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Highway Engineer

Employer
Milton Keynes Council
Location
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Salary
£40,221 - £44,428
Closing date
31 Mar 2024

Join our dynamic Highways and Transportation team at Milton Keynes City Council, as we embark on an exciting period of growth and development. Over the next few years, we’re building additional infrastructure to support the expansion of the city.

The roles within the Highways and Transportation team will be pivotal to improving the city's infrastructure, delivering £multi-million schemes and looking after our existing network assets including 1,550km of highway, over 600 bridges, 58,000 streetlights and of course, lots of roundabouts. We also have the unique redway network stretching more than 350km across the city providing a segregated route for bikes, e-scooters, and pedestrians linking industrial, retail and residential estates.

We offer great training, continuous career development and service-related training courses to obtain professional qualifications including BTEC HNC Civil Engineering qualifications and the IHE Winter Service Qualification. We will support the right candidate to progress their career within the Highways and Transportation team. In addition, Milton Keynes City Council offers great benefits.

 So, if you're a qualified and enthusiastic individual looking to make a difference in shaping the future of our city and work within a specialist and diverse team, come join our Highways and Transportation team.

The knowledge and skills required

The broad knowledge requirement needed to deal with the technical and business challenges of roles is usually underpinned by an appreciation of the theoretical basis of the particular discipline such that job holders can fall back on the first principles of their specialism to make decisions and offer advice.

This level of knowledge is often indicated by the need for a degree level education in the relevant field, but for some roles this is substituted by a significant level of on the job training and focussed experience such that the level of expertise confers a similar level of authority.

While the majority of roles will have demands for manual dexterity in relation to typing and similar functions, other jobs at this level will use a range of equipment requiring precision in their use and handling.

Thinking, planning and communication

Job holders will use their professional expertise to deal with complex, pressing issues on a day to day basis, but will also look well ahead and take a more strategic view of their project and service delivery objectives, Job Family Professional/Technical Grade H shaping their teams’ composition, approach and operating procedures in accordance with wider service goals mandated by Service management.

At this level, the information exchanged with internal and external colleagues, and members of the public will call for developed communication skills on the part of the job holders. Matters will be technically complicated, requiring careful explanation, or sensitive, requiring significant listening skills to interpret information and provide appropriate advice.

To apply and for more information please click the Apply Now link below.

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