Would you like to manage your own area of Lincolnshire’s highway network, ordering repairs and delivering an excellent level of customer service to highway users? Due to current post holders progressing quickly through the structure we are offering an exciting opportunity for a Highways Officer to join our Local Highways team in the West area of the County, ensuring the safety of the Lincolnshire highway network and delivering an outstanding response to enquiries from members of the public. This is an exciting opportunity in an ever-evolving service that is both challenging and rewarding.
About the Role
The post holder will be responsible for their own area as part of a team covering a quarter of the county’s highway through Local Highways West. There is a varied workload that challenges the officer to prioritise engineering solutions in their area based on the safety, serviceability and function for the public.
This workload includes highways maintenance, winter maintenance, highways safety inspections, Highways Act enforcement, reaction to highways emergency events, environmental improvements and acting as a public interface for all highways services. You will manage a specific area and look at many aspects of reactive and planned maintenance, as well as formal inspections, insurance claims, addressing issues raised by members of the public, Highways Act 1980 enforcement and liaising with County Councillors and Parish Councils as required.
The post holder will contribute to a conscientious culture of proactive, future-focused service delivery that is accountable and engaging to our customers.
Our Local Highways Teams continue to deliver an excellent service by agile working, on site with mobile technology and by working from a flexible hybrid approach and in the local service area commutable to the base of Sleaford.
We are looking for candidates who are knowledgeable and experienced within the highways sector that can work effectively within their own area of expertise (whilst developing their skills on a daily basis), supporting their team, collaborating with colleagues across the service to deliver the best outcomes for our customers in Lincolnshire.
To do this a combination of technical knowledge and good communication skills will be required, underpinned by a dedication to the customer and drive to achieve targets.
You will ideally hold HNC or Eng Tech in appropriate discipline, however applicants with suitable industry experience will be considered.
Streetworks accreditation and Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) registration is desirable but not essential.
You will be flexible and responsible, with good interpersonal skills allowing you to work within a dynamic and diverse team.
You will be required to drive at work on a daily basis therefore a full and valid driver's license is essential.
About the Team
Lincolnshire County Council's Local Highways Management Team provide a front-line service and essential maintenance to one of the biggest highways networks in the country.
There are four Local Highways Teams covering the North, East, South and West of the county who work in partnership with both internal Operational Asset Management teams and external contractors within the Lincolnshire Highways. You will be working in a team of 12 officers of varying levels and experience managing mainly reactive works in a defined area.
LCC is recognised as a leading light in the Highways Sector, becoming one of the first 2 "Band 3" authorities in the country in the Department for Transport incentivised funding, as well as previously winning the Highways Management award at the MJ awards.
About Our Offer
Along with a competitive salary we are offering:
- A Contributory pension
- Comprehensive benefits package including excellent discount schemes and cycle to work
- Flexible working policies
- Career progression opportunities
- A generous annual leave entitlement plus the option to buy more
Further details can be found in our rewards and benefits brochure
If this sounds like the role for you, then please read through the full Job Description, before clicking apply! If you would like to know more about Lincolnshire County Council and our current vacancies then click on over to www.lincolnshire.gov.uk.
For a confidential and informal discussion about the role please contact:
Applications close 03/12/23 and interviews will be held on or around 14/12/23
Best of luck with your application
A Smarter Working Employer
We have embraced new ways of working and hybrid working will be a feature of this role. You will be given a nominated contractual work base and you will be required to commute to this work base when necessary. Working arrangements regarding hybrid working will be discussed as part of the appointment process.
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 equal 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.
In accordance with Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 (Fluency Duty), the ability to converse at ease with customers and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the post.