Highways Locality Manager

Hertford, Hertfordshire
£43,857 - £46,845 per annum plus £3,000 Market Forces Supplement per annum
08 Dec 2021
19 Dec 2021
Job role
Contract Type
Full time

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The post is based at County Hall, Hertford, currently working remotely in line with HCC’s ‘Ways of Working’

This is an exciting opportunity to work in Hertfordshire’s £100M highways service delivering the ‘Members Highways Locality Budget’ scheme. You will have a key role in assisting county councillors by acting as their gateway into the service and assisting them to allocate the budget. You will drive forward a wide variety of small highway schemes and projects on their behalf.

No two days are the same due to the variety of work within the Highways Locality service! You will be meeting with local members and their communities, leading a team that is responsible for measuring up maintenance jobs with an awareness of Health & Safety, designing up small engineering schemes and traffic regulation orders, working with our contractors to deliver projects, managing budgets, and dealing with consultations. The successful candidates will also work with and support county councillors in managing highway queries that come to them from their local community.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and pro-active individual to join the service who is an articulate communicator and has strong negotiation skills. In addition, experience gained in the highways design/engineering sector will be essential as the variety of tasks will require a good highways ‘all-rounder,’ matched with an attitude ‘to get the job done.’

Your enhanced communication skills will be utilised in producing and presenting reports representing the service. Experience in financial administration and associated computer software will be an advantage due to the budget management role required. With good leadership and line management skills you will also contribute to the ongoing development of the Highways Service.

In return we can offer you a package of benefits from an organisation that values its employees and invests in training and career development opportunities, these include a competitive salary and pension scheme, as well as generous leave allowance and flexible working arrangements.

Closing date: Sunday 19th December 2021

Interview date: Week commencing 10th January 2022

For an informal discussion and more information please contact: Richard Jones on 01992 658374.