Technical Officer OCC2730882
Oxfordshire has a wonderful balance between beautiful Cotswold countryside and quaint villages and towns against the urban dynamic of the world renowned City of Oxford and surrounding market towns. It is a thriving county with one of the fastest growing economies in the country with a rapidly growing science sector and the base for many national and internationally recognised companies and organisations. As a result of this growth, the county has seen significant investment in both large and small infrastructure schemes in the last few years which has required changes to the way the Council works and engages with its residents and businesses.
The Communities Directorate consists of approximately 800 staff supporting the County’s Highway, Waste, Property, Environment, Strategic Planning and Safety functions with many more people engaged in service delivery through our key supply chain or partner organisations.
The newly formed Communities Directorate plays a key role in delivering the councils vision to have
- Thriving Communities – where every community thrives and everyone can play an active part;
- Thriving People – Where everyone leads safe, healthy lives while people with the greatest need are cared for;
- Thriving Economy – Which creates jobs and homes for the future.
To do this we are seeking staff who will “do the best they can for residents” by working together in a supportive and honest way, striving to find the best solutions, being open to change and doing things differently
Infrastructure Delivery Directorate
The services we deliver to residents and businesses of Oxfordshire include highways maintenance (including winter maintenance), highway records, highway improvements and construction, flood risk management, road space management (including traffic control centre), waste management, parking services, countryside management including two National Trails.
Technical Officers support the Council’s Principal Officers in carrying out various functions and will be expected to own the discipline that they are responsible for. In many cases the function will be delivered across a variety of teams and the successful candidate will be expected to take an overview across the various services to ensure that their function is being delivered effectively, safely and in accordance with legislation and good practice.
Staff will be based at sites as required but will also be able to work as required from a number of locations within the County. These include:
- County Hall - Oxford
- Speedwell House - Oxford
- Southern Area Office - Highways Depot, Drayton
- Northern Highways Office – Ron Groves House, Kidlington
- Norther Highways Depot - Deddington
The successful applicant will be based on site or in one of these locations but will be expected to provide support at other locations as required.
Major Infrastructure Delivery
The Major Infrastructure Delivery Service consists of two teams – Project Sponsorship and Contract and Construction Management, and these teams are responsible the design and implementation of major transport schemes within the council’s capital programme and helping to shape and support projects at “optioneering” and in the early stages of their development. Ensuring projects deliver the desired outcome and that the agreed scope, budget and programme is adhered to, while achieving the best possible value and ensuring contract and council process and procedures are met.
Contract and Construction Management
The Contract and Construction team has particular responsibility for managing the delivery of the construction procurement phases & managing the contract, the project risks, budget & programme. It is a supervision and technical assurance role to ensure the councils transport programme. A key part of the role is ensuring quality and compliance in construction. A key role is supporting the NEC Project Manager and Quantity Surveyor on site.
As a Disability Confident employer we guarantee an interview for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the job. We also guarantee interviews to care leavers who have completed further education and who meet the essential criteria for the job. For those leaving care without any further education we guarantee an interview for our apprenticeships.
All posts, unless stated otherwise, are open to part time working and job share arrangements.
This Program / Vacancy is closed to applications.