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Principal Engineer - Highways

Vacancy Summary
Employer:
West Berkshire Council
Salary:
£36876 to £51056 per annum (Grade K-L)
Location:
Council Offices, Market Street, Newbury
Contract:
Permanent
Working Pattern:
Full Time
Hours:
37 hours per week.
DBS Check:
No
Closing Date:
20/06/2019 at 23:59 PM
Reference:
V3708
Vacancy Description

We are looking to recruit an experienced Highway Engineer to manage our small Highway Maintenance team.

Reporting to the Asset Manager, you will contribute to the delivery of Transport and Countryside Services in West Berkshire, with specific responsibility for the delivery of highway maintenance.

You will be required to provide professional and technical advice on all matters relating to highway maintenance, as well as developing and managing the Council’s reactive, routine and programmed highway maintenance and improvement works through the Council’s Highways Term Contract. In addition, you will be required to be the lead officer in the development and delivery of the winter service.

You should hold a Degree in Civil Engineering or be professionally qualified to Incorporated Engineer (I Eng) and / or have significant experience in the procurement, management and delivery of highway and engineering works. You should be committed, enthusiastic and adaptable, with the ability to work to agreed deadlines and budgets.

In return, you will be rewarded with an excellent package including flexible working.

For an informal discussion about this post, please contact Andrew Reynolds, Asset Manager on 01635 519076. 

This role has been identified as public facing in accordance with Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2017; the requirement to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence in English applies.

West Berkshire Council offer excellent employment benefits such as flexible working, access to a wide range of relevant training, local government pension scheme, family friendly policies, a range of local discounts and much more. You will also be entitled to a generous annual leave entitlement of 26 days per annum rising to a maximum of 34 days, depending on how long you’ve worked for us and the grade of your job.



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 complete an online application form.

This role requires the incumbent to have a car available at work to undertake his/her duties as they will be expected to undertake at least 1500 business miles per year. Essential Car User status attracts a lump sum allowance paid on a monthly basis as well as a free car parking space if he/she works at one of the Council’s corporate buildings.

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