Teresa James


Teresa is currently a Senior Project leader (Major Schemes) for Lincolnshire County Council working on major highway infrastructure projects such as the Spalding Western Relief Road project.

Teresa is an experienced Manager and a Chartered Fellow (CMgr FCMI) with the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and a member of several chartered organisations including the Chartered Institute of Highways and Transportation as well as ICE, IOEE, ILM, RTPI, EMCC and LARIA

Teresa has worked in local government for over 23 years and started out as an Assistant Research Officer before 10 years inImage removed. social services. Then in 2008 seeking a change in career direction moved into operations management covering services environmental management and policy, flood and coastal risk management, climate change, mitigation and adaptation, energy management and sustainability.

In 2018, she moved career direction once again largely due to her management on large scale infrastructure projects and moved into highways infrastructure where she works today leading major schemes across Lincolnshire.

She has extensive experience of strategic & operational strategy and policy, programme & project management, budget management, funding bids, account management, delivery of change, transformation and efficiency initiatives, partnership working, stakeholder engagement, business planning, operations management, business and service improvement.

Teresa has developed a strong passion, commitment and enthusiasm for supporting others to become involved in engineering sector and is drives her in her work. She offers a practical and rational approach to strategic infrastructure management and this has been achieved recognition and accomplishment in her work at a local and regional level in response to highways and infrastructure development.

Teresa has a BA (Hons) in Urban Policy and Race Relations - University of Lancaster and a Postgraduate Diploma in Management - University of Lincoln. Teresa has a Level 5 in Business Resilience with the Institute of Enterprise and Entrepreneurs and an Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) Level 5 in Coaching and Mentoring in Management. Teresa is currently working towards Chartered Project Professional status.

Outside of work, Teresa is a keen member of the Sleaford Wheelers Cycling Club and is an active member of their committee arranging cycling events, socials and other activities.