Senior Highways Officer

£32,234 - £35,745
27 Sep 2021
18 Oct 2021
Job role
Contract Type
Full time

Lincolnshire County Council is looking to recruit a Senior Highways Officer to join us, to lead the team of Highways Officers in the delivery of Local Highways Management, contributing to operational, technical, performance and political matters to ensure the efficient use of the Lincolnshire Highways Network.

This opportunity can be based from any one of our depots accros the county, to suit the succesfull applicants needs, however there will be a requirement for travel to other areas as the role requires.

About the Team

Local Highways Management cover the whole County and this role will generally involve day to day management of highways matters in one of the four Local Highways teams, covering North, South, East or West. There is the potential to move between areas and work on countywide projects as service need dictates. The road network varies from quiet areas of natural beauty, to the busy streets of Lincoln, Grantham, Boston and Louth. Eastern coastal towns like Skegness and Mablethorpe bring significant tourism, whilst the west of the County benefits from growing links with main road and rail routes to the rest of the UK.

About the Role

This position is critical in delivering the Local Highways Management services in accordance with the Highways Act 1980 and the County Council's Policies and procedures. This role will cover all of Lincolnshire, supporting each of the four Local Highways Teams and providing both resilience where it is required and leadership to more junior members of staff. The role is varied and challenging and you will have the opportunity to broaden your skills through training and development to support your progression in the highways sector, with opportunities for progression into more senior roles within the wider Highways Service.

Your workload will include highways maintenance, winter maintenance, highways safety inspections, Highways Act enforcement, minor highways and environmental improvements and public and political interface on all highways services.

About You

It is essential that you hold an HNC or Eng Tech and/or IEng in an appropriate discipline, OR have a demonstrable level of knowledge and skill suitable for the role.

Further candidate essential and desirable criteria can be found on the Job Description, which is attached to the advert on the LCC Jobs page.

Above all else you need to have a positive "can do" attitude and be passionate about ensuring the Lincolnshire Highways Network delivers for the residents of the county.

About the opportunity

We are offering a competitive salary along with a pension, a comprehensive benefits package including excellent discount schemes, cycle to work, civil service sports council membership and many areas for professional support and development.

PLEASE NOTE: This is a CV application processes and as such it is imperative that your covering letter clearly states why you have applied, how you meet the essential and desirable criteria for the role (as set out in the attached Job Description) and what you feel you can bring to this role, the team and the wider County Council.

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Richard Fenwick on 

Applications Close on 19/10/2021 and interviews will be held on or after 28/10/2021.

Remote Working

At the current time during the Coronavirus restrictions,  all our employees are working from home if they are able to do so to support the health and safety of all of our colleagues.  We are embracing new ways of working and we are anticipating that remote working will continue to be a key feature of this role. You will be  given a nominated contractual work base and once current restrictions are lifted you will be required to commute to this work base when necessary.  

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 similar 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.