Sandwell, West Midlands
£30,451 - £34,728 per annum
23 Sep 2021
18 Oct 2021
Job role
Contract Type
Full time

We have an exciting opportunity available within the Highways Service at Sandwell Council.  We are seeking a highly motivated, skilled and experienced individual to work within Sandwell’s Highway Services.

This post which will be a Grade F Engineer will have a major influence on the direction of travel for The Highway Service, assisting in the design delivery of a range Highway Maintenance Services, using both in-house and external resources to secure the safe and efficient movement of traffic and pedestrians within the Borough of Sandwell and improving the overall performance of the Authority’s highway network. 

You will be assisting the Group Manager Officer Assets and Permits and Senior Engineers in the promotion, design and delivery of new investment, incorporating a wide range of asset types, assist in operating a best in class Permit Scheme, work closely with our supply chain and regional partners, provide technical approval of highway designs, assess regional transportation projects in relation to highways as well as supporting in identifying and submitting external funding bids.

This role is a key roles in the organisation and you will be taking responsibility for managing and motivating people and other resources to deliver priorities and objectives, generating income, programme delivery, management reporting and instilling a culture of continuous improvement.

We would love to hear from applicants who can demonstrate:  

  • Excellent planning and prioritisation skills.
  • An analytical approach to problem solving.
  • Experience in the design of highways, bridges and structures or traffic signal schemes.
  • Management and/or supervision of construction projects, ensuring delivery on time and to cost.
  • Knowledge of/ and/or ability to interpret relevant codes of practice, procedures or DfT circulars.
  • Ability to assess risk and hazards when working on the highway.
  • Experience of undertaking public consultations.
  • A drive for continuous improvement.
  • A willingness to work towards obtaining an appropriate management qualification.
  • Ability to work under pressure, organise your own workload and meet deadlines

This is an important role for Sandwell and if you are up for the challenge of improving our Highway Service we would love to hear from you.

If you would like an informal discussion about the role please ring Barry Ridgway on 07769931038 or email’’

Shortlisting and Interview Schedule

Closing date: 18th October

Shortlisting: 25th October to 3rd November

Interviews: w/c 15th November


Higher National Certificate (HNC) or Foundation Degree in Civil engineering or equivalent and working towards Incorporated Professional review status (I.Eng).


37 hours per week

Our Values; Trust, Unity and Progress make us unique, they define how we do things and are reflected in the way we behave. They are important to us, guiding and shaping our organisational culture. Our values are key to us achieving Sandwell’s Vision 2030 and also guide us when we recruit.

This advert will close as soon as sufficient applications are received. Therefore, you are strongly advised to complete and return your application as soon as possible. When completing your application please refer to the supporting documents attached.

If you have a disability and require assistance in making an application, or have experienced a problem whilst applying for a position, please contact the Resourcing Team on 0121 569 3300 or via e-mail to:

Supporting documents
Personnel Specification
Job Description
Information for Applicants