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Road Agreements Team Leader OCC5803

Job Details:


Salary Range: £49,522 - £56,481 per annum

Work Location: County Hall, Oxford

Hours per week: 37

Contract type: Permanent

Closing date: 7 July 2019



About Us


Partnership working is central to everything that we do at Oxfordshire Country Council. Committed to meeting the future requirements of our 161,000 residents, we are thinking bigger, bolder and better about what our local communities need to really thrive. The answer is new housing, creative transport solutions and re-imagined infrastructure – all of which will be developed due to £multi-million investments between joint private and public sector initiatives.


This growth enterprise is already well underway. By 2031, we will have created 100,000 new homes, and the 2,785 miles of road that currently exist will be further supported by innovative projects such as a Zero-Emission Zone in Oxford City Centre and readily available electric vehicle charging points. You could be at the heart of this work, leading a team of Engineers as you assess the suitability and compliance of complex highway engineering designs.  Supporting major and strategic development sites, you will ensure that layouts of new roads and changes to existing highways aren’t just fit for purpose – they’re world-leading. 

The Role


Our vision at Oxfordshire County Council is to create a region that doesn’t just meet the needs of its population – it exceeds their expectations. Our talented colleagues are working collaboratively to deliver this ambition, but in order to ensure these challenges go the extra mile, we need visionary Team Leaders to help our people meet their targets. Individuals who are meticulously organised and who have the drive, ambition and capacity to think smarter – people just like you.


You will be responsible for the daily management of your team, motivating them to ensure high-quality, value-for-money results are being achieved on time and within budget. Sharing your expert engineering knowledge, you will inspire a culture based on respect – and you will ensure your team are being fully developed. You’ll see to it that we are meeting our legislative requirements, and you will adopt an open approach to communication. Overseeing reporting to ensure every stakeholder is on the same page, you will be the innovator who keeps projects on track. This is a career-defining challenge. And with your input, it is one that will have a major impact on Oxfordshire’s future connectivity.  



Leading and developing the team within our dynamic Planning & Engineering department, you will thrive with us if you:

  • Have a genuine passion for delivering customer and commercially-focussed results.
  • Have significant management-level experience in engineering, backed-up by good legislative knowledge and a comprehensive understanding of current developments in the field.
  • Have a sound understanding of the Highways Act and infrastructure planning processes.
  • Love working in partnership with people, and you have exceptional verbal and written communication skills.
  • Have solid planning and project management capabilities. You will also be comfortable working in a period of change, adapting team priorities depending on the current needs of your projects.
  • Are an effective decision-maker, with good capital and revenue budgetary management skills.
  • Have a management qualification or a degree (though equivalent experience would be acceptable if you don’t have either of these).
  • The above requirements relate to a Grade 15 role. If you would like to apply for Grade 16, you will also have a good understanding of all related high-risk technical disciplines, and you will be comfortable representing the authority in a legal environment such as a Crown Court or a public inquiry.


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Rewards and Benefits


In return, we can offer you:

  • 24 – 32 days annual leave each year and an excellent pension scheme, with employer contributions of up to 20% of salary
  • Relocation allowances (available with prior agreement)
  • Management qualification through apprenticeship
  • A staff discount scheme for a range of retailers; holidays; insurance; eating out; health & leisure activities and rail travel
  • An agile working environment with a tailored induction plan
  • A supportive and inclusive team where you will be empowered to make good professional decisions supported by regular supervision
  • A wide variety of learning & development, coaching & mentoring and career development opportunities through our learning zone
Contact details for an informal discussion:


Moaz Khan, Growth Manager (Cherwell & West) on 07770 368090


CVs are welcomed. Please attach your CV to your application.


Previous applicants need not apply



Our Organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. We expect all employees, workers and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment.

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.

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