Street Works Officer

Job Category: Other Jobs
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Service Cambridgeshire County Council
Contract Type Temporary
Duration 2/3 months
Location Cambridgeshire
Job Type Full-time
Start Date ASAP
Hours per week 37
Rate £12.37 per hour

About the job

Opus are working with Cambridgeshire County Council to assist in the delivery of the Street Works service in accordance with the Codes of Practice of the New Roads and Street Works Act (NRSWA) 199, the national conditions for Permit Schemes and the statutory network management duty requirements of the Traffic Management Act (TMA) 2004 all with minimum disruption to highway users and to ensure all Street Works applications are reviewed and co-ordinated and managed accurately and efficiently to preserve the free flow of the Highway network.


This role is for an initial two to three months with the possible maternity cover until April/May 2019.

  • 2 ‘A’ Levels / Certificate in Civil Engineering or equivalent relevant experience.
  •  Knowledge of the New Roads and Street Works Act 1991, Traffic Management Act 2004 and the National Conditions for Permit Schemes.
  •  Use of Insight/Symology systems or relevant equivalent.
  • The ability to manage competing priorities and deadlines.
  •  Great interpersonal and written skills.
  • Excellent organisational and record keeping skills.
  • Make decisions relating to permit applications.
  • Significant experience of using computerised mapping systems.
  •  Holiday entitlement of up to 31 days per annum, pro rata (including bank holidays).
  • Permanent equivalent council pay rates offered from commencement
  • 2% pension contribution from employer
  •  Flexible working hours
  •  Opus candidates hear about jobs first
  • Opportunity to apply for permanent positions as an ‘internal candidate’
  • Consultants based on site within Shire Hall
  •  Gain experience to support permanent applications

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