About the Role:
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WSP are working with Hertfordshire County Council as a single, integrated team called the ‘Whole Client Service’. This truly collaborative approach sees WSP and Hertfordshire colleagues working side by side to collectively deliver the full highways service to local communities.
As a Network Officer you will be an essential part of the team delivering the Network Management duty by working with the relevant Assistant Network Manager in supporting operational strategies, and in co-ordinating, programming and authorising all planned activity on the network, providing appropriate levels of access to all users, with a focus on keeping the highway clear and traffic moving.
A typical week would include:
The management and authorisation for the allocation of road space for all planned and emergency activity on the network, providing support in operating the unit’s permitting arrangements. Utilising information systems to monitor and agree road space occupation
Supporting the Assistant Network Manager in the control, authorisation and monitoring of all planned and emergency activity on the network. Liaising and working with parties to ensure effective coordination and work programming including monitoring the performance of delivery organisations against agreed programmes
Supporting the Network Management Team in developing and implementing improvements to Network Management procedures, policies and good practice
Assisting with the capture of up to date knowledge of the local network operation, including traffic patterns and restrictions to traffic flows.
Supporting the Assistant Network Manager with the preparation of technical, business and committee / panel reports as required.
Supporting the provision of Temporary traffic Regulation orders - receiving and dealing with requests for TTRO’s from within the County Council, Highways Service, third party works promoters and event organisers., overseeing the preparing of site notices and all other aspects of producing TRO’s within agreed timescales, including all necessary liaison with the County Legal services, consultees and the applicants
We'd love to hear from you if you have:
Have a comprehensive working knowledge of highway works and network management principles as well as the relevant statutory instruments including the NRSWA, TMA, Highways Act, and Safety at Street Works and Road works a CoP.
Have hands on experience of using an electronic street works system such as ‘Street Manager’.
Possess LANTRA accreditation and have previous experience of assessing and approving Temporary Traffic Management arrangements associated with the execution of street works.
Have experience of working within a street works permitting environment in particular the East of England Permit Scheme.
Are computer literate; proficient in Windows 2000; MS Word and other Microsoft Office applications
Possess effective communication and negotiation skills together with the ability to make logical and informed operational decisions whilst under pressure.
What if we can?
What if we can have work-life balance? What if we can be rewarded in ways that support our individual needs? What if we can be accepted for who we are? Here at WSP – we can!
WSP recognizes that work is only one part of our lives and making time for the other things in our life is important – be that our families, our friends or ourselves. So, if working from home, working part-time or having flexible start and finish time will help with this let us know as part of your application.
As well as rewarding you with competitive pay, WSP offers standard benefits including a 37.5 hour working week, 25 days annual leave, pension schemes, life assurance, personal accident cover and paid professional subscriptions, and some not so standard benefits as part of our flexible benefits scheme – so if you would like to hop on a new bike (cycle to work scheme) or thrill the family with your Lego building skills (Discount at Legoland Windsor) – WSP can help!
Be you, be happy - we strive to have a friendly and inclusive culture which respects and maximizes the contribution individuals can bring to WSP. We recognise the benefits that people with varying backgrounds and experiences can bring. Our VIBE (LGBT + employee network) and PLEDGE (Promoting Leadership, Encouraging Diversity & Gender Equality) networks work with the business to help ensure we continue to promote the right environment to enable LGBT+ and female employees to reach their full potential, and to ensure we continue to promote equality, inclusivity and diversity for everyone.
Here at WSP we positively encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, pregnancy or maternity/paternity. We will interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria.
In addition we support our people to achieve their personal health and well-being goals through our Thrive programme.
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