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Engineer - Structures

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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 02/12/2018 23:59
£31,401 - £34,106
Hours per week:
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Employment Location:
Council Offices, Badminton Road, Yate, Bristol, BS37 5AF
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Job details 

Closing date:
2 Dec

Please note

This job is closed for applications.

Further information

Summary of Post

Working in the structures team that manages highway and open space structures, you will be carrying out all activities relating to inspection, assessment, strengthening design, replacement design and new structure design. You will also take part in the technical approval process that relates to highway and open space structures whether they are being proposed by third parties or in-house teams.

You will manage the inspection, replacement and improvement of road restraint systems. You will supervise the work of other team members providing guidance and mentoring of those team members where necessary. You will contribute to the ongoing development of Quality Management processes and procedures.

We currently have the opportunity for two permanent Engineer posts within the Structures team.

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.

Main Duties

Working in the structures team that manages highway and open space structures, You will assist with the design of improvements or strengthening of existing structures and the design of new structures. You will contribute towards formulating the long term capital programme for our structures assets and contribute towards the inspection programme of our existing structures assets.

• Carry out the structural design for major maintenance, improvement or strengthening of existing structures and the design of new structures using current codes of practice and European standards.

• Check the design of and supervise construction of developer promoted structures

• Manage road restraint systems inspections, replacements and improvements

• Prepare Approval in Principle documents in accordance with the Design Manual for Roads and Bridges

• Manage projects within the Council’s overall capital programme.

• Participate in Principal and General Inspections of our Structures Assets

• Carry out asset management activities including calculating replacement costs, lifecycle planning and depreciation modelling

• You will also possess excellent communication skills, and be able to demonstrate the ability to work within a multi-disciplinary environment and manage your own time and meet deadlines

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.


You will have a degree, HNC/HND, Level 5 NVQ or equivalent in a highways or civil engineering related discipline. You will have membership of an appropriate professional institution.

You will have experience in the design of highway and open space structures. You will have significant knowledge of the design Manual for Roads and Bridges and the Manual of Contract Documents for Highway Works. You will be able to carry out the structural design of structures with minimal supervision.

You will have experience in the inspection of structures being built to ensure they comply with approved drawings/designs/specifications. You will be able to inspect road restraint systems for defects and compliance, specify improvements or replacement and procure and supervise specialists carrying out any works.

You will be able to carry out the structural design of structures with minimal supervision.

You will be able to supervise the work of technical staff to help deliver the work of the Structures team.

You will be able to demonstrate experience of dealing with external agencies and partners in relation to structural engineering matters.

You will have a good level of IT literacy and be familiar with software such as TEDDS, Superstress, Advance Design, Archie-M, Scale, AutoCAD, MapInfo and Microsoft Office products.

Exemplify the Council’s values and behaviours.


You may be able to assist with the monitoring of budgets

You may have the ability to carry out topographical surveys

Additional Information

The post holder will be required to travel, for example to construction sites and other offices, and will therefore need a current driving licence.

Using your vehicle on council business: if you use your vehicle on authorised council business, you can claim a mileage payment based on HM Revenue and Customs 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.

For further information after reading the job summary, please contact Mike Johnson, Structures Manager on 01454 864529

Salary: £31,401 - £34,106

Hours: 37

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South Gloucestershire is committed to safeguarding and promoting the safety and welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.

Our Values

As an employee of South Gloucestershire Council you will be expected to have a ‘can-do’ attitude and adapt to the fast pace of change. You will strive to work well with others to reach a common goal and embrace a partnership and inclusive approach to delivering efficient and effective services. You will use your initiative to deliver and take responsibility for your performance to help the team, department and council to achieve its goals and make the best use of available knowledge, expertise and capacity in order to continuously improve the quality of services.

As a manager you will be expected to demonstrate effective leadership qualities, shape and manage team plans and motivate your staff to achieve.

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