Service Operations Manager (Transport)

Bristol (with a mix of office and home-based working)

Salary between £48,290 and £63,394 Depending on experience

We are SEA.

Engineered to protect. We protect what matters – our nations, our waters, our land, our cities, our people, our environment, our world.

Join us.

You will have management of SEA’s “Intelligent Transport Systems” Support Service Portfolio. This will include the organisation and management of reactive and contractual services. 

In this role you will be responsible for the commercial, customer and service management for our ROADflow Support Service leading a service support team which includes a Service Desk and Implementation Engineers.  You will coordinate with the wider Development and Delivery Teams, taking responsible for task management within our matrix organisation.  You will be a key influencer within our ITS Division, developing, maintaining, and improving our service support processes.

What we offer

Your work, your contribution, deserves to be recognised and rewarded. Have a look at the benefits we offer:

Work life balance:

  • Hybrid/flexible working arrangements
  • 25 days’ annual leave, plus buy and sell
  • Up to 16 days flexi leave accrual
  • Half day Fridays
  • Reservist in the Armed Forces receive special paid leave

    Family & wellbeing:

  • Private medical health insurance & Employee Assistance Program
  • All Staff Bonus
  • Group Pension Plan of up to 7% employer contribution
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Wellbeing centre
  • Sports & Social activities
  • Employee Discounts portal – online and instore discounts, travel savings etc
  • Canada Life GP and financial advice
  • Life assurance policy
  • Publication and recruitment bonus rewards
  • Development opportunities, including LinkedIn learning

    Facilities & resources:

  • Electric vehicle charging points at all sites
  • Private seated lunch areas
  • Onsite bistro (Barnstaple office) and free hot and cold beverages
  • Onsite showers and toiletries provision
  • Free onsite parking

What you’ll be doing

  • Lead a team of technical and customer focused individuals in meeting and exceeding service level agreements to provide an ongoing program of excellent, value added service.
  • Responsibility for the Program and Performance of the ITS support service including the service budget, individual service contracts, Incident Management and Continual Improvement.
  • Ensuring our customers receive an excellent service culminating in high availability of assets through both reactive and proactive support services.
  • Develop, Measure and Report on Key Performance Indicators to the wider business to measure performance and progress of the service.
  • Responsibility for the asset management of systems and services within the ITS Support Service.

The skills you need

  • Excellent customer facing skills
  • Proven track record of leadership and mentorship within a team
  • Budget Management
  • Service Management Experience
  • Proven track record of delivering service excellence against set service levels
  • Passionate about continual improvement
  • Good negotiation experience with internal and external stakeholders

These skills are desirable

  • Commercial experience
  • Experience in Transport
  • Experience with cameras or other operational technology
  • ITIL V3 or V4


Join us and be part of something smaller – with 300 people in the UK and Canada – doing something bigger: protecting what matters. 

If you would like to know more, please give our Talent Acquisition Advisor, Ethan,a call on 01373 852304.


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