Highways opportunities

We have a variety of excellent opportunities within our highways department at the moment

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Who are Highways?

Thank you for your interest in our opportunities.

At over 9,000km 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
  • Healthier travel - promoting healthier travel opportunities

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About highways and transportation

North Yorkshire is a special place: England's largest county; breath-taking landscapes; friendly people; and the vibrant backdrop to the phenomenon that was the 2014 Tour de France “Grande Départe”, the subsequent Tours de Yorkshire cycle races and the upcoming cycling’s Road World Cycle Championships in 2019.

However being England’s largest and most rural county also poses significant challenges. We have one of the largest network of roads in the country, running through some of the most challenging landscapes.  The rural nature of the county gives the road network a unique importance to our customers who always see efficient and well-maintained highways as a priority.

North Yorkshire County Council was the first local authority to successfully bid for additional highway maintenance funding to help support the vast rural transport network, and other authorities are using the same model to apply for funding. We truly are trail-blazers in capital investment and have also delivered massive savings to meet the continuing challenges of local government finance whilst still ensuring that vital services are maintained.

The vast rural nature of North Yorkshire means that the highway networks are the true arteries of the county, providing the means by which the lifeblood of the county can move about. Whether it’s getting to work, getting the kids to school or getting to the hospital, transport around the county is vital. Whether it’s snow from the ‘beast from the east’ or flooding from storm desmonda, these arteries must be kept moving.

The unpredictable nature of the weather and the variations of landscapes means that working in highways operations is never dull! Being adaptable and responsive is a must but being able to look ahead and predict issues is equally important.

Available opportunities

We have a variety of excellent opportunities within our highways department at the moment. Select a job title below for more information:

Roles within our highways operations teams

If you are an experienced engineer working towards chartered status and have experience in highways and transportation environment, a working knowledge of local authorities and the vision and enthusiasm to get the best out of everything, then we would like to hear from you.

With a unique blend of public-sector experience and commercial awareness, together with significant experience in a management role and a hands-on knowledge of highways construction, maintenance, development management or similar, you’ll find we won’t waste any of your potential.

You will need to be able to remain calm under pressure, draw on the strengths and experience of the other members of the service, but be confident in making decisive decisions when required. Strategy and planning will be key skills but a solid background in operational delivery will be equally important. The post holder must have impeccable communication skills, both internally and externally, and in particular be confident in talking to the media, senior stake holders and wider partners such as the environment agency.

As one of four area highway managers, you will demonstrate:

  • A strong commercial acumen, securing best value for money for North Yorkshire
  • Knowledge and significant experience of working within highways and local authority, particularly in an operational delivery setting
  • Skilled negotiator, driving hard for value whilst maintaining excellent partnership relationships
  • Developed interpersonal skills & ability to take up a team leadership and wider leadership role
  • That you are proactively working towards chartered engineer status
  • Strong leadership and management skills

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Nigel Smith, head of highway operations, highways and transportation on 01609 535818.

Application Pack

 Job description / person specification (pdf / 464 KB)

To apply for this position please click the “apply” button below or alternatively send your CV quoting AMR to resourcingsolutions@northyorks.gov.uk by midnight on Wednesday 28 November.

It is important that your CV is in word format and includes: your full contact details (telephone, email, address), full employment history (name of employer, job titles, dates of employment and salary), full education history (qualification, grade, dates and place of study), explanation of any gaps in employment. Your personal statement should outline your motivation for applying and how you meet the criteria for the role as detailed in the person specification.

We will not accept applications from agencies.

This is a politically restricted post.

Closing date: Wednesday 28 November
Interview date: Weeks commencing 10 December and 17 December - specific date will be confirmed after shortlisting

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Are you an experienced professional looking for a management opportunity? Do you have knowledge of highways and transportation and related legislation? Do you want to work for an employer who has a vested interest in your health and wellbeing?

We have an exciting opportunity for a maintenance manager to oversee and manage the existing highways network. You will lead the team responsible for delivering the highway maintenance service within the local areas, identify works required to highways and for preparing programmes of works for approval by the head of highway operations.

You will be responsible for a small team of highway officers, and assisting in the management of project engineers to deliver a quality highway maintenance service to the local community, including highway inspections, works delivery and design briefs. You will also liaise with contractors and consultants to develop relationships and improve performance of partnership working across the highways of North Yorkshire.

