Senior Highways Engineer

  • London Borough of Barnet, UK
  • £50,000 - £55,000 per annum
  • Permanent

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Job Title - Senior Highways Engineer

Area/Location - Barnet, Greater London

Type of Job - Permanent

Start Date - As Soon As Possible

Salary -£55 000

Purpose of the Role-

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. This role 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. The postholder 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 postholder duties will include the preparation of drainage schemes and other works in order that the requirements of the Capital and Revenue programmes are achieved, including works funded by developer's contributions, and provide technical support and information to enquiries. The role may require occasional out of normal hours working to facilitate the successful delivery of the programme.

A Few Key Responsibilities of the Role-

  • To carry out the design and supervision of projects, preparation of estimates, working drawings and Contract documents for projects of varying complexity.
  • To prepare estimates and lead on the administration of contracts and to ensure compliance with contract conditions, contract specifications, financial regulations, standing orders, policy documents and the relevant legislation.
  • To coordinate and supervise projects and to assist in obtaining the necessary technical, administrative, and financial approvals in the preparation, supervision and administration of the project and programme. To lead on projects as allocated.
  • Participate 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.
  • Participate 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.

Essential Experience of the Role-

  • 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 regard 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 clients' needs and to respond to targets set by others

Desirable Experience for the Role-

  • 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

Sphere of Influence -

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 will have responsibility for ensuring the effective inspection, management and coordination of highways activities including emergency flooding and drainage response. You will have responsibility for 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 and external to your team, including ensuring client, member, customer and stakeholder relationships are maintained. You will always maintain professional standards and deliver customer service excellence.

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