HS2 and EWR Marshall
With construction work well underway, the impact of both High-Speed Two (HS2) and East-West Rail (EWR) has already been felt by our local communities and businesses across the county. In this role, you'll support us to address practical problems occurring as a result of these works such as road closures, damage on verges, and speeding lorries. Working as part of our in-house Major Projects team, you'll act as a voice for our residents, as you work collaboratively with HS2 and East-West Rail to tackle these issues.
About the role
Major Projects is a new service at Buckinghamshire Council covering all national infrastructure projects taking place across the county including HS2 and EWR, and emerging Development Constant Orders such as Heathrow and Western Rail Link to Heathrow (WRLTH) and Luton Airport. As a single point of contact for these schemes, we coordinate the Council's response and input throughout each project.
By joining us as an HS2 Marshall, you'll play a key part in providing a constructive impact on your community, as you work on two of the biggest infrastructure projects of recent times. You'll also have great exposure to key stakeholders including local MPs, councillors, HS2 Ltd, EWR Alliance, parishes, and communities.
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Naturally, you'll come to us with excellent communication and writing skills, and enjoy working both independently and as part of a wider team.
Establishing good working practices with HS2 and EWR contractors is a must, so you can confidently deal with local issues as they arise. Most importantly, you'll have excellent interpersonal skills and be comfortable working with different types of people, as you work at pace to resolve issues on the ground.
Our response as an employer to Covid-19 has shaped the way we want to work in the future. Microsoft Teams, Skype, and vlogs from our Senior Leadership Team have all played their part in allowing us to become even more flexible in how, when, and where our teams work.
Whether you're out and about on-site, or working from home where possible, we actively encourage our colleagues to take control of their work-life balance. If that's not enough of a reason to join us, you'll be entitled to a range of benefits from Buckinghamshire Council including a very competitive employer pension contribution; a minimum of 25 days annual leave allowance per year; a flex-time scheme; and discounts in local shops, restaurants, and gyms.
Take a look at our dedicated career social media pages @bucks_careers for exclusive content from our Major Projects team, and find out more about life at Buckinghamshire Council.
This advert will close at midnight on the 20th April 2021.
We reserve the right to close the vacancy once we have received sufficient applications, so please be advised to submit your application as early as possible.
We have a set of values, which our employees have chosen, that represent what we are - Proud, Ambitious, Collaborative and Trustworthy.
By joining Buckinghamshire Council, you can expect:
- a fair and inclusive culture
- the chance to really make a difference to those around you
- health and well-being initiatives including an Employee Assistance Programme, Mental Health First Aiders and mindfulness workshops
- a unified voice through our Employee Representative Group
- ongoing support, and the opportunity to develop and progress in your career with us
- opportunities to take part in fun activities such as fundraising and social events
About the Business Unit
Our Planning, Growth and Sustainability directorate work with partners to help shape the future of Buckinghamshire. We deliver services on planning, economic growth, regeneration, strategic infrastructure, transport and property.
Our key priorities include developing the economic narrative for Bucks, creating more jobs and delivering the right infrastructure to help businesses and residents thrive. We also aim to provide a proactive planning service that is responsive, whilst making the best use of the Council's land and property portfolio. This will in turn support community services and create housing, jobs, regeneration and income to support public services.
It's a great time to join one of our teams. As part of the Planning, Growth and Sustainability function you will not only get to help shape the economic future of Buckinghamshire; you'll also be involved in delivering high-profile development projects and work on some of the biggest infrastructure projects in the UK. You will support us to deliver the results that our local residents and businesses deserve.
We recognise and reward you
Hard work and success deserves recognition. That's why we pride ourselves on the benefits we give our people. We actively encourage a good work-life balance and promote flexible and agile working arrangements. We provide discounts on various Cafés, restaurants, shops and auto enrolment onto our generous Pension Scheme. We also offer a salary sacrifice personal car lease scheme and the opportunity to gain membership to Costco. We have discounted gym memberships, Travel discounts with Arriva and Chiltern Railways and much more.