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Senior Officer (Highway Schemes) OCC616481

Employer
Oxfordshire County Council
Location
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Salary
£43,421 - £46,464 per annum
Closing date
27 May 2024

Do you want to be a part of our team, improving the highway network, and helping us to make Oxfordshire an even better, safer, place to live, work and visit?

About us

It is an exciting time to join Oxfordshire County Council’s Highways & Operations team.

We are determined to deliver a high quality, safe, sustainable, and reliable network. The service structure has recently been re-imagined, ensuring we are best positioned to meet the high expectations of our customers, and evolving challenges such as climate adaptation.

Oxfordshire County Council is looking for a Senior Officer (Engineer) to work within the Highway Schemes Team, which is an integral part of Central Programme Development.

We are responsible across the County for the implementation of the following tasks:

Carriageway surfacing, footway works including kerbing, drainage works, through identification, development, design, and delivery of the annual Programme including, but not limited to:

  • Surfacing, Inlay/overlay & patching.
  • Footways including Surfacing, reconstruction, kerbing & footway surface treatment.
  • Drainage – including investigation & design.

Provide technical advice to others within the organisation as required.

Investigating customer enquiries and complaints relating to all aspects of highway schemes.

About the role and you

The post holder will support the Team Leader in the delivery of highway schemes across the County.

We are looking for a knowledgeable and enthusiastic professional with proven experience of the technical elements and legislation around the implementation of a variety of highway maintenance schemes. You will be responsible for the design and project management of the schemes from inception to completion and will have a high attention to detail.

There will also be an expectation for you to take on the investigation of enquires and complaints in relation to highway schemes prior to, during & post construction.

You will be adept at positively representing the County Council, whether that be in person, or through written correspondence. As well as dealing with members of the public the role has contact with all levels of the political structure, from County Councillors to Parish Councils where you will need to be diplomatic and politically aware and be sympathetic to their requests.

You will be self-motivated and able to work with minimal supervision whilst working as part of a multi-disciplinary team responsible for the highway network.

 

You will need to be willing to learn new skills and be a team player that contributes to building a positive and engaged working environment.

The designated work location will be in County Hall, Oxford, although much of the work is anticipated to be able to be carried out whilst agile working, (i.e. other offices in Oxfordshire or from home). You will be regularly required to carry out site visits to inspect the highway or provide client supervision of construction works.

Rewards and benefits

  • Culture of flexible working
  • Technology to support agile working where role permits
  • Up to 33 day’s holiday p.a. plus bank holidays  
  • Option to ‘buy’ additional holiday
  • Employee Assistance Programme including access to health and wellbeing support
  • Membership of the Local Government contributory pension scheme, with an employer’s contribution of up to 19.9%
  • Enhanced family friendly policies
  • Local and national discounts for shopping and travel
  • Great learning and development opportunities to support your ongoing development

Would you like to know more?

Please click here to view the Job Description and Selection Criteria 

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Wayne Barker, Team Leader - Highway Schemes, wayne.barker@oxfordshire.gov.uk

Application Procedure

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Our commitment to:
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

At Oxfordshire County Council we are proud of our diverse workforce. Everyone is accepted for who they are, regardless of age, disability, gender identity, marital status, race, faith or belief, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, or on maternity or family leave. We have a number of staff network groups which provide peer support, education and safe spaces for all.


Our commitment to:
Guaranteed Interview Schemes

As a Disability Confident employer, we guarantee an interview for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the job. We also guarantee interviews to care leavers who have completed further education and who meet the essential criteria for the job. For those leaving care without any further education, we guarantee an interview for our apprenticeships. We are also committed to helping and supporting those transitioning from HM Armed Forces to civilian life and guarantee an interview for those demonstrating the essential criteria for the role, within three years of leaving the service.


Our commitment to:
Safeguarding

Oxfordshire County Council are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. We expect all employees, workers and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect these commitments.


Our commitment to:
Flexible Working

We are open to discussions about flexible working, which can include flexi-time, part time working, job sharing, nine-day fortnights and annualised hours, depending on the requirements of the role and the service.


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