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Assistant Highway Adoptions Engineer

City of York Council
York, North Yorkshire
£22,374 to £ 24,875 per annum
Closing date
7 Aug 2022

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Environment, Highways
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Contract Type
Full time
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Job Details

City of York Council has a fantastic development opportunity as an Assistant Highway Engineer in our busy Highway Adoptions team.

We are looking for candidates who may already hold qualifications in civil engineering, highway construction or other related disciplines or who are looking to work towards a civil engineering or equivalent qualification, potentially through an apprenticeship. Some experience of working in the highway sector or the construction industry would also be useful.

You will support the team’s engineers and inspectors with highway adoptions related tasks including reviewing drawings against highway standards, identifying constriction issues on site and working with our engineers to address these issues, preparing legal agreements, calculating fees and charges and inspecting sites where new roads, paths and highway structures are being constructed.

As a hybrid worker, you will be working from the office and from home but also attend regular site visits and meetings.

You can apply online here or, if you would prefer, please send your CV to

Please note - your CV must contain (as a minimum):

  • Name and contact details (telephone, email, address)
  • Full employment history (name of employer, job titles, dates of employment and salary)
  • Qualifications
  • Explanation of any gaps in employment
  • Contact details of at least two referees including current / most recent employer

The Council is committed to investing in the talent and wellbeing of our staff and can offer a generous annual leave allowance, access to the Local Government Pension Scheme, comprehensive Health & Wellbeing initiatives and a reward package which recognises your contribution. We can offer flexible working practices, community engagement and volunteer activities and, as part of our commitment to you, promote continuous Learning & Development. In addition we also offer a growing range of discounts, rewards and savings.

As this role is public facing, applicants will need to demonstrate, at interview, their competency to converse and provide advice and guidance to members of the public, in spoken English to CEFR level C1: Can express him/herself fluently and spontaneously, almost effortlessly. Only a conceptually difficult subject can hinder a natural, smooth flow of language.

For further information or an informal discussion please contact Helene Vergereau (Traffic and Highway Development Manager) at  or on 01904 552077

Closing date: Sunday 7 August 2022

Interview date: 

Applications will be considered on receipt and interviews arranged for any suitable candidates on a rolling basis. We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.

Job Description


The City of York has a rich history stretching back nearly 2000 years; George VI once said that: 'The history of York is the history of England'. York has a wealth of heritage and history. York attracts over four million visitors a year and popular destinations include York Minster, which is the largest Gothic cathedral in Europe, the Castle Museum, the National Railway Museum and the Jorvik Viking Centre. Tourism is an important industry in York and the city also has a thriving bioscience, technology and research sector, centred on the City's Science Park. Other major employers include Nestle, City of York Council and York Hospitals NHS Trust. York has excellent transport links, being on the East Coast Mainline and close to the A1M. From York seaside resorts such as Scarborough, Whitby and Filey or the North York Moors National Park are a short journey by road or rail.

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