In return we can offer you a range of employee benefits including a competitive salary, generous leave entitlement, a government pension scheme and access to our ‘everybody benefits’ package which includes a variety of retail discounts. You can also expect to receive ongoing support throughout your role and to be part of a friendly and dedicated team.

If the prospect of a new challenge appeals to you, we would encourage you to take the opportunity to have an informal discussion around this role with James Malcolm on 01609 533778.

Application pack

 Job description / person specification (pdf / 470 KB)

To apply for this position please click the “apply” button below or alternatively send your CV quoting MMS to resourcingsolutions@northyorks.gov.uk by midnight on Wednesday 28 November.

It is important that your CV is in word format and includes: your full contact details (telephone, email, address), full employment history (name of employer, job titles, dates of employment and salary), full education history (qualification, grade, dates and place of study), explanation of any gaps in employment. Your personal statement should outline your motivation for applying and how you meet the criteria for the role as detailed in the person specification.

We will not accept applications from agencies.

Closing date: Wednesday 28 November
Interview date: To be confirmed

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We have an exciting opportunity for an improvement manager to join our highways service to assist in the delivery of highway operations functions in the Boroughbridge area highways office.

Working alongside the area manager, and other key staff, you will be responsible for a team of project engineers / highways officers and a senior project engineer, and will assist with the management of the area team to deliver a high quality service to the local community.

The work is demanding, but rewarding. Your duties will include managing the highway maintenance and improvement, development control and traffic management service as well as delivery of the annual capital programme and programmes of revenue work. Liaising with contractors and consultants to develop positive relationships and improve performance of partnership working across the highways North Yorkshire partnership is a key element of the role as well as fostering good relationships with elected members and the wider community of stakeholders we engage with. You will also assist in delivering our winter service in your capacity as duty manager on a standby rota basis as well as assisting with other emergencies; the role will include out of hours working.

In return we can offer you a range of employee benefits including a competitive salary, generous leave entitlement, flexible working hours, a government pension scheme and access to our ‘everybody benefits’ package which includes a variety of retail discounts. You can also expect to receive ongoing support throughout your role and to be part of a friendly and dedicated team.

If you are an experienced highway engineer looking to achieve the highest standards in the management, maintenance and improvement of the highway network we want to hear from you.

For further information about the role please contact Melisa Burnham, area manager on 01609 532371.

Application Pack

 Job description / person specification (pdf / 314 KB)

To apply for this position please click the “apply” button below or alternatively send your CV quoting IM to resourcingsolutions@northyorks.gov.uk by midnight on Wednesday 28 November.

It is important that your CV is in word format and includes: your full contact details (telephone, email, address), full employment history (name of employer, job titles, dates of employment and salary), full education history (qualification, grade, dates and place of study), explanation of any gaps in employment. Your personal statement should outline your motivation for applying and how you meet the criteria for the role as detailed in the person specification.
We will not accept applications from agencies.

Closing date: Wednesday 28 November
Interview date: Wednesday 19 December

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Are you a qualified highways project engineer or would you like a career in highway engineering? Are you someone who would like to work for an organisation who is fast becoming an employer of choice?

We are looking for a project engineer to join our highways and transportation service based in the Kirby Misperton office.

The core focus of the job is to provide engineering support to the area manager/maintenance manager/improvement manager in managing, maintaining and improving the highway network in the area. You will be involved in the implementation of highway improvement and maintenance schemes, routine highway maintenance activities, delivery of the winter maintenance service, local network management and liaison with the public at a local level. You will also be involved with local highways development control, traffic management and the enforcement of highways legislation.

To be successful you must have or be working towards an HNC/HND in an appropriate technical discipline or similar appropriate qualification, and knowledge of legislation, techniques and practices associated with highways is essential.

This is a career grade post so all levels are welcome to apply.

We promote flexi working times to enable you to have a work life balance, we also offer a wide range of rewards and benefits from generous holidays to discounts on shopping.

Kirby Misperton is a small village and civil parish in the Ryedale district of North Yorkshire. North Yorkshire has a lot to offer all ages. It is easily accessible from all areas, with great links from the A19 and the main M1. It also has great rail links with London and York.

For an informal discussion regarding this position, please contact Tim Coyne on 01609 532685.

Application pack

 Job description / person specification (pdf / 478 KB)

To apply for this position please click the “apply” button below or alternatively send your CV quoting PEKM to resourcingsolutions@northyorks.gov.uk by midnight on Wednesday 28 November.

