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Senior Engineer

  • Job reference: JG076
  • Location: Kirklees, 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 Senior Design Engineer to join their Highways team.
This is a full time, temporary position and the ideal candidate will have experience / understanding of highway design, experience with project managing and the ability to use Autocad.

This role will be based in the Highways Major Design team and will be focused on working as part of a team, alongside 3rd party consultants to undertake design checks, on concept designs, followed by detail design of approx £60m + of highway infrastructure improvement schemes funded by DfT Transforming Cities Funding.

On a day to day basis the senior engineer role is very varied. This is a role that will involve the gaining of experience, knowledge and expertise in Highways Design and as a Senior Engineer (Major Design) you will:

Undertake or assist with the detail design of major highway schemes for which an understanding highways and drainage design is needed.
Work with Transportation colleagues to develop detail design and construction drawings from concept plans.
Prepare or assist with the preparation of contract drawings and documentation for the major highway schemes you are involved in.
Get involved in other work across the Design team, which may involve schemes generated from; agreements made under Section 38, 278 or 106 of the Highways Act, Maintenance and Safety.
Undertake or assist in the supervision of schemes being undertaken on site, and keep clear and accurate records of your daily activities
Undertake the relevant duty holder's role under the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015, in particular, Designer.
Undertake or assist with project management including managing project budgets
Liaise with and advise various Council departments and partners, including West Yorkshire Combined Authority, on issues relating to major schemes you are involved in, in particular about their impact on our network and understand the need for effective and efficient communication, both written and verbal.
Be responsible for the wellbeing of yourself and others on a day to day basis and the supervision of Engineers and Apprentices within in your team.

The client is looking to move quickly with this role and as such are offering £19 p/hour Umbrella Ltd (approx. £490 p/week NET 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 James at Service Care Construction on 01772 208967

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