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Roads Technician

Employer
Lincolnshire County Council
Location
Lincolnshire
Salary
£18,812 - £23,791
Closing date
8 Nov 2021

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Sector
Environment, Highways, Traffic Management, Transport Planning
Job role
Technician
Contract Type
Full time
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This is a great opportunity for you to join Lincolnshire County Council's Technical Services Partnership as a Roads Technician on a Career Grade Opportunity. You can be part of a great group of professionals making your mark in the present and future of Lincolnshire's roads.

About the role

Technical Services Partnership Roads' teams provide technical input to a variety of Clients' projects, both internal and external. From the design of new junctions, new bypasses, new pedestrian and cycling infrastructure, to improvements to the existing network, such as resurfacing schemes for the Primary Road Network. You may also be involved in the design and check of development proposals.

You will be involved in the different stages of a project, including concept development, feasibility, design and supervision of the works on site. You will have the opportunity to manage your own projects, working closely with other team members and specialisms, external partners and Clients.

There are opportunities to develop your knowledge and competence and to grow both personally and professionally. Our Career Grade scheme gives you a path to progress through, dependent on your achievements.

About the Team

We are looking for people to join one of our three Roads teams, made up of around 30 friendly and enthusiastic professionals. The County's Technical Services Partnership combines public sector ethos and private sector know-how to provide professional engineering expertise.

The teams are formed by individuals at different levels supporting one another and sharing their know-how. Everyone in Technical Services Partnership is willing to help and share their knowledge and ideas and help you succeed.

We can and will support you in achieving both academic and professional qualifications, and we will also make sure you feel integrated and part of the family!

About you

Are you a natural problem-solver? Do you have an interest in designing and improving roads?  If so, we have a role for you.  

You could be a school leaver or have some experience - it doesn't matter which, as long as you fit with the team, and are willing to develop and will work effectively for Lincolnshire.

We excel at 'growing our own' and we will support you through academic development through day release / apprenticeship learning at college or university, in parallel with working towards Eng Tech, Incorporated or Chartered status with relevant engineering institutions.

Having good communication skills, you will also demonstrate effective relationships in the way you work with colleagues and clients.  You will also require a full driving licence or be getting one imminently.

About the offer

As this is a Career Grade Opportunity we would welcome applications from candidates just starting out (@Grade 3 £18,562 - £19,698), up to Technician level (@Grade 5 £20,903 - £ 23,541).

Along with a competitive salary we are offering;

  • A Contributory pension
  • Comprehensive benefits package including excellent discount schemes and cycle to work
  • Civil service sports council membership
  • Flexible working policies
  • Career progression opportunities
  • An annual leave entitlement of up to 28 days plus the option to buy more

If this role is of interest, then please read through the Job Descriptions (attached on LCC site), to help you do the best application possible, before clicking apply!  Please ensure that your covering letter / personal statement clearly details why you applied, how you meet the essential criteria for the position and which grade you are applying at.

Applications close on 08/11/2021. Interviews expected to take place on week starting 22nd of November 2021 

Remote Working

At the current time during the Coronavirus restrictions,  all our employees are working from home if they are able to do so to support the health and safety of all of our colleagues.  We are embracing new ways of working and we are anticipating that remote working will continue to be a key feature of this role. You will be  given a nominated contractual work base and once current restrictions are lifted you will be required to commute to this work base when necessary.  

Our technology platform and equipment is very good enabling you to connect and collaborate remotely. We require that you have in place good connectivity and we will discuss during the recruitment process if support with this is needed.

 

Please be advised that this position may be subject to a criminal record check.

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 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.

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