It is important that your CV includes: your full contact details (telephone, email, address), full employment history (name of employer, job titles, dates of employment and salary), full education history (qualification, grade, dates and place of study), explanation of any gaps in employment. Your personal statement should outline your motivation for applying and how you meet the criteria for the role as detailed in the person specification.

We will not accept applications from agencies.

Closing date: Wednesday 28 November
Interview date: Tuesday 11 December

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Are you a qualified highways project engineer or would you like a career in highway engineering? Would you like to work in the famous James Herriot area of natural beauty? Are you someone who would like to work for an organisation who is fast becoming an employer of choice?

We are looking for a project engineer to join our highways and transportation service based in our Thirsk office.

You will be responsible for the service delivery area of the Hambleton District as well as parts of the North Yorkshire Moors National Park. The core focus of the job is to provide engineering support to the area manager/improvement manager/maintenance manager in managing, maintaining and improving the highway network in the area. You will be involved the implementation of highway improvement and maintenance schemes, routine highway maintenance activities, delivery of the winter maintenance service, local network management and liaison with the public at a local level. You will also be involved with local highways development control, traffic management and the enforcement of highways legislation.

To be successful you must have or be working towards an HNC/HND in an appropriate technical discipline or similar appropriate qualification, and knowledge of legislation, techniques and practices associated with highways is essential.

This is a career grade post so all levels are welcome to apply.

We promote flexi working times to enable you to have a work life balance, we also offer a wide range of rewards and benefits from generous holidays to discounts on shopping.

Thirsk is a traditional North Yorkshire market town positioned midway between the stunning North York Moors and the beautiful Yorkshire Dales. North Yorkshire has a lot to offer all ages. It is easily accessible from all areas, with great links from the A19 and the main M1. It also has great rail links with London and York.

For an informal discussing regarding this position, please contact Jayne Charlton on 01609 535800.

Application pack

 Job description / person specification (pdf / 478 KB)

To apply for this position please click the “apply” button below or alternatively send your CV quoting PET to resourcingsolutions@northyorks.gov.uk by midnight on Wednesday 28 November.

It is important that your CV includes: your full contact details (telephone, email, address), full employment history (name of employer, job titles, dates of employment and salary), full education history (qualification, grade, dates and place of study), explanation of any gaps in employment. Your personal statement should outline your motivation for applying and how you meet the criteria for the role as detailed in the person specification.

We will not accept applications from agencies.

Closing date: Wednesday 28 November
Interview date: Tuesday 11 and Wednesday 12 December

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Are you a qualified highways project engineer or would you like a career in highway engineering? Are you someone who would like to work for an organisation who is fast becoming an employer of choice?

We are looking for a project engineer to join our highways and transportation service based in our Brompton on Swale office.

You will be responsible for the service delivery area of North Yorkshire covering Richmond, Catterick  as well as parts of the North Yorkshire Dales National Park. The core focus of the job is to provide engineering support to the area manager/improvement manager/maintenance manager in managing, maintaining and improving the highway network in the area. You will be involved in the implementation of highway improvement and maintenance schemes, routine highway maintenance activities, delivery of the winter maintenance service, local network management and liaison with the public at a local level. You will also be involved with local highways development control, traffic management and the enforcement of highways legislation.

To be successful you must have, be working towards, or willing to work towards an HNC/HND in an appropriate technical discipline or similar appropriate qualification, and knowledge of legislation, techniques and practices associated with highways is essential.

This is a career grade post so all levels are welcome to apply.

We promote flexi working times to enable you to have a work life balance, we also offer a wide range of rewards and benefits from generous holidays to discounts on shopping.

Brompton on Swale is a village located to the east of Richmond, attractively placed along the northern bank of the River Swale. North Yorkshire has a lot to offer all ages. It is easily accessible from all areas, with great links from the A19, A1 and the main M1. It also has great rail links with London and York.

For an informal discussion regarding this position, please contact Neil Linfoot on 01609 533720.

Application pack

 Job description / person specification (pdf / 478 KB)

To apply for this position please click the “apply” button below or alternatively send your CV quoting PEBS to resourcingsolutions@northyorks.gov.uk by midnight on Wednesday 28 November.

It is important that your CV includes: your full contact details (telephone, email, address), full employment history (name of employer, job titles, dates of employment and salary), full education history (qualification, grade, dates and place of study), explanation of any gaps in employment. Your personal statement should outline your motivation for applying and how you meet the criteria for the role as detailed in the person specification.

We will not accept applications from agencies.

Closing date: Wednesday 28 November
Interview date: Monday 10 December

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Are you currently studying engineering and looking to secure your future role? Would you like to work for an experienced employer with an ICE accredited training scheme?

