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Engineer - Highways Maintenance

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Job Summary

Employment Term:
Full time, Permanent
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 24/09/2019 23:59
£32,029 - £34,788
Hours per week:
37 hours
Job Category:
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Broad Lane offices, Engine Common Lane, Yate, Bristol, BS37 7PN
Post Number:

Job details 

Closing date:
24 Sep

Please note

This job is closed for applications.

Further information


Are you looking to work on a spectrum of projects and prestigious schemes giving you variety and challenges within your job? This could be the role for you!

An opportunity has arisen in the Environment Community Services Streetcare Highways Team, for an experienced Engineer to play a key role in the delivery of Highway Maintenance schemes in South Gloucestershire.

You will share your in-depth knowledge and experience of highway maintenance schemes, to plan, organise, program and supervise various carriageway surfacing and patching schemes. Within the role you will submit designs and support with onsite supervision and decision making.

At Engineer level you will be available to advise on more difficult or complex issues and be a point of subject expertise and guidance.

• Plan, organise, program and supervise various carriageway surfacing and patching schemes.
• Determine the data/information required to assess and resolve given problems, undertake analysis and derive conclusions to inform solutions.
• Arrange and supervise the implementation of schemes, including liaison with contractors and consultants, site supervisions and monitoring of scheme expenditure.
• Liaise with Council colleagues and manage enquiries from MP’s, Council members and the general public.
• Promote safer working practises at all time and to make sure that the implementation of the Authorities policies and procedures for Health and Safety matters are carried out.
• To prepare detailed bills of quantities, estimates, works specifications and project information, writing risk assessments and method statements.
• It is anticipated that there will be approximately a 50/50 split between site work and office based work.

• Professionally qualified Civil engineering or relevant degree.
• An in-depth knowledge and experience in highway maintenance engineering schemes and adherence to best practice will need to be demonstrated
• Experience of planning, organising and programming various carriageway surfacing and patching schemes. Knowledge and experience of footway slurry seal and carriageway micro- asphalt process would be advantageous in this role.
• Experience of co-ordinating and delivering engineering programmes and projects to meet clearly define outcomes and outputs often dealing with the need to tackle conflicting prioritise
• Knowledge and experience using Microsoft Excel and familiarity of software packages such as Microsoft Project, AutoCAD and MapInfo will also be favourable.
• A working knowledge of CDM will be required, as at times the candidate will be required to write risk assessments and method statements.
• Good verbal and written communication skills
• A driving licence and provision of their own car will be required for the role. Mileage allowances will be paid.

• MSc IN Civil Engineering
• Knowledge of local government structure, process, rules and regulations

For further information about the role please contact Daniel Taylor on 01454 863506

South Gloucestershire Council is committed to treating everyone fairly, to challenging inequalities and to promoting equality of opportunity for all. We welcome applications from everyone and value diversity in our workforce.

Selection Criteria
To enable us to shortlist in a fair and unbiased way it is absolutely vital that you provide us with sufficient information to demonstrate how you meet or exceed the criteria outlined in the vacancy description. Please include this information in the knowledge, skills and experience section of the application form.

Use of a vehicle
If the nature of the duties require you to travel on Council business on a regular basis, so you must either have a current driving licence and provide a car, or have access to appropriate means of travel.

If you use your vehicle on authorised Council business, you will receive a mileage payment based on the Inland Revenue Authorised Mileage Allowance Payment Scheme (AMAPS). The allowance is provided on the condition that your own insurance covers you for business use and indemnifies the Council against claim (including those concerning passengers) arising out of the use of the vehicle on official business. You will also be eligible for a car loan if you meet the criteria within the Council’s Car Loan Scheme.

Our Values
Our staff need to have a ‘can-do’ attitude and adapt to the fast pace of change. They must work well with others to reach a common goal and be willing to embrace a partnership and inclusive approach to delivering efficient and effective services. They must use their initiative to deliver and take responsibility for their performance to help the team, department and council to achieve its goals and must make the best use of available knowledge, expertise and capacity in order to continuously improve the quality of services. Our managers are also required to demonstrate effective leadership qualities, shape and manage team plans and motivate their staff to achieve.

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