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Senior Engineer - Engineering Services

Organisation:Leicestershire County Council 

Working Hours: Full Time , Hours per week - 37 

Salary:£35,727 

Appointment Type:Permanent 

Location:County Hall, Glenfield, Leicestershire, LE3 8RA 

Reference:ET0594 

Closing date:19 July 2020 at midnight 


Senior Engineer – Engineering Services – Glenfield, Leicester   
Salary Details: £35,727 - £39,405pa This post attracts a market premia of an additional 10% of the top of the grade.    
     
An exciting role has become available for a Senior Engineer within the busy Engineering Services Team, Highways Delivery. The role is responsible for the design and delivery of highway and transportation schemes as commissioned through Capital maintenance budgets and improvement programmes. Responsible for technical approval of third-party highways and transportation schemes through the development process.   
   
Key responsibilities will include (but not be limited to):
• taking a lead role in the design and delivery of maintenance or improvement programmes / projects, including estimating, consultations, contract management and supervision, to ensure that these meet current standards and that schemes are delivered to time, quality and cost.
• The commission and manage providers through new and existing contracts for all types of civil engineering projects and to help identify and develop supply markets.
• taking a lead role in the technical approval of third-party highways and transportation schemes to ensure they meet current standards whilst facilitating development and encouraging economic growth.
• the management of project teams, to ensure the effective and efficient provision of appropriate customer focused, high quality services in accordance with County Council policies, Government and legislative requirements.    
  
To succeed in this role, you will have:
• A degree in an appropriate subject or similar qualification (e.g. BTEC Higher in Civil Engineering or Construction Management) together with evidence of continued learning and development (such as working towards I.Eng. or C.Eng.).
• Experience of working at a senior level in an engineering setting.
• Experience of preparing project management documents and reporting to project boards.
• Experience of developing, and project managing significant civil engineering or maintenance projects and works programmes, including feasibility studies, preliminary and detailed design, engaging in ECI, preparing estimates/target prices, undertaking consultations, contract administration, technical site supervision or financial monitoring and payments.
• Working in a commercial environment delivering projects to time, cost and quality
• Supervising and managing members of a team, both in technical aspects and performance management.
• Maintaining and following (as well as influencing or improving), quality management systems.
• Knowledge of relevant technical guidance and standards; DMRB, 6Cs, Manual for Streets, Road Note 39, etc. and current legislation, policies and procedures; Highways Act, NRSWA, Traffic Management Act, Traffic Regulation Act, CDM etc.
• Highway maintenance treatments and their applications
• Excellent communication and presentation skills including the ability to shape and influence to achieve successful outcomes and to continue to build on the credibility of the Council and its services.
Please see the Job Description / Person Specification which are attached further down on this page.
Please apply by sending us your CV as well a supporting statement, detailing how you meet the requirements of the post. The supporting statement , should demonstrate where you meet or exceed the essential criteria in the Person Specification and be incorporated into your CV to form a single document.  
It is anticipated that interviews will take place within two weeks of the advert closing.  
      
For informal enquires please contact Nick Tocker Tel: 0116 305 2285 Email: nick.tocker@leics.gov.uk
  
Leicestershire County Council is committed to Smarter Working and understands the benefits of supporting employees whilst meeting the needs of the service.  
We are supportive of flexible working to support employees manage their work and life balance. Candidates who wish to discuss this should contact Nick Tocker to discuss what is possible for this role.   
  
For further information about working for Leicestershire County Council, please click here.
      
We particularly welcome applicants from black, minority, ethnic (BME) communities, disabled people and lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) communities, as they are currently under represented within our workforce.   
     
More information about the department can be found here:
                
If you have any technical issues completing your application form, please contact escservicedesk@emss.org.uk
 
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• Working in a commercial environment delivering projects to time, cost and quality
• Supervising and managing members of a team, both in technical aspects and performance management.
• Maintaining and following (as well as influencing or improving), quality management systems.
• Knowledge of relevant technical guidance and standards; DMRB, 6Cs, Manual for Streets, Road Note 39, etc. and current legislation, policies and procedures; Highways Act, NRSWA, Traffic Management Act, Traffic Regulation Act, CDM etc.
• Highway maintenance treatments and their applications


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