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Project Engineer - Network Management 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:
20/06/2024 at 23:59
Vacancy Description

Are you an experienced Project Engineer looking for a new and exciting opportunity? Join West Berkshire Council and play a key role in shaping and improving our local transport and countryside infrastructure.

As a Project Engineer within our Highways Service, you will work closely with the Principal Engineer to deliver a wide range of projects, ensuring the effective management and delivery of highways, transportation and countryside schemes. You will have the opportunity to work on diverse projects, from road improvements and cycleway developments to countryside access enhancements.

Key responsibilities:

  • Undertake feasibility studies, design work and contract preparation for highways projects
  • Manage and supervise contractors to ensure projects are delivered on time and within budget
  • Provide technical advice and support to internal and external stakeholders
  • Assist in the development and implementation of transport and countryside strategies

To excel in this role, you should have:

  • A qualification in Civil Engineering or a related discipline
  • Proven experience in project management within a highways or transportation environment
  • Sound knowledge of relevant legislation, regulations and industry best practices
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to engage with a variety of stakeholders

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. 

To learn more about the role, please contact David Wildish, Principal Engineer, on 01635 519095 or email david.wildish1@westberks.gov.uk for an informal discussion.

West Berkshire Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. This role requires an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

Join us in making a positive difference to the West Berkshire community. Apply now to be part of our dedicated and forward-thinking team.

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.

How to apply

Please now complete a short online application form. You will then be able to upload your CV, if you do not have a CV please download our full application form below, complete and upload that instead.

Where possible please use Google Chrome as your preferred internet browser to complete your online application form. This system no longer supports the use of Internet Explorer as a browser which will cause issues when trying to submit your application. 

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