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Who are Highways?

Thank you for your interest in our opportunities.

At over 9,000 km in length, North Yorkshire has one of the longest road networks of any highways authority in the country. Our highways infrastructure is therefore paramount to our success.

Our ambition is to ensure that North Yorkshire is a place with a strong economy and a commitment to sustainable growth that enables our residents and visitors to fulfil their ambitions and aspirations.

Critical to achieving our ambition is delivering the right transport infrastructure and that’s where you come in.

Given the diversity of our county the opportunities we have on offer are plentiful. We want North Yorkshire to be a thriving county which adapts to a changing world and remains a special place for everyone to live, work and visit.

If you would like to play a key part in delivering this ambition, we look forward to receiving your application.

The purpose of our highways and transportation service is to manage, maintain and improve transport networks and services with a clear customer focus and strong performance culture.

Our key strategic priorities include:

  • Improving east - west connectivity;
  • Improving access to high speed and conventional rail;
  • Improving long distance connectivity to the north and south;
  • Economic growth - contributing to economic growth by delivering reliable and efficient transport networks and services;
  • Road safety - improving road and transport safety;
  • Access to services - improving equality of opportunity by facilitating access to services;
  • Environment and climate change - managing the adverse impact of transport on the environment; and
  • Healthier travel - promoting healthier travel opportunities.

Who are Network Strategy?

Network Strategy is a busy service area within Highways and Transportation. A multi-disciplinary group (Transport Planning, Highway Asset Management, Road Safety and Travel Awareness, Highways and LLFA Development Management, Traffic Engineering and Network Information and Compliance) work together to offer strategic direction and deliver technical and direct delivery functions, in order to enable effective and efficient management of the highway network within North Yorkshire.  

Our Team

The Development Management Team is based in the Network Strategy service area within the wider highways and transportation team. It is responsible for leading on the delivery of new roads and highway improvements associated with new major development. This role includes offering the local highway authority input to local plans and associated development strategies, offering highway authority recommendations to the local planning authorities, leading on 278 and 38 agreements and offering superintendence to the delivery of third party developer led works.  

The team also leads and delivers the NYCC role of Lead Local Flood Authority. This work includes offering statutory responses to the local planning authority on sustainable drainage associated with new major development, undertaking flood investigations, land drainage consenting, delivering a programme of flood mitigation works within North Yorkshire as part of the NY flood risk strategy.
 

Our current vacancies

We have some fantastic roles available why don't you come join our fantastic service.

Senior Flood Risk Project Engineer
Location:  Northallerton
Grade – M
Salary: £39,880 to £43,857
Contract: Full time - Permanent
Weekend Working - No  

Our Team

The Development Management Team is based in the Network Strategy service area within the wider highways and transportation team. It is responsible for leading on the delivery of new roads and highway improvements associated with new major development. This role includes offering the local highway authority input to local plans and associated development strategies, offering highway authority recommendations to the local planning authorities, leading on 278 and 38 agreements and offering superintendence to the delivery of third party developer led works.   

The team also leads and delivers the NYCC role of Lead Local Flood Authority. This work includes offering statutory responses to the local planning authority on sustainable drainage associated with new major development, undertaking flood investigations, land drainage consenting, delivering a programme of flood mitigation works within North Yorkshire as part of the NY flood risk strategy.

The role

We are looking for an experienced Senior Flood Risk Project Engineer to join our Development Management Team. Reporting to the Development Management Team Leader, you will be part of a team of skilled and passionate Engineers in the Development Management Team. 
You will be part of the team responsible for the delivery of the NYCC flood risk management programme. You will offer statutory recommendations to the local planning authorities on Sustainable Drainage (SuDS) and lead and offer advice to Engineers in the undertaking of flood incident reviews and investigations in accordance with the Local Flood Risk Management Strategy, preparing associated design briefs for consultants in consultation with the Development Management Team Leader.

To be successful, you must have a National Level 5 Qualification in Flood Risk Management or similar technical discipline, HND (Higher National Diploma) and/or DipHE (Diploma in Higher Education). You must have significant experience in Flood Risk Management, including the role of the LLFA as a statutory consultee to the planning process and have experience of the procurement of flood risk management related works, including contract supervision and effectively monitoring and managing contracts, and have experience in financial budgets and project work. You will also have demonstrable analytical, decision making and problem solving skills, excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to persuade influence and negotiate.
 

