West Berkshire Council

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Project Engineer (Traffic & Road Safety Team)

Vacancy Summary
West Berkshire Council
From £32,076 to £41,418 per annum, (Grade HI)
Council Offices, Market Street, Newbury
Working Pattern:
Full Time
37 hours per week.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
08/04/2024 at 23:59
Vacancy Description

If you wish to develop your career in Traffic and Road Safety, West Berkshire Council’s Highways Network Management Team could be your next step. We’ve become recognised as a fast-moving, modern and dynamic Council with a determination to provide high quality, value-for-money services – and that means ensuring that our staff have all the qualifications, skills and knowledge they need to do a professional job.

We have an opening for a Project Engineer and applications are welcomed from recently qualified graduates or more experienced Civil/Highway Engineers. We would also be interested to hear from Technicians wishing to make the step up to an Engineer-level post. The successful applicant will be rewarded with an excellent package including the opportunity to study for further professional development, flexible working hours and access to the Local Government Pension Scheme.

You will have the opportunity manage the design and construction of a variety of Traffic and Road Safety highway improvement projects along with the opportunity to get involved in accident investigation and prevention work. You will also be assisting other Teams within the Council in offering Traffic and Road Safety advice for new and existing signing and lining schemes and TRO’s and TTRO’s.

You will ideally be qualified to Degree level or equivalent and have proven experience in the design, management and supervision of Traffic and Road Safety highway improvement schemes and small Highway engineering projects. In addition knowledge of the process of TRO’s and TTRO and the use of AutoCad Base signing and Lining design packages are also ideal

West Berkshire Council offer excellent employment benefits such as:

  • Flexible working wherever possible between the hours of 07.00-19.00
  • Hybrid working wherever possible working 40% in the office
  • Access to a wide range of training and development opportunities 
  • Generous Local Government pension scheme
  • Family friendly policies
  • A range of local discounts
  • Wellbeing Programme including Employee Assistance Programme and employee benefits
  • You will also be entitled to a generous annual leave entitlement starting at 29 days per annum (plus public holidays) Rising by an additional 5 days after 5 years’ service.

Please note that the closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible to avoid disappointment. 

For an informal discussion about the above posts, please contact Chris Vidler (Senior Engineer) on 01635 503232

Equal Opportunities
The Council supports Equal Opportunity of employment, and positively encourages applications from people who fall within any of the nine protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010.
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