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  • Delivering the right transport infrastructure is critical to achieving our ambition, and that’s where you come in

Highways career opportunities

Our service

With over 9,000 km in length and 1497 bridges, North Yorkshire has one of the longest road and bridge networks of any highway authority in the country. Our highway 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.

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.

Delivering the right transport infrastructure is critical to achieving our ambition, and that’s where you come in.

Our people

We are proud of our workforce and their daily commitment to deliver this vital service to the residents of North Yorkshire. We are a diverse workforce and can proudly boast we employ the above national average for women working in engineering. We believe in “growing our own” focussing on personal development within our clearly defined career pathways allowing our people to progress. 

You can be part of our future too!
 

To view our current Highways opportunities, please click below. 

Northallerton - Hybrid working opportunities

Technical Lead – Bridges and Structures 
Grade: N
Salary: £46,549 to £50,543.01
Location: Northallerton – Hybrid Working 
Permanent 

We are looking for an experienced engineer to join our Bridges and Structures team as a Technical Lead. 

The Team

The Bridges Team sits within the wider Major Projects and Infrastructure Team of the Highways and Transportation service, we are responsible for delivering the County Council’s Highway Structures Asset Management service. We design, construct, and maintain the council’s larger highway structures, and are responsible for the identification of schemes and their design to completion, on time and budget, and provide strategic/professional guidance to colleagues in other teams dealing with smaller highway structures. 

The role

As our Technical Lead for bridges and structures you will assist the Bridge Manager in providing an effective and efficient Bridges / Structures service in support of both the Network Strategy and the Highways Operations Groups. As well as carrying out, you will mentor other engineers withing the team to carry out designs to current standards, produce AutoCAD drawings for projects, lead on the design consultation, supervision and measurement of project/ schemes and checking/processing of invoices, and complete highways safety audits. You will also produce Highway Asset maintenance schemes and ensure the effective ordering and implementation of works 

This is a fantastic opportunity for someone who wants to further develop their career within the Highways Service and the County Council, showcase their potential and grow and develop themselves within the role. 

What you will bring

We are looking for someone with extensive experience in highways structures, a degree in Civil Engineering or equivalent and either CEng or IEng with the ICE or IStructE.  You must have experience in project management, leading with projects, design, asset management and construction of highway structures and be willing to learn and adapt.  

Contact and apply

If you would like an informal conversation regarding the role please contact Richard Binks on 07815 644264

To apply, register your details, remove your personal details from your CV and upload.

Key dates
Closing date: Sunday 5 February 2023
Interview date: Wednesday 15 February 2023 

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Senior Engineer Transport and Development – Network Strategy (Highways)
Grade - M
Salary: £42,503 to £46,549
Contract Type – permanent – full time
Location: Hybrid working with the expectation to visit County Hall or other Area Highway Offices/Depots when required

We have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Engineer Transport & Development to join our Network Strategy Team within our Highways and Transportation service, as part of a professional and dedicated Engineering team.

Our team

Our Transport and Development Team sits within the Network Strategy Group of the Highways and Transportation service.  We deliver the County Council’s Highways Development Management service, which leads on the delivery of new roads and highway improvements associated with new commercial and residential housing developments and responding  to significant and strategic planning applications on behalf of the County council as the local highway authority.

The Team  also manage developer funded highway works necessary for developers to bring forward their developments, mainly  through the Section 278 and Section 38 Agreements process including the use of Advance Payment Code procedures and input into the CIL process within North Yorkshire. 

The role

As one of our Senior Engineers, you will deliver the highways development management service including the supervision and mentoring of  a number of Transport & Development Engineers and Highways Officers.  You will also provide professional advice and direction on development and transportation issues to others involved in delivering the service in the Transport and Development team and colleagues throughout the Business Unit.   

What you will bring

To be successful, you will hold a HND/HNC in an appropriate discipline and/or significant relevant experience. You will have detailed knowledge of current guidance and legislation regarding highways development management, developer funded highway works and the Planning process, have knowledge of highway design issues including Design Manual for Roads and Bridges (DMRB)and Manual for Streets.
You must have exceptional communication skills, both oral and written, with the ability to articulate technical information to non-specialists as well as the ability to problem solve and find practical solutions through creativity and innovative thinking. Excellent organisation skills are a must. 

Contact and apply

If you would like to learn more about our fantastic opportunity please contact contact Keith Jameson on 01609 532831 for an informal conversation. 

