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Construction Technical Assistant

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Information


Assist the Construction Manager for all day-to-day workload and staffing issues relating to the Countywide Operational Construction and Highways Teams and coordinate resources for individual activities to ensure the provision of services within the agreed policy and financial framework for Construction and Highways. 

Assist to prepare service delivery and plans for operational Construction and Highways matters. To oversee their implementation and monitor progress as well as overseeing area construction programme and recommend amendments alterations, as appropriate.

Ensure Public Liability Claims and immobile property damages are minimised, and investigations are conducted, and relevant documents are processed, as necessary. Ensure compliance with Regulations and other relevant legislation.

Assist with monitoring financial budgets and delivery programmes. 

Assist consult and negotiate with clients, market services and promote good customer relationships. Liaise and arbitrate with elected members, clients, sub-contractors, support services and Directorates of the County Council. Represents the interests of Highways and the County Council at public meetings, district or parish council meetings, public enquiries etc. 


  • Level 3 - BTEC in Civil Engineering
  • NVQ 3 in Supervisory management  
  • Relevant Health and Safety Training
  • Valid UK driving licence

Northumberland is world-renowned as a visitor destination and an ideal location to strike a perfect work/life balance. There is no better way of enjoying the picturesque scenery and stunning coastline than on an everyday basis! 

Northumberland County Council’s (NCC) vision is “To make Northumberland a county which you regard as a great place to live, in which you can access the activities you enjoy, whilst having the opportunity to learn and thrive”. 

For further information about working for NCC, please visit our website here.

Why choose us? 

We have some outstanding benefits to offer you, including: 
  • 26 days annual leave plus public/bank holidays, rising to 31 days after 5 years of service (pro rata for part-time employees) 
  • Automatic enrolment into the Local Government Pension Scheme 
  • Flexi scheme (if applicable) – up to 2 days flexible leave available per month (pro rata for part-time employees) 
  • Local government discount schemes available to all employees with offers at local businesses along with various national brands 
  • Commitment to work/life balance offering flexibility through various schemes including job sharing, flexible working, term-time only, and compressed hours 
  • A range of salary sacrifice schemes are available 
  • Staff networks - run by staff, for staff, providing opportunities for peer networking, mutual support, staff development e.g. Apprenticeship, Armed Forces, ASD, Enable (disability), LGBT+, Menopause, Mental Wellbeing, Racial Equality 
Further information 

Please note that this is a full time position but applications on a secondment or part-time basis would be considered for the right applicant. 

For guidance on completing your application and for information about our Equality and Diversity principles, please see the attached guidance notes here

We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer. We operate a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria. If you wish to notify us of your eligibility for this scheme, please email or ring 01670 623930 with your name and the job title you have applied for and one of the recruitment team will ensure this is factored into the shortlisting process and kept anonymous. If you have a disability and would prefer to apply in a different format, please see the alternative methods below.  This information will be treated as confidential and will only be used to check that you meet the essential requirements of the post.    

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For those with speech difficulties or hearing loss: Text relay service dial 018001 01670 623930 

Although we advertise on North East Jobs, and other websites, your application process will be directed to our Tribepad system.  Please note that all communication regarding your application for this post will be sent to the email address that you have registered on Tribepad, including your invite to interview if you are shortlisted. Please check your emails regularly, including Spam/Junk, after the closing dates for notifications.

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