Project Engineer (Highways)

5 days left

Whitley Depot
£26,317 - £32,029 per annum
30 Oct 2019
17 Nov 2019
Job Ref
Contract Type
Full time permanent
Working Pattern
Flexible hours

Do you have detailed knowledge of the development and management of highway maintenance work schemes? Do you have experience of implementing and monitoring projects?

We are looking for a Project Engineer with an understanding of quality standards and Health and Safety practice concerning Highways maintenance.

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.

We are looking for someone who is able to work proactively in a fast-paced Highways Services team, with opportunities for training and further career development. To apply for this role please upload your CV with a covering letter demonstrating your experience and knowledge of highways maintenance treatment options, your ability to manage projects to make an ‘improvement’ and what qualities and behaviours you possess to achieve collaborative team working. Please restrict your response to two sides of A4.  

Our commitment to Equality. Diversity and Inclusion, we are proud to be an inclusive, equal opportunity employer and seek to attract, develop and retain the best people from the widest possible talent pool. We’re committed to ensuring that all candidates are treated fairly, and with respect and dignity throughout the recruitment process.

For more information and to discuss this opportunity, contact our Highways Technical Services Manager- Tracy Cowley at

Working Hours:  37.0 Hours per Week

Interview Date: 26th & 27th November 2019


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.

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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.

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Supporting documents
Job description & Person specification .pdf

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