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Highways Asset Manager
  • Employer: Central Bedfordshire Council
  • Reference: CBED/21/9858
  • Published: Thu 01/04/2021, 17:35 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 11/04/2021, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £47,822 - £51,022 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Shefford, Bedfordshire, Bedfordshire

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Highways Asset Manager

Team: Highways Assets

Job Family:  Enabling CBG14M

Salary: £47,822 -  £51,022 per annum

Contract: Fixed Term Contract - 2 years

Hours: 37 hours per week

Location: Priory House, Shefford

Closing Date: 11th April 2021

Interview Date: week commencing 19th April 2021

More about the role:

In Central Bedfordshire, excellent universal services are a key corporate objective and the focus on this will only increase as the area undergoes significant growth and development. We have plans for an additional 20,0000 homes and are investing heavily in major assets such as leisure centres, independent living schemes and health care hubs. These inevitably result in an increased demand on our road network, and we have an extensive maintenance programme alongside investing in major new road links to improve connectivity as well as high street regeneration to keep our market towns thriving and easy to access.

To support this ambition the Highways Team is looking for a talented Highways Asset Manager to target and plan our investments and maximise the life of our assets as our area continues to evolve. You will join the Highways Management Team reporting to the Head of Highways and will have a lead role in shaping our asset management plans to deliver our strategic objectives in line with our Asset Management Strategy, Policy and Plan.

In this key role, you will be managing the development and maintenance of the Annual and 5 year plans, including the co-ordination and development of asset inventory data for all assets, condition data, deterioration modelling, lifecycle plans, whole-life costs and service levels to meet national standards.

The role is pivotal in ensuring the long-term planning of the authority’s highways assets is in line with our refreshed Network Maintenance Management Strategy and Plan, supplemented by Acts of Parliament, Statutory Instruments, Regulations, codes of practice and standing orders. You will develop a rolling 5 year planned maintenance programme as part of our highway investment strategy and securing and managing budgets to deliver the programme.

Your team will be responsible for ensuring that Central Bedfordshire Councils highways assets are managed to deliver our strategic priorities and service needs effectively to our residents.

You will undertake the effective allocation, monitoring and reporting of budgets associated with the planned maintenance of highway assets to facilitate the efficient delivery of a complex multi-million pound maintenance programme. Working in partnership with our contractors, you will identify opportunities and plans that will be quality focused resulting in reduced costs and increased efficiencies.

About You
As the successful candidate, you’ll have extensive experience within Highways and Transport sector, together with specialist knowledge of Asset Management software, codes of practice, processes and procedures. You’ll be a commercially driven leader who can deliver this service and fully integrate principles of whole life asset planning in line with the services Strategic Objectives. 

As an excellent communicator (written and verbal), you’ll work collaboratively across departments, with members, contractors and other stakeholders to deliver positive outcomes. You’ll manage, coach and develop a team of technical staff, providing clear direction and support and to enable individuals to achieve their potential and deliver effective business results. You will have proven technical experience in a highway or civil engineering related field with evidence of continuous professional development and industry related knowledge in the highway environment.

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’. So, if you are an effective leader, show passion for what you do and demonstrate integrity in how you do it - then you'll be a great fit for our organisation.

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You will be expected to demonstrate how you meet the key accountabilities and competencies detailed within this Recruitment Pack

For an informal discussion about this position, please contact: Daryl Harvey at 

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: