Section Manager: Highways

Barrack Street, Warwick, CV34 4TH
£47512 - £53845
09 Aug 2018
21 Aug 2018
Job Ref
Contract Type
Full time permanent
Working Pattern

Warwickshire’s success in attracting economic development is driving a substantial programme of transport infrastructure improvements. Design Services is the County Council's professional civil engineering consultancy responsible for delivering a growing workload of highway improvement schemes funded by the County Council and partner agencies and developers.

The expansion of our business has caused us to significantly increase in size and this has led us to restructure the group and reinforce the leadership team managing our operations 

The Roles

37.0 Hours per Week

We are looking to appoint suitably experienced and qualified civil engineers to join us to manage a growing workload of highways and bridges projects.

We are recruiting for three posts; Section Manager posts available in three areas:

• Highways - External Design Construction, and Technical Review 
• Highways - Bridges and Structures 
• Highways - Programme & Project Management 

You will be welcome to apply for more than one of these posts. You should indicate clearly which of the posts you are interested in. If selected for interview you will only have to attend one interview. 


Key Requirements

You will be a Chartered Engineer (or be able to demonstrate competences at that level) with experience of leading technical teams and managing highway or bridge projects.

In addition to strong people and communication skills, you will be expected to have appropriate specialist knowledge in at least one of three areas: highway design and construction, bridge and structural design and construction, or programme and project management (PRINCE 2).


For further information please see the attached Job Description & Person Specification.

Additional Information & How to Apply

For further information about the role please contact the hiring manager: Jonathan Simkins - Tel 01926 418158 /

Please selection the role you are applying for on the application form.

Closing Date: 19 August 2018

Interview Date: TBC

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Rewards & Benefits of working for Warwickshire

It really is true that every single job role here at Warwickshire County Council contributes to bettering the lives of the people in our County; we want to do this for our employees, too. We are proud of our strong flexible working culture, including the opportunity for flexibility on working hours, technology to support remote working (such as light laptops and phones where the role allows).

Time to recharge is so important; we provide a generous holiday allowance which rises as you remain in employment with us. You get all Bank and public holidays off, plus all staff are given an extra day of holiday over Christmas.

As if that wasn’t enough, you’ll also have access to membership of the Local Government contributory pension scheme, childcare vouchers, a host of enhanced family friendly policies and some of the very best Learning and Development training courses to support your ongoing development.

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Supporting documents
Job Description & Person Specification Section Manager: Highways (External Design Construction, and Technical Review)
Job Description & Person Specification Section Manager: Highways (Bridges and Structures)
Job Description and Person Specification Section Manager: Highways (Programme & Project Management)

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