Engineer - Street Lighting

County Highways HQ, Old Budbrooke Road, Warwick. CV35 7DP
£30,756 - £33,136
08 Jan 2019
05 Feb 2019
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Warwickshire County Council's Street Lighting Section manages 55,000 street lights, illuminated traffic signs and bollards which are vital for Warwickshire’s infrastructure and the safety of the public. The aim of the Key Driver Team is to reduce costs through the specification of equipment that has minimal electricity consumption and maintenance requirements over the course of its working life. 

The Role

The post holder will be required to lead on fantastic projects that require street lighting input and/or electricity connections on the Highway. This will include carrying out designs and technical approval for Section 38/278 schemes, delivery of street lighting projects through the maintenance contractor that are specified by colleagues in Traffic and Road Safety as well as any street lighting projects that arise. From time to time there will be a need to be involved with maintenance aspects of street lighting through the maintenance contractor.

The post holder will also be part of the Street Lighting out of office rota which involves receiving and dealing with contacts from the emergency services and other authorities during out of office hours, including weekends and bank holidays. The frequency of the rota is 1 week in 5, and there is an additional payment of £2,130 per annum for being on the rota.

37 hours per week working Monday to Friday – Salary of between £30,756 and £33,136 plus an additional payment of £2,130 per annum for being on the rota

Key Requirements

The post holder will have experience of carrying out street lighting designs and/or projects that comply with BS5489, and be proficient in the use of Reality and CAD. A relevant electrical qualification is essential, and completion of the ILP Lighting Technology Diploma would be desirable. The post holder will be able to work with minimal supervision, and be comfortable in dealing with queries that arise from their work.

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

Additional Information & How to Apply

Closing date: 3rd February 2019

Interview date: W/C 11th February 2019

For further information about the role please contact the hiring manager: Mike Cunningham on 01926 736548 or at .

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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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Job Description and Person Specification

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