Highways Design - Graduate Engineer

Employer
Derbyshire County Council
Location
Derbyshire
Salary
£26,204 to £28,113
Closing date
21 Aug 2022

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Sector
Environment, Highways
Job role
Engineer
Contract Type
Full time

The Structures Design Team provides the professional services to design and manage the delivery of a wide range of highway structures schemes including maintenance, improvements, replacements, and new build.

These positions provide an exciting opportunity to develop how Derbyshire’s highway network is managed and developed in the future, as part of the Council’s Highways transformation programme.

You will be primarily involved in supporting the Project Engineer to deliver the design services and providing technical advice on all aspects of structural design, management and maintenance in accordance with the Management of Highway Structures – A Code of Practice.

You will be joining a team of eager and ambitious technicians and engineers and have a manager who is supportive and keen to facilitate your development.

What projects will I be involved with?

  • Design and supervision of LTP and other Highway Capital Programme projects inc:
    • Highway maintenance and resurfacing schemes
    • New road construction
    • Junction improvements
    • Walking and cycling provisions
    • Bridges, retaining walls, and culverts
    • Land reclamation
    • Geotechnical schemes, and
    • Road safety improvements
    • Tendering and award of contracts

What skills and experience do I need to have?

  • BSc/BEng in Civil Engineering or similar qualification with relevant post qualification experience.
  • Technical and practical engineering problem solving skills.
  • Experience of design and contract document preparation.

These lists are not exhaustive, take a look at our comprehensive job profile for more detail (this role is known internally as Graduate – Highways Design).

You will work closely with other Services within the Highways Division to continually develop service improvement and efficiencies whilst embracing new technologies and best working practices.

We offer a friendly and supportive working environment, a variety of Derbyshire based work, flexible working hours and the opportunity to develop yourself and your career.

Would you like to know what it’s like to be part of our Highways Design team? You can see what our team have to say here.

What we offer you:

  • Defined Benefit Local Government Pension Scheme
  • 25 days of annual leave plus another 5 once you reach 5 years of continuous service
  • Flexi time, allowing up to an additional 2 days of leave per month
  • Occupational Health service
  • Physiotherapy Service
  • An in-house counselling service
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Discount on leisure centre memberships
  • And much more.

Our Highways Design Team is based in Darley Dale, Derbyshire, but as part of our Modern Ways of Working programme we are currently working on a hybrid basis. As we now start our return to work in an office environment there will be an opportunity to discuss future working arrangements at the interview.

If you would prefer to submit a standard application form, you can download one here and upload this instead of your CV.

If you would like to have an informal chat about this role, get in touch with Paul Traynor, Head of Design Services, at paul.traynor@derbyshire.gov.uk

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