Structures Asset Manager
Kent County Council Highways Transportation and Waste are looking to expand their Structures, Tunnel and safety barriers team. This is an ideal time to lead and influence its future development and their response to the development of asset management. This senior role will look after the team managing approximately 2698 structures, 2 road tunnels and 230km of safety barrier together with a development control team.
The team are part of the Highways Asset Management business unit who inspect, repair and maintain KCC highways to keep them safe and provide the best highway service to Kent’s residents, visitors and businesses, whilst co-ordinating activities on the highway to minimise disruption to road users and facilitate utility services. They do this by balancing asset management principles, local operational needs and available resource.
This full-time role will all be primarily based in KCC’s Ashford Henwood depot but travel within Kent will be expected to meet the demands of the jobs. However In the current climate staff are working from home or in reduced occupancy and Covid assessed offices. Computers are provided to facilitate the safest environment possible whilst ensuring the continuation of the business needs.
The Structures, Tunnel and Safety Barrier Asset Manager is a KR14 grade –providing strategic leadership, direction and long-term vision with respect to the provision of these asset management services, driving forward and developing high quality and cost-effective services, ensuring a robust commercial approach to commissioning and delivery that is both sustainable and responsive to the needs of the local communities.
If you can succeed in this role, able to prioritise competing demands and objectives, coupled with diplomacy and experience of managing projects in a complex environment, you could be the person we are looking for.
In return we offer a generous pension, extensive training opportunities and a flexible approach to working.
This post is considered by KCC to be a customer-facing position. The Council therefore has a statutory duty under Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) to ensure that post holders have a command of spoken English/Welsh sufficient for the effective performance of the job requirements. The appropriate standards are set out in the Job Description/Person Specification.
Please click 'Apply' to complete an online application form. The vacancy reference number is REF/TP/11411/1774. For a discussion or should you require any further information, please contact David Aspinall on 07740 185 360. The closing date is 18th May 2021.