Key documents

Key dates

  • Closing date: Sunday 23 May
  • Interview date: Friday 4 June

Contact us and apply

For further information or a discussion about this opportunity, please contact Emily Mellalieu on 01609 534876.

Click on apply or alternatively send your CV and cover letter to resourcingsolutions@northyorks.gov.uk quoting SENF

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Senior Engineer Transport and Development
Location:  Northallerton
Grade – M
Salary: £39,880 to £43,857
Contract: Full time - Permanent
Weekend Working - No  

Our Team

The Development Management Team is based in the Network Strategy service area within the wider highways and transportation team. It is responsible for leading on the delivery of new roads and highway improvements associated with new major development. This role includes offering the local highway authority input to local plans and associated development strategies, offering highway authority recommendations to the local planning authorities, leading on 278 and 38 agreements and offering superintendence to the delivery of third party developer led works.   

The team also leads and delivers the NYCC role of Lead Local Flood Authority. This work includes offering statutory responses to the local planning authority on sustainable drainage associated with new major development, undertaking flood investigations, land drainage consenting, delivering a programme of flood mitigation works within North Yorkshire as part of the NY flood risk strategy.

The role

Due to expansion we are looking for a Senior Engineer Transport and Development to join our Transport and Development Team. Our team is responsible for responding to significant and strategic planning applications on behalf of the County council as local highway authority, provide strategic guidance to colleagues in other teams dealing with non-strategic planning applications and manage developer funded amendments and additions to the highway network mainly through Section 278 Agreements and Section 38 Agreements.

To be successful you must hold a HND/HNC in an appropriate discipline and/or significant relevant experience, have detailed knowledge of current guidance and legislation regarding highways development management, developer funded highway works and the Planning process, including the highway authority input into the local planning process, be knowledgeable in highway design issues including Design Manual for Roads and Bridges (DMRB) and Manual for Streets. You must have excellent oral and written communication skills, demonstrate analytical, problem solving and decision making skills and have a proven track record of persuading, influencing and negotiating with clients. 

Key documents

Key dates

  • Closing date: Sunday 23 May
  • Interview date: Friday 28 May

Contact us and apply

For further information or a discussion about this opportunity, please contact Emily Mellalieu on 01609 534876.

Click on apply or alternatively send your CV and cover letter to resourcingsolutions@northyorks.gov.uk quoting STDP

Apply

Development Management Engineer
Location:  Northallerton
Grade – H, I and K
Salary: £24,982 to £35,745
Contract: Full time - Permanent
Weekend Working - No  

Our Team

The Development Management Team is based in the Network Strategy service area within the wider highways and transportation team. It is responsible for leading on the delivery of new roads and highway improvements associated with new major development. This role includes offering the local highway authority input to local plans and associated development strategies, offering highway authority recommendations to the local planning authorities, leading on 278 and 38 agreements and offering superintendence to the delivery of third party developer led works.

The team also leads and delivers the NYCC role of Lead Local Flood Authority. This work includes offering statutory responses to the local planning authority on sustainable drainage associated with new major development, undertaking flood investigations, land drainage consenting, delivering a programme of flood mitigation works within North Yorkshire as part of the NY flood risk strategy.

The role

We have a fantastic opportunity for a Development Management Engineer to join our Network Strategy team within our Highways Service. You will be part of a team of skilled and passionate Engineers delivering our Highways Development Management Service. 
We undertake the roles and responsibilities associated with the County Council’s function as Lead Local Flood Authority (LLFA), respond to significant and strategic planning application, and provide strategic direction on matters relating to highways development management within North Yorkshire. If you have experience in preparing responses to Local Highways Authority planning applications, and/or manages a portfolio of major development applications, relating to the delivery of highway and sustainable drainage, in consultation with the principal engineer, and/or independently assessed the lead local flood authority and local highway authority aspects of planning applications and prepare Lead Local Flood Authority responses on planning applications, then we want to hear from you.

