Highways Engineering Manager

Lewisham Council

London Borough of Lewisham

Job Title: Highways Engineering Manager

Directorate: Resources & Regeneration


Job Ref: RES-18-065

Job type: Full-time 35 hours

Contract Type: Permanent

Salary: £49,200 - £51,117 pa

Location: Catford, London, SE6                                


A Highways Engineering Manager role within the Highways and Transport Service.

The role

Highways and Transport is at the forefront of political and policy change.  It is a high performing service that attracts investment, drives strategic change, and has a strong track record of delivering projects and programmes.

The highways and transport network is the Council’s most valuable asset, and its successful operation affects hundreds of thousands of residents and visitors on a daily basis.  The maintenance and development of the highways network is one of the most practical ways in which the Council can make Lewisham a better place to live, work and learn.

The post of Highways Engineering Manager is a role within the Highways and Transport Service which requires strategic oversight for the full range of highway design, engineering and implementation of highway schemes.  This role is to direct, lead and be responsible for the delivery of the Highways Engineering services. Main roles for this post include for leading on highways technical approvals, design and implementation of major and minor highway schemes, contract management, and managing a technical group of officers and consultants.

What we’re looking for

As a key managerial post in the structure, this role demands knowledge and experience in a wide range of areas that include;  managing staff, highways technical knowledge, contracts management, working with developers, leadership skills, and a command of commercial and political interfaces that are vital to this service.

You will bring experience of the maintenance and development of a highways network, a strong commercial awareness of the management of highways contracts and contractors, an understanding of the highways industry in London, and an in depth appreciation of the political, funding and strategic context for highways and transport.

In return, we’ll offer excellent development opportunities, plus a range of benefits that includes a career average pension scheme, flexible working and the opportunity to make a real difference to our local community.

Further information

For an informal discussion, please email Tom Henry on [email protected]

Lewisham Borough Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment.

To find out more, including a full job description and person specification, and to apply, please follow this link which will direct you to our council jobs page https://lewisham.referrals.selectminds.com/jobs/highways-engineering-manager-123

The Council reserves the right to close adverts early if there is a large response.

Closing date: Sunday 13th January 2019 at 11:59pm

Interview Date: 23rd January 2019


  • Location: London
  • Job Title: Highways Engineering Manager
  • Salary: £49,200 - £51,117 pa
  • Closed: 13 Jan 2019

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