- Join our Highway Project Delivery Team
- Working on innovative projects
- Our teams and current job vacancies
- Working in our team
- Support for career progression and training opportunities
- Flexible and remote working
- A commitment to enhancing Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI)
- Working with inspirational Team Managers
Join our Highway Project Delivery Team
Our Highways Project Delivery Team are looking for talented people who can connect our communities.
Joining our team at Cambridgeshire County Council means:
Working on innovative projects
We manage some of the region’s most significant and high-profile highway projects. We have a multi-million-pound project portfolio and are continually pushing boundaries to achieve carbon neutral design and construction. We have a diverse project delivery team of over 50 people and a highways and transport team of over 300.
We are working on significant infrastructure projects in the region including studies on the A10 and A141. We are working closely with our energy team to provide sustainable solutions. We have a passion for delivering active travel projects to increase and improve our cycling and walking infrastructure.
The image above shows the recently constructed Fendon Road Roundabout, the very first truly Dutch inspired Roundabout in the UK, where pedestrians and cyclists have priority over motor vehicles on each arm. It received so much press attention when it was completed that it had its own 15 minute slot on the BBC’s ‘One Show’ programme which has now lead to similar roundabouts being installed throughout the country and across the world, for example Germany and New Zealand.
Cambridge is the cycling capital of the UK and here at CCC we have a passion for delivering innovative active travel projects to encourage the residents of Cambridgeshire to walk and cycle more often and more safely.
Our teams and current job vacancies
We have now closed our Apprenticeships job adverts for 2023. Our new cohort of apprentices will start in September 2023. Please look out for our next openings soon.
Design and Delivery Team
Our Design and Delivery Team will manage programmes of highways works from conception through to completion and in most cases include consultation, design, procurement and delivery on site. The team work to achieve the Council’s priorities through promoting active travel throughout the programme whilst also improving safety and positive interventions for our communities. We are actively working to enable seamless local connectivity, which supports sustainable growth for all, with safety and wellbeing of all our highway users in mind.
- Design Progression Scheme - Design Technician / Assistant Design Engineer / Design Engineer Job Advert
- Design Team Manager Job Advert
Complex Infrastructure Team
The Complex Infrastructure Team manage large projects from concept stage delivering strategic business cases through to design and construction phases following completion of outline and full business cases. This programme involves challenging and exciting projects that make a considerable difference to our communities.
Contracts and Commissioning Team
Our Contracts and Commissioning Team manage a number of significant contracts including our term service contract which manages design and construction works and maintenance across Cambridgeshire. We also have professional services contracts and other contracts managing specific assets. This team are our contract and commercial expertise and they pride themselves in creating collaborative contract relationships to deliver with our partners.
- Commercial Progression Scheme Job Advert
- Contract Management Officer Job Advert
- Contract Manager Job Advert
Programme Management Office Team
The Programme Management Team provide a structure and digital by default framework to make best use of resources. Through effective programming and cost management, the team support the wider team to have a common thread through our projects and promote best practice project management principles and processes. The team are key to ensuring we have a professional and accurate delivery record throughout everything we do.
Finance and Business Support Team
The Finance and Business Support team provides finance, business, information and engagement support to Highway & Transport. This includes support with administration, ordering, budgets and is an integral part of the Project Delivery team. Our Finance and Business Support professionals add value to a great deal of our processes and the way we work. Being a part of this team will involve building relationships with a diverse and multi-disciplinary team.
Working in our team
Read more about what it’s like to work in our team
My current role at Cambridgeshire County Council (CCC) is Senior Project Officer within the Project Delivery team. In this role I work alongside the Project Manager and Team Leader to efficiently deliver major highway projects across Cambridgeshire. I feel that I make a difference by actively engaging with a wide range of stakeholders, from contractors to local members, this creates solutions that improve the lives of road users and communities. I feel that my voice is heard and valued in group settings, this gives me the confidence to contribute towards projects I am involved with and diligently suggest improvements or solutions.
I began my career at CCC as a Technician and worked up to where I am today. I started at CCC because the opportunities to grow and progress were clear from the outset, I felt that I was beginning my journey in a supportive, inclusive environment that nurtures development. I still work for CCC because this feeling remains, colleagues from line management to senior management are approachable and invoke a feeling of value amongst the team.
I have progressed through multiple roles since joining CCC in 2018. Beforehand I had no experience within the highway or local authority sector, thus I am impressed at the rate at which I have gained knowledge and built an extensive skill base in civil engineering, local government and project management. In no way do I fear I will stagnate as there are a wide range of opportunities available to me in order to continue on my desired career path at a sustainable and individual pace.
