Highway Supervision Engineer x 2

Taunton, Somerset
£24,657 - £28,221 per annum
06 Mar 2019
21 Mar 2019
Contract Type
Full time

Economic & Community Infrastructure Operations

Highway Maintenance

Taunton, TA1 4DY

Highway Supervision Engineer x 2

37 hours per week

Salary: £24,657 - £28,221 per annum


About Somerset

Somerset is a great place to live, work and play, boasting plenty of beautiful sites – in villages and market towns – with a rich heritage of history and legend. Infrastructure is at the heart of our ambitions to support productivity and innovation. We host the largest infrastructure project in Europe, Hinkley Point C, and we have over £50m of major highway projects in progress, with more planned. Highways play an essential role in our ambitions. We’re a rural county with the tenth largest road network in the country. As the highways authority, we look after 6,600km of road, 2,000 bridges, 900km of ditches, 120,000 gullies and 52,000 street lights. This network is growing too, with 9km of new highway every year, 9,500 planning applications every year and 700+ live development sites at any one time.

About the job

Reporting to the Principal Highway Supervision Engineer within the Development Engineering Team you will undertake inspection and monitoring duties on highway construction projects implemented vis private development, from commencement through to adoption. You will prepare defect reports, determine extent of remedial works and instruct/advise upon all matters of specification and quality of workmanship. You will provide the first point of contact between the highway authority and contractors.

About you

You will have proven experience of supervising/overseeing highway construction projects ideally in a client/approving body role. The ideal candidate will have sound interpersonal communication skills and be very competent in liaising with clients, consultants and contractors on construction/technical matters. As a member of the project management team, you will be responsible for overseeing the construction of a number of highway projects across the County and will be expected to provide a front line service with direct interaction with contractors, designers, developers and members of the public. You should be self-motivated, enthusiastic, confident, work well within a team environment and strive to support the deliver high quality services. If you possess the above and have a “can do” approach

For an informal discussion please telephone Dave Crowther on 01823 359536 or email any questions to developmentengineering@somerset.gov.uk quoting the job reference.

What we’ll offer in return

We are proud to offer an environment that is supportive and rewarding, working as part of a team who are passionate about the work they do to improve the lives of people in Somerset.

We offer great training and development opportunities, with supportive management. As well as this, we have some fantastic employee benefits available:

  • We promote a healthy work-life balance and offer flexible working arrangements wherever possible, including working from home.
  • Generous annual leave allowance, with the opportunity to purchase additional leave.
  • Staff discounts in gyms.
  • Employee Assistance for the times you may need some support and a variety of employee wellbeing services.
  • Auto enrolment onto our generous Pension Scheme and optional pension enhancement through our Additional Voluntary Contribution scheme.
  • A Flexible Benefits Scheme via salary sacrifice to obtain a cycle for work, computers, mobile phones and health screenings.
  • My Staff Shop offering discounts in shops, online shopping, restaurants, cinema tickets, insurance benefits and more.

Somerset County Council is subject to Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) and therefore the ability to speak fluent English will be an essential requirement for customer-facing roles.

Apply online at https://secure1.somerset.gov.uk/careers/details.html?jobId=487


Please note if an internal applicant who is at risk of redundancy or in need of redeployment has applied for this role and passed the selection process they will be offered the role over remaining internal and external applicants.

Closing date: 21 March 2019