To apply, register your details, remove your personal details from your CV and upload.

Key dates
Closing date: Sunday 29 January 2023
Interview date: week commencing 6 February 2023

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Transport and Development Engineer
Grade H to K
Salary: £27,344 to £38,296
Contract: full time permanent
Location: Hybrid Working with visits to County Hall and other sites

Do you have experience in the field of highways and transportation, Transport Planning or housing delivery? Are you looking for a new challenge in 2023?

We are looking for a Transport and Development Engineer to join our Development Management Team. 

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 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 Local Highway Authority, responding 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 the field of highways and transportation, Transport Planning or housing delivery then we want to hear from you, as all training and peer support will be provided as you learn and develop within the role.

What you will bring

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 hold a qualification in transport planning.

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

Contact and Apply

For further information about the role please contact Keith.Jameson@northyorks.gov.uk 

Applying is easy, click on apply, register your details and upload your CV. 

Key dates
Closing date: Sunday 22 January 2023
Interview date: Week commencing 31 January 2023

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Development Management Officer – Network Strategy (Highways)
Grade I
Salary: £30,151 to £32,909
Location: Hybrid Working with visits to County Hall, Northallerton
Contract: Full time – Permanent

Do you have in-depth knowledge of highway construction/maintenance techniques and specifications, and of highway safety and relevant codes of practice? Are you looking for a new role that enables you to develop and offers a fantastic work life balance?

The 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 commercial and residential housing developments.  

The role

As one of our Development Management Officers, you will be the direct front line contact for the delivery of the highways service and, therefore for many Developers / Contractors, the most noticeable and significant member of the team. You will also be responsible for the supervision of maintenance and improvement works including development control and customer liaison. The role involves a significant proportion of work being carried out remotely from the office using the highways vehicle as a mobile workstation. 

What you will bring

To be successful you must have in-depth knowledge of highway construction/maintenance techniques and specifications, and of highway safety and relevant codes of practice with the role often suiting those that have had supervisory experience of Construction Site staff. You must also have a significant technical background from within the Highway Construction/Maintenance and Civil Engineering sector to enable you to instruct Developers / Contractors and their agents on appropriate construction techniques and methods of working. You will need to be able to demonstrate experience of contract supervision and site measurement and working in a customer service environment. Excellent communication skills is a must, with the ability to use a range of techniques to successfully persuade influence and/ or negotiate with others in a range of situations

We welcome applications from all levels.

Contact and apply

If you would like to learn more about our fantastic opportunity please contact contact Keith Jameson on 01609 532831 or via email on keith.jameson@northyorks.gov.uk for an informal conversation. 

To apply, register your details, remove your personal details from your CV and upload.

Key dates
Closing date: Sunday 29 January 2023
Interview date: week commencing 6 February 2023

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Transport Policy & Strategic Officer – Network Strategy (Highways)
Grade J
Salary: £32,909 to £35,411
Contract: full time permanent
Location: Hybrid Working with the expectation to visit County Hall and other sites

Do you have knowledge of current guidance and legislation with respect to transport and other related issues? Do you have experience in the development of major projects?

Our Team

The Transport Planning team is part of the Network Strategy Group that sits within the Highways and Transportation Service Unit. Our core functions of the team are the transport strategy and policy development and dissemination, Scheme identification, prioritisation and strategic budget allocation and management, Service planning and strategic performance management. 

The role

We are looking for a Transport Policy & Strategic Officer to join our Highways and Transportation service. As our Transport Officer, you will be responsible for helping to identify and prepare transport schemes for the council including helping to manage the County Council list of major transport schemes. 

You will also identify funding opportunities, be involved in the preparation of funding bids and assist with the development of transport strategy and policy for the County Council.  It’s an exciting time to join our Highways service, we’re an innovative council continually looking at ways to improve the lives of the residents of North Yorkshire and take a lead role in the county council’s involvement with Transport for the North. We are currently involved in preparing cycling and walking infrastructure plans, projects looking at establishing electric vehicle charging points in North Yorkshire through to being in the final stages of developing the business case for the £40m A59 diversion at Kex Gill. 

You will have a varied workload as well as having the opportunity to be involved with the future of transport in North Yorkshire as we move towards a low carbon era. You may not be on the frontline but you will achieve a sense of pride that you have contributed to the making a difference.

