Engineer - Highways

Portsmouth City Council

Reference: JUN20212487

Job details


Civic Offices Guildhall Walk Portsmouth

Job type

Full Time, Permanent


£29,577 - £35,744 Per Annum

Closing date

4 July 2021

We are recruiting for an Engineer and Senior Engineer with experience in highway design. You will be appointed within the band according to your level of experience. 

Portsmouth City Council

At Portsmouth City Council we’re all about developing our staff, because we want to build a bigger and better city but we need the best employees to do so.

With a little over 207,000 residents and 7,000 businesses throughout this city, this unitary authority’s main goal is to ensure the best care and development of all those within the city. From customer service to Multi-million pound projects, our residents are at the heart of everything we do.

Your New Role

To successfully design and deliver highway schemes from inception through to completion. Schemes will range from small junction improvements through to multi-million pound major projects. You will propose scheme options and prepare designs from inception through to detailed design and subsequent implementation in accordance with current national and local design standards and policies; giving due consideration to health and safety, equalities and sustainability. You will establish agreed solutions with interested parties, which meet engineering and environmental considerations. You will establish achievable scheme programmes and manage external consultants, as well as project staff to ensure targets are achieved. You will prepare estimates, monitor and review project costs to ensure completion within agreed budgets. You will prepare tender and assess contract documentation, to ensure the construction of works on site are to programme and within project budget. You will also provide technical input and project management throughout the construction period. You will represent the team and ultimately City Council at meetings, to assist and carry out consultations on scheme proposals and to advise members as necessary. You will maintain personal technical expertise in new methods and technologies, encourage engineers/assistant engineers to pursue personal development through effective supervision and allocation of work.


What you’ll need to succeed

You will be educated to HND or degree standard in Civil Engineering (or equivalent) and hold an appropriate professional qualification (e.g. CEng or IEng, together with membership of the appropriate professional body e.g. MICE) or demonstrated performance over a substantial period at this level. A suitable project management qualification e.g. Prince 2 is desirable. You will be able to carry out engineering projects with values up to £500,000 from initiation through to completion without continual direction. You will have an excellent level of technical expertise and good experience of contract documentation preparation. You will be able to lead small project teams through delegation and management, be able to accept responsibility for significant decision making processes and train/mentor engineers/assistant engineers as required. You will have an excellent commercial awareness. The ability to converse at ease with customers and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the post.

What you’ll get in return

As well as highly competitive pay you’ll receive all the benefits of working within a local authority organisation, which ranges from flexible working hours to a fantastic pension which allows you the opportunity to pay in more for that greater return. We wish to support all our staffs development throughout, if that’s progression planning or involvement within the on the job apprenticeship scheme we will work together to drive your career. For those with families we have child care benefits as well as discounts with local businesses which can be enjoyed by all.

What next

To make sure your application is above the rest, please review the “Job Profile” to ensure you application matches the requirements of the role. Please address the requirements listed in the job profile in the Personal Statement/Cover Letter section of this application.

We look forward to speaking with you soon.