West Berkshire Council

Current Vacancies at West Berkshire Council

Project Engineer (Street 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:
02/08/2024 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 Senior Engineer, you will contribute to the delivery of asset management activities within the Transport and Countryside service, specifically working within the highway asset management team and delivering the highway maintenance service.

In helping to maintain over 1,300km of highway network, you would be assisting with all aspects of reactive highway maintenance including:

  • Identifying defects, assessing need/risk/urgency of repairs and issuing instruction to our contractor for repairs using a mobile tablet device.
  • The undertaking of scheduled walked and driven inspections of roads and footways at regular intervals as defined in policy/current guidance.
  • Overseeing enforcement of the removal of unauthorised highway nuisances and obstructions, and other infringements of the highway and associated legislation.
  • 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 highway 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 Nick Dale, Principal Engineer (Highway Maintenance), on 01635 519882 or email Nick.Dale@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

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.

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