Permit Officers x2

Reference HQ00021693
Service Cambridgeshire County Council
Contract Type Temporary
Duration Initially three months
Location Cambridgeshire
Job Type Full-time
Hours per week 37
Rate £12.60 per hour

About the job:

As a Permit Officer for Cambridgeshire County Council through Opus Cambridgeshire, your key priority is to assist in the operation and management of the Cambridgeshire Permit Scheme for Roadworks and Streetworks in accordance with the Stautory Guidance and National Conditions for Permit Schemes, New Roads and Street Works Act (NRSWA) 1991 and Traffic Management Act (TMA) 2004 to minimise disruption to highway users.

To ensure all permits are reviewed, co-ordinated and managed accurately and efficiently to ensure the safe and expeditious movement of traffic including pedestrians.


Working from Alconbury Weald

  • Analyse and deal with permit applications accurately and efficiently within the agreed timescales and in line with Statutory Guidance, National Conditions and the Cambridgeshire Permit Scheme.
  • Highlight conflicts
  • Grant or refuse permit applications
  • Assist in the coordination of permits working as part of a team to resolve any conflicts, refusals or variation requests which must be acted on immediately. Liaise with the utility company to a satisfactory conclusion.
  • Work as a team with Street Works Officers to assist in the processing of Temporary Traffic Regulation Orders, Roadspace Bookings and Licences.
  • Maintain precise and accurate and up to date records in line with permit procedures, NRSWA and TMA legislation
  • Assist in managing the fees, fines, charges and FPNs and ensure they are managed in line with New Roads and Streetworks Act, Traffic Management Act, associated Statutory Guidance and Codes of Practices.
  • Support the processes for ensuring utility companies fees, fines and invoices are paid accordingly.
  • Assist in dealing with all aspects of Section 74 and FPN investigations including ascertaining responsibility, charge liability and correspondence with the utility company. Maintain accurate records to enable comparison.
  • Communicate consistently and effectively with utility companies regarding permit refusals, permit conditions and variations.
  • Build and maintain effective working relationships with all utilities, understanding the individual needs and requirements from each one.

The successful candidate will ideally have 2 A Levels or a certificate in Civil Engineering or equivalent relevant experience, together with demonstrable and proven working knowledge, experience and implementation of Permit Schemes.

The successful candidate will also actively demonstrate the ability to use specialist management  software.

  • Holiday entitlement of up to 31 days per annum, pro-rata (including bank holidays) where applicable
  • Permanent equivalent council pay rates offered from commencement
  • Pension contribution from employer
  • Flexible working hours
  • Opus candidates hear about jobs first
  • Opportunity to apply for permanent positions as an ‘internal candidate’
  • Gain experience to support permanent applications

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CCC are proud to serve the diverse communities of Cambridgeshire/Peterborough and want our workforce to reflect this diversity, which we believe is beneficial for our employees, the organisation and the communities we serve.

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