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Senior Engineer - Design Team

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Reporting to the Design Team Leader. The purpose of the role is leading one of the area based delivery teams within Highways Design Service acting as deputy to the Team Leader. Managing the implementation of the programmes of work, ensuring that these are in accordance with policies and strategic aims of the County Council. Promoting a high level of customer service. Managing a team of technicians and apprentices to ensure that they are developed and their programme of work is implemented according to agreed timescales and the required quality standards.


Assist the Team Leader by forming an integral part in leading the team, deputising as required.

Provide clear and robust leadership to ensure that staff are clear of their direction, motivated and that productivity is maximised.

Monitor staff performance to ensure delivery of individual annual objectives and support the career development of staff.

Manage the delivery of the local programme of works within the team ensuring that it is delivered to budget, to agreed timescales and to the right quality.

Liaising with other Teams and Services within Essex Highways to ensure coordinated service delivery.

Provide technical direction for staff dealing with all aspects of the highway service.

Manage the development of the local Highways Panel Schemes for including in the annual programme of work.

Manage the feasibility, design, tendering and construction of the local programme of works.

Ensure strong budgetary control and financial management is undertaken throughout areas of responsibility.

Undertake the development and review of policies, plans, procedures and practices as required.

Prepare reports for projects including local briefing notes, Chief Officer Approvals, Cabinet Member Approvals and Key Decisions.

Attend Local Highways Panels County and District Council committees meetings to provide support as required.

Provide timely and accurate advice to County Councillors, District Members, Parish Councils and the general public on all highway-related matters as required.

Manage and promote Health and Safety, Environmental Management System, Quality Management System and Construction Design Management, with the aim of minimising work related injuries.

Skills and Experience

Degree, or equivalent high level qualification, or significant experience in highways.

Membership or working towards membership of a relevant Professional Institution.

Evidence of continuous professional development.

Demonstrable knowledge of national guidance, legislation and regulations relating to design and implementation of highway schemes. In particular, expertise in the Highway Act 1980 and current CDM is required.

Knowledge of, and experience in, managing the design and implementation of highway schemes including statutory processes involved with these activities.

Knowledge and application of budgetary management and control measures.

Knowledge of a wide range of relevant engineering or service techniques and procedures.

Appropriate knowledge and application of Health and Safety legislation.

Ability to prioritise own work to support business priorities and as a team leader.

Ability to build and maintain effective working relationships with key people both internally and externally.

Experience of advising elected Members and influencing local decision makers and other stake holders desirable.

Dealing with members of the public.

Demonstrable awareness of environmental aspects and impacts and waste management.

Conversant with Microsoft applications – Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint.

Good written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills (including report writing).

Experience of management of staff including performance management.

Required to be mobile throughout an operational area.

To carry out any other reasonable duties that may be directed or implied from time to time commensurate to the post and/or organisational requirements.


Other Information

  • Salary: TBC - Depends on Experience
  • Type: Permanent
  • Location: Essex
  • Career Level: n/a
  • Terms: n/a
  • Keywords: Senior Engineer Design