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Principal Asset Strategist (Highways)

East Sussex, England
Up to £0.00 per annum
2020-04-28 16:38:36 1970-01-01 Eden Brown Built Environment
Apr 28, 2020

Great new opportunity to with with this S Coast Local Authority within their communities, transport and economy team - they are looking for a Senior Technical Officer / Principal Asset Strategist to join their team as the Technical and specialist advisor developing strategies and modelling to determine maintenance and improvement regimes and plans to ensure the ongoing viability and long term future of the highway network


1. Lead and assist with the management of the team proactively and positively, managing and delivering the service to ensure the achievement of departmental, service and personal performance targets including nationally and locally agreed key performance indicators.
1. Deputise for your manager including attendance at meetings and on working parties and user groups as required.
2. Continuously monitor and review the effectiveness of services, systems and processes to improve performance and ensure best value for stakeholders and customers, implementing improvements as agreed.
3. To implement robust management and reporting processes that enable the efficient delivery of maintenance strategies and works programmes, identify and propose change control to proactively address any associated performance issues in order to ensure successful delivery of service objectives.
4. Establish and enhance effective working relationships with the highway contractors asset strategy functions and planning to develop the best asset management plan for the service.
5. Provide professional information, guidance and advice to County Council managers and County Councilors, contributing to local, national and international debate to benefit East Sussex as appropriate.
6. Undertake appraisals and reviews of new legislative and service initiatives, and assess their impact on the service.
7. Resolve complex service delivery issues and complaints in an appropriate and timely manner in accordance with County Council policies and procedures.
8. Act as mentor, coaching and training colleagues in order to support learning and development objectives and priorities to meet service delivery standards.
9. Provide funding requirement information to contribute to the preparation of medium term financial plans and funding bids.
10. Contribute to the assessment and development of business plans and service developments for the medium term.

Key abilities/ skills

Political awareness

· Ability to develop new service initiatives

· Partnership working

· Ability to produce clear and concise reports

· Influencing skills

· Performance management

· Project management

· Analytical skills


Experience of work in a large public or private sector organisation.

Experience of developing long term strategies.

Experience of managing change

Experience of delivery solutions

Education and Knowledge

Educated to degree level or in lieu of that demonstration of considerable relevant experience

Knowledge of business planning and performance management

Knowledge of highway construction and maintenance techniques


Your expert recruitment consultant is Trevor Parsons, call today on 0207 422 7377 or email t.parsons@edenbrown.com Eden Brown is committed to equality in the workplace and is an equal opportunity employer. Eden Brown Ltd is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.

East Sussex, England
Up to £0.00 per annum

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