We are looking for people with civil engineering, transport planning or related backgrounds to join our Growth and Infrastructure Group to help us deliver ambitious long-term sustainable growth in Norfolk.
Our Growth and Infrastructure Group has a broad and far reaching remit, with the overall goal of ensuring Norfolk remains a viable place to live, work and thrive both now and for generations to come. The Strategic Transport Team and Major and Estate Development Team are involved in transport and infrastructure, including the delivery of new housing, economic growth and sustainable transport initiatives, as well as managing bids, securing funding and overseeing the delivery of infrastructure.
The core focus of the role is to support the development and delivery of economic growth proposals across Norfolk whilst considering the bigger picture in terms of impact and at all times looking to achieve long term, sustainable growth. You will work with key partners including developers and district councils to identify and promote suitable large scale growth proposals, representing the transport authority’s interests in large scale growth proposals, and secure funding and assist the delivery of supporting infrastructure through the planning process.
Communication, influencing and presentation skills are key to this role. You’ll be working with a wide range of stakeholders, including district councils, developers, elected members and planning authorities. You’ll be able to understand complex issues and how projects and proposals fit with the council’s broader objectives and policies. You’ll be comfortable representing the council on a range of issues with a range of different partners, and able to consider a wide range of views and able to influence decisions and outcomes. You’ll need to be able to attend planning committees and public inquiries representing the county council in its role of highway statutory consultee regarding the determination of planning applications.
We think that to be successful in this role you’ll have an understanding of, and background in, development-related issues possibly comprising civil engineering and/or planning, ideally in a local authority environment. This will be backed up with a degree (or equivalent qualification / work experience) in civil engineering, transportation, transport planning or similar, and/or proven experience working on complex, multi-disciplinary projects and programmes of work. We’re open in terms of where you’ve specialised – you might have worked in transport, housing, energy or infrastructure – or you might have exposure to all of them.
You’ll be happy challenging decisions but equally you’ll expect to be challenged yourself. And you’ll be comfortable working in a fast paced, ever evolving environment where you’ll need to take a proactive approach and manage priorities accordingly.
We know we’re asking for a lot, but in return we think we have a lot to offer. There’s the role itself, where no two days will be the same and where you will be able to have a positive impact on people’s lives. Then there’s the working environment at Norfolk County Council, where we put work life balance at the forefront and offer flexible, smarter working arrangements. We’re open to people working from home for the bulk of the time, but if you’re already in (or would consider relocating to) Norfolk, we think our unique blend of beaches, broads, countryside and culture is hard to beat!
We have a number of roles open at the moment, including both permanent and fixed term contract opportunities, and we’re happy to discuss flexible working arrangements. If you’re still reading, and you think you have what it takes, we would love to hear from you.
All our office-based roles are currently working from home as part of our Smarter Working plans and to support the health and safety of all our colleagues. We anticipate that working remotely will be a key feature of this role and when offices re-open your office base will be County Hall, Norwich. Our technology platform and equipment are first class, enabling you to connect and collaborate remotely. We ask that you have in place good Broadband connectivity.
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Closing date: 11 July 2021.
Interviews will take place via video technology, where you will have the opportunity to discuss these working arrangements.