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Highways Maintenance Programme Leader

Employer
Lincolnshire County Council
Location
Lincolnshire
Salary
£49,498 - £56,769
Closing date
25 Aug 2024

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Job role
Team Leader, Technician
Contract Type
Full time

We are currently looking to recruit two highly motivated managers who have the skills, experience, and knowledge to lead large teams in the delivery of Highway Maintenance works and ensure the efficient use of the Lincolnshire highway network.

Lincolnshire County Council is an ambitious and progressive organisation that strives to provide a modern and responsive public service to the residents of Lincolnshire.

Our Highways Infrastructure is seen as high priority by our elected members, as it supports the local economy, provides access to jobs and services, and enables thousands of visitors to experience our beautiful coast and countryside. We have a buoyant workload which has seen significant increases to our highway maintenance programme of works.

About The Roles

There are two management positions available, and in each you will be fully responsible for the management and support of a team of up to 10 employees in the assessment, prioritisation, programming, design, and delivery of the planned highway maintenance schemes.

Programme Leader Highway Maintenance – Surfacing and Patching

You will be budget holder for the highway maintenance carriageway allocation, with a typical value of £35 million per year. This allocation can change constantly and you will be expected to manage fluctuations at short timescales to meet national and local government demands and expectations.

You'll have direct management responsibility for a team in the project management of a programme of highway maintenance carriageway surfacing, patching, recycling, and reconstruction programme of works. Individual schemes will normally have a range in value from £20,000 to £1,000,000 per site and will include the design, supervision, and financial control of a large programme of works across Lincolnshire.

The Programme Leader - Surfacing and Patching, will be expected to work collaboratively with delivery partners in agreeing the forward programme of all proposed schemes, so that the most appropriate resource type and construction methods are agreed a minimum 6 months in advance of the following year’s annual programme commencing.

You will also be responsible for establishing and maintaining excellent internal and external relations and partnerships at a senior level, providing professional advice, advocating for, and acting fully on behalf of the County Council at both internal and external meetings and provide expert advice and guidance as appropriate for own area of expertise at local, regional, and national events to promote best practice.

Programme Leader Highway Maintenance – Drainage Asset and Cyclical Works.

You will be the budget holder for the highway maintenance Drainage Asset and Cyclical Works team, with a typical value of £20 million per year. This allocation can change constantly and the post holder will be expected to manage fluctuations at short timescales to meet national and local government demands and expectations.

You'll have direct management responsibility for a team in the project management of a programme of highway maintenance drainage improvement schemes and the cyclical works programmes across Lincolnshire. Individual drainage schemes will normally have a range in value from £5,000 to £100,000 per site and will include the design, supervision, and financial control of a large programme of works across Lincolnshire.

You will have direct responsibility for the cyclical works programme includes programmes of grass cutting, weed spraying, tree maintenance, verge maintenance, drainage cleansing works, grip digging, footway siding and the similar.

Responsibility for working in collaboration with the local highway’s teams in achieving best value for the budget management and performance management of the reactive and minor works gangs is a key part of the role.

The Programme Leader - Drainage Asset and Cyclical Worksis responsible for establishing and maintaining excellent internal and external relations and partnerships at a senior level, providing professional advice, advocating for, and acting fully on behalf of the County Council at both internal and external meetings and provide expert advice and guidance as appropriate for own area of expertise at local, regional, and national events to promote best practice.

Working in Lincolnshire Highways

We have a flexible approach to working patterns and base each individual at the office located closest to their residence to avoid unnecessary traveling,  but you will need a valid UK driving license and access to a vehicle to enable you to be mobile across the County. 

A typical week for each manager would see you having a mix of time working form our local offices or working remotely and include.

  • Meeting the whole team at local offices to provide updates on budgets, scheme progress and business changes, carrying out appraisals and 121’s.
  • Time on site or at local offices meeting with our contractor’s team to address any issues with proposed or ongoing works and future programmes.
  • Meeting elected members and the general public to address concerns and complaints regarding proposed or current works.
  • Attending working groups to look at how the service can achieve continuous improvement.

 

You will need a good level of technical knowledge and be able to engage with the community. These diverse posts have a varied workload including the coordination of works, daily communication with a variety of customers and groups in a range of methods and assisting in the development and use of suitable IT systems and processes.

We have a manager dedicated to developing an internal highway maintenance training programme for each individual, to ensure candidates are able to continue to learn, attain their full potential within the organisation, and progress through the grades and levels we offer.

We recognise that individual needs differ and you will be supported to achieve the best mix for yourself to achieve agreed outcomes, and we closely monitor individuals’ workloads and progress, to ensure a work life balance is achieved.

About The Team

The Operational Asset Management Team is responsible for delivering a wide variety of highway maintenance works in conjunction with our partners Balfour Beatty. This includes surfacing, patching recycling, footway reconstruction, minor improvement schemes, drainage, surface treatments, lining and signing maintenance, traffic regulation schemes, cyclical operations.

We have an identified 3-year programme of schemes agreed to enable forward planning and resource management with our supply chain. Each scheme can range in value from £10,000 for minor improvements, to £1m for large surfacing replacement works, with innovation and sustainability at the heart of all decision making on proposed treatment selection.

About Our Offer

Along with a competitive salary we are offering:

  • A Contributory pension
  • Comprehensive benefits package including excellent discount schemes and cycle to work
  • Flexible working policies
  • Career progression opportunities
  • A generous annual leave entitlement plus the option to buy more

Further details can be found here: Rewards and benefits – Lincolnshire County Council

If this sounds like the role for you, then please read through the full Job Description, before clicking apply!  If you would like to know more about Lincolnshire County Council and our current vacancies then click on over to  www.lincolnshire.gov.uk

PLEASE NOTE: It is imperative that your covering letter/personal statement clearly states why you have applied, how you meet the essential and desirable criteria for the role as set out in the Job Description (attached on LCC jobs Site) and what you feel you can bring to this role, the team and the wider County Council.

Applications will close on 22/07/24 and interviews will take place face to face WC 05/08/24

For an informal discussion about the role please contact

Shaun Butcher via email shaun.butcher@lincolnshire.gov.uk

Best of luck with your application

A Smarter Working Employer

We have embraced new ways of working and hybrid working will be a feature of this role. You will be given a nominated contractual work base and you will be required to commute to this work base when necessary.  Working arrangements regarding hybrid working will be discussed as part of the appointment process.

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 equal 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.

To apply please click the Apply Now link below.

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