Street Works and Permitting Manager

£44,863 - £51,817
23 Nov 2021
19 Dec 2021
Job role
Contract Type
Full time

Are you a qualified highways engineer who wants to make a difference to the efficient running of the highway network within Lincolnshire? Are you able to work strategically, are you ambitious, diligent, hardworking individual with a passion for customer care, and excellent communication skills? Are you interested in working for an organisation that is committed to providing exceptional service to event organisers and local communities, where you can make a difference? If so, Lincolnshire County Council has the role for you.

About the Role

We are currently looking for an individual who can successfully lead and manage a high performing team of 27 Officers in four different regional areas of Lincolnshire in the delivery of local network traffic management. The role includes oversight of all highways permitting and New Roads and Street Works Act licensed agreements including inspections, enforcement, and consideration of political matters to ensure the efficient and expeditious flow of traffic on the Lincolnshire Highways Network.

This position is critical in delivering the Traffic Management Plan and the Lincolnshire Permit Scheme in accordance with the New Road and Street Works Act 1991, the Traffic management Act 2004, and the Highways Act 1980 and the County Council's Policies and procedures. As part of the role, you must be able to communicate with stakeholders at all levels, whilst remaining professional and respectful in how that is delivered. You will be expected to build collaborative relationships to work towards the corporate vision of achieving more than we can on our own. You will need to demonstrate ability in data and performance management, and an ability to provide creative strategies to ensure continuity of an agile and resilient service.

You will be responsible for managing a highly motivated and qualified team covering all aspects of Permitting and Street Works legislation, liaising with works promoters, stakeholders, and the Council's internal departments on all aspects of works in the highway. You will also represent the Council at regional level in groups such as HAUC to help formulate best practice and develop policies to improve service delivery. You will also liaise with Council Members on all matters relating to roadwork legislation, inspection, and enforcement.  

About us

Lincolnshire County Council always seeks to take a proactive and positive approach to Highway Network Management. Our commitment is to ensure the efficient use of the highway network within Lincolnshire for the benefit of the community, the economy, and the 'Place' of Lincolnshire as an excellent area to live, work and visit. 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.

This is what the future looks like - Great work starts with having great people on board and that’s where you come in. We want to make the most of your skills, and to train, guide and support you to make a positive impact on utility and highway works activity within Lincolnshire. If you’re interested in being part of the very exciting future of Street Works and Permitting within Lincolnshire and to provide creative ways to maximise the community and economic benefits, then we will help you achieve your goals.

Lincolnshire County Council is committed to smarter working and the use of differing modes of work, including blended work, working from home and remote site access for which travel will be necessary. The successful applicant can be based at any of our locations across the county.

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,
  • 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 Mick Phoenix on:

Applications Close on 19/12/2021 and interviews will be held on or after 6/01/2022.

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.