Making sure the road network operates as smoothly and efficiently as possible is a key service for WSCC. We know that engineering works must take place on our roads. That could be because an improvement is being built, a utility company needs to maintain their services, a developer needs to create a new junction, or an event is happening. Whatever it is, it's important that these works are properly planned, managed and carried out in a way that creates the least impact on other road users. This vital work is carried out by our Network Management team. So, if the thought of making sure people can get around without being confronted by delays appeals then we want to talk to you.
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About The Job
Salary: £20,903 - £28,672 per annum
Working Pattern: Full time, 37 hours per week
Contract Length: Two-year, Fixed term
Location: Durban House, Bognor Regis
Interview date: 20 May 2021
We are looking for several successful candidates to plan, co-ordinate, monitor and inspect the streetwork activity of public utility companies, the County Council and other contractors, in order to ensure that all road works are carried out within the boundaries of a strict legal framework.
We are looking for someone with experience of carrying out inspection work. As well as experience within a Highways based role, in order to understand the way in which roads are built and mended.
You will work as part of the Network Management Team, whose function it is to ensure that all Streetwork activity is planned, inspected, processed and carried out in accordance with regulations.
As a Network Permit Officer, you will provide technical and operational support within the Highway and Streetworks business area to ensure that the service operates and develops effectively for the benefit of our customers.
The role will require analysis and interpretation of complex information in order to prepare reports, plans and a range of written material in order to deliver priorities and ensure activities within the service are conducted professionally.
Dependant on your experience, you will contribute to planning projects which may include reviewing processes and working arrangements to ensure continuous improvement and business continuity.
If successful, you will carry out analysis of data using Computer Aided Design (CAD) or Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and intelligent spreadsheet and reporting software in order to advise and inform the decision-making processes of the team.
The role will require you to undertake site surveys and conduct monitoring tasks, as required to examine customer requests and technical proposals or obtain field-based evidence for licensing issues.
Experience and Skills
You will be able to demonstrate a "can do" attitude, and a motivation to provide an excellent Highways service. You will be a strong team player with the ability to communicate effectively and work with customers and communities at all levels to find solutions to problems. You will have excellent customer service skills, and a flexible approach, working at all times with integrity, openness and an awareness of others.
You will need to be able to travel independently to various meeting venues, and to undertake site visits across the county. The role will involve occasional roadside visits, often in inclement weather, and the requirement to wear appropriate safety clothing and equipment.
Rewards and Benefits
As an employer we recognise that it is our employees that are central to everything we do. We aim to create a supportive and dynamic working environment where employees can achieve their full potential, achieve a healthy work-life balance and are rewarded for the work they do.
Aside from 23 - 26 days annual leave, you will also have access to a full list of the benefits offered to you as a West Sussex County Council employee you can find them on our Rewards and Benefits page.
The reference number for this role is EIE00786.
To apply, upload your CV and complete the application explaining the skills and experience you can bring to the role ensuring that any gaps in employment are covered in your CV. Please ensure you have saved the job description attached to the main advert on our website as, once the job has closed, you may not have the opportunity to download again.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults
This post is subject to satisfactory references, health check.
West Sussex County Council is an equal opportunities employer committed to promoting an environment that is inclusive and free from all forms of unlawful or unfair discrimination and values the diversity of its people. We actively welcome applications from people of all backgrounds and take every possible step to ensure that no individual will be disadvantaged.
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