What you will bring

You must have knowledge of current guidance and legislation with respect to transport and other related issues, such as planning and economic development, be able to demonstrate previous involvement in the development of major projects in the public and / or private sectors and delivering these within tight timelines. Have excellent communications skills both oral, with the ability to use a range of techniques to successfully persuade, influence and/or negotiate with others in a range of situations and written, as you will be required to produce documents in a range of formats and styles to suit a range of audiences. 

Ideally, we are looking for someone who has experience of planning transport projects but this is not essential as training will be provided. Please demonstrate how your current skills and experience could be relevant.

Contact and Apply

If you are interested in learning more about this fantastic opportunity, please contact Louise Neale on 07890381281 for an informal conversation.

Applying is easy, click on apply, register your details and upload your CV. 

Key dates
Closing date: Sunday 29 January 2023
Interview date: week commencing 6 February 2023

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Traffic Management & Road Safety Assistant
Grade G to H
Salary: £24,948 to £30,151
Location: County wide (one of our area offices) with the expectation to travel to Northallerton for monthly meetings. Site Visits are required. 
Permanent

Are you currently undertaking year 1 of Civil Engineering HND/C in Civil Engineering or equivalent or achieved first year on HND/C in Civil Engineering and willing to continue to year 2 of the qualification? Or are you interested in Engineering and looking for a role that would fund your qualification?

We are looking for an Assistant Engineer to join our Traffic Engineering team.

Our Service

The Traffic Engineering Team forms part of the Network Strategy Group within the Highways and Transportation Service Unit. The core function is 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 and carry out fatal collision inspections and reports. We also produce and update traffic management and road safety engineering policy, improve the efficiency of traffic signal installations in North Yorkshire by addressing congestion and safety issues at problem locations, maintain and improve the condition of existing traffic signals installations and monitor performance of the traffic signals maintenance contractor and provide parking expertise and lead on the delivery of high profile parking projects.

The role

As our assistant engineer you will identify and develop Local Safety and Collision Prevention Schemes and to undertake Road Safety Audits and Fatal Collision Inspections. Contribute to the preparation and consultation of design of schemes within the Integrated Transport Capital Programme, assist, as necessary with the design of traffic engineering measures, including traffic signals, traffic management and parking studies, contribute to the preparation of traffic sign design and schedules, and assist in ensuring schemes comply with the Local Transport Plan and supplementary documents.

What you will bring

To be successful you must have:

Grade G

  • Working knowledge of legislation relating to traffic signs and lines and traffic calming.
  • Experience in Collision investigation studies and safety schemes including traffic calming.
  • Demonstrable experience within a highways related role
  • Experience in the use of ACAD
  • Undertaken year 1 of Civil Engineering HND/C in Civil Engineering or equivalent.

Grade H (in addition to Grade G)

  • Working knowledge of legislation relating to traffic signs and lines and traffic calming.
  • Collision investigation studies and safety schemes including traffic calming.
  • An understanding of local government administrative and financial procedures.
  • Experience in the use of CAD
  • ONC in Civil Engineering or equivalent
  • Achieved first year on HND/C in Civil Engineering and willing to continue to year 2 of the qualification. 

Ideally, we are looking for someone who has undertaken year 1 of Civil Engineering HND/C but if you are interested in qualifying as an Engineer we will support you with your qualification. 

Due to the nature of this role there will be some travel required – for this you must be able to drive.

Contact and apply

If you would like to learn more about our fantastic opportunity please contact contact David Kirkpatrick on 0797 050 9194 for an informal conversation. 

To apply, register your details, remove your personal details from your CV and upload. 

Key dates
Closing date: Sunday 29 January 2023
Interview date: week commencing 6 February 2023

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Technical Assistant – Network Strategy (Highways)
Grade G 
Salary: £24,948 to £27,344
Contract: full time permanent
Location: Hybrid Working with visits to County Hall 

Our Team

The Network Strategy Group sits within the Highways and Transportation Service Unit. Our core functions are to provide the transport strategy policy and planning functions for the County Council, oversee and manage highways capital programmes, Flood Risk Management, Traffic management, co-ordination and management of roadworks and road safety. We also manage the impact of new developments on the highway

The role

As our Technical Assistant you will provide technical assistance to all Network Strategy teams including the management and co-ordination of databases and spreadsheets, provision of GIS services including maintaining mapping information and the production of presentation quality maps and plans.  You will assist in the assessment, programming and management of the Highways and Transportation capital and revenue programmes. You will also assist the provision of information relating to local authority land searches, co-ordination and provision of information related to highway assets and assist in the monitoring of developer funded highway works.

