Senior Technician, Highways Design & Approvals

One Friargate
£26,317 - £32,029 per annum
16 Sep 2019
08 Oct 2019
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Contract Type
Full time permanent
Working Pattern

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. 

With the all the regeneration growth within Coventry City including two Sustainable Urban Extensions, the need for site supervision of developer proposals for new roads and improvements to existing highways, in line with the City Council's strategic highway and transportation policy objectives is evermore necessary.

If this is something that appeals to you, then there is a role for a Senior Technician to assist in ensuring that the highway adoption process for new roads and improvements to existing roads is adhered to.

Key to this role will be a knowledge of highway design standards, experience of site supervision of highway works, experience of S278/S38 works, working successfully with key partners and stakeholders to ensure that the highway adoption process is completed in a satisfactory manner to support the continued growth of the city.

About us

 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 Highway Development Management team, with opportunities for training and further career development.

Working Hours:  37 Hours

Interview Date:  14/10/2019

If you are interested in this role apply by providing an up to date CV with a covering letter describing how your experience relates to the role, based on the job description person specification.


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

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.

Please note we will communicate any interview arrangements with you via email, so please check your email and WMJobs account on a regular basis after submitting your application.

This vacancy and advert will be closed as soon as sufficient applications are received. Therefore, it is strongly advised that you complete and return your application as soon as possible.

When recruiting, we review candidates against our Behaviour Framework . To find out more information about the Behaviour Framework please click here.

Need help with your application?

If you would like support in completing your application, then help is available at the Job Shop. 

Coventry City Council’s Job Shop is a free service for all Coventry residents. Come in and see one of our dedicated advisers and receive 1 to 1 support.

We are open Monday-Friday 9.15-4.30pm (Thursday 10.30)

Address: 1 Bull Yard, Coventry, CV1 1LH

Phone: 024 7678 5740



Supporting documents
Job Description & Person Specification.pdf

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