Starting salary: JG6: £25,481 per annum
Location: Based in North Somerset
Hours: 37 hours per week
Contract: Fixed term for 2 years
Closing date: Wednesday 30 June 2021
We have an opportunity within our Highway Network Management Team for a Senior Technician to help us co-ordinate activities on the highway in North Somerset. The role is fixed term for 2 years.
Working in a small team you will be responsible for assessing, co-ordinating and approving highway licenses relating to (but not limited to) skips, scaffolding, hoardings/fences, vehicle dropped kerbs, tower cranes builder’s materials on the public highway.
You will also draft and implement temporary traffic regulation orders relating to road closures, including reviewing/deciding appropriate alternative diversion routes as well as other temporary traffic restrictions.
Previous experience with temporary traffic orders/highways legislation is required and an understanding/experience of highway licencing desirable.
Due to the current climate, home working will be required. A return to an office based environment may be required during the term of this contract. In addition, undertaking of site visits will be required from time to time.
You will be self-motivated and need to have good IT and communication skills, have a methodical approach and an eye for detail. You must be able to prioritise work effectively and be able to work flexibly and to tight deadlines. Knowledge of the local area would be advantageous although not essential.
You will join an established team who are passionate about the service they provide.
In the interest of efficiency and economy, no further communication will be sent to you unless you reach the final shortlist. Therefore, if you do not hear from the recruiting manager within three weeks of the closing date, we regret that your application will not have been successful on this occasion.
To enable us to shortlist in a fair and unbiased way, it is essential that you provide us with sufficient information to demonstrate how you meet or exceed the criteria outlined in the job family.
Want to know more and apply?
For an informal discussion, please contact Paul Watkins (Highway Network & Traffic Team Leader) on 01934 426652.
Visit www.n-somerset.gov.uk/jobs to download an application pack and apply online.
Anticipated interview date: To be confirmed
North Somerset Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all sections of our community regardless of age, disability, sex, race, religion, belief or sexual orientation. North Somerset Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.