What you will bring

You will need knowledge of computer databases and standard MS office systems, have experience in the collection, interpretation and provision of financial monitoring and other statistical information. You will have good communication skills both written, and verbal with the ability to make independent decisions, provide information, advice and guidance to others.

Ideally, we are looking for someone who has experience of GIS and mapping systems, but this is not essential as training will be provided.  

Contact and Apply

If you are interested in learning more about this fantastic opportunity, please contact Louise Neale on 07890281381 or James Gilroy on 07973747056 for an informal conversation.

Applying is easy, click on apply, register your details and upload your CV. 

Key dates
Closing date: Sunday 29 January 2023
Interview date: week commencing 6 February 2023

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Skipton opportunities

Maintenance Manager 
Grade N
Salary: £46,549 to £50,543 
Job type: Full time - permanent
Location: Hybrid Working - Skipton
 
 
Are you an experienced Highways Officer or Senior Project Engineer looking for a fantastic opportunity to further develop your career and management skills within Highways?

We are currently looking for a Maintenance Manager for our area office in Skipton. 

Our service

The Highways Operations Unit is responsible for the implementation of highway improvement and maintenance schemes, routine highway maintenance activities, delivery of the winter maintenance services, local network management and liaison with the public at a local level.

The role
 
As our Maintenance Manager you will lead the team to ensure our highway safety compliance for the Area 5 Skipton Highways office. You will assess and identify highway maintenance works, including drainage and surface treatments, prepare design briefs that contribute to the delivery of the local capital programme, including the monitoring and management of locally devolved budgets.
 
This is a fantastic opportunity for someone who wants to further develop their career and management skills within the Highways Service and the County Council, showcase their potential and grow and develop themselves within a very challenging and demanding role.
 
In addition to this you will also be involved in delivering winter service and other highways emergencies for which you will receive standby payments and other payments will be made. 
 
What you will bring
 
You must hold an HNC/HND in an appropriate technical discipline or similar appropriate qualifications, knowledge of highways and transportation and related legislation, works programming and co-ordination. Have excellent communication skills both written and oral, with the ability to confidently use persuasion, influencing and/or negotiation techniques to influence others in difficult situations. 
 
Contact and apply

If you would like an informal conversation, please contact Hannah Benson on 07967453602 for an informal conversation. 
Simply click on apply, register your details and upload your CV. 

Key dates
Closing date: Sunday 12 February
Interview date: week commencing 20 February

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Works Inspector
Grade: I
Salary: £30,151 to £32,909
Location: Hybrid working – Skipton Area Office with the expectation to attend meetings at County Hall, Northallerton as required. 
Full time Permanent

Do you have experience in a street works/highways/statutory undertaker inspector or supervisor role and looking for a new challenge within a great organisation that promotes a work life balance?

We’re looking for a Works Inspector to join our Network Information and Compliance Team

The team

The Network Information and Compliance Team which is responsible for enforcement activities outlined by the New Roads and Street Works Act, the Traffic Management Act, the Highways Act and associated Codes of Practice.

The role

As our Works Inspector you will undertake appropriate inspections of all types of reinstatements and sites. Plan and undertake The New Roads and Street Works Act inspections, undertake permit and licence checks and inspections to ensure compliance, assist with the co-ordination of works and activities taking place on the highway to minimise the disruption and inconvenience caused to all users of the highway. You will also ensure inspection results are accurately recorded, reported and follow through any enforcement action required, investigate enquiries and third party reports to ensure a satisfactory outcome, ensure the works complete on time and quality of reinstatements complies with the Specification for the Reinstatements of Openings in Highways, and partake in the provision of the winter maintenance regime, undertake weather and road condition checks to ensure an informed decision is made reference pre-salting/gritting/etc.

What you will bring

You will have knowledge and understanding of current highway legislation, and New Roads and Street Works Act 1991, Traffic Management Act 2004, Highways Act 1980 and associated Codes of Practice, have recent experience in a street works/highways/statutory undertaker inspector or supervisor role. You must have excellent communication skills, both written and oral, good interpersonal skills and be able to demonstrate influencing and negotiating skills. Current driving licence is a must as you will need to visit sites across the county, a works vehicle will be provided

Contact and apply

For an informal conversation please contact Niall Paterson on 07971172920.

