Senior Highway Engineer - Highway Design

Halifax Permanent £43,421 - £46,464 per year
  • Varied Senior Highway Engineer role with excellent scope for progression
  • Calderdale Council. Hybrid working and local projects.

About Our Client

We're looking for a driven Senior Highway Engineer in Design and Regulation to join our Strategic Infrastructure Directorate here at Calderdale Council. You will be joining us at an exciting time as we grow and improve the service through an unprecedented level of investment. Join us and be part of Calderdale's Next Chapter. Calderdale is located almost exactly halfway between Manchester and Leeds, at the heart of the Yorkshire Pennines and the region boasts some of the best known landmarks in Britain, many of which feature in Film and TV. 

We think Calderdale is a great place to live today, but we hope that tomorrow it will be even better. This role will be a key part of the team, leading and engaging external highway design consultants, engaging with senior stakeholders, and central to supporting the delivery of the West Yorkshire Local Transport Plan and the Cities Regions Sustainable Transport Settlement, alongside the Councils priorities to maintain and improve the safety of our roads, condition of the highway asset and support sustainable transport.

Job Description

As Senior Highway Engineer, Design, the focus is on the provision of specialist technical highway improvement design. The purpose of this role is to ensure effective designs are investigated and implemented, including suitable project planning and delivery and advising elected members and other stakeholders as required.

You will be required to lead on the preparation of design solutions according to project briefs and take a key role in the liaising with clients to achieve quality and cost effective design solutions and ensure compliance with CDM Regulations. 

You will assist the Team Leader with the delivery and management of the service, service objectives and priorities relevant to Highway Improvement planning issues associated with Section 278 & 38 agreements.

You will produce and provide ongoing budget monitoring for active projects to ensure projects and schemes are delivered within budget.

As part of the role you will need to lead in engaging with the Council's external highway design consultants, working together to ensure designs are suitable and comply with design codes, council policies and highway regulations.

The Successful Applicant

A background in Highways Engineering Design, project management, design, stakeholder engagement, budget management and strong analytical and communication skills would be ideal for this role.

  • A competent Highway Engineering Professional with a background in Structural Engineering Design associated Highway Structures.
  • A Degree in Construction & Built Environment such as Civil Engineer, Asset Management, Electrical Engineering or Structural Engineering or similar relevant experience.
  • Must hold a full UK driving licence
  • You might be a member of a professional body such as ICE / IHE IStructE but this is not essential
  • Experience of designing Highway Engineering projects and experience of DMRB
  • Demonstrate the ability to assess and decide on interventions on design approach in dealing with wide range of structural issues associated with the highway
  • Understanding of the Manual of Contract Documents for Highway Works
  • Demonstrate working knowledge of Structural Engineering Design in accordance with relevant codes of practice (Reinforced Concrete, Steel and Masonry).
  • Project and design management, organisation, budget management and excellent interpersonal skills.
  • An understanding of local authority or public sector procurement processes and regulations would be an advantage
  • An excellent communicator at all levels, with managing senior stakeholder relationships, customer and public facing communication and leading project teams.
  • Ability to use AutoCAD to a basic level.

What's on Offer

This role offers a starting salary of £43,421 at Grade P09. This salary is subject to a Pay Award, so there will be an increase from that amount which is yet to be confirmed. The salary will increase in increments up to top of the band at Grade P012 which is £46,464. 

Benefits on offer include:

  • Flexible working and the ability to work from home.
  • Highly competitive pension scheme with West Yorkshire Pension Fund.
  • Extensive training and development.
  • Holidays:
    • A minimum of 26 days plus bank holidays
    • Five extra days after five years continuous local government service.
    • The option to buy more.
  • Family Friendly policies to support parental leave
  • A range of Employee Network groups, which include Race Charter, LGBTQ and Disability Forum.

Next Steps

Please visit our recruitment site for wider information around the role. McKay at Michael Page is exclusively managing this vacancy and all applications will be managed by her. Apply online here or by sending your CV via email to Steph, and your application will be considered upon receipt. In order to complete your application, a Personal Statement, which aligns your experience to the job description will be required, but please send your CV in the first instance and Steph can send you further information about the role. 

To find out more and to express your interest, contact her on 0113 243 7734 for a confidential discussion. 

Closing date for applications for this role is 10am Thursday 11th July.

Interviews will be held week commencing 15th July

Michael Page are exclusively managing this recruitment campaign, so all internal, external and third party applications will be put through the same process.

Steph Mckay
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Phone number
+44 113 243 7734

Job summary

Job function
Consulting Engineer
Public Sector
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Consultant name
Steph Mckay
Consultant phone
+44 113 243 7734
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