Transport for London is looking for consultants and project managers to scrutinise entire investment programme

Transport for London is calling for individual consultants and project managers to form an independent panel to advise on the delivery of its entire investment programme.

TfL said yesterday the Independent Programme Advisory Group would scrutinise the entire TfL investment programme for maintenance, renewal, upgrades and major projects on the tubes, buses, cycling and taxis.


Peter Hendy, London’s transport commissioner, said: “We are looking for a number of deeply experienced industry figures to form an Investment Programme Advisory Group to act as independent, impartial advisers on some of our most significant projects.

"In this role advisers will support the mayor, the TfL board and their relationship with the Department for Transport by providing expert advice on the development and implementation of these projects and the overall delivery of the investment programme.”

Members of the new group will be appointed by London mayor Boris Johnson from a shortlist agreed with the Secretary of State for Transport. The intention is to formally establish the new advisory group for the start of the new financial year in April.

TfL said the members of the group should have experience in a range of disciplines including engineering, finance and project management. Advice will include covering the work to upgrade the tube formerly carried out by Metronet consortium.

Candidates are likely to be a chartered member of a relevant institution, with technical and commercial expertise, and have experience of leading the delivery of major infrastructure projects.