To apply, register your details, remove your personal details from your CV and upload.

Key dates
Closing date: Sunday 29 January 2023
Interview date: week commencing 6 February 2023

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Scarborough/Whitby opportunities

Senior Project Engineer (Highway Maintenance) Whitby or Scarborough
Grade L
Salary: £38,296 to £42,503
Location: Scarborough or Whitby
Contract: Full time Permanent

We are looking for Senior Project Engineer (Highway Maintenance) to join our Highways team in either Whitby or Scarborough Office. 

The role

As Senior Project Engineer you will be responsible for managing and coordinating delivery of work carried out the Council’s local area highways team relating to highway maintenance and highway improvement, within the local Area. You will help deliver the local area highways office service including supervising the Project Engineers and Highways Officers; working closely with consultants, contractors and delivery agent North Yorkshire Highways. You will also provide professional advice and direction in relation to managing, maintaining and improving the highway network within the local Area to Improvement Manager, Maintenance Manager and others in the team involved in delivering the service.

What you will bring

This is a fantastic opportunity for someone who wants to further develop their career within the Highways Service and the County Council, showcase their potential and grow and develop themselves within a very challenging and demanding role. 

To be successful you must hold a HNC/HND in an appropriate technical discipline or similar appropriate qualifications and have relevant transferrable experience.
The following skills/experience would be advantageous; experience of the procurement of highway related works including preparation of contract documents; experience in contract supervision including site supervision including measurement and valuation, and knowledge of legislation and techniques and practices associated with highway maintenance.
 
Whilst we welcome applications from candidates who have experience in many of the subjects covered by the person specification, those with experience in some of the specialisms are also encouraged to apply.

Contact and apply

If you would like an informal conversation regarding the role, please contact Mike Aitchison on 01609 533696

Applying is easy, simply click on apply on our website, register your details, remove your personal details from your CV and upload.

Key dates

Closing date: Sunday 29 January 2023
Interview date: week commencing 6 February 2023

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Highways Officers – Scarborough
Grade I
Salary: £30,151 - £32,909
Location: Scarborough area office
Full time – Permanent Full time

Are you someone who is looking to progress their career with one of the most highly regarded highway services in the country? Are you someone who is looking for a new challenge in a new area with the prospect of getting support to relocate? Do you want to work in an “office” that exhibits natural beauty like no other?
We are looking for Highways Officers to join our team in Scarborough.

Our Team

Our Highway Operations Unit is responsible for 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.

The role

We are delighted to offer this fantastic opportunity for those wishing to progress their career in the highways and transport department team building on a depth of practical experience delivering roadworks. As our Highways Officer you will assist the maintenance manager and improvement manager in managing client activities in the area, especially with regard to the safety of the highway network and the compliance with the county council’s works specification. As part of this role, you will complete safety inspections of the highway network including the maintenance of computer records, inspect and approve for sites for operations carried out under the highway authority, you will also complete inspections of developer funded road works in the existing highway and complete inspection of new roads funded by developers. In addition to this you will be working with the developer and his team to ensure the scheme is delivered to the appropriate standard and in a timely manner. 

What you will bring

Ideally, we are looking for someone who has some technical background with highway construction/maintenance, however, we would welcome all applicants with civil engineering experience, as full training will be provided. You must have the ability to drive. 

Contact and apply

Whether you are looking to start your career or looking for a new challenge, we would like to hear from you. For further information about the role please contact: Mike Aitchison on 07890 051124

Applying is easy, simply click on apply on our website, register your details, remove your personal details from your CV and upload.

Key dates
Closing date: Sunday  January 2023
Interview date: week commencing 6 February 2023

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Project Engineer (Highways) – Scarborough/Whitby 
Grade – H to K
Salary: £27,344 to £38,296
Vacancy Hours - 37 hrs
Contract Type - Established Full Time
Locations: Whitby/Scarborough Hybrid working 
 

Do you have an interest in highways? Do you have a transferable skillset in Project management and/or design? Are you an experienced Project Engineer looking for a new challenge with an organisation which offers a fantastic work/life balance?

We are looking for Project Engineers to join our team in Scarborough/Whitby.

The team

The Highway Operations Unit is responsible for 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.