This is a fantastic opportunity for current undergraduates to get a foot on the ladder and a real taste of the engineering world!

We are offering a minimum 8 weeks of paid employment each summer holiday, commencing around the end of June/early July and finishing early September. This is a unique opportunity to experience the different areas of work which we undertake, across highways and transportation services which includes network strategy, highways operations and contract management.

You will benefit from an excellent introduction to working in a busy and exciting highways and transportation environment, working alongside engineers involved in the design and delivery of highway schemes, traffic management measures and bridge repair and improvement schemes. Working as part of a team you will be given the support and guidance to help you make a positive contribution. The experience you gain will prepare you for your graduate engineer role whilst also providing you with a useful practical application of aspects of your civil engineering degree course.

We would love to hear from you if you are a current undergraduate studying for a degree in civil engineering, at masters level and in your 2nd or 3rd year of the course. As part of our commitment and support, you will receive a bursary of £4,000 in total to help towards your costs whilst you study.

At the end of your 4 year course, subject to satisfactory performance and completion of your degree, you will have the opportunity of an established engineering role with us and the opportunity to achieve ICE accreditation.

You will receive:

  • Paid summer placements
  • £4000 Bursary
  • Paid pro rata holiday entitlement
  • Valuable work and industry experience
  • Opportunity to secure a permanent engineering role
  • Opportunity to achieve ICE accreditation

For an informal discussion about the opportunities, please contact Melisa Burnham on 01609 532371

So what’s not to like? Apply today and start the next step in your journey!

Application pack

 Bursary information pack (pdf / 313 KB)

To apply for this position please click the “apply” button below or alternatively send your CV quoting GBP to resourcingsolutions@northyorks.gov.uk by midnight on Wednesday 28 November.

It is important that your CV includes: your full contact details (telephone, email, address), full employment history (name of employer, job titles, dates of employment and salary), full education history (qualification, grade, dates and place of study), explanation of any gaps in employment. Your personal statement should outline your motivation for applying and how you meet the criteria for the role.
 

We will not accept applications from agencies.

Closing date: Wednesday 28 November
Interview date: 20 December (there can be some flexibility around this)

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Are you looking for an opportunity to gain ICE accreditation? Do you want to broaden your experience within an award winning organisation? NYCC have an ideal opening for you to train, learn and develop through our established graduate engineering programme.

Over the course of the 3 year, fixed term programme, you will achieve ICE accreditation through our approved ICE training scheme and gain valuable experience of working across all functions within highways and transportation. This is a great opportunity to be part of an excellent training programme that will allow you to take that first step into a dynamic and progressive career.

Performing at a high level, you’ll have responsibility for specific projects / operational delivery in a range of placements which will enable you to develop key skills such as project planning techniques and gain a greater understanding of how the organisation operates. Working as part of a project team, you will have the benefit of learning from experienced colleagues who welcome new members to the team and offer great support. In addition to this, you will be assigned a designated mentor who will provide you with ongoing support and guidance in order to ensure that your graduate programme runs smoothly.

The highways and transportation service forms part of the business and environmental services directorate, which is situated at County Hall, Northallerton with local offices in Brompton-on Swale, Thirsk, Whitby, Kirby Misperton, Selby, Boroughbridge and Skipton. You will spend time in the Northallerton based teams as well as in the local area offices. The exact location / area office will be discussed with you as we aim to best align this with the location you are travelling from, as well as key projects taking place. Therefore you will need the ability to travel to your designated work base.

Highways services are delivered through three main units; network strategy, highways operations, contract management. The information below provides a flavour of the core functions which each unit delivers.

Network strategy - the main areas of responsibility are for the development and co-ordination of the transport strategy, policy and planning; development control; implementation of highway improvement schemes; highways asset management; bridges and design services; flood risk management and major projects.

Highways operations is responsible for; street lighting; maintenance; development control; and traffic management; implementation of maintenance schemes.

Contracts management is responsible for the procurement and management of the highway property services contracts currently with WSP and Ringway.

As part of the programme, you will undertake a series of placements across front line and strategic services, which will provide you with varied experience and great foundations for your career development.

You will also benefit from the wider corporate graduate development programme, which includes:

  • Corporate induction
  • Aspiring managers programme
  • Senior managers seminars (led by the chief executive)
  • Managers webinars programme
  • Access to on line material, including ashridge management college
  • Graduate network membership, including ‘lunchtime learning’
  • Mentor support
  • Appropriate management skills training as required

To be eligible for the programme, you need to have a masters degree in civil engineering or equivalent.

