Senior Highway Project Engineer

Wellington Civic Offices
£34,538 - £37,306
04 Jul 2017
23 Jul 2017
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Contract Type
Full time permanent
Working Pattern
Flexible hours

Business, Development and Employment

Development Management

Senior Highways Project Engineer

£34,538 - £37,306 per annum


37 hours per week

As a member of the Development Team and as part of the approach to the provision of multi-disciplinary technical advice to support and drive the delivery of growth, you provide design input and technical audit and advice on Planning and pre-planning applications in relation to highway engineering matters both within the council and to developers, their agents and other external clients. You will embed a proactive approach to the handling of pre-application advice and subsequent planning application consultation to identify issues and suggest solutions in order to deliver commercial growth and residential growth across the borough.   The post holder will operate under the overall guidance of the Development Team Group Manager. The range of tasks and responsibilities carried out by the post holder will vary from time to time reflecting the work programme to be carried out in connection with the Council’s statutory duties relating to Planning and the overall objectives of the Development Management Service Area.

Telford & Wrekin has a population of 170,000 people and our population is younger than the national average. Our borough is predicted to grow in the next 13 years adding nearly another 30,000 people. We are investing in growth in the borough and this presents an opportunity to attract new businesses. The borough is a combination of old and new, urban and rural, traditional and modern and includes the unique Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site.

The post holder’s duties will include:

To provide technical advice to Planners on highway engineering matters.

Be responsible for the detailed technical assessment of development related highway works proposed for agreement under S.38 and S.278 of the Highways Act and use professional judgement and other resources as appropriate to review, audit and approve designs by third parties for making alterations or additions to the borough’s highway network.

To actively investigate, design and suggest highway engineering solutions and provide advice to internal and external clients in relation to new development.

To deal with highway enquiries from Councillors, parish councils, the public and other internal and external bodies in relation to new development.

The Post holder will have:

A degree in Civil Engineering (or related subject) with significant relevant experience.

Membership of a professional body (such as the Chartered Institute of Civil Engineers or similar) would be an advantage

Experience of the conceptual and detail design of less complex new build and refurbishment projects.

Significant experience of working with Architects, Planners, Building Control Officers and Engineers.

Significant experience in the design and supervision of complex engineering schemes including the production and administration of contract documentation.

Significant experience in the operation of computer software.

Experience of dealing with customers and Councillors in a local authority or other regulatory environment.

Significant experience in the use of standard word processing, spreadsheet and database software.

Substantial knowledge of civil engineering principles relating to highway matters.

Significant knowledge of Contract Documents Preparation and tendering procedures is desirable.

Significant knowledge of highway engineering design practice using appropriate software.

Significant knowledge of Health and Safety regulations relating to the construction industry, notably CDM.

Knowledge of the production of engineering drawings using AutoCAD.

Knowledge of financial monitoring of projects.

Knowledge of traffic management requirements when working within a public highway, including Streetworks responsibilities for design engineers.

Please note employees who are at risk will be considered first for this position. Only if an appointment is not made will other candidates be considered.

Please complete the online application form as CVs will not be accepted.

For further information, please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification or contact Keith Harris on 01952 384601.

We are committed to equality and diversity.

Casual car user allowance applies.

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Job description and person specification

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