deliver appropriate safety training and embedding collision reduction objectives by providing examples of best practice/initiatives
Evaluate effectiveness of sponsored projects within the bus safety programme through the development of performance metrics using both datasets that already exist within Buses and suggesting potential new sources of data from across Surface Transport
Skills, Knowledge & Experience



Excellent ability to influence - obtaining agreement from key partners (Essential)
Excellent ability to sponsor and coordinate projects in a matrix environment -working with other departments or individuals to contribute to a holistic programme of works (Essential)
Excellent organisational and project management skills (Essential)
Ability to analyse complex safety information to produce recommendations for Senior Management (Desirable)
Good communication skills, report writing and presentation skills (Desirable)
Ability to be flexible and adapt to changing circumstances (Desirable)

Excellent understanding of strategic goals of TfL, Surface Transport and the political landscape (Essential)
Knowledge of leading high profile multi-disciplinary projects to tight deadlines (Essential)
Project Management methodology (Desirable)
Expertise in understanding complex data, especially that provided by the IRIS and ACCSTATS databases (Desirable)
Good understanding of road safety, particularly in running Public Transport and of the road network (Desirable)
Excellent understanding of London's Transport network and its associated safety issues (Desirable)

Managing complex stakeholder relationships in a fast-moving political landscape, challenging, negotiating and influencing at all levels (Essential)
Achieving results through others including influencing staff to take a more dedicated approach to resolving issues raised (Essential)
Applying safety methodology in a large complex public transport or road management environment (Desirable)
Producing good quality reports, briefings and data to influence senior stakeholders (Desirable)
Promoting safety in a public transport field (Desirable)
Equality and Diversity


We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age or disability status.


Application Process


Please apply using your CV and a two page covering letter.


Think carefully about the skills, knowledge and experience in the advert and cover this in your CV and cover letter.


The closing date for applications is 17 July 2019 @ 23:59




In return for your commitment and expertise, you will enjoy excellent benefits and scope to grow.  Rewards vary according to the business area  but mostly include:

Final salary pension scheme
Free travel for you on the TfL network
A 75% discount on National Rail Season Ticket and interest free loan
30 days annual leave plus public and bank holidays
Private healthcare discounted scheme (optional)
Tax-efficient cycle-to-work programme
Retail, health, leisure and travel offers
Discounted Eurostar travel