Highway Regulation Officer

Location Bamber Bridge, South Ribble, North West, England

Hours Full Time

Term Permanent

Type Employed

Salary Under £20k a year

Job Reference: 210002PG / LCRIG21210
Date Posted: 21 September 2021
Closing Date: 3rd Oct, 2021

Company description

Salary £25,481 – £29,577 per annum

Permanent, Full-Time, 37 hours per week 

The Highway Regulation team are responsible for ensuring Lancashire County Council meets its obligations under the New Roads and Street Works Act, Traffic Management Act and Lancashire Permit Scheme. The team also have responsibility for a range of additional functions as part of managing and regulating the highway network. This includes the licencing and permitting of skips, scaffolding & hoarding; managing and co-ordinating occupancy of the highway for events, highway works and highway development schemes. The team is also responsible for the processing of associated road closures (Temporary Traffic Regulation Orders) that works/events can create and also the county council’s highway sponsorship scheme.

Job description

The purpose of the post is to supervise a team tasked with regulating and managing works and activities taking place on or affecting Lancashire’s highway network. As the line manager you will have day to day responsibility for ensuring the team are carrying out its functions and operating effectively and efficiently in line with processes, procedures, regulations, and statutory guidance.

As the Highway Regulation Officer you will be responsible ensuring that all activity relating to street works in Lancashire, including liaison and negotiating with utility companies and third parties and internal Lancashire County Council departments is coordinated and complying with all relevant regulations, codes of practice and guidance.

Person specification

The post requires knowledge of the relevant legislation and street works permits schemes.

The candidate will be able to demonstrate good communication, organisational skills. You will also need to work closely with external stakeholders, including utilities and other external companies/councils to ensure that the network is managed correctly.

You will be expected to challenge and support the utilities, event organisers and developers in their works that effect the highway.

The post is a permanent full time position (37 hours per week) based at Cuerden offices, Bamber Bridge, Preston, however, the successful candidate must be flexible and able to work agile as the role requires as there may be an expectation to work from a range of locations if needed. The role is not solely office based and the post holder may be required to attend site meetings and work flexibly as the Highway regulation function is a 7 day a week operation. This post therefore is designated as an essential car user role. The candidate will therefore need to have access to a vehicle insured for business use. You may also be required to drive a Lancashire county council vehicle and therefore need a full driving licence.

Job Description & Person Specification

We do not hold a sponsorship licence and can only consider applications from candidates who are legally entitled to work in the UK. If you do not have the right to work in the UK, your application will not progress.

We reserve the right to close down a vacancy early, before the closing date, if we receive sufficient applications.

Additional Information
Minimum Salary: £25,481
Maximum Salary: £29,577
Pay Basis: Yearly
Schedule Type: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Hours: 37

Closing Date: Oct 3, 2021

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