The role

As our Project Engineer, you will report to the Improvement Manager, and will be part of a team of skilled and passionate Project Engineers delivering highway maintenance and improvement schemes from the local capital programme and providing local development control and traffic management advice. You will liaise with our delivery partners to develop positive relationships as well as fostering good relationships with Elected Members, other stakeholders and the wider community we engage with are key elements of the role and, as such, the role will include some occasional out of hours working.
This is a fantastic career opportunity for someone who has experience/interest in highway design or a related field.

What you will bring

This is a career graded role, so if you are working towards completion of the National Certificate / ONC / OND or equivalent in civil engineering or an appropriately related subject and have little highways related knowledge and experience, or whether you are working towards or have achieved an HNC/HND and have extensive highway related experience, we would love to hear from you. 

Contact and apply

If you would like to learn more about our opportunity, please contact Helen Watson on 07712 788318.

Applying is easy, simply click on apply on our website, register your details, remove your personal details from your CV and upload.

Key dates
Closing date: Sunday 29 January 2023
Interview date: week commencing 6 February 2023

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Boroughbridge - Hybrid working opportunities

Senior Project Engineer (Traffic & Development) - Boroughbridge
Grade L
Salary: £38,296 to £42,503
Location: Boroughbridge
Contract: Full time Permanent

We are looking for Senior Project Engineer (Traffic & Development) to join our Highways team in Boroughbridge. 

The role

As Senior Project Engineer you will be responsible for managing and coordinating delivery of work carried out the Council’s local area highways team relating to traffic and development and highway improvement, within the local Area. You will help deliver the local area highways office service including supervising the Project Engineers and Highways Officers; working closely with consultants, contractors and delivery agent North Yorkshire Highways. You will also provide professional advice and direction in relation to managing, maintaining and improving the highway network within the local Area to Improvement Manager, Maintenance Manager and others in the team involved in delivering the service.

What you will bring

This is a fantastic opportunity for someone who wants to further develop their career within the Highways Service and the County Council, showcase their potential and grow and develop themselves within a very challenging and demanding role. 

To be successful you must hold a HNC/HND in an appropriate technical discipline or similar appropriate qualifications and have relevant transferrable experience.
The following skills/experience would be advantageous; experience of the procurement of highway related works including preparation of contract documents; experience in contract supervision including site supervision including measurement and valuation, and knowledge of legislation and techniques and practices associated with highway maintenance.
 
Whilst we welcome applications from candidates who have experience in many of the subjects covered by the person specification, those with experience in some of the specialisms are also encouraged to apply.

Contact and apply

If you would like an informal conversation regarding the role, please contact Heather Yendall on 07764565737

Applying is easy, simply click on apply on our website, register your details, remove your personal details from your CV and upload.

Key dates

Closing date:  Sunday 29 January 2023
Interview date:  week commencing 6 February 2023

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Project Engineer (Highways) – Boroughbridge 
Grade – H to K
Salary: £27,344 to £38,296
Vacancy Hours - 37 hrs
Contract Type - Established Full Time
Locations: Boroughbridge Hybrid working 
 

Do you have an interest in highways? Do you have a transferable skillset in Project management and/or design? Are you an experienced Project Engineer looking for a new challenge with an organisation which offers a fantastic work/life balance?

We are looking for Project Engineers to join our team in Boroughbridge.

The team

The Highway Operations Unit is responsible for 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.

The role

As our Project Engineer, you will report to the Improvement Manager, and will be part of a team of skilled and passionate Project Engineers delivering highway maintenance and improvement schemes from the local capital programme and providing local development control and traffic management advice. You will liaise with our delivery partners to develop positive relationships as well as fostering good relationships with Elected Members, other stakeholders and the wider community we engage with are key elements of the role and, as such, the role will include some occasional out of hours working.

This is a fantastic career opportunity for someone who has experience/interest in highway design or a related field.

What you will bring

This is a career graded role, so if you are working towards completion of the National Certificate / ONC / OND or equivalent in civil engineering or an appropriately related subject and have little highways related knowledge and experience, or whether you are working towards or have achieved an HNC/HND and have extensive highway related experience, we would love to hear from you. 

Contact and apply

If you would like to learn more about our opportunity, please contact Heather Yendall on 07764565737
Applying is easy, simply click on apply on our website, register your details, remove your personal details from your CV and upload.