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Melisa Burnham on 01609 532371, who would be happy to answer any questions.

Start your journey to a great career and apply now!

Application pack

 Job description / person specification (pdf / 603 KB)

To apply for this position please click the “apply” button below or alternatively send your CV quoting GE to resourcingsolutions@northyorks.gov.uk by midnight on Wednesday 28 November.

It is important that your CV includes: your full contact details (telephone, email, address), full employment history (name of employer, job titles, dates of employment and salary), full education history (qualification, grade, dates and place of study), explanation of any gaps in employment. Your personal statement should outline your motivation for applying and how you meet the criteria for the role as detailed in the person specification.

We will not accept applications from agencies.

Closing date: Wednesday 28 November
Interview date: 20 December (there can be some flexibility around this)

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* Salaries subject to pay award agreement

Roles within our network strategy teams

We have an exciting opportunity for a motivated professional to join us as a traffic engineering team leader based at County Hall, Northallerton.

The traffic engineering team forms part of the network strategy group within the highways and transportation service unit. The team’s core functions are:

  • To deliver capital funded local safety schemes to reduce the number and severity of casualties arising from road collisions.
  • To undertake road safety audits on highway improvements.
  • To carry out fatal collision inspections and reports.
  • To produce and update traffic management and road safety engineering policy.
  • To improve the efficiency of traffic signal installations in North Yorkshire by addressing congestion and safety issues at problem locations.
  • To maintain and improve the condition of existing traffic signals installations and monitor performance of the traffic signals maintenance contractor.
  • To provide parking expertise and lead on the delivery of high profile parking projects.

The successful candidate will manage a team of ten engineering professionals, who are responsible for providing technical advice on all issues relating to traffic in North Yorkshire.

The team leader is responsible for all aspects of the team’s work, including operational management, both internal and external communications, significant partnership and corporate working, resource management, systems and information, and strategic management of projects and programmes. There are many opportunities to get closely involved with some of the most exciting and high profile highways projects that are happening in England’s largest county.

A degree or equivalent qualification in a relevant discipline is required, as is an in-depth knowledge of current guidance and legislation relating to traffic engineering, and extensive understanding and experience of scheme programming, finance and strategic planning.  AutoCAD and UTMC experience is desirable.

The ideal candidate will take responsibility for this challenging role within a high profile area of our service, and be committed to encouraging the development of members of the team. An ability to travel around the county and excellent communication skills are also essential.

In return we can offer you a range of employee benefits including a competitive salary, generous leave entitlement, a government pension scheme and access to our ‘everybody benefits’ package which includes a variety of retail discounts. You can also expect to receive ongoing support throughout your role and to be part of a friendly and dedicated team.

If this sounds like the role for you and you would like to find out more information, please contact Allan McVeigh on 01609 532847 for an informal conversation.

Application Pack

 Job description / person specification (pdf / 437 KB)

To apply for this position please click the “apply” button below or alternatively send your CV quoting TLTE to resourcingsolutions@northyorks.gov.uk by midnight on Wednesday 28 November.

It is important that your CV is in word format and includes: your full contact details (telephone, email, address), full employment history (name of employer, job titles, dates of employment and salary), full education history (qualification, grade, dates and place of study), explanation of any gaps in employment. Your personal statement should outline your motivation for applying and how you meet the criteria for the role as detailed in the person specification.
 

We will not accept applications from agencies.

Closing date: Wednesday 28 November
Interview date: Monday 10 and Tuesday 11 December

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Are you a qualified engineer starting out on your career? Or perhaps you’re a qualified engineer looking for a change? Would you like to work for an employer who promotes work life balance and offers fantastic flexible working opportunities?

NYCC have some great opportunities for engineers of all levels to join their successful network strategy section within the highways and transportation service.

As an engineer you will provide pre-application highway advise to transport consultants and applicants, undertake drawing reviews to provide technical approval for S278 and S38 work, liaise with transport consultants, planning applications, planning officers, developers, county councillors and members of the public over application sites and provide the highway response on major planning applications (sites over 80 dwellings and/or politically sensitive/strategic importance).

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. These engineering opportunities offer fantastic career development giving you the ability to gain your HND/C qualification along the way!

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.

To be successful you must have:

  • Entry level: successfully completed the civil engineering NC
  • Mid Level: successfully completed the civil engineering NC and the first year of the HND/C qualification and continuing in year 2
  • Top Level: successfully completed the civil engineering NC and HND/C qualification.

