Senior Engineer

Council House
£33,136- £41,846
14 Jan 2019
12 Feb 2019
Job Ref
Contract Type
Full time permanent
Working Pattern

37.0 Hours per Week

We are seeking a Senior Engineer to lead the Section 278/38 and Developments Team within Highway Services. As an integral part of the Highway Projects Group, you will have the opportunity to engage and influence partners, contactors and stakeholders to achieve successful outcomes across a range of schemes, together with the wider team and Planning colleagues.

You will be proficient in terms of your knowledge and experience of highway design, legislation, guidance and best practice within Highways and Transportation (i.e. Manual for Streets 1 & 2, DMRB, TSRGD, Traffic Signs Manuals) and you will need to combine your project and programme management skills across this varied and fast paced role.

Why Solihull? Well, there’s plenty going on to get you out and about in our beautiful borough.  As well as supporting the growth aspirations at UK Central of Birmingham Airport, Jaguar Land Rover and the National Exhibition Centre, we handle the range of work you would expect of an economically prosperous Met Authority. .

We are working hard to do what is needed to welcome the arrival of HS2 (with the first station outside London arriving here in 2026). Ensuring we are maintaining our historic and natural landscape, and delivering the design quality, community benefits and green and blue infrastructure that only the best development in the right locations can, is all part of the job.

With such a big agenda, we are striving for highway services that are well resourced, fit for the future and geared up for delivery. We are after the brightest and best talent; commercially minded and emotionally intelligent.  Your understanding of technical detail is important, but equally so is your ability to engage with our partners and stakeholders.  You’re going to need to be engaging, confident and dynamic, bringing a ‘can do’ approach to your team to help us rise to the challenge.

You will also have a degree or HND/ HNC (or equivalent) in an engineering related subject or the ability to demonstrate through extended experience, the necessary knowledge to carry out the full range of duties

In return we can offer:

  • Flexible working, including flexi leave up to 24 days per year and agile working arrangements
  • The opportunity to buy up to 10 days additional leave per year
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Programme – a 24 hour independent, free and confidential advice and support service
  • Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Employee benefits including a staff discount card

For an informal discussion about this post, please contact Mark O’Connell, Group Manager of Highway Projects at or on 0121 704 8559.

Interviews to be held week commencing 18th February 2019.

Please note we do not accept CVs.

The Fluency Duty is outlined in the Code of Practice on the English language requirements for public sector workers. The Fluency Duty for this role is Not Required.

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

Supporting documents
JDPS Senior Engineer SOL2620 (07.01.18).docx