Job Title: Senior Strategic Infrastructure Project Officer
Location: Based at County Hall, Hertford but with flexible working arrangements
Salary Range: £34,788 to £38,813 per annum pa
Hours: 37 hours per week
Who we are:
Hertfordshire County Council is a leading local authority which is experiencing unprecedented levels of growth and development within the county. In order for the County Council to achieve its strategic objectives and respond to these growth challenges a new Growth and Infrastructure Unit has recently been created.
This is your chance to be part of team that is proactive, flexible, responds quickly to change and is never complacent. You’ll be taking on a diverse range of projects which promote Hertfordshire as an innovative, efficient authority with a commitment to helping to keep people healthy and safe and growing the economy.
What the role would include:
- To engage with internal and external partners, in particular working with other teams in the Environment and Infrastructure Department and relevant HCC service departments, to take a proactive approach to developing HCC’s collective input to and requirements from these strategic developments.
- To assist and co-ordinate the development of funding strategies and bids for county council services.
- To have a clear understanding on the infrastructure priorities across Hertfordshire, which are delivered by a variety of internal and external partners and stakeholders
- Working with the Team leader to ensure effective working practices and protocols are followed to address the team’s other key work areas, particularly relating to development viability assessments and managing and monitoring the county council’s developer contribution receipts and spend. This may include the engagement of specialist consultants.
- To have an understanding of S106 matters and the Community Infrastructure Levy, in coordination with existing Team Leaders. This is also to include the development of best practice for Planning Performance Agreements, and any other such mechanism which may be employed in the future.
- To represent the county council at partnership and other meetings, ensuring consistency of messages and practices to external partners
- To liaise specifically with external bodies such as the Local Enterprise Partnership and maintain a clear and up to date understanding in the development of key employment sites.
What we’d like to see from the perfect candidate:
- A professional qualification, equivalent degree or extensive experience;
- A positive and enthusiastic attitude;
- A clear ability to manage workloads, deadlines and priorities;
- Excellent communication, negotiating and influencing skills;
- The ability to take a lead on some of our key projects;
- Knowledge of local plans and the development management process; and Experience of infrastructure planning, S106 planning obligations and the Community Infrastructure Levy.
For an informal discussion about this role please contact Bron Claridge 01992 588274.
Closing date: Tuesday 7th January 2020
Interview date: W/C Tuesday 14th January 2020