Staffordshire County Council

Street Lighting Design Engineer

Salary: £27,514 - £31,895 per annum
25 Jul 2022
29 Aug 2022
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Job title: Street Lighting Design Engineer

Location: Stafford, with potential for home working

Salary:  £27,514 - £31,895 per annum

Contract type: 37 Hours per week | Full time | Permanent

We’re happy to talk about flexible working

About the role

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a dedicated and experienced street lighting design engineer to join the Street Lighting team at Staffordshire County Council.

The team looks after approximately 108,000 street lighting assets across Staffordshire to ensure that roads and footways are safe and accessible for road users and communities. The assets include street lighting columns, subway lighting, illuminated road signs and bollards, 20mph school signs and other related equipment upon the highway. The team ensure that new street lighting assets on developments and road improvements meet the correct standards and are properly installed.

The County Council are currently investing in changing approximately 47,000 existing street lighting heads to LED heads. This will generate significant savings in energy consumption and carbon emissions, reduce maintenance requirements, and provide improved lighting for road users and communities.

The team delivers its maintenance activity through its PFI contract with E.ON, and it works closely with Amey LG; the highway department’s strategic delivery partner.

The successful applicant will be responsible for the design, specification, supervision and coordination of new and modified lighting schemes. There is significant development in Staffordshire and the postholder will be responsible for undertaking design checks and approvals for third party works. They will join a highly experienced team, with opportunities for internal and external training to enable future career progression.

What you’ll bring

You will need to be motivated, organised, able to prioritise, with a good level of computer literacy (including lighting design software) and a strong attention to detail. Experience in lighting design is essential.

This role requires the ability to travel across Staffordshire and occasionally outside of Staffordshire. Casual Car User allowance will apply to the role. The role is primarily based at the Stafford office; however, some flexible working will be permitted as part of this role by agreement with your line manager. The role requires occasional work outside of normal office hours.

Our benefits

We recognise that it is our employees that are central to everything we do. We aim to create a supportive working environment where employees can achieve their full potential and achieve a healthy work-life balance.

In addition to your salary, as a member of staff, you will have access to a range of benefits including:

  • An excellent local government pension scheme
  • Generous holiday entitlement from 24 up to 33 days (plus 2 extra statutory days and bank holidays) depending on job role and length of service
  • The option to buy up to an additional 2 weeks’ annual leave
  • A range of flexible working options, depending on your job role, which includes agile working, flexible retirement
  • Family Friendly Policies - maternity, adoption, paternity and parental leave
  • Vivup benefits platform – gives you access to lots of retail, lifestyle savings and offers all in a handy app on your phone
  • Volunteering Scheme Training and development opportunities, including coaching and mentoring
  • Access to health and wellbeing support (including Occupational Health, Physiotherapy and Counselling Services)
  • Eye care vouchers
  • Car lease scheme / cycle & car loan scheme / employee car share scheme
  • Bus and rail travel discounts

How do I apply?

Just click on the ‘Apply’ button below. If you experience any technical issues accessing or completing the application form, please contact

Closing Date: Monday 29 August 2022

Interview Date: Monday 12 September or Friday 16 September 2022

For more information about the role, please contact Tim Heminsley (Head of HS2 and Integrated Transport Projects) via:


Telephone: 07800 626 536

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Our recruitment process

As an Authority we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Staffordshire County Council is an equal opportunities organisation and Disability Confident employer. We encourage applications from all background and communities

As part of our commitment as a Disability Confident employer, we offer a guaranteed interview to anyone with a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post.

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