Senior Bridges Design Engineer – Highways Structures – North London
We are working on behalf of a joint venture between an industry leading design consultancy and one of the largest London boroughs. Operating out of new purpose-built offices, the team provide an invaluable an award winning service to the people of the borough. Working for this JV provides a sense of making a difference with projects you can see from your window, with all the support and career progression offered by a multinational consultancy.
Working within the Highways Asset Operations Team, provides a fast paced and challenging workload. This team delivers capital works to improve the condition of the highways infrastructure throughout the borough. The team are responsible for identifying, designing and implementing all planned capital improvements to the borough highway and transport assets. The successful applicant will be responsible for the asset management of the highways structures, maintaining and improving the integrity of the assets in accordance with legislative and best practice guidelines.
Day to day the tasks will be:
” 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 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.
What we’re looking for:
” Excellent structural engineering and asset management knowledge and knowledge of associated IT systems, applications and packages (including Bridge Station)
” Good knowledge of engineering contracts, contract procedures and contract law for delivery of works, including Construction Design and Management Regulations (2017)
” Must be able to demonstrate suitable relevant experience in highways contract supervision, including the preparation of contract bill of quantities, specifications and associated contract documents
” Degree in Civil Engineering / Transportation or equivalent relevant experience
” General knowledge of highways and transport policies and associated working knowledge of legislation
” Experience of working with consultants/contractors
” Effective communication skills, both written and verbal
” Good IT skills
” Good budgetary management skills
” Ability to keep good work records
” Valid clean driving licence
” Own means of transport
” Occasional out of normal hours working
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What’s on offer?
A competitive basic salary
23 days holiday (rising to 25 after 2 years services and to 27 after 5 years) with the opportunity to buy extra leave
Company matched pension, life assurance, a cycle2work scheme, 15 weeks’ fully paid maternity, adoption and shared parental leave…and plenty more
Voluntary benefits designed to suit your lifestyle – from discounts on retail and socialising, to health & wellbeing, travel and technology
You’ll get the chance to follow your chosen career path anywhere within a national organisation. You’ll be joining a network of 60,000+ experienced, innovative and dedicated individuals across multiple disciplines and sectors. There are countless opportunities to learn new skills and develop in your career, and we’ll provide the support you need to do just that. Our purpose is to create a better outcome for you.
For more information or to apply to this role, please contact Doug Smith of Vertical Recruitment on 0161 669 4716 or email firstname.lastname@example.org