Senior Highways Officer
  • Employer: Central Bedfordshire Council
  • Reference: 9162
  • Published: Tue 21/04/2020, 9:25 AM
  • Closing on: Fri 12/06/2020, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Flexible Hours, Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £30,744 - £32,220 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Thorn Turn Depot, Houghton Regis, Bedfordshire

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Senior Highways Officer

Team: Highways Traffic Management

Job Family: CBG10 - Enabling
Salary: £30,744 - £32,220 per annum
Hours: 37 hours per week

Base Location: Priory House, Shefford and Thorn Turn, Houghton Regis

Contract Type: Permanent

Closing Date: 12th June 2020
Interview Date: W/C 22nd June 2020


More about the role:

We have an exciting opportunity within Highways Traffic Management for a Senior Highways Officer to join our team. Within the team we the aim to improve the quality of life for Central Bedfordshire’s residents by ensuring our highways are safe for the public.


As a Senior Highways Officer, you’ll find your greatness by helping to maintain and improve the road network of Central Bedfordshire, helping make it a great place to live and work.


We are looking for someone who leads by example, and who knows how to build partnerships that produce positive results. Ideally, you will be educated to at least HNC or equivalent level in civil engineering or other relevant discipline and will be able to demonstrate experience and training to successfully carry out the role. Internal and external training can also be provided for the right candidate.


You should be able to build good working relationships, drawing on your strong communication skills when needed. With a proven track record of managing resources in a large and complex organization, you’ll be IT-literate and a natural problem solver whilst always ensuring Health and Safety is paramount at all times.


In particular, you will have an understanding of highway hierarchy, how the highway is utilised and the priorities around keeping the travelling public moving.

Knowledge of relevant statutory regulations and the Council’s political/officer structures is an advantage along with knowledge of the Highways Act and Traffic Management Act. Delivering schemes under an NEC contract and experience in using Symology Insight is also desirable.


Join our busy team and take advantage of flexible working and the chance to learn new skills and develop your career. Find your greatness by helping us to deliver better services to the local community, whilst taking on the challenge that this role will provide you.


Central Bedfordshire Council has its own vision and values that are integral to everything we do. Our area vision is to make Central Bedfordshire 'A great place to live and work'.



For an informal discussion about this position, please contact: Paul Salmon at or call 0300 300 6180.

For queries related to the recruitment of this vacancy, please contact: The Recruitment Team at  


Central Bedfordshire Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome enquiries from everyone and value diversity in the workplace. We are a Disability Confident employer, we are working to become a Disability Confident leader in our community.


To maintain a fair and consistent approach for applicants, it is Central Bedfordshire Council's policy to only consider applications made via our online application system and we therefore thank you for not submitting your application offline. If you do not have a CV to hand, please look on our website for a CV template that you can use to create your CV to apply for this role.

How to Apply

Please apply online via the link provided. Please note, we do not accept CV’s submitted without a fully completed online application form.

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