Senior Bridge Engineer job vacancy in North London

Posted on: 22/04/2020
Ref: VAC-16454
  • Region: London
  • Location: North London
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  • Employment Type: Permanent

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Job Description

Senior Bridge Engineer

The Client

One of the UK’s largest multifaceted consultancies, delivering property and infrastructure projects on a local, national and international scale. They have over 4,000 employees at 50 offices in the UK and internationally, offering a vast range of professional and technical expertise across an unrivalled number of services. The breadth and depth of company experience ensures that they are able to add value to any project, regardless of its size, complexity or sector.
Doing much more than simply delivering projects; they design, manage and partner. Focusing on building strategic relationships with clients – delivering a comprehensive service across their portfolio and optimising the benefits of continuous improvement in design quality, efficiency, cost reduction and knowledge retention. Supporting them at all stages of a project or programme, understanding of the key risks and challenges means that effort is directed where it is most needed.

Job Description
” Reporting to Principal Engineer. Working with other engineers and technicians.
” Programme, manage and undertake the design and supervision of the construction of a range of Bridges and highway structures for civil engineering projects.
” Compile detailed specifications, invite tenders and arrange procurement of project construction works.
” Manage project cost plans.
” Liaise with Clients, Stakeholders, and the public on projects and matters arising from the management of a Highway Authority bridge stock.

Key responsibilities of the role are:

To undertake and commission the asset management of the highways structures including the Bridge Assessment Programme.
To develop programmes of works to ensure effective management of the highways structures, and identify and seek relevant funding and resources.
To provide professional, technical support and advice in relation to highways structures to support the delivery of the Council’s statutory duties and corporate priorities.
To lead the successful delivery of highways engineering structural schemes and programmes, from inception through to final completion, including commissioning consultants and contractors as appropriate.
To undertake Approval in Principle procedures on behalf of the Council (as Technical Approval Authority) for the assessment, modification and new construction of any type of Council owned or private structure on public roads.
To ensure the necessary technical, administrative and financial approvals are in place for the preparation, supervision and administration of the highways contracts.
To prepare estimates and lead on the supervision of contracts to ensure compliance with contract specifications, financial regulations, standing orders and the relevant legislation.
To act as structural consultant to other departments on a range of Council projects of various types and scale, providing designs, advice and technical information from inception to completion when required.
To ensure that the contractors are delivering quality services in compliance with specifications, through maintaining adequate records to address non-compliance issues and resulting remedial actions.
To represent the Council’s interests on various inter?borough or national liaison and technical groups (as appropriate)
To liaise with, where appropriate, other offices, customers and stakeholders, to ensure that work programmes are coordinated and projects are delivered to programme and budget.
To achieve successful partnership working with public, private and community sector organisations and stakeholders.
To carry out technical investigations as directed, including the preparation of reports on findings.
To liaise and deal courteously and in line with policy with all enquiries from elected Members, members of the public, and stakeholders, including the preparation of letters, technical reports and other documents as required.
To maintain technical and resource records in accordance with procedures as outlined in the Business Management System.
To be aware of the best value aspects of providing professional/technical service and to assist in the achievement of these.
Attend internal and external meetings, and represent the service at public and other meetings as directed.
To take ownership of personal training and development needs, and keep up to date with latest industry developments.
Carry out duties with due regard to the Customer Care, Equal Opportunities, Information Governance, Data Protection and Health and Safety policies and procedures.
Undertake any other duties commensurate with the general level of responsibility of this post.

Desirable Requirements
” Knowledge and experience in aspects of public participation and engagement
” A commitment to quality by a positive attitude to change management and ongoing interpretation of organisational aims and objectives.
” Tact and diplomacy in all interpersonal relationships.
” Extensive experience of working effectively as a member of a team.
” To be able to consult and negotiate on engineering schemes and contractual matters.
” Willingness on occasions, to work weekends/evenings to attend meetings or supervise staff (not a regular requirement but necessary from time to time).
” Prince 2 accreditation
For more information or to apply to this role, please contact Doug Smith of Vertical Recruitment on 0161 669 4716 or email

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