Mobility, Urban planning

City of Gothenburg

Type of assignment
Multiple roles: Deputy Programme Director, Planning lead, Lead for legal agreements and Mobility lead.

Hisingsbron, a lift bridge that replaces the obsolete Götaälvbron over the river Göta älv in central Gothenburg, has been realised in a complex environment where collaboration and coordination with many stakeholders was required.

The role of Planning lead morphed into the role of Deputy programme director and involved a leading position in the programme. This role was about supporting the Programme director in responsibilities such as reporting to the Programme owner, ensuring buy-in from various stakeholders within the city administration, organisational issues, operational development, communication, budget management and other similar project management issues.

In other respects, the role of Deputy programme director involved line management responsibility and operational work related to handling external issues in the vicinity of the bridge. The areas of responsibility included, for example, urban development issues, legal agreements, mobility, issues linked to environmental impacts and certain maritime issues.

The role as Lead for legal agreements entailed responsibility for legal agreements and financial settlements with external parties. The role included coordinating and running the work, from producing documentation to participating in negotiations and managing the contact with the contracting parties and finally ensuring that the deal was enacted, for example by invoicing. Legal counterparts in the work were governmental agencies, municipal actors, utility companies and private property owners.

The assignment as Mobility Lead involved driving and stimulating collaboration between various stakeholders to implement activities linked to mobility and mobility management during the construction phase. For example, implementation and follow-up of measures for traffic diversions, with a focus on accessibility and safety for pedestrians and cyclists during the construction period. Communication initiatives was also a large part of the assignment, aimed at pedestrians and cyclists in connection with traffic diversions, as well as information initiatives for stakeholders in general. Information material of various kinds was produced in collaboration with municipal communications department.