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Principle Highways Engineer

  • Job reference: JAMC563
  • Location: Southend-On-Sea, Essex
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Area of Expertise: Commercial Management, Contract Management, Highways Engineers (All Levels), Project Management
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Job description: A local authority based in East Essex is looking for a Major Projects Programme Manager to join their team. This is a full time, Permanent position and the successful candidate must have a relevant qualification (Civil Engineering), have strong technical capabilities in highways design/improvements along with experience delivering a varied range of highways projects.

The successful candidate will join the Major Projects team which oversees all capital highway schemes, over 170 structures, 20 kilometres of coastline, all traffic signal locations and street lights within the area along with providing the management of five NEC3 highways contracts.

The purpose of the role is to deliver a range of high-profile highway projects as well as managing the engineering team.
The post holder will provide essential programme and project management skills to the team, will manage the delivery of infrastructure improvements and coordinate the development of plans, policies and strategies in line with agreed DfT, EA, EU or local targets.
One of the key responsibilities will be to carry out WebTAG compliant business cases to successfully raise acquired finances, with a strong focus on stakeholder delivery and ensuring future bids are managed effectively.
The Programme Manager is also responsible for managing contractors using both the NEC3 Term Service and Engineering Construction Contracts and producing reports to monitor spend against budget.
This is a varied and challenging role that will enable you to oversee projects running from cradle-to-grave, ranging from £1,000 to multi-million pounds. Current projects including the Southend-on-Sea Better Queensway regeneration, various highway improvement schemes, innovative sustainable travel projects, and European Union funded public realm and drainage schemes.

The successful candidate will possess strong technical capabilities in highway design and will have extensive experience in planning and managing a range of projects including highways improvements at a strategic level within local government or the private sector.
You will possess strong contracts management experience with exposure to the NEC3 suite whilst defining the acceptable risks to resolve those programme/s.
You will need to have a civil engineering qualification.

There is a great additional benefits package associated with this role along with a salary of £50,468 - £56,829 per annum. If this position sounds of interest to you, please email a copy of your up to date CV to jamal.cantwell@servicecare.org.uk or call Jamal at Service Care Construction on 01772 208967.