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Highway Design & Engineering Project Manager

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Role Responsibility

The KCC Transportation Department has recently been restructured and this has opened up various exciting opportunities to work within the Road Safety and Active Travel Group. We are looking for a number of organised and proactive Highway Design and Engineering Project Managers to work within the Active Travel Team and the East and West Kent Highway Improvement teams. You will be representing KCC in the community and will be expected to deliver excellent customer service and high-quality highway improvement schemes to the residents of Kent. The role forms part of a cross cutting team to investigate, design and deliver highway improvement schemes particularly casualty reduction measures, active travel schemes funded by Active Travel England, local transport plan (LTP) highway improvements, County Member funded schemes, parish and community led schemes and small works orders with our term contractor. There may also be a requirement to lead on tender processes and commissioning for larger schemes. 

Project Managers need a firm grasp of technical highway designs and standards. Candidates will need to be able to use AutoCAD and produce detailed cost estimates for highway schemes using a bill of quantities. Schemes will be progressed utilising detailed design briefs, along with discussion with other members of the team, consultants, and term contractors. There will be the need to engage with the community via formal KCC consultation processes.

Key aspects of the role will be to support and upskill / mentor junior members of the team and establishing a good working relationship with parish councils, KCC Members and the KCC term contractor. 

There is a requirement to present the road safety and active travel group in a positive light to the public and of course our internal customers and elected members. The role requires strong communication skills, a high level of professionalism and the ability to work closely with other team members to ensure customer response deadlines are met. 

A HNC in civil engineering or equivalent highways and transportation experience is essential for the role and for the Active Travel Team and it would be necessary to have a good working knowledge of LTN1/20. 

In the Highway Improvements team, the role(s) will be permanent full-time positions on a 37 hours per week contract (Mon-Fri). However, for the right candidate part time hours may be acceptable in a job-sharing arrangement. The Active Travel Infrastructure team roles will be 2-year fixed term full-time positions on a 37 hours per week contract (Mon-Fri).

Candidates would be able to utilise hybrid working with a mixture of working from home and the office. The office base would be either the Ashford or Aylesford KCC Depot which can be agreed with the successful candidate(s).

Candidates will need to have a Full UK Driving License – The Council is committed to making reasonable adjustments so whilst this job requires the jobholder to drive, your application will still be considered if you are unable to drive due to a disability.

This post is considered by KCC to be a customer-facing position. The Council therefore has a statutory duty under Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) to ensure that post holders have a command of spoken English/Welsh sufficient for the effective performance of the job requirements. The appropriate standards are set out in the Job Description/Person Specification.

Interviews are likely to take place week commencing 21st November.

Contact Details

Jamie.watson@kent.gov.uk

03000 413854

About the Company

KCC is committed to building a workforce which reflects the diversity of the county's working residents, encouraging applications from people of all ages, abilities, genders, sexual orientations, ethnic backgrounds and faiths, and aspires to create an inclusive workplace where everyone can be themselves at work.

Please note – if you are interested, please apply as soon as possible as the closing date for this advert may be earlier than stated should a number of suitably qualified candidates apply.

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