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Pavement Technical Lead - Essex

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Reporting to the Design Team Leader. The purpose of the role is leading the pavement based design schemes within the design service area. Managing the implementation of the programmes of work ensuring that these are in accordance with the policies and strategic aims of the County Council. Promoting a high level of customer service. Providing technical support on pavement design to all design teams, developing junior members of staff understanding and knowledge regarding pavement design.

This role is fixed term until end of March 2020.


Assist the Team Leader by forming an integral part in leading the team, deputising as required.

Provide clear and robust leadership to ensure that staff are clear of their direction, motivated and that productivity is maximised.

Provide technical excellence regarding pavement design, including both rigid and flexible construction methods, analysis of failure types and methods of construction.

Manage the delivery of the local programme of works within the team ensuring that it is delivered to budget, to agreed timescales and to the right quality.

Liaising with other Teams and Services within Essex Highways to ensure coordinated service delivery.

Manage the feasibility, design, tendering and construction of the local programme of works.

Ensure strong budgetary control and financial management is undertaken throughout areas of responsibility.

Undertake the development and review of policies, plans, procedures and practices as required.

Prepare reports for projects including local briefing notes, Chief Officer Approvals, Cabinet Member Approvals and Key Decisions.

Provide timely and accurate advice to County Councillors, District Members, Parish Councils and the general public on all highway-related matters as required.

Manage and promote Health and Safety, Environmental Management System, Quality Management System and Construction Design Management, with the aim of minimising work related injuries.


Skills and Experience

Degree, or equivalent high level qualification, or significant experience in highways.

Membership or working towards membership of a relevant Professional Institution.

Evidence of continuous professional development.

Demonstrable knowledge of national guidance, legislation and regulations relating to design and implementation of highway schemes. In particular, expertise in pavement design and construction methods.

Knowledge of, and experience in, managing the design and implementation of highway schemes including statutory processes involved with these activities.

Knowledge and application of budgetary management and control measures.

Knowledge of a wide range of relevant engineering or service techniques and procedures.

Appropriate knowledge and application of Health and Safety legislation.

Ability to prioritise own work to support business priorities and as a team leader.

Ability to build and maintain effective working relationships with key people both internally and externally.

Experience of advising elected Members and influencing local decision makers and other stake holders desirable.

Dealing with members of the public.

Demonstrable awareness of environmental aspects and impacts and waste management.

Conversant with Microsoft applications – Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint.

Good written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills (including report writing).

Experience of management of staff including performance management.

Required to be mobile throughout an operational area.


Other Information

  • Salary: TBC - depending on experience
  • Type: Temporary
  • Location: Brentwood or Chelmsford or Colchester, Essex
  • Career Level: n/a
  • Terms: Fixed Term
  • Keywords: Pavement Technical Lead
  • Closing Date Details: This role will close when we receive enough suitable applicants.