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Highway Network Officer WMF1060e

Westmorland and Furness Council
£35,745 - £36,648
Closing date
2 Jun 2024

Job Details

Westmorland and Furness Council, Highways and Transport service is looking for an experienced, motivated, and friendly individual to join us as Highways Network Officer. We are excited to offer this excellent opportunity for candidates with experience in highways, transportation and construction backgrounds looking to join a large and thriving organisation.

In this role, you will assist in leading the South Lakes Area Highways team, preparing, designing and processing highway improvement and maintenance projects, as well as undertaking other technical and administrative tasks. This includes carrying out activities relating to surveys, design, specification, and data collection / input.

We are looking for strong communicators, as you will provide technical advice and guidance to colleagues with respect to standards for highways design and maintenance. You will also provide advice on the application of legislation, regulation, policy and principles to both internal and external customers of the Council.

This role is a great opportunity for candidates who have good experience of highway, transportation, or construction design, as well as a sound knowledge of local government and dealing with customers. Awareness of construction contracts, highway maintenance activities and national design standards is also essential. You will be able to work under pressure, and be an effective team member, essentially acting as Assistant Engineer within the Network Team.

Interview information

Closing date: 27th May 2024

Provisional Interview date: TBC

We are currently operating both in-person and virtual interviews. Options will be discussed with candidates once they have been invited to the interview stage of the process for this specific position, and if you have any concerns or adjustments are needed, we are happy to discuss.

If you are invited to a virtual interview, this will preferably be undertaken using the Microsoft Teams software, which is currently free for new users, however if there are any issues with accessing this technology, we are happy to discuss alternative arrangements prior to the interviews.

Safer Recruitment

At Westmorland and Furness Council we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the safety and welfare of children, young people and adults at risk and expects all employees, volunteers and the Externally Provided Workforce (EPWs) to share this commitment.

Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion

Westmorland and Furness Council is committed to improving the diversity of its workforce to better reflect the communities we serve. We welcome applications from everyone and work to promote an inclusive, supportive culture that values and celebrates our differences.

As a Disability Confident Employer, disabled applicants, who meet the essential criteria of this job, are guaranteed an interview.

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