Senior Highway Engineer

  • Manchester, UK
  • £56,000 - £60,000 per annum
  • Permanent

Are you a Senior Engineer with quality experience working on Highways?

We are looking for an enthusiastic Snr Highway Engineer who has a desire to lead people and work on projects in our growing Civil department.

The Senior Highways Engineer will work as part of the Asset Management Team, responsible for delivering an Asset Management Programme to the carriageway and footway network, drainage systems and road markings - this includes the innovative Network Recovery Programme (NRP), with the aim of improving the condition of the Borough's highways infrastructure. You will play a key role in a highly motivated Highways Maintenance team, participating in the delivery of the effective and efficient Highways Maintenance function within the Re Highways Team.

You will be responsible for the effective design of a portfolio of projects within the Asset Management Programme, including the NRP and drainage schemes. The postholder will be required to carry out their duties as part of a team, delivering frontline services within a holistic approach to the maintenance of the public realm. The role may require occasional out of normal hours working to facilitate the successful delivery of the programme.

What you'll be doing

As the go-to technical lead for all highway's maintenance matters you will be responsible for how the service is viewed by stakeholders through the delivery of these projects. You'll have responsibility for ensuring the effective inspection, management and coordination of highways activities, including emergency flooding and drainage response. You will be ensuring value for money, right first-time delivery of the projects and the effective day to day issue resolution to ensure the programme remains on target and the schemes are completed to programme, to standard and to budget. You will work collaboratively within your team and externally, including ensuring client, member, customer and stakeholder relationships are maintained. You will always maintain professional standards and deliver customer service excellence. Duties include:

  • Carrying out the design and supervision of projects, preparation of estimates, working drawings and Contract documents for projects of varying complexity.
  • Preparing estimates and leading on the administration of contracts.
  • Ensuring compliance with contract conditions, contract specifications, financial regulations, standing orders, policy documents and the relevant legislation.
  • Coordinating and supervising projects - you will assist in obtaining the necessary technical, administrative, and financial approvals in the preparation, supervision and administration of the project and programme.
  • Leading projects as allocated.
  • Participating in the development and co-ordination of the effective delivery of the Highways Authorities 1980 & Land Drainage Act 1991 duties and responsibilities, including responsibility for the public open space drainage, identification of defects and instigation and monitoring of remedial work.
  • Participating in the preparation and specification for tendering and implementation of highways maintenance contracts in accordance with current legislation - analyse and report on returned estimates and tender documents as required.
  • Respond efficiently and effectively to enquiries and complaints related to any aspect of the service provided by public open space drainage from customers and other sources. Record findings and initiate action as necessary taking appropriate action to ensure customer satisfaction.
  • Participate in the design, implementation and review of management systems and maintenance inventories and procedures to monitor the performance of all highways management contracts and services.
  • Prepare, develop and review the Service plan in respect of public open space drainage in order to contribute to the Area, Group and Directorate business plans.
  • Provide public open space drainage statistical information in accordance with the requirements of the Audit Commission, CIPFA and other government and regional bodies in line with continuous improvement principles and Best Value evaluation processes.
  • Participate in the development, monitoring, control and review budgets held in respect of contracted Highways Management Services.

What we're looking for:

  • Five years relevant professional work experience in Civil/Highway Engineering, Building Services Engineering, Transportation or equivalent.
  • Degree in Civil Engineering, Water Engineering, Transportation or equivalent.
  • Demonstrable suitable relevant experience in successful delivery of drainage and/or flood risk management schemes, from pre-design through to implementation and sign-off.
  • Demonstrable experience of asset management approach.
  • Detailed specialist knowledge with regards to relevant legislation, technical specifications, standards and codes of practice and ongoing developments in the area of highways drainage.
  • Good IT Skills - including the use of Autocad and Microsoft Office Suite including Word and Excel.
  • Knowledge of relevant standards and contracts including DMRB, British Standards, MCHW and NEC Contract.
  • Ensuring designs are carried out in accordance with current design standards taking into account CDM legislation, whole life costing, value and risk management.
  • The ability to set and work to personal deadlines and targets to meet the requirements of programmes of work, to meet client's needs and to respond to targets set by others.

Desirable Experience:

  • Member of an appropriate high institution (IHT, IHIE, ICE etc).
  • Experience of project management methodology e.g. Prince 2.
  • Experience of designing sustainable drainage systems (SuDS).
  • Experience of stakeholder diplomacy, negotiation, and conflict resolution.
  • Experience of mapping solutions including GIS MapInfo or similar .
  • Demonstrate the ability to programme and monitor a number of projects simultaneously from inception to completion.

About the Company

The Client has a Real estate and Infrastructure division, helping create places where people can prosper.

Today, critical infrastructure and public building projects need to be sustainable and environmentally appropriate. They must deliver value for the people that will use them - local communities and businesses - for decades to come. The wide range of demands requires a more holistic approach to design. That's where you come in.

Committing to understanding challenges and finding smarter solutions is what you'll do. They have a broad range of experts offering a distinctively diverse set of skills and a leadership team, who are practitioners themselves, understand what it takes to deliver.

The Company's culture is built on over 100 years of delivering excellence and creating solutions for critical infrastructure challenges. This enables them to provide a different perspective and approach; one based on what their clients need and can afford.

From engineering and architectural innovation to environmental sustainability and technologically enabled project delivery, they are renowned for our breadth of expertise and holistic, collaborative approach.

They have a unique team specializing in infrastructure and buildings; the physical networks which keep the country moving and the places where people and communities can prosper.

What's in it for you

  • Salary - Competitive, commensurate with skills & experience.
  • 23 days' holiday (rising to 27) with the opportunity to buy extra leave.
  • Access to a range of Company benefits.
  • The opportunity to take a paid day out of the office, volunteering for our charity partners or a cause of your choice.
  • Company matched pension, life assurance, a cycle2work scheme, 15 weeks' fully paid maternity, adoption and shared parental leave, paternity pay of two weeks and plenty more.
  • Voluntary benefits designed to suit your lifestyle - from discounts on retail and socialising, to health & wellbeing, travel and technology.
  • Access to our Employee Network Groups, which represent every strand of diversity and allow colleagues to connect and learn from each other on an open, inclusive platform.

You'll get the chance to follow your chosen career path anywhere in the Company.

You'll be joining a network of 63,000 experienced, innovative and dedicated individuals across multiple disciplines and sectors. There are countless opportunities to learn new skills and develop in your career, and we'll provide the support you need to do just that. Our purpose is to create a better outcome for you.

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