Engineering Design Manager

City of Bradford MDC
Bradford, West Yorkshire
£44,624 - £47,665 pa
Closing date
21 Aug 2022

Department of Place

Planning, Transportation & Highways

Engineering Design Manager

Band PO6:  £44,624 - £47,665 pa

1 x 37 hours per week


Based at Britannia House, Broadway, Bradford, BD1 1HX

The Code of Practice on the English language requirement for public sector workers, Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 requires that Council ensure that all candidates applying for customer facing posts must be assessed in order to establish their fluency in English.   The criteria under Special Knowledge and Experience on the job profile which is shown in this advert outlines what level of fluency you will be expected to demonstrate. Therefore, it is essential that you provide examples in your application.

Bradford Council are on a journey to transform the transport infrastructure of the district through a period of unprecedented investment in our roads, rail and bus stations and cycling and walking networks for today and tomorrow.

This is an exciting time to join us as our Engineering Design Manager.  In this role you will have responsibility for managing and supporting our in-house engineering design team through using your knowledge and experience in the field of highway and civil engineering to seek the best outcome for the Bradford district. Using your experience of managing and working with private sector partners you will embed a culture of collaboration and secure upskilling of our in-house team to meet the needs of the Service. You will also become an integral member of the Highways Service’s Management Team working with and supporting colleagues from other disciplines in delivery of their programmes.


In this role you will:


  • Provide leadership and management to our engineering design teams. Mentor team members to assist their development as an engineering unit. Monitor and deploy staff resourcing levels to ensure the team has the capacity to meet the demands of its workload. Ensure that project work is delivered on time and in line with the forecast budget and to the correct standards and quality expectations. Promote technical excellence and set the standard to be followed by the team. Provide expertise to ensure the Council meets its legal obligations as a Highway Authority.


The successful candidate will hold a degree in civil engineering (or related discipline) as well as having a minimum of 5 years’ experience in a senior role in a large multi-disciplinary organisation covering:


  • Experience in developing major road / rail infrastructure improvements schemes. Experience of managing staff and budgets. Experience in drafting specifications and NEC contract documents. Experience in liaison with and supervision of contractors. Experience of formulating and development of policies. Experience of managing staff  

In return we can offer:


  • Flexible working hours’ scheme with hybrid working allowing working from home. 22 days’ annual leave per year (raising to 25 days after 5 years’ service). 8 Bank Holidays per year. Salary sacrifice Cycle to Works Scheme, car loans and reduced car parking costs. ‘MyLifestyle’ benefits offering discounts with local and national retailers. Credit Union. Contributory pension scheme. Discounted gym membership (Club-Active) at Council owned gyms.



For further information regarding this post please contact Richard Gelder, Highways Services Manager (email or telephone 01274 437603)   Closing Date:  21ST August 2022  


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