Roads Engineer

Morpeth, Northumberland
between £36,786 and £40,760 (pay award pending)
24 Jul 2020
16 Aug 2020
Job role
Contract Type
Full time

Engineer (Roads) - Band 9 (SCP 34-38)

The Council

Northumberland County Council operates a huge range of services across one of the largest counties in the UK. Local Government’s ongoing challenges and the diversity of our residents means we have to work smarter. That’s why we want bold, creative and agile thinkers who can help us move forward and innovate. 

The Service

The primary purpose of Highways & Technical Services is to manage, maintain and improve infrastructure, including highways, flood defences and the coast, for the benefit of those who choose to live, work, visit and invest in Northumberland.

Highways & Technical Services is responsible for the provision of three key functions across Northumberland. We manage, maintain and improve the highway and transport network, to make sure that everyone can travel safely and without significant delay or disruption on our roads, footways and cycleways throughout the year. We also arrange home to school transport and procure supported public transport services and provide the Lead Local Flood Authority and Coastal Protection Authority roles.

The primary function of the Technical Services Design Team is the design, project management and delivery of highway and transport improvement and safety schemes. With an annual LTP budget of £18M these schemes range from traffic calming and major maintenance schemes through to car parks and junction improvements. We also design and project manage major highway improvement projects including new bypasses, link roads and access roads for new developments. As well our own schemes we also take on work for internal and external clients.

Reporting to the Principal Engineer (Roads) you will be part of a team of multi-disciplinary professional engineering and technical support staff, project and financial management of schemes and meeting income generation targets.

The role

We are looking for Engineers with extensive experience in highway design, CDM, NEC contract preparation/management, project, resource and financial management and the ability to support the development of staff within the team.

The ability to converse easily with Elected Members, senior management, Clients and customers and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the post.

We are offering: 
-A starting salary between £38,876 and £40,760 (pay award pending)
-Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme
-A wide range of staff benefits including a competitive annual leave provision
-Flexible working
-Extensive training and development opportunities

Essential requirements:
-Chartered Engineer with an accredited degree in Civil Engineering or I.Eng with equivalent demonstrable level of practical experience and ability.

Closing date for applications is midnight on 16th August 2020.

For further information about this vacancy, please contact Gary Mills (tel. 01670 622979 or email for an informal discussion.

Northumberland County Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all sectors of the community. We recognise the difficulties that transgender applicants in particular may face during a recruitment process; if Trans applicants have any concerns regarding the process please contact Rebecca Harding (Trans HR Support Officer) on 07770 975 678 or We operate a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria. All applications to work on a part-time will be considered in line with the requirements of the post and the needs of the service.

If you have a disability and would prefer to apply in a different format or would like us to make reasonable adjustments to enable you to attend an interview please email