Your new role
National Highways is recruiting a Highway Technician to join our Engineering Team within our Operations Directorate in the South West region.
Throughout the planning and development stage of a project, you will provide support in the identification and development of early solutions for highways assets, working with key stakeholders including project teams and third parties to coordinate works across the region, and to provide technical support as needed.
This role shall provide an excellent opportunity to apply and develop your engineering and asset management knowledge, skills and experience within a progressive organisation investing billions across the strategic road network.
As a flexible working organisation we offer this role from either our Bristol or Exeter offices. From time to time there will be a requirement to travel between our offices and those of our stakeholders and partners. Please note that the role may also require work during unsociable hours.
You will be required to drive as part of your role and you will need to have a full clean driving license to be considered for this position.
What you’ll be leading on
Ensure the health and safety needs and wellbeing of customers and employees are fully considered and accounted for throughout the planning and delivery of each service activity.
Support the identification and evaluation of asset specific needs in order to develop future maintenance and renewals solutions.
Scope and prepare survey requests to support asset studies and renewal schemes.
Input into the development of early solutions for renewals, including the compiling of relevant documents, evidence and options in line with agreed methodologies and prioritisation criteria.
Assist with the development of works briefs to enable procurement of external design resources and survey works.
To be successful
Level 3 Qualification, BTEC, NVQ or other relevant qualification with relevant experience, or working towards
Evidence of knowledge of Design Manual for Road & Bridges standards and their application
Understanding of highways assets, including knowledge of asset condition assessment.
Understanding of the value management process / cost benefit analysis of schemes
Knowledge of CDM 2015
A bit about us
Operations is at the heart of keeping the strategic road network moving and ensuring our customers get the best possible experience when using our roads.
We address over 39,000 customer enquiries every month, plan and deliver all maintenance activities on the network, drive efficiencies and improvements across our systems and roads, and respond to incidents across 4,500 miles of motorways and major A-roads that we manage. All to make sure National Highways customers have safer, smoother, and more reliable journeys.
Want to know more?
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org quoting REQ #4015
Why you should join us
At National Highways we believe in a connected country. We are passionate about creating a culture where colleagues feel connected, included and enjoy greater wellbeing to achieve this. We’re proud that as an organisation we are continually striving to do better and actively encourage and support our colleagues to do the same with their careers.
So, if you put safety first, take ownership of your work, show passion for what you do, work effectively in a team, and demonstrate integrity in how you do it – then you’ll be a great fit for our organisation.
Our benefits package
Our total reward package includes basic salary, the potential for a performance related bonus
Contributory pension scheme with employer contribution of up to 10%
Annual Leave starting at 26 days (plus Bank Holidays) rising by 1 day each year up to 31 days (plus Bank Holidays)
Flexible hours and blended working between base location/home
Life assurance of 4 times annual salary
Health and wellbeing support, including an Employee Assistance Programme, available 24/7 365 days and network of mental health first aiders. Plus access to a wellbeing app to enhance your self-care 24/7, Occupational health service and flu vaccines
A cycle to work scheme for the purchase of a bicycle and equipment for healthy, low carbon travel
Significant investment in your career development, through learning and development, talent management, coaching, mentoring and on job experience
And we are
Family friendly with enhanced maternity leave and pay, paternity leave (15 days), shared parental leave, adoption leave. Plus access to financial support for holiday play schemes and paid special leave (up to 5 days pa), eg for caring responsibilities
Money friendly with access to a discounts platform including over 3000 discounts for supermarkets, eating out, leisure, holidays. Alongside a financial wellbeing programme
Community friendly – offering paid leave to volunteer, 3 days basic/year plus an extra 3 days to support the national Covid effort
If you are successful, it is key to know all offers of employment are subject to satisfactory completion of our pre-employment checks which include:
Right to work check
3 year employment history references
DBS criminal record check
Social media and adverse journalism check
Driving licence check (if applicable)
Fit to work questionnaire (for all), followed by a medical check (if applicable)
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