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Highways Engineer

  • Job reference: JAMC612
  • Location: Leeds, West Yorkshire
  • Job type: Temporary
  • Area of Expertise: Highways Engineers (All Levels)
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Job description: A local authority based in West Yorkshire is looking for a S38 Highways Engineer to join their team. This is a full time, temporary ongoing agency role and the successful candidate must have extensive experience in a similar role, relevant professional qualifications (Degree, HNC/D, BTEC etc.) and ideally experience in a local authority setting.

The main purpose of the role is to manage a small group within a team of professional and technical staff to ensure proposed highway schemes are designed, constructed and implemented in line with statutory obligations, standards and specifications for adoption as publicly maintainable highway. The Team oversee the Section 38 schemes and some of the smaller 278 Schemes.


Manage a small group of staff engaged in assessing and processing the S38/S278 (Highways Act 1980) applications through to adoption
Oversee some of the larger Section 38 schemes and liaise with developers and other clients to ensure schemes are being built to the correct adoptable standards
Manage, coach and support staff within the team to achieve our objectives
Meet your responsibilities as an individual, and as a representative of the council, for the health, safety and wellbeing of staff, contractors, service users, and the public in accordance with legislation and the council's policies and procedures
Provide a high quality and cost-effective engineering consultancy service to support the delivery of highway and other engineering-related schemes
Manage external consultants including design checking and supervision of schemes
Ensure scheme fees and bond calculations have been prepared and checked correctly

Skills, knowledge & experience:

Detailed knowledge of highway engineering
Considerable senior experience delivering schemes and initiatives in a service or operational area that is relevant to the area within the remit of the post
Considerable experience working in S38 environment or similar
Working within the framework of highway legislation and statutory procedures, preferably on S38/S278 Schemes
Providing leadership that empowers colleagues and staff to achieve results
Managing and monitoring performance effectively and setting clear objectives for the review of individual and service-level performance
Carrying out feasibility / highway design and / or effectively managing highway construction schemes
Making an effective contribution to internal and external meetings
Working effectively with others to deliver schemes
Developing productive working relationships that command respect, trust and confidence

The client is looking to move quickly with this role and as such are offering up to £28 p/hour Umbrella Ltd (approx. £690 p/week after deductions) dependant on experience and qualifications. So if this position sounds of interest, email a copy of your up to date CV to or call Jamal at Service Care Construction on 01772 208967

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