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Senior Principal Structures Engineer

Bristol City Council
£39,880 - £42,821 per annum
Closing date
19 Oct 2021

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We are looking for a dynamic structurally competent and relevantly experienced officer, to deliver the structural requirements and disciplines on a variety of structural assets working within the Bridges and structures team, and to help keep our spectacular waterfront City on the move, from a maritime and Highway perspective. These are exciting times for Bristol, and you will play a pivotal role in delivering, maintaining, and improving the highways infrastructure needed to support our ambitious agendas for growth and economic development. 

Highway Maintenance Service consists of 5 Teams covering the City: - Area Highways Team, Strategic Highways Team, Bridges and Structures Team, Highway Electrical Assets Team and Assets and Contracts team. Each team is managed by a Team Manager.

The Highways Maintenance Group within the Transport Service is at the very forefront of the efforts being made by the City Council and other stakeholders to improve maintain and develop the transport service in our City, for the benefit of its Citizens, businesses, and visitors. Key to this is the effective maintenance and improvements/refurbishment to all the highway and authority owned estates within the public domain. It delivers its own work programmes, supports other City Council initiatives and major projects, and provides expert technical advice and front-line support to both internal and external agencies and individuals. There is considerable passion, technical experience, and expertise within the Group to shape the future wellbeing, success, and prosperity of our City.

You should have appropriate structures qualifications or relevant previous experience, along with a proven relevant structure’s asset management experience to support the Bridges and structures, including all maritime operational moving bridge structures. You will have significant relevant experience of structures project delivery, design calculations, and compliance, delivering continuous performance improvement and the focused delivery of departmental and corporate priorities.

You will play a role in the delivery of the annual City-wide structures and major works programmes, and focused delivery of departmental and corporate priorities. The role will support development of structural technology advancements, maintaining and improving the structure infrastructure within BCC estate. The role will involve working closely with the Highways group, other Transport services, the Major Project team, and to support the delivery of our ambitious agendas for growth and economic development. You will ensure the authority meets its statutory duty to maintain structures in accordance with the legal requirements resulting in a safe and serviceable structures asset across the authority.

The role would suit a person who is a structures civils specialist, with significant relevant experience of Highway structures assets, and who thrives on responsibility, continuous performance improvement, and customer focus.

Why Bristol City Council?

At Bristol City Council, we go that extra mile for our people; we offer a work environment which is fast moving and supportive, giving you the chance to use your skills and develop new ones within a high-profile organisation.

Join us and you will receive a generous rewards package including flexible working and flexi-time, membership of the Local Government Pension scheme, and a generous annual leave allowance. In addition, you will be working in a supportive environment where you will have the chance to make Bristol a better place and contribute to its future.

How do I apply?

If you share our values and are ready to be part of our exciting journey please select the apply button below.

Please note this position is not suitable for job share.

For further information, please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification or alternatively, please e-mail Shaun Taylor:

Closing date: 19 October 2021.

At Bristol City Council, we value having a workforce as diverse as the City we serve. We therefore welcome, develop and promote people from all sections of the community. We particularly welcome applications from Asian and minority ethnic candidates who are currently under-represented within this Service of Bristol City Council. Appointments will be made on merit.

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