Assistant Highway Manager,
£39,002 - £41,846 pa (plus £2,000 Market Forces Supplement pa)
Full Time, Permanent
Based at County Hall, Hertford
Are you a great communicator? We are looking for a candidate who enjoys establishing working relationships with a variety of professionals including councillors, officers and outside organisations.
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. You will also build strong relationships within and outside the highway service, to ensure a collaborative approach to delivery.
No two days are the same due to the variety of work within the Highways Locality service! You will be meeting with your local members and their communities, out on site measuring up maintenance jobs, designing up small engineering schemes and traffic regulation orders, working with our contractors to deliver projects, managing budgets, and dealing with consultations. The successful candidate will also work with and support county councillors in managing highway queries that come to them from their local community. This will require investigation and resolution of complex issues, strategy, policy, law and affordability tests.
Design Engineers working within the Locality Team will be able to assist you with some of the more complex projects, and officers within the teams to provide assistance and support.
We are looking for an enthusiastic and pro-active individual to join the service who is an articulate communicator with strong negotiation skills. In addition, experience gained in the highways design / engineering sector, or equivalent, would be an advantage. The variety of tasks across the role will require a highways ‘all rounder,’ matched with an attitude ‘to get the job done.’
This post will also have team management responsibilities suiting a candidate with this experience, or providing a first step by leading a small team. Your enhanced communication skills will be utilised in producing and presenting reports representing the service. Experience in financial administration will be an advantage due to the advanced role in budget management required. With good leadership and management skills you will also contribute to the ongoing development of the Highways Service.
In return we can offer you an excellent 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 discussion please contact Ian Thompson on 01992 658 175
Closing date: Wednesday 12 December 2018
Interview date: w/c 7 January 2019