Highways Officer

Location
Lincolnshire
Salary
£25,295 - £27,905
Posted
21 Oct 2019
Closes
04 Nov 2019
Job role
Officer
Contract Type
Full time

Lincolnshire County Council is looking to recruit a Highways Officer to assist in the delivery of Local Highways Management, contributing to operational, technical and performance and financial matters to ensure the efficient use of the Lincolnshire Highway Network.

About the Team

Lincolnshire County Council's Local Highways Management team provide a front-line service and essential maintenance to one of the biggest highways network in the country. There are four Local Highways Teams covering the North, East, South and West of the County who work in partnership with both internal Operational Asset Management teams and external contractors within the Lincolnshire Highways Alliance. Lincolnshire County Council is recognised as a leading light in the Highways Sector, becoming one of the first 2 "Band 3" authorities in the country in the Department for Transport incentivised funding, as well as recently winning the Highways Management award at the MJ awards.

About the Role

This position is critical in delivering the Local Highways Management services in accordance with the Highways Act 1980 and the County Council's policies and procedures. You will be part of our Local Highways team, covering your own area of the highways network, with support from Assistant Highways Officers and leadership from Senior Highways Officers and the Local Highways Manager. The role is varied and challenging and you will have the opportunity to broaden your skills through training and development to support your progression in the highways sector, with opportunities for progression into more senior roles within the wider Highways Service.

Your workload will include highways maintenance, winter maintenance, highway safety inspections, Highway Act enforcement, minor highway and environmental improvements, and public interface on all highway services.

About You

  • You will hold an HNC in an appropriate discipline.
  • You will be able to demonstrate a good level of technical knowledge in relation to highways maintenance.
  • You will be flexible and responsive, enabling you to work in a dynamic and diverse team.
  • You will have relevant experience in highways maintenance.
  • You will have good interpersonal skills and able to establish positive relationships with officers of the Council, Councillors, external agencies and road users.
  • You will have experience of using IT systems such as Word, Excel and Powerpoint and the ability and drive to learn how to use bespoke asset management systems.
  • You will be required to drive at work on a daily basis therefore a full driving license is essential.
  • Streetworks accreditation and Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) registration are desirable but not essential.

Please note the job locations are Boston and Horncastle.  

We are offering a competitive salary of £25,295 - £27,905 along with pension, a comprehensive benefits package including excellent discount schemes, cycle to work, civil service sports council membership and many areas for professional support and development. 

About us

We are one of the largest county councils in the UK. We lead the way in many of our service areas from Children's Services to Highways. Our environment is supportive and we are ambitious for both the people who work here and the residents of the county.

Steeped in history and brimming with life, Lincolnshire’s historic market towns, vibrant coastal tourism and areas of outstanding natural beauty make it the perfect place for your next career move. Working with us, you can enjoy a flexible working pattern, generous annual leave on top of public and bank holidays, a cycle to work scheme, contract car hire scheme, family friendly policies and an excellent pension scheme.

We recommend reading the employee benefits brochure before submitting an application.

Interviews will take place on Friday 15th November. Owing limitations for wider interview availability, it is essential at point of application to notify us if you are unable to make the advertised interview date, providing your nearest alternative availability. We will do our best to accommodate alternative interview arrangements, however regret that we cannot guarantee availability owing limited availability of the interviewing staff.

For an informal discussion about the role please contact County Highways Manager Richard Fenwick on richard.fenwick@lincolnshire.gov.uk

All candidates are advised to read the attached job information pack prior to making an application.

On occasion we receive significantly more applications than expected for some vacancies and under such circumstances we reserve the right to bring forward the closing date of the advertisement. We therefore strongly advise you to apply for the role promptly to avoid disappointment should the closing date be brought forward. 

We operate a 'Silver Medallist' talent pool scheme whereby candidates who are not successful on this occasion may be considered for a period of up to 3 months for similar positions.

Lincolnshire County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

We want our workforce to reflect the make-up of the community we serve. Therefore we welcome all applications irrespective of gender, ethnic origin, belief, sexual orientation, age or disability. We consider ourselves to be a family friendly employer, and offer flexible working patterns.