Highways Officer

Boroughbridge, York
£27,741 to £30,451
25 Jan 2022
09 Feb 2022
Job role
Contract Type
Full time

Highways Officer

Grade I

Salary: £27,741 to £30,451

Location: Boroughbridge

Full time - Permanent

Are you someone who is looking to progress their career with one of the most highly regarded highway services in the country? Are you someone who is looking for a new challenge in a new area with the prospect of getting support to relocate? Do you want to work in an “office” that exhibits natural beauty like no other?

We are delighted to offer this fantastic opportunity for those wishing to progress their career in the highways and transport department team building on a depth of practical experience delivering roadworks.

The role

As our Highways Officer you will assist the maintenance manager and improvement manager in managing client activities in the area, especially with regard to the safety of the highway network and the compliance with the county council’s works specification. You will complete safety inspections of the highway network including the maintenance of computer records, inspect and approve for sites for operations carried out under the highway authority, as well as completing inspections of developer funded road works in the existing highway and complete inspection of new roads funded by developers. In addition to this you will be working with the developer and his team to ensure the scheme is delivered to the appropriate standard and in a timely manner.

What you will bring.

To be successful in this role you must have some technical background with highway construction/maintenance and civil engineering experience. Have the ability to interpret drawings and specifications. Have great communication skills both orally and written, have the ability to successfully persuade influence and/or negotiate with others in a range of situations, and manage challenging behaviour. Have good general education showing experience of literacy and numeracy skills as well as knowledge of basic to immediate ICT skills in packages such as Word and Outlook.

Working for us

In return, we can offer you opportunity to develop your skills and experience, and progress your career whilst making a real difference to the work of our diverse range of clients.

We want you to work to live, not live to work, we want you to enjoy the things in life that really matter to you and this is important to us. We can offer you a range of employee benefits including a competitive salary, generous leave entitlement, flexible working hours, a government pension scheme, a salary sacrifice scheme to support career development and access to our ‘Everybody Benefits’ package which includes a variety of retail discounts. You will have the flexibility to work from home, though it is anticipated future meetings may require attendance in person.

Contact and apply

Whether you are looking to start your career or looking for a new challenge, we would like to hear from you. For further information about the role please contact Melisa Burnham on 01609 780780

For more details about our Highways service and view all vacancies go to:


To apply for this position please click the “apply” button below or alternatively send your CV quoting HO BB to resourcingsolutions@northyorks.gov.uk by midnight on 9th February

It is important that your CV includes: your full contact details (telephone, email, address), full employment history (name of employer, job titles, dates of employment and salary), full education history (qualification, grade, dates and place of study), explanation of any gaps in employment. Your personal statement should outline your motivation for applying and how you meet the criteria for the role as detailed in the person specification.

Closing date: 9th February
Interview date: week commencing 28th February

Please note the interviews will be held by Microsoft Teams.

We will not accept applications from agencies.