Senior Highways Officer
£37,722 - £40,869 per annum
We are Newham, we have a radical vision to build a better and brighter future for our residents. We are five miles east of the City of London and changing rapidly. Our part of East London is booming. By putting people at the heart of everything we do, we are supporting our residents to reach their potential and thrive.
Right now Newham residents are exposed to high levels of toxic pollution from vehicles, contributing to the highest death rate in England. We are committed to tackling that and working with residents to create a healthier borough.
To achieve our promises to residents, we need people who are driven and ready to deliver the very best for our communities. We have just completed a comprehensive review of the Highways, Sustainable Transport and Parking Service, leading to the creation of new opportunities. We are now seeking enthusiastic applicants for these new roles in the service, which is part of the council's Environment and Sustainable Transport Directorate.
There are a number of roles available and each one will be pivotal to the council delivering a wide range of traffic, parking and environmental schemes from feasibility, design, consultation right up to the implementation stage, service development, key public realm improvement priority schemes, including the design and delivery of planned highway maintenance schemes and highway safety inspections.
We are also delivering a major project along the Royal Docks Corridor (RDC) in the borough and we are seeking experienced staff to help us deliver this exciting project.
We are able to offer working arrangements that will enhance your work/life balance including remote and at home working.
Working in a varied and fast-paced environment, you will use your existing knowledge and experience to support service delivery in a range of interesting and challenging roles.
We are looking for candidates with demonstrable experience working in a busy Highways, Sustainable Transport and Parking environment with excellent technical and professional knowledge of the service area and experience of dealing with contractors, Elected Members, residents and our many other external stakeholders.
You will be involved in some of the most significant and ambitious service initiatives the sector has to offer including the Royal Docks development, Low Traffic Neighbourhoods and Healthy School Streets. Your work will also contribute to the development of a new Long Term Transport Strategy for Newham.
Newham is an ambitious borough committed to putting people at the heart of everything we do. Highways, Sustainable Transport and Parking Services are universal front facing services that all of our residents and visitors interact with. Therefore, it is vital that we strengthen these services and make them as responsive to our residents’ needs as possible. The Senior Highway Officer role is key to enabling us to achieve this goal.
The purpose of the role is to help keep Newham moving by ensuring that the borough’s highway network is safe. As a Senior Highway Officer, you will have an important front line task ensuring highway inspections and insurance claims carried out in accordance with agreed time schedules, develop highway inspection regimes. Ensure successful delivery of winter service and manage highway road surface water drainage related tasks.
You should be suitably experienced for this role with at least 12 months of experience of undertaking either highways or street works management. You will also ideally have knowledge of highway construction, maintenance and highway construction materials, techniques and specifications.
How to apply
Please complete the online application form as CVs will not be accepted.
Along with your application please also submit a supporting statement outlining how you meet the person specification.
Indicative Recruitment Timeline
Closing Date: 31st October 2021 at 23:59
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The closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. We strongly advise you to complete your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
Please note that the advertised dates for interviews may change. If they do, we will let you know as soon as possible.
Your health and wellbeing is our top priority. Should you become unwell due to Covid-19 during the recruitment process we would very much appreciate receiving an update from you as soon as possible.
The London Borough of Newham is a Disability Confident employer. Candidates who declare that they have a disability in accordance with the Equality Act 2010 and meet the essential criteria as specified in the Job Profile will be guaranteed an interview.
Priority consideration on all advertised roles will be given to London Borough of Newham Redeployees.
The London Borough of Newham is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable groups and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Please be aware that a Disclosure and Barring Scheme (DBS) check will be required for any position with access to these groups under the provision of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.
In addition, the Authority reserves the right to request employees undertake a basic disclosure check (Disclosure Scotland) where required for the role this includes anyone who has access to (or information obtained directly from) a government database, or has a GCSX account. These posts will be required to have a Basic Disclosure Scotland check as per the requirements of BPSS (Baseline Personnel Security Standards).
Please attach your supporting statement, explaining in no more than x2 A4 sides why and how you meet the criteria for this role.