To be successful you must hold an ONC, undertaking year 1 or 2 of HND/C, and/or hold a HND/C in Civil Engineering or degree in other relevant discipline or flood and coastal risk management foundation degree. Have working knowledge of current legislation and guidance relating to the control of developments and plans procedures. 

This is a career graded role for full details please see attached Job Description. We welcome applications from all levels. 
 

Key documents

Key dates

  • Closing date: Thursday 27 May
  • Interview date: Tuesday 8 June

Contact us and apply

For further information or a discussion about this opportunity, please contact Emily Mellalieu on 01609 534876.

Click on apply or alternatively send your CV and cover letter to resourcingsolutions@northyorks.gov.uk quoting DME

Apply

Flood Risk Project Manager
Location:  Northallerton
Grade – J
Salary: £30,451 to £32,910
Contract: Full time – 12 month Fixed Term – potential to become permanent
Weekend Working - No  

The role

We are looking for a Flood Risk Managers to lead on the development and progression of our Flood Management Scheme, identifying and progressing funding opportunities, procuring consultancy services and managing consultants, developing designs and liaising with the affected communities, with support from the NYCC Flood Risk Management Team.

Reporting to the Flood Risk Management Team Leader, you will be part of a team of skilled and passionate Flood Risk Engineers responsible for the development and implementation of the North Yorkshire Local Flood Risk Strategy. 

You will be responsible for the delivery of effective flood risk management mitigation plans and measures, through strong and effective contract and project management, to ensure the delivery of flood management measures across North Yorkshire, produce programmes of delivery and ensure timescales are met, reporting any forecasted delays at early opportunities, produce business cases, including economic analysis for submission to third party funders, with support from the Flood Risk Management Team Leader, and provide project management and supervision, to ensure delivery of the North Yorkshire County Council Flood Risk Programme. For full details of the role please see our Job Description. 

To be successful you must be able to demonstrate excellent communication, analytical, decision making and problem solving skills, have experience in financial budgets and able to effectively monitor and manage contracts to ensure the service delivered complies with those contracts ensuring compliant procurement routes are taken and evidenced. You must also be able to use a range of techniques to successfully persuade, influence and/or negotiate with others in a range of situations and have excellent ICT skills. 

No flood risk experience is necessary if experienced in Project Management or vice versa. You must be self-motivated to see out projects from start to end. 
 

Key documents

Key dates

  • Closing date: Sunday 23 May
  • Interview date: TBC

Contact us and apply

For further information or a discussion about this opportunity, please contact Emily Mellalieu on 01609 534876.

Click on apply or alternatively send your CV and cover letter to resourcingsolutions@northyorks.gov.uk quoting FRPM

Apply

 

Why work here?

We pride ourselves on being an employer of choice, offering a range of training and development opportunities and career progression allowing you to manage your own development journey and empowering you to control your career. We positively encourage flexible working and we provide you with the technology which supports working from a variety of locations. 

In addition to your salary we offer a range of great benefits to help you financially make life a bit easier. From childcare vouchers, travel loans, shopping and gym discounts to name but a few you can find more information on the range of benefits we offer within our   total rewards brochure (pdf / 380 KB) (pdf / 380 KB).

You can find out more about the benefits of working for the Council here

Check out below on what we do best as a service

The Bridge Inn, Grinton, is thought by many regulars to be a community hub – the perfect place to have a pint and a catch up.

And the last year has proved that it isn’t just a good local bar, but an incredibly resilient one too.

The Landlord Andrew Atkin, staff and members of the community have dealt with not one but three rounds of flooding over the past year and then been hit by the coronavirus pandemic.

But Andrew has praised the work North Yorkshire County Council has done to put the pub back together, along with the people of Swaledale. 

Devastating flash floods hit houses, farms and businesses in the upper Dales last summer and some reported getting hammered by hailstones the size of pickled onions and land, roads and homes were destroyed.

The Cogden bridge, behind The Bridge Inn collapsed entirely, cutting off the pub and stopping footfall, depleting Andrew’s custom.

Andrew said: “I was very impressed with the way North Yorkshire County Council handled it all, their presence in the area. 

