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Highways Management Engineer

Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council
£35,745 - £41,418 per annum
Closing date
14 Apr 2024

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Job Type
Highways / Transport / Traffic
Contract Type
Full time permanent
Working Pattern

Job Details

We have a great opportunity for experienced Highway Management Engineers to join our dedicated team. This exciting and challenging role is part of a small team who are responsible for delivering excellent public services to ensure the safe and efficient operation of the roads, footpaths and bridleways in Solihull.

We pride ourselves on being a Council that is small enough to care, but big enough to make a difference. To help achieve this we work closely with our public sector partners, businesses, the voluntary sector, and communities to improve the lives of the people we serve.

Currently helping to make big things happen – like the High-Speed 2 Rail network, M42 Junction 5a, our housing growth programme as set out in the draft Local Plan. With plans to bringing forward exciting commercial and residential develops at Birmingham Airport, the N.E.C. and Arden Cross development there are plenty of interesting projects to be involved with. 

The Highway Management team forms part of the wider Highway Management Group and this post will report to the Strategic Lead officer. The wider group also deliver Sustainable Travel, Parking and Enforcement Services, Urban Traffic Control and our Highway Permitting functions, all who contribute to managing one of the best performing highway networks in the country.

Significant change is taking place in Solihull over the next decade, and this will be your opportunity to help shape how people travel in the future.

To meet the challenge and be successful in the role you will have (please refer to the  Job and Person specification for full details):

  • HNC or above in an Engineering or another relevant subject
  • Detailed knowledge and experience of traffic management and statutory requirements.
  • Relevant and proven experience of managing engineering, highway or construction related projects.
  • Experience of supervising site teams.
  • Experience of Partnership working, able to demonstrate effective communication and interpersonal skills to engage and build relationships with a wide range of audiences and stakeholders.

 In return for your commitment and contribution, the successful applicant will be offered:

  • A range of flexible working options, 
  • Generous annual leave entitlements with the opportunity to purchase up to 10-days additional leave per year.
  • A flexitime scheme with up to 24 days per year 
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Programme – a 24 hour independent, free and confidential advice and support service
  • Family and carer friendly policies
  • Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Employee benefits including staff discounts, subsidised travel passes and Cycle 2 Work Scheme
  • As an essential car user, free parking is available.

To apply, please click on the link below. If you have a specific question regarding this post, please contact Paul Tovey, Head of Highway Management at or Paul Boulton, Strategic Lead at who will be pleased to discuss. 

Closing date for completed applications is 14th April 2024

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to interview and give a presentation week commencing 24th or 25th April 2024.


This post is covered by the Fluency Duty, as outlined in the Code of Practice on the English language requirements for public sector workers.

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 is committed to, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk, and requires all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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About Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council


Solihull is regarded as a popular and vibrant place to live in the UK. As one of the most prosperous towns in the Midlands, almost two thirds of our borough is designated as green belt. We have over 1,500 acres of parks across the borough, with 16 Green Flag Awards. Solihull is very well connected, with great transport links such as the M40, M42 and M6 all close by, and an excellent rail network, plus, of course, an international airport. We are home to the award-winning Touchwood Shopping Centre, National Exhibition Centre, Resorts World Birmingham, and the Resorts World Arena.

It is an exciting time for Solihull, although we are a relatively small local authority (c. 6000 employees), we still have ambitious plans including the development of UK Central and HS2.

Here at Solihull Council, we want to ensure that all our citizens have an equal chance to share in Solihull’s success. We do this by putting our customers at the heart of everything we do.

We recognise that our employees are the key factor in achieving our vision and as such, we are always on the lookout for talented individuals, who want to make a real positive difference to people’s lives and can help us to continue building on our success.

Both Smarter Ways of Working and Employee Wellbeing are key Council Priorities.

The transition to Smarter Ways of Working has presented us with the opportunity to re-think how and where we work. With the option to access portable technology, dependent upon the requirements of the role, a lot of our people are not bound to a single workplace or traditional ways of working, with many choosing to spend a good proportion of their week working from home.

tomOur people told us that they value flexibility, and that choice enables them to have a better work-life balance, manage family responsibilities, enhance their personal wellbeing, and continue to deliver excellent outcomes for the residents of Solihull.

Our people are our number one asset, and our aim is to have a healthy, happy engaged and thriving workforce.

Wellbeing is at the heart of our employee offer and we are a bronze accredited West Midlands Combined Authority Thrive at Work employer.  This recognises our commitment and action in support of employee wellbeing; we are currently working towards silver accreditation.

Unpaid carers carry out a key role within our community and know that this can be challenging when combined with employment.  Our Carer’s Policy and the ongoing support we give to our employees has resulted in us winning Employer of the Year 2022 at the Carer Friendly Awards.

We will offer you:

  • A friendly, supportive and inclusive working environment;
  • Competitive salaries including, for those at the top of their scale, the opportunity to receive a non-consolidated lump sum;
  • A range of flexible working options;
  • Annual leave starting at 25 days and rising to 30 days after 5 years' service in addition to public holidays with an opportunity to purchase up to 10 additional days' holiday per year;
  • A generous flexitime scheme (available for most roles);
  • Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme;
  • A wide range of learning and development opportunities;
  • A range of family friendly policies;
  • Employee benefits including subsidised travel passes, Cycle 2 Work Scheme, confidential Employee Assistance Programme and staff discounts.

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.

As users of the Disability Confident Scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who demonstrate they meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy.

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

For roles eligible for a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check this will be indicated in the advert and supporting recruitment documents.  Where the post involves working with children, other vulnerable groups or in a position of trust it is exempt from the provisions of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.  Further guidance is available at

Please note, where sufficient numbers of applications are received, we reserve the right to close a vacancy before the advertised closing date. We therefore advise that you submit your application as soon as possible.

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0121 704 6000
Council House
Manor Square
West Midlands
B91 3QB
United Kingdom

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