Careers in Engineering

Council House
Salaries start from £20,493 p.a. up to £43,857 p.a. Appointment will be dependent on meeting relevant essential criteria for the post
17 Nov 2021
31 Mar 2022
Job Ref
Contract Type
Full time permanent
Working Pattern

37.0 Hours per Week

Salaries up to £43,857 p.a

Whether you have recently started your career in engineering or are looking for the next steps in progressing your professional career, we want to hear from you.

Our Highways Infrastructure Projects Team have a range of opportunities available

  • Assistant Engineer, Band C/D £20,493 to £30,451
  • Engineer, Band E, £31,346 to £36,922
  • Major Projects Engineer, Band F, £37,890 to £43,857

You would be joining the team at an incredibly exciting time, as we embark on a range of high profile, borough wide enhancement schemes and involved in the type work you would expect of an economically prosperous Met Authority with key highways projects related to HS2 and Highways England on our doorstep.

We are working hard to do what is needed to welcome the arrival of HS2 (with the first station outside London arriving here in 2026). Ensuring we are maintaining our historic and natural landscape, and delivering the design quality, community benefits and green and blue infrastructure that only the best development in the right locations can, is all part of the job.

At whatever stage of your career you will have the opportunity to work collaboratively with a range of partners, contractors and stakeholders such as TfWM, WMCA, Birmingham Airport, Jaguar Land Rover and the National Exhibition Centre.  

We are striving for highway services that are well resourced, fit for the future and geared up for delivery. We are after the brightest and best talent; commercially minded and emotionally intelligent.  You’re going to need to be engaging and confident, bringing a ‘can do’ approach to your team to help us rise to the challenge.

For details of each role please refer to the job description and person specification.

In return we can offer

  • Generous leave entitlement (which rises with continuous service) including the potential for flexi leave up to 24 days per year. The opportunity to buy up to 10 additional days’ annual leave per year.
  • Family and Carer friendly policies.
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Programme – a 24 hour independent, free and confidential advice and support service
  • Attractive staff discounts and benefits including access to the Local Government Pension Scheme.

Whilst posts are offered on a full time basis, applications for part time working would be considered.

To apply please submit your CV and supporting statement by following the link below.  Please make sure you indicate which post you are interested in.

If you have a specific question or require further information please contact Paresh Shingadia, Major Projects and Programmes Lead on 0121 704 8051 or at or Duljit Manahar, Senior Engineer on 0121 704 6487 or email

The Fluency Duty is outlined in the Code of Practice on the English language requirements for public sector workers. The Fluency Duty for this role is Not Required .

This post requires the following Disclosure and Barring check: Not required .

Solihull Council is proud to be an Equal Opportunities Employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees - a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit.

Solihull Council has a responsibility for, and a commitment to, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk and requires all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Supporting documents
Job description & person specification - Engineer
Job description & person specification - Assistant Engineer
Job description & person specification - Major Projects Engineer

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