Asset Strategy and Technical Manager - Working for Essex
Salary: Up to £63,718 per annum
Closing date: 06 Dec 2022
Location: Chelmsford
Hours: Full-time
Req ID: 9813
Role: Highways and Waste
About the role

Asset Strategy and Technical Manager

Permanent, Full Time

Up to £63,718 per annum

Location: Chelmsford

Working Style: Anywhere worker

Closing Date: 6th December 2022

The Opportunity

Be part of something new and help us build a bright future for Essex Highways by shaping our policies and strategies.

Essex is an ambitious County. The Essex Highways service manages and maintains one of the largest highway networks in the country: 5,100 miles of roads and around 4,000 miles of footways. The service is a delivery partnership between Essex County Council and our contractual partner. You’ll be key to the re-procurement of the Essex Highways contract and support the commissioning of its current award-winning partnership.

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The Experience You Will Bring

You will be accountable for writing, reviewing and commissioning policies and strategies for both Essex County Council and Essex Highways. These will span both existing and future highways assets and services. Bringing insight, innovative ideas, awareness of emerging technologies and efficient ways of working, you’ll drive improvements and better outcomes for everyone who uses our highways – from speeding active travel, to accelerating decarbonization.

To be equal to the challenge, you’ll need proven experience in highways and transportation, ideally including the management and implementation of projects. You will certainly demonstrate extensive working knowledge of highway legislation, asset management, and health and safety legislation including The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations.

Your track record equips you to support everything from procurement to risk management. As important as your experience of writing highways strategies and policies will be your flair for building professional relationships.

Confidentiality of information must be maintained at all times during and after your employment. This means that you must not divulge information of a confidential, sensitive or commercial nature gained during the course of your employment for any purpose. The full confidentiality clause is contained within your contract of employment.

Successful candidates will be invited to interview between the 4 th and 13th January 2023 at our County Hall offices in Chelmsford.

Why Essex? Essex County Council has a location to be proud of. Our 1,300 square miles stretch from Constable Country to the Thames Estuary, from the dynamic M11 corridor to the traditional seaside resorts of Clacton and Walton. England’s oldest town, Colchester, and two of its newest – Basildon and Harlow – are right here. Along with the City of Chelmsford, the county town, they form our major population centres. It means real choice and makes Essex the ideal place for your career. Read more about us here.

Essex County Council is proud to be a Disability Confident Leader. We’re committed to interview all disabled applicants who choose to apply under our Job Interview Scheme if they meet the minimum requirements of the job. Please speak to our Recruiters if you require any reasonable adjustments during the process.

We’re also committed to interview all veterans and care leavers, who meet the minimum requirements of the role for which they are applying.

Essex County Council is proud to offer an excellent benefits package to all its employees. More information can be found here pay and reward

What you should do next

If you are interested in finding out more about this role, we would love to hear from you. Please apply via the Working for Essex website.

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