Key dates

Closing date: Sunday 29th January 2023
Interview date: week commencing 6th February 2023

 Job description (docx / 831 KB)

 Total rewards brochure (pdf / 382 KB)

NYCC are committed to directly recruiting staff and will not accept applications nor services from agency suppliers in respect of our vacancies.
    
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Thirsk opportunities

Highways Officers – Thirsk
Grade I
Salary: £30,151 - £32,909
Location: Thirsk 
Full time – Permanent Full time

Are you someone who is looking to progress their career with one of the most highly regarded highway services in the country? Are you someone who is looking for a new challenge in a new area with the prospect of getting support to relocate? Do you want to work in an “office” that exhibits natural beauty like no other?
We are looking for Highways Officers to join our team in Thirsk.

Our Team

Our Highway Operations Unit is responsible for 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.

The role

We are delighted to offer this fantastic opportunity for those wishing to progress their career in the highways and transport department team building on a depth of practical experience delivering roadworks. As our Highways Officer you will assist the maintenance manager and improvement manager in managing client activities in the area, especially with regard to the safety of the highway network and the compliance with the county council’s works specification. As part of this role, you will complete safety inspections of the highway network including the maintenance of computer records, inspect and approve for sites for operations carried out under the highway authority, you will also complete inspections of developer funded road works in the existing highway and complete inspection of new roads funded by developers. In addition to this you will be working with the developer and his team to ensure the scheme is delivered to the appropriate standard and in a timely manner. 

What you will bring

To be successful in this role you must have some technical background with highway construction/maintenance and civil engineering experience. Ability to drive is essential.

Contact and apply

Whether you are looking to start your career or looking for a new challenge, we would like to hear from you. For further information about the role please contact: Richard Christon on 07580 436927

Applying is easy, simply click on apply on our website, register your details, remove your personal details from your CV and upload. 

Key dates
Closing date: Sunday 29 January 2023
Interview date: week commencing 6th February 2023

 Job Description (docx / 827 KB)

 Total Rewards Brochure (pdf / 382 KB)

NYCC are committed to directly recruiting staff and will not accept applications nor services from agency suppliers in respect of our vacancies.

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Harrogate opportunities

Road Safety Assistant - Harrogate
Grade D
Salary: 10.98 to 11.39 per hour (£21,189 to £21,968 pro rata)
Hours: Term Time Only – 24 Hours per week
Contract: Fixed Term until March 2024
Location: Harrogate 

Are you looking for a part time role term time only? Do you want a role that is Monday to Friday with the occasional weekend? Are you a keen cyclist and either be a qualified Bikeability or prepared to become one? Are you interested in developing road safety skills in the next generation?

We are looking for Road Safety Assistants to join our Road Safety & Active Travel team in Harrogate. 

Our Team

The Road Safety & Active Travel team delivers the councils statutory services to provide road safety education, training and publicity programmes and collision and casualty data analysis and services.
Additionally, the team delivers a programme of road safety and active travel programmes that are designed to reduce road casualties and increase active travel on behalf of the Director of Public Health and the 95 Alive York & North Yorkshire Road Safety Partnership.

The role

As our Road Safety Assistant, you will be responsible for booking our Bikeability cyclist training with schools and other venues throughout the Harrogate District. You will organise and support a team of part time Bikeability training instructors and will work with them to deliver training. You will also carry out site risk assessments; provide schools and staff with all required documentation, keep accurate detailed records and stock control of equipment and resources.

You need to be a well organised, confident, outgoing person who can work with children and adults to deliver road safety training programmes.

The role is based at NYCC Highways Area 6 Depot, Boroughbridge. We anticipate that you will work from home for part of your normal working week.

The work is mainly Monday to Friday but some weekend and evening working may be required.

Ideally we are looking for someone with an understanding principles of safer cycling on the public highway and Road Safety Education, Training and Publicity, however, we welcome applications from keen cyclists as training will be provided.

A full DBS clearance is required which we will provide.

What you will bring

You will have an understanding of administrative tasks, record keeping and report writing

Contact and Apply

If you are interested in learning more about this fantastic opportunity please contact Fiona Ancell on 01609 797489 or email fiona.ancell@northyorks.gov.uk  for an informal conversation.

Applying is easy, click on apply, register your details and upload your CV. 

