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Senior Engineer - Highway Design

Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council
Sefton (Metropolitan borough), Merseyside
£39,186 - £43,421
Closing date
22 May 2024

Job Details

Sefton Council is a vibrant local authority that is already on a journey of aspiration and ambition as it works towards delivering its exciting Vision 2030.

The Transport Planning team, which embraces strategic transport planning, highways and structures design and highways development control plays a vital role in supporting the Councils regeneration ambitions. Exciting and transformation projects are being developed for the town centres and a long term programme of activity, aimed at supporting active travel, improved highway safety and public realm and electric vehicle infrastructure. Is being developed.

Sefton Council is seeking the services of a committed and enthusiastic Design Engineer with specific experience in the designing, procurement and supervision of transport projects.

As part of the Highway Design Team you will play a significant role in the delivery of the Council’s ambitious Growth and Strategic Investment Programme and transformation of the borough’s transportation infrastructure in line with our emerging Low Carbon Transport Strategy. You will collaborate closely with colleagues with Strategic Transport Planning and Investment and Highways Development Control teams and with colleagues in other departments including Regeneration.

Your role will involve the completion of feasibility studies, optioneering, preliminary and detailed design of highway and other transport projects. The compilation of works information, contact administration and supervision will also be required. It is likely that the roll will also involve completing technical checks on works completed by developers and the Council’s Technical Service Support Services provider.

The Council is committed to supporting staff in their personal development so will aim to provide the necessary experience and opportunities for development and training.




Sefton Council strives to ensure that our workforce is inclusive and representative of our communities. A diverse workforce is important to us, our staff bring with them a wide range of experiences, views, ideas, and innovations, and we are committed to providing an environment that recognises, respects, and values everybody’s identity, where individual differences are strengths and where everyone can thrive and maximise their potential. We are always open to learning and growing as an organisation, and we welcome new ideas and initiatives that promote equality, diversity and inclusion.

We are an Equal Opportunities Employer; all candidates will receive equal treatment. Our decision to appoint will be based upon whether an individual’s skills, experience, qualifications, and abilities make them the most suitable candidate for the role.


Please note that all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for these jobs (as given in the Person Specification) and who want to apply under the Disability Confident Scheme will be invited to interview.

If you are currently in care or have previously been in care, we provide a guaranteed interview scheme for care experienced people if you meet the essential requirements for the role.


Please apply online via the link provided.


What make us different?

Sefton Council is a diverse, exciting and innovative borough and is a great place to work. Sefton’s work focuses on the welfare of its communities and it strives to find better ways of improving local businesses and attract potential investors to build and promote a shared wealth and healthy environment.

The council’s major change programme is stimulating growth and prosperity by 2030 as set out in the long term planning vision for the borough.

Great values!

Sefton works hand by hand with business partners and private sector organisations to understand communities' needs and deliver a sustainable future.

Why work for Sefton?

  • Diverse range of job roles across a variety of settings.
  • Good work life balance.
  • Learning and development programme.
  • Skilled work teams.
  • A trusting, supportive working environment.
  • Strong focus on sustainability.
  • Competitive salary.

Would you like to work in an diverse, sustainable and transforming environment?

Sefton may offer the opportunity you are looking for.

Company info
01704 533133
Town Hall

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