Senior Highways Officer

Lincolnshire County Council is looking to recruit two Senior Highways Officers to support the planning and delivery of excellent highways services, each leading within one of our local highway area teams on behalf of the County Council as a Highways Authority.

This is an exciting opportunity in an ever evolving service that is both challenging and rewarding.

The roles available are based in the Local Highways teams, one in the North team based at Lincoln and one in the South team based at Boston.

Please identify within your application which of these roles you are applying to.

Director Area
Job Category
Traffic and Highways
Service Area
Highways Services
Job Location(s)
Boston; Lincolnshire, Lincoln
G9: 32,234 - 35,745
Relocation Expenses
Politically Restricted Post
Contract Type
Appointment Type
Hours per week
Closing Date
Job Reference

About the Role

Responsibilities include daily supervision of the Local Highways team whose varied workload offers frequent challenges to identify and manage risk and offer pragmatic solutions that utilise resources efficiently.

This workload includes; highways maintenance, winter maintenance, highways safety inspections, Highways Act enforcement, reaction to highways emergency events, minor highways, environmental improvements and acting as a public interface for all highways services.

The post holders will contribute to a conscientious culture of proactive, future-focused service delivery that is accountable and engaging to our customers.

About You

We are looking for candidates who are knowledgeable and experienced within the highways sector that can work effectively within their own area of expertise (whilst developing their skills on a daily basis), providing guidance and support to their team, collaborating with colleagues across the service to deliver the best outcomes for our customers in Lincolnshire.

To do this a combination of technical knowledge and brilliant communication skills will be required, underpinned by a dedication to the customer and drive to achieve targets.

You will ideally hold HNC or Eng Tech in appropriate discipline and/or Incorporated Engineer, however applicants with suitable industry experience will be considered.

Streetworks accreditation and Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) registration is desireable but not essential.

You will be flexible and response, with good interpersonal skills allowing you to work in and lead a dynamic and diverse team

You will be required to drive at work on a daily basis therefore a full and valid driver's license is essential

About us

Lincolnshire County Council's Local Highways Management team provide a front-line service and essential maintenance to one of the biggest highways networks in the country.

There are four Local Highways Teams covering the North, East, South and West of the county who work in partnership with both internal Operational Asset Management teams and external contractors within the Lincolnshire Highways Alliance.

LCC is recognised as a leading light in the Highways Sector, becoming one of the first 2 "Band 3" authorities in the country in the Department for Transport incentivised funding, as well as recently winning the Highways Management award at the MJ awards.

During the Covid-19 outbreak our Local Highways Teams continue to deliver an excellent service by agile working, on site with mobile technology and by working from home. 

We are offering a competitive salary of £32,234 - £35,745, along with a pension, a comprehensive benefits package including excellent discount schemes, cycle to work, civil service sports council membership and many areas for professional support and development.

If this sounds like the role for you, then please read through the full Job Description, to help you do the best application possible, before clicking apply!  Please ensure that your covering letter/personal statement clearly details why you applied and how you meet the essential criteria for the position.

If you would like to know more about Lincolnshire County Council and our current vacancies then click the following link: .  If you would like an open and informal discussion regards this role then please contact:

North role – Joe Phillips, Local Highways Manager North –

South role – Kyra Nettle, Local Highways Manager South –


Please be advised that this position may be subject to a criminal record check


All candidates are advised to read the attached job information pack prior to making an application.

On occasion we receive significantly more applications than expected for some vacancies and under such circumstances we reserve the right to bring forward the closing date of the advertisement. We therefore strongly advise you to apply for the role promptly to avoid disappointment should the closing date be brought forward. 

We operate a talent pool scheme whereby candidates who are not successful on this occasion may be considered for a period of up to 3 months for similar positions.

Lincolnshire County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

We want our workforce to reflect the make-up of the community we serve. Therefore we welcome all applications irrespective of gender, ethnic origin, belief, sexual orientation, age or disability. We consider ourselves to be a family friendly employer, and offer flexible working patterns.

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