The main development opportunity I have been provided with is a BSc (Hons) Degree in Civil Engineering. This has been delivered through an apprenticeship programme with time set aside within my contract to allow me to complete the assignments and exam preparation required to thrive in my degree and accomplish something which seemed unlikely before joining CCC. Alongside this I have completed many construction related courses and qualifications such as budget management training, SMSTS and CSCS, which have positively impacted on my career success and educational studies.
I am currently working as a Project Engineer within the Highways Projects Delivery Team delivering a variety of maintenance and improvement schemes. I work very closely with County Councillors, Town Councils & Parish Councils to deliver improvements which benefit the wider community. It feels good knowing that I have helped design these solutions to problems that are faced day to day, seeing its progression from a feasible project state to it being delivered on-site, working collaboratively with our Term Service Contractor and engaging with the community as a scheme progresses.
I applied for my initial role as a Technician within the Highways Team back in 2015. I had no prior experience or knowledge working within Local Government or the Civil Engineering Industry and was unsure of what career path I was going to take. When I saw the advertisement for the Technician role it peaked my interest, being able to part of a collective team, working with one and another to deliver a wide variety of different schemes. I really enjoy the design aspect of my role. Being able to use software such as AutoCAD to bring my ideas and proposals to fruition. It was made clear that there are various paths and development opportunities within the county and you get back what you put in. Never do I feel like I am unsupported or under-valued, there is always a platform to my voice and thoughts.
During the 7 years of working for Cambridgeshire County Council I have been able to progress from Technician, to Assistant Engineer to where I am now as a Project Engineer. I have always been encouraged to progress with my career path and feel that opportunities and platform to progress further will always be there. The support from my mentors and the knowledge I have gained since being within the team, taking into account I had no prior experience in the industry is something that I value greatly. All members of the team are happy to assist whenever I have a query or question and we work together to find the right outcome.
After my first year I was supported with my decision to undertake a foundation degree in Civil Engineering at ARU Chelmsford. I was able to do this with only GCSE’s to my name and a year of experience within the industry. Halfway through the course I had the chance to transfer to the apprenticeship programme which meant I would be awarded a full bachelor’s degree once completed. In October I was awarded a 1:1 BSc Civil Engineering degree and I am currently working towards becoming an Incorporated Engineer (IEng) through the ICE as part of the apprenticeship degree. Cambridgeshire County Council have also put me through various training courses such as CDM, NRSWA and AutoCAD training, I believe there will be much more training available to me in the upcoming future.
I’m the Programme Management Office Team Leader managing a diverse team who in turn support the wider delivery teams across Highways & Transport. The PMO is the custodian of a centralised programme management tool which helps support reporting, governance, and the foundation of information for technical reviews.
At CCC I have been recognised for the skills I bring to the council and the environment and culture has enabled me to thrive and grow, professionally and personally. I have a young family so the ability to be flexible when I work and empowered to deliver value when I know I am most productive is really valuable to me. Going through the pandemic I felt stability working for the council which is a privilege some of my friends didn’t share. This supported the wellbeing my family and I.
I am most impressed by my personal development since working at CCC. Working in an environment where the culture is people focused makes a huge difference that hasn’t been lost on me.
I have been on multiple training courses from CDM, PowerBI, H&S, Leadership and Management, the list goes on. I had limited knowledge of infrastructure when I started at CCC, however, I was recognised for my transferable skills and have learnt so much in a relative short period of time, which has laid the foundation of a new career, which I couldn’t have fathomed before working here.
Support for career progression and training opportunities
We offer a comprehensive Learning and Development programme with opportunities to develop specialisms like Design Engineer and Project Management courses. Find out more about our learning and development offer here.
Flexible and remote working
We support colleagues to work in a flexible way including hybrid working, nine-day fortnight, term time only contracts, job share and operate a ‘flex from 1st' approach to give people the right to request flexible working from day-one of employment.
A commitment to enhancing Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI)
We have an inclusive culture and have launched a range of EDI initiatives to help us promote this. Having a diverse workforce is of the utmost importance; especially in terms of shared learning, discussing caseloads and achieving the best outcomes for the people who use our services. Visit our EDI page to find out more.
Working with inspirational Team Managers
We have experienced and supportive Team Managers to help facilitate a culture of trust and autonomy whilst supporting you to thrive in your roles.