Project Engineer (Highways)

Whitley Depot
£25,463 - £31,401 per annum
28 Nov 2018
04 Jan 2019
Job Ref
Contract Type
Full time permanent
Working Pattern

This role is within the Highways Technical Services team and is responsible for the development and management of Highways maintenance schemes including work carried out on carriageways, footways and the drainage network. The role requires working closely with the Highways Operational teams and external contractors to ensure that the Highways Capital maintenance programme is delivered on time, within budget and to specification.

The post holder will have:
• BTEC Higher in Civil Engineering or equivalent in the same field OR significant experience and knowledge in a Highways maintenance field.
• Understanding of quality standards and Health and Safety practices concerning Highways maintenance.
• Experience of implementing and monitoring projects, including financial management.
• Should be familiar with a range of highway maintenace treatment options, contract types and supervision experience.

About us

Coventry is a city that is changing fast – and we’re looking for skilled people to join our team and help take us into a bright new future.
We are a city that is going places - with an inspiring, world-famous history and exciting times ahead.

We are the UK City of Culture 2021; home to award-winning universities, top level sport and concerts and famous brands such as Jaguar and Severn Trent. We are a part of the ‘Midlands-Engine’, the home of the UK motor industry and a proud multicultural city.

Major developments are taking shape around the city, including a new-look shopping centre, a water park, new business quarter, restaurants and a modernised rail station. More and more firms and families are relocating to our city as they see what we have to offer.

Coventry is a great place to live and work and it’s getting even better - and having the right infrastructure is vital.

That’s why we are looking for people who can help provide the very best and this is an exciting opportunity to work in a fast paced Highways Maintenance team, with opportunities for training and further career development.

Interview date

17th January 2019


In return, we can offer you an excellent pension scheme, flexible working, 'MyCar' scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts at a number of city centre restaurants, shops and other establishments.

Equalities Statement

Coventry City Council is committed to delivering the best possible services and improving the quality of life for Coventry people. In order to do this effectively we aim to have a workforce that represents the diverse communities we serve, embracing and utilising the broad range of skills, experiences and perspectives this brings.

We are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for all. This includes making adjustments or changes for people who have a disability or long-term health condition

Key Requirements

This Authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

This post is covered by the Code of Practice on the English language fluency for public sector workers.

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Supporting documents
Job Description and Person Specification.pdf

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