Whilst the post base would be Northallerton, we positively encourage flexible working and we provide you with the technology you need to work from a wide variety of locations whether that be other work bases or from home.

If you have the drive to deliver and contribute to the growth agenda in a highways context we want to hear from you.

For further information about the role please contact Pam Johnson, team leader transport and development on 01609 532295 or 07800 875 820.

Application pack

 Job description / person specification (pdf / 524 KB)

 

To apply for this position please click the “apply” button below or alternatively send your CV quoting HEN to resourcingsolutions@northyorks.gov.uk by midnight on Wednesday 28 November.

It is important that your CV includes: your full contact details (telephone, email, address), full employment history (name of employer, job titles, dates of employment and salary), full education history (qualification, grade, dates and place of study), explanation of any gaps in employment. Your personal statement should outline your motivation for applying and how you meet the criteria for the role as detailed in the person specification.

We will not accept applications from agencies.

Closing date: Wednesday 28 November
Interview date: To be confirmed

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* Salaries subject to pay award agreement

Why work here?

North Yorkshire County Council prides itself on being the biggest employer in North Yorkshire as well as being the employer of choice. Our vision is for 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.

We welcome and celebrate diversity and inclusion and the strengths this brings to our communities and work force, we aim to provide excellent and efficient local services enabling everyone to fulfil their potential, to do this we give everyone equal access to services and job opportunities.

We heavily invest in the development of our employees, providing training and qualifications to further enhance their careers. We offer apprenticeship and graduate programmes as well as supported internships.

To find out more about what it is like to work at North Yorkshire County Council take a look at the following video:

 

 

What else can we offer you?

We have exciting times ahead within the highways and transportation service offering you the opportunity to:

  • Join a highly successful service;
  • progress your career and gain qualification with professional recognition through our Institution of civil engineers approved training scheme;
  • make a real difference to the communities of North Yorkshire;
  • use the latest technology and innovative ways of working;
  • be supported by professionals and a commitment to your continued professional development and life-long learning;
  • enjoy a comprehensive employee benefits package including employer pension scheme, family friendly leave, flexible working, salary sacrifice and employee discount benefits;
  • work in an inspiring environment, due to the natural geography of North Yorkshire;
  • have job satisfaction, with the ability to see through projects from start to finish, and witness first-hand the positive impact on the communities we serve;
  • work in partnership with communities, contractors and wider professional networks; and
  • work on new, innovative projects in an organisation whose strong financial management enables the investment into invest to save initiatives to secure future sustainability.

In today’s climate, employment within a good organisation can be unstable, NYCC can offer you a safe career, a good working environment as well as a generous benefit package. We want you to work to live not live to work, we want you to enjoy the things in life that really matter to you and this is important to us.

Hear what our staff have to say...

 

 

What’s is like to work in NYCC Highways?

"Love it!! The team and line manager are so supportive. We are there for each other through thick and thin even though geographically we are spread across the county. One cry for help and someone is always there."

"Every day is a different challenge. Daily interaction with customers, contractors, developers, councillors keeps the job interesting. You have to be reactive to highways operation problems, but also apply strategic thinking in the longer term forward planning of projects."

"I enjoy my role because I am out & about for most of the time so no two days are the same."

What training & development is available to you?

“Training and development opportunities are readily available with opportunities to shadow and gain on the job experience where appropriate. Managers are supportive and encouraging when discussing career development and academic opportunities. Highways and transportation management help people to find their ‘happy place’ whether that is in career progression or even a sideways move into a different team, recognising different needs of individuals."

"Training opportunities are available depending upon existing qualifications.  The project engineer post in the thirsk area office is a career progression post between band 9 and 12 .The County Council also have an ICE training agreement for those staff who wish to progress to chartered or incorporated status."

How has NYCC Flexible working opportunities helped you?

"Flexi time has enabled me to gain a work life balance that suits me and my young family. As a mum working full time and having the opportunity of flexi time I have been able to progress in my career to management and still don’t miss the family time with my daughters. I haven’t missed a school concert/play yet!"

"We work within the flexible working hours which is utilised by team members for a good work life balance."

Why did you choose to work for North Yorkshire County Council?

"NYCC has a very good reputation and I wanted to work for an organisation that has that reputation and looks after its staff."

"Having a safe career is really important to me, my job is safe and the benefits package suits my lifestyle."

 

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