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Senior Drainage Engineer

Telford & Wrekin Council
£42,403 - £45,441
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

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Do you have a detailed knowledge of highways drainage systems? Do you want to take a leading role maintaining a large network of assets? If so, this is your opportunity to be part of our team, maintaining the Council’s highways drainage assets and managing highways flood risk in the Borough.

This is a role in Telford & Wrekin Council’s Drainage & Flood Risk Team with responsibility for managing our highways drainage assets.  We use a risk-based gully maintenance programme so you will have responsibility for managing this and working closely with our Term Service Contractor, using systems like Confirm and Kaarbontech. You will have a strong customer focus and be able to work quickly and efficiently to solve problems and communicate solutions to internal and external parties, working to identify capital improvement schemes to manage highways flood risk.

We are looking for degree qualified candidates with demonstrable experience of drainage maintenance in a Local Authority setting. You will be responsible for all aspects of Highways Drainage Maintenance including strategy, scheduled and reactive maintenance as well as budget management and customer and contractor liaison. You will be able to use drainage software, have experience working as a designer and supervisor for drainage schemes and have experience in NEC3. You must be able to provide your own transport with insurance for business use to allow travel to sites and to respond to issues. You will work in a team of engineers and flood risk officers on a variety of tasks in the Borough and will deliver a package of schemes as part of the Council’s investment programme to Protect, Care and Invest in our Borough. You should be and able to work autonomously for extended periods of time and in all weather conditions. 

Telford is a New Town and has its roots in the 1960s. Over the last 50+ years the town has grown and developed into a hub of innovation and investment.  Telford & Wrekin Council is ambitious, always looking to develop, improve and attract investment. The Borough has recently experienced a number of severe weather events which has triggered additional investment into our drainage assets. The team are involved in a number of exciting projects including retrofitting SuDS, desilting projects, property flood resilience/community flood defences and IoT.  We are also progressing bids for further investment programmes over the next 6 years. 

Along with your application/CV please also submit a supporting statement outlining how you meet the Person Specification

For an informal discussion, please contact Lucinda Lycett at

Please click on the links below to view the job description and person specification.

 At Telford & Wrekin Council, we know that having a diverse workforce is key to providing the best possible services to our community. We celebrate having a diverse and inclusive culture where people are able to be themselves at work, and everyone has a voice.

 Posts working with children or vulnerable groups will be subject to an appropriate criminal records check. It is an offence to apply for a role that involves engaging in regulated activity with children and adults in vulnerable circumstances if you are barred from working with one or both of these groups.

 A CV template is available if you do not already have a CV.

 We value our employees and offer staff rewards and plenty of opportunities for personal development and career progression including:

  • Competitive rates of pay
  • Automatic access to a secure, flexible and tax efficient Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Staff benefits and discounts including salary sacrifice schemes
  • Free on-site parking
  • Generous leave entitlement (24 days rising to 32 days) plus 8 bank holidays and an additional concessionary day
  • Free access to our employee assistance programme and confidential counselling
  • Flexible and mobile working policy - we are well adapted to a hybrid model of working which includes a combination of time spent in the office and at home – our approach is to promote greater level of flexible working around personal and family commitments

Find out further information about working at Telford & Wrekin Council including our full list of benefits.

Please note that Telford & Wrekin Council do not hold a sponsorship licence for visas.

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Telford & Wrekin Council is an award winning council, and we were recognised as Local Authority of the Year 2022 at the Municipal Journal Awards, and the Association for Public Service Excellence Council of the Year in 2021.

At Team Telford we work hard to protect, care and invest to create a better borough and our employees are at the heart of everything we do. Having the right people, with the right skills, in the right roles allows us to deliver the excellent services that residents and businesses on the borough expect from us. 

Our friendly and passionate teams are trusted by leaders and managers to deliver this ambition. We invest and nurture our workforce and support our employees to develop and thrive. The better we are the bigger difference we make to the people we serve. 

In return we also offer a great range of benefits including competitive salaries, flexible working hours and work arrangements, employee discounts, salary sacrifice schemes, a local government pension scheme and generous annual leave entitlement.

At Telford & Wrekin Council, we know that having a diverse workforce is key to providing the best possible services to our community. We celebrate having a diverse and inclusive culture where people are able to be themselves at work, and everyone has a voice and we know we are stronger and better connected as a result. 

We welcome applications from people from all backgrounds and where our data shows that specific groups are under-represented within our workforce, our adverts will actively encourage applications from these groups.

We are also proud to be a Disability Confident Employer, committed to recruiting and retaining people with disabilities or other health conditions. You can find out more about this and our ‘guaranteed interview scheme’ here

You can also read more about our Recruitment and Selection Policy and Recruitment of Ex-Offenders here and the Transgender & Non-Binary Inclusion Policy commitments here

If you are unable to complete an online application form please contact the HR helpdesk on 01952 383601 or email

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01952 380000
Telford & Wrekin Council
Darby House
Lawn Central
United Kingdom

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