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Street Works and Permit Coordinator

Job details
Posting date: 17 June 2024
Salary: £32,076 to £33,945 per year
Additional salary information: Competitive
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 05 July 2024
Location: Huntingdon, PE29 6SR
Company: Cambridgeshire County Council
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: Ref/1713/4588


We are seeking an enthusiastic person to work as a Street Works and Permit Coordinator, based in our Huntingdon office. This is an exciting opportunity to manage the co-ordination of works on the highways network working as part of a team.

The Cambridgeshire County Council Permit Scheme for Road Works and Street Works aims to improve our capability to effectively manage and maintain the local highway network whilst allowing promoters access to maintain their services and assets. The team is playing a vital part in the council’s move toward greater sustainability by facilitating the expansion of the electric vehicle charging network, new initiatives such as district heating, the ambitious fast fibre networks to ensure at least 85% of our residents and business have digital connectivity by 2025 and contributing to the county lowering carbon to net zero by 2030.

Our benefits

We value our colleagues in Cambridgeshire County Council and have developed a number of benefits:

  • Flexible working
  • Flexible Bank Holidays
  • A comprehensive wellbeing package
  • Our Cambs Rewards employee discounts
  • A comprehensive pension scheme
  • IDEAL staff equality, diversity and inclusion network.
  • Camweb our staff intranet helping to keep you informed
  • An employee recognition scheme
What will you be doing?

You will liaise with utility companies, our highways service contractor and other stakeholders to ensure we work together with minimal disruption to the network. You will also be responsible for ensuring that the works are carried out in accordance with the New Roads and Street Works Act 1991 and the Traffic Management Act 2004.

This role is a permanent full-time role. Initially team members will need to be fully office-based for support and training, and there is an opportunity for hybrid working once fully trained. Office core hours are 8am to 4.30pm.

Please contact Sarah Widdows via email for further information

About you

You will have an eye for detail and accuracy, to effectively manage data and reporting responsibilities.

You will require good communication skills to work effectively with colleagues and stakeholders, and an ability to be flexible to meet changing demands.

You should have knowledge and experience relating to the New Roads and Street Works Act 1991, Traffic Management Act 2004, Highways Act 1980 and Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, associated codes of practices and regulations and will advise and support our Streetworks and Permit Officers on a day-to-day basis.

You must be computer literate and be able to use mapping software and databases.

In person interviews to take place week commencing 15th July 2024.

About us

Cambridgeshire is a great place to work and live with a diverse population, an urban centre in Cambridge, historic Isle of Ely, Huntingdon and St Ives as well as more rural landscapes.

Our four values are central to our culture, driving everything we do.

We are proud to serve the diverse communities of Cambridgeshire and want our workforce to be reflective of this diversity, which we firmly believe benefits our colleagues, the organisation and our communities. If you don’t meet every single requirement in the job role but think this could be you, please don’t be put off. We are committed to building a workplace that is compassionate and inclusive as well as diverse, so if you think you could be a good candidate for this role please consider applying and speak to the recruiting manager if you have any questions.

Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy, along with our employee network 'IDEAL' and self-organised peer support groups help us to foster an inclusive, supportive and safe working environment where people feel valued, respected, and empowered. We collect relevant diversity data for monitoring as part of the recruitment process to understand the diversity of our applicants and monitor any trends throughout the recruitment processes so that we can take meaningful action.

We are proud to be a Disability Confident Employer. We fully support providing reasonable adjustments throughout our recruitment process, as well as when you join us, and we encourage candidates to contact the Hiring Manager, whose details can be found in the advert, to discuss any adjustment needs. Some examples of adjustments could include additional time to complete an assessment or printing a document on pastel coloured paper with larger font size and line spacing. We would value talking about what might be possible to enable you to join us and thrive, so if there is something that would help you to do your best during your journey with us, please get in touch.

Visit our jobs and careers section to find out more about our wide range of learning and development opportunities; apprenticeships; our wellbeing package; staff benefits; our commitment to equality, diversity and Inclusion.

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