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Highways Adoptions Officer

Employer
Milton Keynes Council
Location
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Salary
£29,777 - £33,945
Closing date
31 Mar 2024

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Join our dynamic Highways and Transportation team at Milton Keynes City Council, as we embark on an exciting period of growth and development. Over the next few years, we’re building additional infrastructure to support the expansion of the city.

The roles within the Highways and Transportation team will be pivotal to improving the city's infrastructure, delivering £multi-million schemes and looking after our existing network assets including 1,550km of highway, over 600 bridges, 58,000 streetlights and of course, lots of roundabouts. We also have the unique redway network stretching more than 350km across the city providing a segregated route for bikes, e-scooters, and pedestrians linking industrial, retail and residential estates.

We offer great training, continuous career development and service-related training courses to obtain professional qualifications including BTEC HNC Civil Engineering qualifications and the IHE Winter Service Qualification. We will support the right candidate to progress their career within the Highways and Transportation team. In addition, Milton Keynes City Council offers great benefits.

 So, if you're a qualified and enthusiastic individual looking to make a difference in shaping the future of our city and work within a specialist and diverse team, come join our Highways and Transportation team.

The knowledge and skills required

The range of knowledge required for these roles includes an understanding of the policies and procedures across the specialist area in which job holders work, as well as a solid underpinning of technical knowledge gained through dedicated formal education.

Job holders will have been working within the specific field for a reasonable time, such that they have been exposed to many of the routine and more unexpected circumstances of their role.

While the majority of roles will have demands for manual dexterity in relation to typing and similar functions, jobs will use a range of equipment requiring precision in their use and handling.

Thinking, planning and communication

The situations and problems dealt with at this level will be increasingly complex, involving several information streams where analytical and judgemental skills will be needed to interpret information correctly and determine optimum solutions.

Job holders will have plenty of day-to-day issues to contend with, they will also need to plan some months ahead to achieve medium term objectives in such areas as project support or service development.

Job Family Professional/Technical Grade F At this level, the information exchanged with internal and external colleagues, and members of the public will call for developed communication skills on the part of the job holders. Matters will be technically complicated, requiring careful explanation, or sensitive, requiring significant listening skills to interpret information and provide appropriate advice.

Decision making and innovation

Job holders will have the autonomy to adapt specific approaches to better meet medium term objectives. They will be bound by the recognised procedural framework of their specialism as it is managed by the Council but will decide when and precisely how duties are to be carried out. They will also deal with problems (often escalated to this level) for which there are no set-down routes to a solution other than broad service practice guidelines.

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