Team Leader - Highways

Milton Keynes
£50,941 - £54,228
12 Aug 2020
04 Sep 2020
Job role
Team Leader
Contract Type
Full time

MK is growing and so are we!

We’re looking for talented individuals to be part of our expanding team working on everything from local schemes to large £multi-million projects. We have a variety of roles available now covering a wide range of skills and experience within the highways sector. ​

So, if you are looking for a new challenge and want to be part of our growing team get in touch to find out more or apply.​

No agencies, please.

About us

Milton Keynes is a place of opportunity.

The city is expanding through housing and industrial development and with our ‘can do’ attitude we embrace innovation and technologies such as the e-scooters, driverless pods and cars, delivery robots and rapid transit systems.

The Council’s Highways team is a key part of this development.

Our Scheme teams work closely with developers in the new areas of the city and our Asset team are always looking at how we can apply new techniques and technology to maintain our roads, the unique redway network and other assets. We’re also involved in big events that come to MK like the Rugby World Cup and Women’s UEFA!

The opportunities to grow and learn as an individual and a professional are here. We support and develop our Highways team to be the best they can be, whether it’s training opportunities or getting involved in different projects to get the right experience.

If you want to know more why not have a chat with us or better still, see what our own employees say about working in Highways in MK on our YouTube channel

The role

The Council’s highway infrastructure is our most valuable asset, valued at £5.5 billion. It provides a transportation network for both businesses and individuals and is constantly growing as the city expands each year.

The Highways team are responsible for over 900 bridges and other structures, over 56,000 street lights, and more than 800 miles of roads. We also have a unique separate pedestrian and cyclist network called the Redway and of course, one or two roundabouts!

We’re looking for a Team Leader to assist the management team with our highway maintenance service, programming and managing budgets, programmes of work and resources to meet Council objectives and performance standards.

You will lead on the management and development of the MKC Highway Infrastructure Term Service Contract to ensure it runs smoothly, looking at areas for improvement and making efficiencies. You will actively encourage and promote a partnership arrangement to achieve continuous improvement targets with our service provider.

As an experienced highway professional, you will the specialist lead, technical expert who oversees our out of hours duty officer function and winter maintenance services.   You will also be responsible for the provision of health and safety for delivering works and compliance on the highway.

For an informal discussion about this role please call 07775 229665 (Mon-Fri 9am -5pm) or leave a voicemail with your contact details outside these hours and we will call you back.

Closing date for applications is 5pm Friday 4 September 2020.

In return we can offer:

Annual Leave

An initial 27 days holiday per year in addition to statutory and public holidays.


Local Government Pension Scheme with 19.7% employer contribution

Health & Wellbeing

Trained Health Champions to signpost and support

Shopping Discounts

Including supermarkets, travel and gym memberships

Work-Life Balance

Flexi time, part time, job share and term time only working options

Training and Support

Access to development courses, coaching, mentoring and support