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Highways Engineer

Job Description

A local authority based in North Kent is looking for a Lead Highways Engineer to join their team. This is a full time, temporary ongoing agency role and the successful candidate will have a full relevant Highways Engineering qualification, experience in Highways Workstreams, extensive experience with compliance/funding/best practice ideally experience in a similar local authority position.

The main purpose of the role is to co-ordinate and deliver all highway asset management work streams with specific Lead Engineer responsibility for Highway Asset Management Policy, Programme Delivery & Performance Management.
Will also include responsibilities for embedding highway asset management compliance within the Highway Management Team to meet Department for Transport funding criteria, codes of practice and prevailing best practice.
The Lead Engineer will also have responsibility for the Highway Infrastructure Contract, ensuring service provider compliance with Highway Asset Management Policy & Programme Implementation including co-ordination of the annual highway infrastructure contract performance reporting cycles.

The successful candidate will need to demonstrate the following;

Highways/Engineering Degree
Management Qualification- DMS or equivalent qualification.
Full driving licence (valid for use in the UK) and access to a vehicle for work.
Demonstrable experience of a comparable role in a Local Authority, Public Body or similar organisation.
Demonstrable experience of working in a Local Government setting in a position involving exposure to the public and regular contact with Chief/senior Local Government Officers, Elected Members and Government Officials.
Demonstrable experience of producing lifecycle Cost Plan reports for Highway Assets using the HMEP Life Cycle Toolkit or similar.
Demonstrable ability to analyse very varied and highly complex information or situations and to produce solutions or strategies when the plan takes longer than a year to formulate

The main responsibilities associated with this role are as follows;

Ensuring compliance with service standards, legislative requirements, codes of practice and prevailing best practice.
Responsible for resource management of the team, including performance monitoring, as well as budget management of salaries, operational spend and income associated with service delivery.
Responsible for projects dictated by the Head of Highways and acting as a substitute, for that role, when required.
Demonstrable level of excellent communication and interpersonal skills with an adaptable style and able to use a variety of information and tailor communication style to suit different needs.
Demonstrable highly developed management skills, across different teams and a variety of people.
Highly developed eye for detail and ability to co-ordinate Central Government Accounts relating to the Highway Network Asset value and Asset Depreciation Costs.

The client is looking to move quickly with appointing to this position and as such is offering an hourly rate of £30 p/hr Umbrella Ltd (Approx. £720 p/week NET after deductions). If this position sounds of interest, please email a copy of your up to date CV to or call Jamal at Service Care Construction on 01772 208967.

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