The Department for Transport is seeking to appoint an Independent Construction Commissioner (ICC) to mediate unresolved disputes that may arise during the next three years of HS2 construction. The successful candidate will help resolve complaints from members of the public or businesses arising from damage or other issues caused by construction of the project where already established lines of and complaint resolution have been unsuccessful.
As such candidates will need to demonstrate experience in more than one of the following areas: mediation skills to resolve issues; developing and maintain good relationships; independence, impartiality and accountability; and the ability to develop a comprehensive understanding of the relevant regulations and frameworks to ensure decisions made are legally and organisationally compliant.
The successful candidates will also possess the ability to think clearly, analytically and creatively, with strong listening, interpersonal and influencing skills. They will be able to demonstrate experience of dealing with a wide variety of individuals and representative groups as well as the ability to analyse and understand complex information and situations before reaching an objective conclusion.
About High Speed 2 Ltd
High Speed Two (HS2) Limited (HS2 Ltd) began its operations in January 2009 and is a company limited by guarantee, wholly owned by the Secretary of State. HS2 Ltd is classified as an Executive Non-Departmental Public Body (NDPB).
HS2 Ltd currently employ around 1,500 people, with the majority of staff working at HS2 Ltd’s headquarters in Birmingham.
HS2 Ltd’s vision is for HS2 to be a catalyst for growth across Britain. HS2 will be the backbone of Britain’s rail network. It will better connect the country’s major cities and economic hubs. It will help deliver a stronger, more balanced economy better able to compete on the global stage. It will open up local and regional markets. It will attract investment and improve job opportunities for hundreds of thousands of people across the whole country.