Highway Improvements Engineer (Design) - #35357

Dorset Council

Date: 2 weeks ago
City: Dorchester
Contract type: Full time

Highway Improvements Engineer (Design)

37 hours

Salary £29,777 - £42,403

County Hall, Dorchester

What’s in it for you:

We are looking for an Engineer (Design) to join our Highways Improvements Team.

The Highway Improvements Team comprises five project teams to design, project manage and deliver a programme of safe, sustainable transport infrastructure to connect our communities. The schemes range from new high quality segregated cycleways, public realm enhancements, junction improvements, signalised crossings to principal streets unlocking residential and commercial development.

Dorset Council’s Highways Service has been successful in attracting external funding for active travel and road safety based improvement schemes recently and the team is at the forefront of delivering these projects using the latest national sustainable design standards.

What you can expect to be doing:

Based in Dorchester, close to the beautiful coast and countryside, this role provides an exciting opportunity to design and deliver highway improvements schemes for the communities of Dorset.

You will be responsible for a range of Local Transport Plan (LTP) and externally funded schemes from initial concept through all stages of design, supervising construction, to post completion reviews. You will work collaboratively within a delivery team ranging from experienced engineers to trainees, supporting junior members and assisting the project team manager where required. You will utilise your civil and highway engineering design skills, working closely with a range of both internal and external partners, stakeholders and the client team to ensure high quality schemes are delivered both on time and budget.

Dorset Council offer a wide range of training and support and are embracing a hybrid working culture that allows a mix of home and office working. Occasionally you may be required to attend meetings out of hours either in person or online.

This post presents an excellent opportunity to develop and expand your existing knowledge, skills and experience within a busy highway engineering environment.

About you:

You will be educated to at least HND/HNC standard in civil engineering or a related subject and have current knowledge of highway design and construction standards, procedures and health and safety requirements. AutoCAD skills are very important. A working knowledge of Civils 3D, plus specific experience of current highway design standards would be an advantage. For appointment to the higher salary levels in this post you will need to demonstrate significant post qualification highway design experience together with strong communication and report writing skills. You will also be familiar with the roles and responsibilities under the CDM Regulations.

The role will include travelling so a driving licence is considered essential.

Working at Dorset Council

We’re passionate about making Dorset a great place to live, work and visit. Working for us should be no exception.

At Dorset Council we:
• provide more than 450 services to over 300,000 residents
• have ambitious aspirations
• are excited about our future
• care about Dorset and all the people who live here
• know that all roles make a difference and that our employees are key to our success

You will:
• have access to a range of employee benefits
• be part of an organisation that supports each other to grow and succeed
• have access to range of training opportunities which will help with your personal development and career progression

We are challenging ourselves to become a more diverse and inclusive organisation. We recognise that recruitment and inclusion of individuals with diverse skills, perspectives and backgrounds will bring real strength to the council and our communities. We have a commitment to equality and welcome applications from everyone.

We are proud to be a Disability Confident Employer. We offer an interview to everyone who declares a disability and meets the essential criteria for the role.

We are keen to make our interviews accessible. Let us know on your job application if you have a disability and need any reasonable adjustments.

We also look for applicants who share our commitment to our behaviours. We will ask you to evidence when you have demonstrated them as part of the selection process.

If appointed, the personal information we collect from you will be shared with Cifas who will use it to prevent fraud, other unlawful or dishonest conduct, malpractice, and other seriously improper conduct. If any of these are detected you could be refused certain services or employment. Your personal information will also be used to verify your identity. Further details of how your information will be used by us and Cifas, and your data protection rights, can be found at https://www.cifas.org.uk/fpn.

Additional Information:

If you would like an informal discussion about this role, please contact Joseph Rose on 01305 225427, ***********@dorsetcouncil.gov.uk

Dorset Council uses generic job descriptions and person specifications and therefore the job title in the attachments on the right may differ from the job title in the advert. Further specific information may be provided in a context statement where relevant.

This role is UK based and your Right to Work will need to be established as part of the appointment process.

We cannot accept CVs in place of an application form as we require the same range of information from all our candidates.

Dorset Council is committed to making our recruitment process barrier-free, and as inclusive as possible for everyone.

Please Note: Grades 9 & 10 (£27,852 to £35,411) Job Description & Person Specification ES587e-f apply. Grade 11 – Lvl 3 (£34,723 to £40,478) Job Description & Person Specification ES610 applies.

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