Engineering Manager

£51,817 - £57,029
19 Jul 2021
26 Jul 2021
Job role
Engineer, Manager
Contract Type
Full time

Lincolnshire County Council's Technical Services Partnership (TSP) has a rare opportunity available for a Highways focussed Engineering Manager. This is a vital leadership position within the team that provides the County's highway design and specialist asset management functions. Lincolnshire has one of the most extensive highway networks in the country, with all the challenges that a mix of rural, urban and coastal assets brings.

About the team

Proud to serve the people of Lincolnshire - and have fun whilst doing so! Our people are vital to this service and as such we will expect you to keep their welfare and development central to your decision making.

TSP is the combination of Lincolnshire's Design Services and our professional services partner's (WSP's) Lincoln-based operation. This ground breaking partnership, which relies on co-location and integrated teams for its success, is integral to delivery of Lincolnshire's unprecedented capital programme. As well as road schemes, we deliver projects and asset management services for signs & lines, flood investigation and mitigation, drainage, traffic signals, street lighting and structures.

About the Role

Assisting in the overall direction and oversight of TSP, you will take senior responsibility for up to four of TSP's seven teams, focussing on performance and quality, whilst driving innovation in effective design and specialist asset management. The role holder will provide technical expertise in their own area and be part of the wider Highway Leadership Team.

Through developing and maintaining strong, positive relationships with clients, colleagues, elected Members and partners across all service areas, you will contribute to a conscientious culture of proactive, future-focused service delivery, engaging our customers and modelling accountability.

About You

Operating a full-cost recovery trading account you will seek out efficient and effective delivery to time, cost and quality, but without losing sight of the need for excellent relationships with stakeholders and a positive experience for our highway users.

We are seeking someone who combines excellent technical knowledge with a dedication to proactive people and organisational management. Although competence should be independently proven through professional qualifications, for the right candidate this could be achieved whilst in the role. With a passion for customer care, brilliant communication skills and an understanding of issues affecting all highway services, you will be able to play a key role in the delivery of services essential to sustain and grow Lincolnshire.

We are offering a competitive salary along with a pension, a comprehensive benefits package including excellent discount schemes, cycle to work, civil service sports council membership and many areas for professional support and development.

Relocation expenses are available for the role.

To arrange an informal discussion about the role please contact the Head of Design Services, John Monk, by emailing and including a daytime telephone number.

PLEASE NOTE: This is a CV application processes and as such it is imperative that your covering letter clearly states why you have applied, how you meet the essential and desirable criteria for the role (as set out in the attached Job Description) and what you feel you can bring to this role, the team and the wider County Council.

Applications Close on 26/07/2021 and interviews will be held 17/08/2021.

At the current time during the Coronavirus restrictions,  all our employees are working from home if they are able to do so to support the health and safety of all of our colleagues.  We are embracing new ways of working and we are anticipating that remote working will continue to be a key feature of this role. You will be  given a nominated contractual work base and once current restrictions are lifted you will be required to commute to this work base when necessary.  

Our technology platform and equipment is very good enabling you to connect and collaborate remotely. We require that you have in place good connectivity and we will discuss during the recruitment process if support with this is needed.

Please be advised that this position may be subject to a criminal record check

All candidates are advised to read the attached job information pack prior to making an application.

On occasion we receive significantly more applications than expected for some vacancies and under such circumstances we reserve the right to bring forward the closing date of the advertisement. We therefore strongly advise you to apply for the role promptly to avoid disappointment should the closing date be brought forward. 

We operate a talent pool scheme whereby candidates who are not successful on this occasion may be considered for a period of up to 3 months for similar positions.

Lincolnshire County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.