“It made me realise how much they cared.”

When the rain hit, Andrew couldn’t have predicted the sheer volume that fell.

He added: “I’d been watching the rain and then I saw a few stones fall out, then suddenly the bridge had collapsed.

“It was quite biblical really, I put some towels at the door in the bottom bar… but the flooding burst through the wall. 

“It came through, clearly the towels weren’t going to stop it happening.
“Water was rushing past the front door.”

The next morning, the community was out first thing clearing stones from the road outside.

Andrew said: “That was quite a positive thing to see – people out working together.
“There were people out there who hadn’t spoken in months or years all out working together.

“North Yorkshire County Council were fantastic too, they dug out the back and they were also using the car park to put materials on, but had information centres on the car park which meant people could get updates on exactly what was going on.

“That meant a lot to me and the community, it was just very helpful at a time when we needed it.

Andrew was the first person to drive over the repaired bridge – something he was pleased about because it meant customers were able to visit once again.

The pub has been hit by two more smaller floods this year- one in February and one in March.

He added: “North Yorkshire County Council dug the Gill out again just before the third flood and I think if they hadn’t the flood would have gutted the whole pub that time, so a big thank you for that.”

Some of the repair work done on the pub has been undone, and work was due to start in diverting the stream away from the pub and the pub cellar but was delayed due to Coronavirus.

But Andrew remains positive.

He said: “You can’t dwell on these things happening, you have to stay positive and move on.

“With three floods, when Covid-19 hit I felt quite experienced in dealing with crises.

“During lockdown I spent time with my family and I’ve made some wonderful memories.

“The pub is open again now, we have social distancing and safety measures in place but business is slowly starting to pick up.

“Work on the pub and car park which was delayed is scheduled to start in a couple of weeks too so I think my luck is turning.”

Cllr Don Mackenzie, Executive Member for Highways, said: “North Yorkshire County Council was very pleased indeed to be able to give much-needed help and support to Mr Askew, and to all the local residents of Grinton during those difficult times in the aftermath of the storm.

"Our area teams who work closely with their communites set up information points to keep everyone informed, and quickly set about putting measures in place to re-open roads and repair the damaged bridges. Helped enormously by the determined efforts of the local community, we ensured that life got back to normal again within a short period of time. 

“When the bridges on the C106 Grinton to Leyburn Road and the B6270 Grinton to Downholme Road both collapsed – we  devised a plan within two days of the event, secured £3m of Government funding and reopened the roads fully within weeks on newly constructed temporary structures, beating the target dates.  We will begin the building of permanent bridges next month.”

Picture shows: The Bridge Inn landlord Andrew Atkin

Video: https://youtu.be/ZjmxsYB-D_M
 

 

Highways operations continue across North Yorkshire to manage the impact of Storm Christoph, which dropped about 100mm of rain across the county last week.

The County Council’s highways teams have worked around the clock leading the effort to keep the county on the move and minimise the impact of flooding due to the storm which hit the county after days of snow and which has been followed by rapidly falling temperatures and widespread ice across the region. 

County Councillor Don Mackenzie, Executive Member for Access, said: “Our teams have been working flat out to minimise the impact of the storm and to facilitate essential journeys, including those to Covid-19 testing and vaccination centres. They have also supported the effort to protect properties from flooding. 

“At the same time we have had to keep our winter service up to speed. However, the sheer scale of our countywide service has meant that we have been able to react and rapidly deploy resources from one side of North Yorkshire to the other.” 

River levels are dropping, but some roads remain closed and monitoring and inspection of roads and bridges continues before reopening. A pumping operation continues in Norton, Malton and Old Malton. Near Selby, floodwater overtopped the A19, which is currently closed for reconstruction.

The main issue arising from Storm Christoph is the level of the ground water as rain fell on saturated ground.

A multi-agency pumping operation to protect homes and businesses is expected to continue for several weeks to manage this issue in the Norton, Malton and Old Malton areas. This has involved up to 30 pumps in an operation involving Ryedale District Council, North Yorkshire County Council, North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service, the Environment Agency and Yorkshire Water. 

