Principal Highways Asset Engineer

1 Lancaster Circus Queensway, Birmingham, B4 7DQ
£35,745 to £43,857
27 May 2021
30 Jun 2021
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1 Permanent Post

1 Fixed Term Contract for 3 years (For existing employees a secondment may be considered, subject to eligibility criteria)

Birmingham sits at the heart of the West Midlands metropolitan area, which is home to over 3 million people. The city’s highways are extensive and varied, ranging from the busy arterial routes and connections to the motorway network, such as the A38 Aston Expressway, through vibrant local centres and secondary routes to residential and suburban streets. Our highway asset portfolio is large and complex, with many interfaces with road users and equipment situated within the highway.

We currently have two exciting Principal Asset Engineer vacancies to be filled in our Highways and Infrastructure Division to support our highways and infrastructure asset management.

As a Principal Asset Engineer, you will have the opportunity to work within the Highways Services team with a focus on managing the footway crossing service, asset management planning, involvement with infrastructure projects, city developments and assisting with the delivery of the council’s statutory obligations as a highway authority. You will be expected to understand and work within the council policies and procedures.

As a lead specialist you will manage projects and programmes of both a strategic and local significance to the council, undertaking programme development, delivery, management, co-ordination and control of capital and revenue schemes. You will support and influence initiatives in the development of council policies and strategies for highways asset management.

Your role will involve working with third party scheme promoters, private developers and other public sector bodies in terms of the full range of transportation, traffic, highway management, safety and civil engineering functions.

You will need to be experienced with highway and infrastructure safety requirements in accordance with Construction Design and Management 2015 regulations. You will be expected to use your experience in managing teams and supporting the training of professional development for staff.


Interviews for this post will take place virtually via video conferencing. Shortlisted candidates will be provided with further information.

For informal enquires please contact Mark Mfandarahwa on or mobile 07927 666445 or Thomas Clarkson-Williams on or mobile 07712436334

Ref: BCC001853

We welcome applications from people with caring responsibilities and flexible working options will be considered.

“Right to work in the UK documentation will be fully checked for all applicants.  All non UK applicants are required to apply for a Certificate of Sponsorship from Birmingham City Council and must be approved by the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) before any employment offer can be confirmed. Unless they are an EEA or Swiss citizen that was already employed by BCC prior to 31 December 2020, then they will need to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) instead.








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