West Berkshire Council

Current Vacancies at West Berkshire Council

Project Engineer (Highway Maintenance and Lighting)

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:
29/07/2024 at 23:59
Vacancy Description

West Berkshire Council are looking to recruit an experienced Project Engineer to work within our busy Asset Management team.

Reporting to the Principal Engineer, you will contribute to the delivery of asset management activities within the Transport and Countryside service, specifically the delivery of all aspects of street lighting and illuminated sign maintenance including asset replacement/renewal, electrical supplies, and asset management.

In helping to maintain over 15,000 street lighting assets, you would be assisting with a wide range of reactive and proactive tasks including:

  • Managing enquires from the public from submission through to completion.
  • Monitoring the status of lighting assets using a Central Management System and using the information to issue works instructions to the contractor.
  • Maintaining an up to date and accurate lighting inventory using an asset management system.
  • Assisting in the creation and delivery of programmes of work to ensure the Councils lighting stock remains at a safe and high standard.
  • Checking works for quality and compliance with technical standards and agreeing sums for payment of the work.
  • Managing and responding to correspondence.
  • Ensuring that all works are carried out safely and in accordance with health and safety policies and good practice.

You should have experience in delivering street lighting maintenance and improvement works, ideally through a term contract arrangement, and you will also need a full clean driving licence and access to a vehicle in order to fulfil this role.

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 Robin Mann, Principal Engineer (Asset Condition and Licencing), on 01635 519842 or email Robin.Mann@westberks.gov.uk for an informal discussion.

Join us at West Berkshire Council and contribute to making a positive impact in our local 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

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