Several roads remain closed in the towns. An inspection of County Bridge that connects Malton to Norton will take place as soon as the falling river level allows. Floodwater on the road is likely to prevent reopening of the bridge in the short term.

Cllr Mackenzie said: “About a dozen homes have suffered flooding in the towns and we understand how distressing this is. However, the flood defences and emergency response have kept flooding to a relatively low level. 

“The situation is gradually improving, but ground water remains high and the pumping operation will continue as long as necessary. However, the number of pumps is likely to be scaled back and roads will reopen as soon as they safely can.

“We appreciate all those drivers and pedestrians who sensibly heed road closure signs. However, some have ignored signs or moved barriers. Do not enter flood water. Do not put yourself and others at risk by ignoring closures.”

On Friday, floodwater overtopped the A19 at Chapel Haddlesey, where the road is currently closed for reconstruction following flood damage last year. 

The water is starting to recede and the situation is being monitored to ensure that construction can restart as soon as it is safe.

Cllr Mackenzie said: “Where the new rock armour construction on the embankment on which the road runs is in place, it has done its job, standing up well to the flood and remaining intact.   

“While sections of the old road still to be reconstructed have flooded, when complete these will have a new embankment with a stepped construction with rock armour for future protection and resilience. None of the new construction has reached its final road height yet.”

Elsewhere in the county, roads that remain closed are being monitored and will reopen as soon as they safely can.

Landowners are being reminded of their responsibility to keep their river banks well-maintained after large sections of tree had to be removed from the River Swale at Langton bridge at Great Langton, off the B6271 between Richmond and Nothallerton. 

Pictures show:
•    the multi-agency flood prevention operation continues in Malton, Norton and Old Malton
•    overtopping on un-reconstructed sections of the A19 near Selby
•    debris is removed from the river at Langton bridge
 

North Yorkshire has continued to repair roads and improve drainage to roads in Swaledale following last year’s unprecedented rainfall event and the resultant flash floods which took place a year ago.

The rainfall intensity was of a level never previously seen before and North Yorkshire County Council mobilised resources in the immediate aftermath to get vital infrastructure back up and running as quickly as possible by building temporary bridge structures, repairing roads and removing tonnes of debris from the area to protect highways and properties.  The County Council successfully made the case for Government funding and was pleased to receive a £3m one-off exceptional funding award.

“We have carried on the crucial work to our highways infrastructure in the Swaledale area over the last year,” said County Councillor Don Mackenzie, North Yorkshire’s Executive Member for Access, “As we know how crucial these rural roads and bridges are to the Dales communities and keeping people and businesses connected. This work has carried on even through the coronavirus pandemic and we are now gearing up to build permanent bridges to replace the temporary structures we put in place when the bridges collapsed, and this work is now out to tender.  We were very grateful for the funding award from Government which will ensure that the bridge schemes are delivered”.

The extreme weather saw homes, roads and bridges destroyed, as intense rain fell on areas of Richmondshire. Leyburn, Bellerby, Grinton and Reeth. The rain swamped roads and surrounding land and overwhelmed drainage systems. Rivers carrying debris, including stones and boulders added to the destructive force of the water.

In the immediate aftermath of the rain storm the county council, working with district partners set up rest centres and the county council’s Major Incident Response Team and Ready for Anything volunteers, supported by the British Red Cross, offered support to people in towns and villages.

At the same time, the county council’s highways team worked quickly to clear rural routes, reopen roads and put in place plans to resolve the complex closures on the B6270, which links the upper dale to Richmond, and the C106 road from Grinton towards Leyburn following the collapse of the bridges on both of these routes. 

The county council’s bridges engineers acted swiftly and with ingenuity to repair the landslip on the B6270 Reeth to Richmond, built a temporary road and culvert at the damaged bridge at Cogden South on on the C106 road near Grinton Moor and also built a temporary diversion at Cogden North Bridge on the B6270. 

Since July last year the council’s highways teams have completed other repairs, which have included:

•    patching, 
•    resurfacing, 
•    parapet wall repairs to bridges, 
•    making good road edge damage, 
•    repairing ‘washed out areas’,
•    reinstating ditches, 
•    repairing drainage systems damaged by the storms or 
•    removing debris