Assistant Highway Manager, Highway Operations (Locality)
£34,788 - £42,683 per annum (plus £2,000 Market Forces Supplement per annum)
Based at County Hall, Hertford. 37 hours per week.
Are you a great communicator? We are looking for people who enjoy establishing working relationships with a variety of professionals including councillors, officers and outside organisations.
These are exciting opportunities 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, be part of 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 enthusiastic and pro-active individuals to join the service who are articulate communicators and have 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.
For an informal chat, please contact Paul Gellard on 01992 658142.
Closing date: Sunday 5th April 2020
Interview date: Week commencing Monday 20th April 2020