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Principal Electrical Asset Officer

We have a vacancy in the Highways Electrical Asset Team and we are looking for a suitably qualified and experienced professional to join the existing team as Principal Electrical Asset Officer.

The post sits within the Highways and Infrastructure Division of the Inclusive Growth Directorate and the roles will support the Highways Electrical Asset Manager as part of the Electrical Asset Management team. The team deals with all issues relating to highway electrical assets, including street lighting, and traffic signals. The team also plays a key role in supporting and advising the Client function of the City’s existing Highways Maintenance Service.

You will support the Electrical Asset Manager with specialist advice relating to street lighting design, installation, maintenance and management, including reviewing programmes of delivery. You will also monitor and manage those service and technical issues associated with Highways electrical assets included in the scope of Birmingham City Council’s existing Highways Maintenance Service contract.

Important skills include being able to manage the delivery of services by a large service provider and having the ability to understand the dynamics of providing an electrical asset service in a large Local Authority. Experience of operating within a contract management environment is essential. You should be a Member of the Institute of Lighting Professionals.

This is a high-profile service and the service demands a strong degree of public and elected member contact.

Interviews for this post will take place virtually via video conferencing. Shortlisted candidates will be provided with further information

For any informal enquiries please contact Paul Laythorpe on 0121 303 6871 or

We welcome applications from people with caring responsibilities and flexible working options will be considered.

“We encourage applications from Birmingham residents and care leavers”

“Right to work in the UK documentation will be fully checked for all applicants.  All non-UK applicants (excluding Ireland) may require a Certificate of Sponsorship from Birmingham City Council and must have an approved visa from the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) before any employment offer can be confirmed. Unless they are an EEA or Swiss citizen or their family members, already living in the UK by 31 December 2020, then they will need to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) instead.”

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