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Principal Highways Officer
  • Employer: Central Bedfordshire Council
  • Reference: 9161
  • Published: Tue 21/04/2020, 8:55 AM
  • Closing on: Fri 12/06/2020, 23:58 PM
  • Working Pattern: Flexible Hours, Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £37,092 - £41,829 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Thorn Turn Depot, Houghton Regis, Bedfordshire

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Principal Highways Officer

Team: Highways Traffic Management

Job Family:  CBG12 - Enabling
Salary: £37,092 - £41,829 per annum 
Hours: 37 hours per week

Base Location: Priory House, Shefford and Thorn Turn Depot, Houghton Regis

Contract Type: 2 x posts available – 1 x Permanent & 1 x Fixed Term/Secondment until December 2020

Closing Date: June 12th 2020
Interview Date: W/C 22nd June 2020


More about the role:

Our Highways team aims to provide a high-quality road network for the region. By ensuring our highways are safe for the public, we help make Central Bedfordshire a great place to work and live. As a Principal Highways Officer, you’ll make a big contribution by liaising with members, identifying problems and raising orders for repairs. Give local people and the communities outstanding roads and you could find your greatness.


We have an exciting opportunity for 2 Principal Highways Officers to join our team. One on a permanent basis and one on a fixed term/secondment basis until December 2020.


Across Central Bedfordshire, thousands of residents, businesses and visitors use our roads every day. You’ll make sure they get a good experience, whether they’re walking, driving or cycling. This role manages the delivery of integrated schemes to meet our duties under the Traffic Management Act to maintain the safe and expeditious movement of traffic on the public highway. 


You will be responsible for the management of a portfolio of schemes to appropriate time, cost and quality targets. Liaising with the Council's policy managers, lawyers, accountants and other departments, you will ensure that schemes are designed and built to the required standards and that all client functions are carried out in the appropriate manner. 


With previous experience in a similar role you will be proficient in using your great communication skills to represent the Council at public meetings, inquiries and exhibitions in order to inform or consult with the public as appropriate and to facilitate the delivery of the scheme. It is essential that you build strong working relationships and ensure Health and Safety is paramount at all times. You should also be IT literate and a natural problem solver with an eye for detail.


Knowledge of the Highways Act and Traffic Management Act is desirable as well as delivering schemes under an NEC contract. Experience in using Symology Insight would also be advantageous.


Join us and take advantage of our rewards package and the chance to learn and progress. Be part of our team and find your greatness by giving our communities exceptional roads 


Central Bedfordshire Council has its own vision and values that are integral to everything we do. Our area vision is to make Central Bedfordshire 'A great place to live and work'.


For an informal discussion about this position, please contact: Paul Salmon at or call 0300 300 6180.

For queries related to the recruitment of this vacancy, please contact: The Recruitment Team at  


Central Bedfordshire Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome enquiries from everyone and value diversity in the workplace. We are a Disability Confident employer, we are working to become a Disability Confident leader in our community.


To maintain a fair and consistent approach for applicants, it is Central Bedfordshire Council's policy to only consider applications made via our online application system and we therefore thank you for not submitting your application offline. If you do not have a CV to hand, please look on our website for a CV template that you can use to create your CV to apply for this role.