Senior Professional Engineer - Design and Delivery
Salary: Grades I/J (£36,372 - £46,608 per annum)
Location: Sutton (Denmark Road, Carshalton)
Contract Type: Permanent
Hours: Full-time - part-time working arrangements will be considered
The London boroughs of Kingston and Sutton have come together to create an ambitious and forward-looking shared environment service, covering Environmental Regulatory Services and Highways & Transport functions. With a focus on delivering high quality frontline services, this innovative partnership plays its role in creating sustainable communities, with diverse transport networks and quality environments for all to enjoy. We offer a series of unique, fulfilling and exciting challenges in a dynamic working environment where innovation and creativity is needed just as much as the energy and desire to get things done.
This is a key role within our Highways and Transport Shared Service. Based in our Design & Delivery team in Sutton you will be responsible for the successful design and implementation of around half the infrastructure improvement annual programmes and projects, such as highway improvements, traffic management schemes and highway structures projects. You will be expected to guide each through the various design stages, including concept design and detail design, that are commissioned by the Strategy and Commissioning Team, as well as by other internal and external clients.
You'll need to prove you have the relevant technical, contractual and legislative knowledge, as well as a proven record of delivery in a local authority environment. As you'll be responsible for managing Engineers, you must also be able to support and empower staff whilst being proficient in scheme design. You will also need to be an effective performance manager, and a role model in taking an innovative and commercial outlook to the work of the team. Finally, you’ll need to be a skilled and effective communicator with colleagues, the public and members, as well as our partners.
Finding the right people is critical to our future success. We’re looking for people who combine enthusiasm, drive and creativity with a successful track record of delivering high quality transport solutions in a local authority environment, whether working in the public sector or private practice.
For all roles your work with us will help ensure our highways and transport infrastructure is safe, fit for purpose, sustainable, cost effective and well connected. So, you’ll need to have good communication skills with the ability to put your ideas across clearly to colleagues and customers - both in person and in writing, and you’ll need to demonstrate the ability to manage and prioritise your workload effectively in order to work on a number of projects simultaneously from inception to completion.
To find out more about our highways and transport shared service and working for us, please click here.
Please apply online by uploading your CV and an overview of why you'd be a great fit for this role and your skills and knowledge acquired on your journey to date as a qualified engineer.
For more information about the role, please click here to view the job profile.
For an informal discussion regarding this post please contact Chris Smith on 07864 611 028.
Closing date for applications - Monday 28th May 2018
Interview dates - To be confirmed