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Network Permit Officer

  • Employer: West Sussex County Council
  • Reference: EIE00850
  • Published: Mon 10/01/2022, 12:30 PM
  • Closing on: Mon 24/01/2022, 12:30 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £20903 - £22183 per annum + pension, flexible working
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Based in Chichester, Based in Crawley, Based in Horsham or Chichester, but working countywide , Hampshire, West Sussex

About Us

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.

For more information about West Sussex County Council, please visit our WSCC About Us page.

About The Job

Salary: £20,903 - £22,183 per annum
Working Pattern: Full time, 37 hours per week
Contract Length: 2 x Fixed term (24 months)
Location: Durban House, Bognor Regis
Interview date: 07 February 2022

We are looking for individuals to plan, co-ordinate, monitor and inspect the streetworks activity of public utility companies, the County Council and other contractors, as well as support event organisers in booking road space in order to ensure that all activities are carried out within the boundaries of a strict legal framework.

We are looking for someone with experience of carrying out coordination work. As well as a keen interest in working with a Highways based role. in order to understand the way in which roads are built, mended and maintained.

You will be a key 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 and 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

Key Skills:

  1. Ability to interpret complex information to produce a high-quality document with limited guidance. Also the ability to organise and plan and meet set targets e.g. prepare reports, plans and a range of written material.
  2. Good communication and interpersonal skills in order to provide clear and concise specialist advice and guidance to a range of customers.
  3. Ability to present information clearly, concisely, accurately and in ways that promote understanding, either verbally or in written/electronic format.
  4. Excellent literacy and numeracy skills in order to analyse and interpret complex written material and to respond to complex correspondence.
  5. Excellent IT skills for operating a wide and varied range of IT software for the integral use of word processing, data processing, updating websites, report writing, creating enhanced presentations and maintaining computer databases at a high level.
  6. Strong customer focus with the ability to work as a key contact and provide a professional service to meet public needs.

Qualifications and/or experience:

  • 5 GCSE's with A-C passes, including Maths and English or equivalent qualification or demonstrable equivalent comparable experience.
  • Degree or HNC or equivalent qualification - Desirable
  • Demonstrable evidence of delivering an effective, efficient professional service to a range of customers.
  • Experience of dealing with the general public and the ability to represent the County Council when meeting the public.
  • Relevant knowledge of systems, procedures and policies in an appropriate specialism.
  • Experience of working in a Highways, Transport or Planning discipline - Desirable
  • Experience of using specialist IT systems for example, Street Manager, Symology, Confirm, One.Network, GIS or CAD - Desirable

Further Information

The reference number for this role is EIE00850 .

For an informal conversation or for further information regarding the role, please contact Julie Ann Day (Network Manager) at . For issues or queries regarding your application please contact .

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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.

  • Employer: West Sussex County Council
  • Reference: EIE00850
  • Published: Mon 10/01/2022, 12:30 PM
  • Closing on: Mon 24/01/2022, 12:30 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £20903 - £22183 per annum + pension, flexible working
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Based in Chichester, Based in Crawley, Based in Horsham or Chichester, but working countywide , Hampshire, West Sussex

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