Key dates
Closing date: Sunday 29 January 2023
Interview date: week commencing 6 February 2023

 Job description (docx / 139 KB)

 Total rewards brochure (pdf / 382 KB)

Enhanced Level DBS Disclosure is required for appointment to this post.

NYCC are committed to directly recruiting staff and will not accept applications nor services from agency suppliers in respect of our vacancies.

We are committed to meeting the needs of our diverse community and aim to have a workforce reflecting this diversity. We are also committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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Craven opportunities

Road Safety Assistant - Craven
Grade D
Salary: 10.98 to 11.39 per hour (£21,189 to £21,968 pro rata)
Hours: Term Time Only – 24 hours per week
Contract: Fixed Term until March 2024
Location: Craven 

Are you looking for a part time role term time only? Do you want a role that is Monday to Friday with the occasional weekend? Are you a keen cyclist and either be a qualified Bikeability or prepared to become one? Are you interested in developing road safety skills in the next generation?

We are looking for Road Safety Assistants to join our Road Safety & Active Travel team in Craven. 

Our Team

The Road Safety & Active Travel team delivers the councils statutory services to provide road safety education, training and publicity programmes and collision and casualty data analysis and services.
Additionally, the team delivers a programme of road safety and active travel programmes that are designed to reduce road casualties and increase active travel on behalf of the Director of Public Health and the 95 Alive York & North Yorkshire Road Safety Partnership.

The role

As our Road Safety Assistant, you will be responsible for booking our Bikeability cyclist training with schools and other venues throughout the Craven District. You will organise and support a team of part time Bikeability training instructors and will work with them to deliver training. You will also carry out site risk assessments; provide schools and staff with all required documentation, keep accurate detailed records and stock control of equipment and resources.

You need to be a well organised, confident, outgoing person who can work with children and adults to deliver road safety training programmes.

The role is based at NYCC Highways Area 5 depot in Skipton. We anticipate that you will work from home for part of your normal working week.

The work is mainly Monday to Friday but some weekend and evening working may be required.

Ideally we are looking for someone with an understanding principles of safer cycling on the public highway and Road Safety Education, Training and publicity, however, we welcome applications from keen cyclists as training will be provided.

A full DBS clearance is required which we will provide.

What you will bring

You will have an understanding of administrative tasks, record keeping and report writing

Contact and Apply

If you are interested in learning more about this fantastic opportunity please contact Fiona Ancell on 01609 797489 or email fiona.ancell@northyorks.gov.uk  for an informal conversation.

Applying is easy, click on apply, register your details and upload your CV. 

Key dates
Closing date: Sunday 29 January 2023
Interview date: week commencing 6 February 2023

 Job Description (docx / 139 KB)

 Total Rewards Brochure (pdf / 382 KB)

Enhanced Level DBS Disclosure is required for appointment to this post.

NYCC are committed to directly recruiting staff and will not accept applications nor services from agency suppliers in respect of our vacancies.

We are committed to meeting the needs of our diverse community and aim to have a workforce reflecting this diversity. We are also committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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Application tips

You may not meet all of the criteria of the person specification, but if you believe you have the qualification and and the majority of the experience and skill set or have transferable skills, we would highly recommend contacting the recruiting manager prior to applying for an informal conversation about the role, as you might be just what we need. 

It’s really simple to apply, click on the link to our online recruitment website and click apply. Register your details, then remove your personal details from your CV and upload.

Not got a CV? Not a problem 

Before completing your application please ensure that you read the job description and person specification carefully - the information within these documents can be used as a guide for you to complete your supporting evidence section within your application. This section is very important and will play a key role in the success of your application so please take your time when completing it.

If you have any difficulties completing your application and would like some advice on this please contact Resourcing Solutions via resourcingsolutions@northyorks.gov.uk

We look forward to hearing from you!
 

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 will be fully enabled through mobile kit to work in a highly agile way at locations across designated local authorities.

We can offer you a comprehensive benefits package including:

  • modern flexible working practices;
  • a local government pension scheme;
  • family friendly leave;
  • salary sacrifice, employee cash backs and discounts schemes; and
  • learning, development and career advancement opportunities.

We can offer you multiple opportunities for career progression working across diverse services and with access to a range of technologies to support modern and agile ways of working.

As a council we are very much committed to encouraging flexible working for our employees, which will include using modern technologies to connect with clients, working from other bases across the county as well as working from home.

You can find out more about working for the council and the benefits we offer here.