Careers in engineering, contracts and highways

Check out our current jobs in contracts, engineering, estates, highways and planning.


Introduction

Message from our Executive Director

Message from our Executive Director

We have recently completed reviews of our property and planning services. The County Council has an extensive capital programme of investment in its property and highways portfolio. We also have Growth Deals in place with all our districts and boroughs which set out our shared agenda for economic growth. We now need talented and enthusiastic professionals to help take our ambitious agenda forward.

If you’re up for the challenge of making West Sussex a better place, and in doing so create your own legacy, please take a closer look at our opportunities.

I look forward to receiving your application.

Lee Harris,
Executive Director Economy, Infrastructure and Environment

Why West Sussex?

Why West Sussex?

Our vision for the county is that local communities are independent, strong and vibrant. We target our effort on those services that will make the biggest difference to communities.

The West Sussex Plan sets out how we plan to shape our services over the next four years.

Joining the West Sussex engineering, contracts and highways function at this time represents a genuine opportunity to enact and enable positive change to the residents of West Sussex.

We know there are many challenges for public sector organisations and there is more change ahead in West Sussex. That’s why we need to make sure we’ve got the right people in place to tackle those challenges and help our residents as we navigate those changes.

Additional information

  • Rewards and benefits - Find out about the rewards and benefits that will be available to you as a member of staff.
  • Our vision and values Information on our vision for West Sussex and the values that guide the way we work.

Highways

Highway Inspector

Highway Inspector

  • £31,401 - £34,106 per annum
  • 1 post
  • Based across West Sussex

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Highway Agreements Team and help to deliver new and improved highway infrastructure in West Sussex.

You will be responsible for reviewing traffic management plans and ensuring that works are delivered safely with minimum delay and disruption to the public. You will also be responsible for planning and managing your workload and producing clear and concise written reports of inspections.

Apply for the role of Highway Inspector.

Closing date: 27 January 2019.

Senior Engineer

Senior Engineer

  • £31,401 - £34,106 per annum
  • 2 posts
  • Based in Chichester

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Senior Engineer to join our Highways and Transportation team. You will form an integral part of a dynamic and highly motivated team responsible for managing and maintaining the County Councils highway structures assets for the residents of West Sussex.

You will be directly involved in many significant highway schemes across the county, ranging from minor junction improvements, to traffic calming and cycling schemes, to town centre public realm schemes.

Apply for the role of Senior Engineer.

Closing date: 27 January 2019.

Principal Engineer

Principal Engineer

  • £39,002 - £41,846 per annum
  • 1 post
  • Based in Chichester

This is an exciting opportunity to work in the Highway Agreements Team and provide specialist advice on highway design.

We are looking for a Lead professional in Highway Design who will provide a customer focussed, forward thinking service, to deliver safe and sustainable development and economic growth, who can also apply their extensive knowledge of highway design standards to review proposals at feasibility and detailed design stage.

Relocation packages of up to £10,000 are available, subject to meeting certain criteria.

Apply for the role of Principal Engineer.

Closing date: 27 January 2019.

Highways Systems Manager

Highways Systems Manager

  • £35,229 - £38,052 per annum
  • 1 post
  • Based in Chichester

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Highways and Transport team and help deliver new and improved highway infrastructure in West Sussex. You will contribute to the effective operation of the service by providing professional advice and guidance as well as dealing with complex and technical issues around systems management, whilst supporting the maintenance and development of professional practice across the specialist field.

Apply for the role of Highways Systems Manager.

Closing date: 27 January 2019.


Property

Principal Valuer

Principal Valuer

  • £48,423 - £51,284 per annum
  • 1 post
  • Based in Chichester

Are you an experienced property professional with an established track record in valuations and estates?

Do you pride yourself on your ability to negotiate effective business solutions?

Are you looking for an interesting and challenging professional role but want to work part time?

Come and join our Asset Management and Estates team and help make a difference to the lives of our residents within West Sussex.

As a lead property professional, you will be responsible for managing and delivering the effective operation of an estate and valuation service across a broad range of property assets held by the county. This interesting role could include negotiating on multi-million pound deals to acquire, develop and dispose of assets so your experience of the commercial property market will be crucial.

As a technical specialist, you will be instrumental in managing a number of complex projects either working alongside internal service teams, senior management of partner organisations or through direct project management of externally appointed consultants. You will be relied upon for your timely advice and experience to guide the county in property decisions.

Relocation packages of up to £10,000 are available, subject to meeting certain criteria

Apply for the role of Principal Valuer.

Closing date: 27 January 2019.

Estates Surveyor

Estates Surveyor

  • £28,221 - £30,756 per annum
  • 1 post
  • Based in Chichester

Are you an experienced Estates Surveyor who likes to provide an effective, efficient, professional service? Come and join our Asset Management and Estates team and help make a difference to the lives of our residents within West Sussex.

You will be responsible for undertaking general estate management, delivering an effective and reliable service that develops and co-ordinates property asset management across County Council services. You will provide valuation advice, estimates and general professional advice on property matters.

Apply for the role of Estates Surveyor.

Closing date: 27 January 2019.


Engineering Project Manager

  • £39,002 - £41,846 per annum
  • 1 post
  • Based in Chichester

This role as Engineering Project Manager is an exciting opportunity to contribute towards meeting our strategic objectives for Infrastructure and the Local Transport Plan as well as supporting economic development and accessibility to services for the residents of West Sussex.

The role provides project management for development as well as delivery of major projects within highways and transport. You will deliver a customer-focused project management service. This will include provision of professional and technical expertise as well as guidance on project-related issues in line with Project Management Frameworks.

You will manage the feasibility, development, consultation, procurement and implementation of major capital projects valued typically in excess of £5m over several years. In order to achieve this, you will work very closely with other organisations and in partnership arrangements to ensure efficient service provision.

Relocation packages of up to £10,000 are available, subject to meeting certain criteria.

Apply for the role of Engineering Project Manager.

Closing date: 27 January 2019.


Contracts

Contracts Relationship Manager

Contracts Relationship Manager

  • £48,423 - £51,284 per annum
  • 1 post
  • Based in Chichester

Are you an experienced Property Manager within the construction industry or wider property environment? Are you experienced in delivering a high-quality service to others? Come and join our Economy, Planning and Place team and help make a difference to the lives of our residents within West Sussex.

Relocation packages of up to £10,000 are available, subject to meeting certain criteria.

Apply for the role of Contracts Relationship Manager.

Closing date: 27 January 2019.

Contracts Officer

Contracts Officer

  • £39,002 - £41,846 per annum
  • 3 posts
  • Based in Chichester

Do you have the ability to deliver a demanding project procurement/contract management service acting in the role as a projects manager? Come and join our Economy, Planning and Place team and help make a difference to the lives of our residents within West Sussex.

Relocation packages of up to £10,000 are available, subject to meeting certain criteria.

Apply for the role of Contracts Officer.

Closing date: 27 January 2019.


Principal Planner

  • £39,002 - £41,846 per annum
  • 1 post
  • Based in Chichester

The purpose of the role is to work on a range of land-use planning policy matters including responding to planning policy consultations. This includes strategic and local planning policy issues, in particular liaising with the district and borough councils about the preparation of their local plans and the potential implications for County Council services and functions. It also includes working on the key neighbourhood plans that are prepared by the town and parish councils.

Relocation packages of up to £10,000 are available, subject to meeting certain criteria.

Apply for the role of Principal Planner.

Closing date: 27 January 2019.

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