Highways Network Manager
Waltham Forest is now growing faster than any other borough in London. In recent years, the Council has secured significant investment and delivered improvements to the public realm in particular to increase walking and cycling, the borough’s town centers and its highway network. This makes Waltham Forest an increasingly attractive place to live, work and visit.
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced highway engineering manager to join Waltham Forest Council as the lead officer responsible for its highway network. This post holder will be a key player in maintaining and further improving the recent achievements of changes in our infrastructure.
Preferably you will be a Chartered or an Incorporated Engineer with significant experience and understanding of current highway legislation, term contracts, asset management, contract management and the Highways Maintenance Efficiency Programme.
You lead the teams responsible for highway and street lighting maintenance both planned and responsive, asset management, highway planning and development control, drainage and lead flood authority functions, bridges and structures and administration of term contracts and budget monitoring.
To be considered for this position you should be able to demonstrate a proven record of success in managing change, building relationships, staff development, political management and delivering high profile process on time and to budget.
You will be leading in some of the most visible frontline Council services which will have a huge reputational impact.
For an informal discussion please contact Vala Valavan - Director of Highways and Traffic Management on 020 8496 2510.
Shortlisting date: Week commencing 27th March 2017
Interivew date and Test date: Week commencing 3rd April 2017
Waltham Forest is a diverse borough where diversity is valued and is integral to both, service delivery and employment of its staff. The Council is proud of its rich mix of communities and as the largest employer in the area, it works hard to respond to the changing needs of its population.
We use our statutory duties on race, gender and disability equality and best practice in respect of age, faith and sexual orientation to ensure equality of opportunity in the workplace.
The Council is committed to meeting its 4 strategic outcomes contained within the Waltham Forest Council Equality Plan 2012/2015:
• Promoting equality of opportunity
• Opposing all forms of discrimination, intolerance and disadvantage
• Ensuring our workforce reflects the diverse communities of Waltham Forest at all levels
• Providing fair, appropriate, accessible and excellent services to all.
Respecting Diversity is a core Council value.