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Project Engineer

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

This role sits within the Highways Asset Management team, within the Economy, Infrastructure and Skills directorate.

Asset Management underpins all activities on the network ensuring whole life planning is considered at every stage of development. The team is responsible for designing, scheduling and supervising preventative and structural maintenance schemes, monitoring highway condition data and maintaining the Highways Base Specification.

There are two Project Engineer positions available - one for schemes in the North of Staffordshire and one for schemes in the South. 

In the North of Staffordshire, this encompasses an area from Stafford to the Cheshire county boundary. In the South of Staffordshire, this encompasses an area from Stafford to the West Midlands Conurbation boundary. 

Main Responsibility

You will be working closely with the Senior Engineers and Asset Manager to use your knowledge and skills to design and supervise highway maintenance schemes. You will liaise with various external and internal companies, authorities and stakeholders to programme and monitor ongoing works.

Reporting into the Asset Management Team you will ensure designs are completed to the highest standards in accordance with Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 and the Staffordshire Highways Specification.

For the North Staffordshire position this includes areas such as Stafford, Newcastle under Lyme and Leek. 
For the South Staffordshire position this includes Burton, Tamworth and Wombourne. 

The Ideal Candidate

You should possess excellent inter-personal and customer service skills, be a highly motivated, self-starter with a drive to succeed, demonstrating a positive ‘can do’ attitude. You will be able to deal with a range of issues and conflicting demands whilst adhering to relevant legislation and delivering to tight deadlines and keeping calm under pressure.

What you’ll have:

  • Professional Qualifications or Educational Qualifications in Civil Engineering
  • Significant previous experience in the design and delivery of highway maintenance related projects
  • Experience of dealing with road works on the public highway
  • Knowledge and understanding of design standards and statutory requirements associated with highway works
  • Full UK driving licence

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Simon Johnson 07773 791 337 (North) or Simon Richards 07773 791 428 (South).

About Staffordshire County Council

We are no ordinary county council:

Our Values:

The core of who we are as an organisation. Just like we all have personal values that shape our thoughts and behaviour, organisational values drive how we think and act collectively.

Our values were created and shaped by colleague feedback and national best practice and they sit at the heart of People Strategy:

We have a real sense of community spirit that brings our people together. This feeling of belonging means we are all connected to what we do and take pride in the difference we make every day for Staffordshire people. We are ambitious and our sights are set firmly on a better future.

We look forward and race ahead - that goes for your career too. 

Our benefits:

We recognise that it is our employees that are central to everything we do. We aim to create a supportive working environment where employees can achieve their full potential and achieve a healthy work-life balance. 

In addition to your salary, as a member of staff, you will have access to a range of benefits.

Our recruitment process:

As an Authority we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Staffordshire County Council is an equal opportunities organisation and Disability Confident employer. We encourage applications from all background and communities

As part of our commitment as a Disability Confident employer, a Silver Award Armed Forces employer and our commitment to supporting care leavers - we offer a guaranteed interview as long as your application meets the minimum criteria for the post. 

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