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Senior Bridge Engineer - Bridges and Structures

Cumbria County Council
39.880 - 40.876
Closing date
4 Mar 2022

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Environment, Highways
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Contract Type
Full time
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We are currently seeking to recruit an experienced and enthusiastic Senior Bridge Engineer to join our Bridges team based in Carlisle. You will act as the professional project lead providing technical design and project advice for a range of complex activities including bridges and other highway structures and for the condition assessment and maintenance activities.

Our Bridges team undertake condition inspections monitoring and general stewardship of bridges and other highways structures. We record the condition of bridges and defects accurately clearly and consistently in accordance with relevant standards and guidelines.

You will also be responsible for commissioning managing and carry out surveys design specification and supervisions associated with the improvement and maintenance of bridges and other highway structures while also monitoring and reporting on progress of projects and work programmes also including contribution to long term strategic planning.

The ideal candidate will be proactive flexible self-motivated have considerable experience of bridge and structures design to national standards including the Design Manual for Roads and Bridges and also have knowledge of the application of technical standards specifications systems guidelines regulations policies and legislation relating to the relevant work areas.

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Interview information

Interview date: 24/03/2022

We are currently operating virtual interviews. This will preferably be undertaken using the Microsoft Teams software which is currently free for new users however if there are any issues with accessing this technology we are happy to discuss alternative arrangements prior to the interviews.


Options will be discussed with candidates once they have been invited to the interview stage of the process and if you have any concerns or adjustments are needed we are happy to discuss.

What we can offer you

Cumbria County Council is a modern vibrant place to work offering a range of staff benefits including:

  • Excellent training and development offers
  • Flexible working opportunities
  • Opportunity to join the Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Various perks and discounts schemes including money off your phone contract and local gyms
  • Competitive rates of pay 

Equality Diversity and Inclusion

Cumbria County Council is committed to improving the diversity of its workforce to better reflect the communities we serve. We welcome applications from everyone and work to promote an inclusive supportive culture that values and celebrates our differences.

As a Disability Confident Employer disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria of this job are guaranteed an interview.

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