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Senior Engineer - Highways and Drainage

Lincolnshire County Council
£40,221 - £44,428 + 12% Attraction + Retention Payment equating to actual pay £45,047 - 49,759
Closing date
2 Jun 2024

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Highways Maintenance
Job role
Contract Type
Full time

Job Details

You will be a part of a team designing and delivering Lincolnshire's new highway drainage infrastructure and improvement schemes. With some highway drainage scheme delivery experience, you will join the performance-driven Technical Services Partnership (TSP), which combines private sector thinking with public sector ethos.

About the Role

As an enthusiastic and effective Senior Engineer, you will assist the Principal Engineer in running a team of engineers of varying levels of experience delivering a wide variety of highway drainage projects to time and budget. This role is full of variety and each day will bring new experiences! Covering the entire county, the team is responsible for project delivery ranging from minor highway drainage improvements to major flood alleviation schemes protecting people and property.

Working within the political and business environment of the Council you will develop strong positive relationships with clients, colleagues and partners across all service areas. You will need to think creatively and work collaboratively, seeking opportunities to assist in improving individual and team performance and service delivery in line with the Council’s objectives.

You'll primarily operate from Lancaster House in Lincoln, but you'll also need to regularly visit different locations each week based on your team's and the authorities requirements. This involves both office work in Lincoln and conducting site supervision tasks across Lincolnshire.  Your physical presence will ensure everything is undertaken effectively and projects run smoothly. Given the mobile nature of your role across the county, possessing a valid UK driving license is a must, and you'll have access to our pool vehicles to facilitate your travels.

About the Team

You will join the Highways Drainage Delivery Team working alongside other specialist teams delivering highways functions from conception through to completion. We have a friendly and welcoming ethos (and one that enjoys the odd slice of cake or a night out!) where we strongly believe in developing and growing successful team members to help us deliver the best solutions for Lincolnshire.

About You

You will be an Incorporated or Chartered Engineer or have the equivalent experience and be familiar with types of highway drainage assets, infrastructure and have an elementary understanding of the relevant standards on which to build if necessary. You will have practical knowledge of problem solving in relation to highway matters with site experience preferable, be able to prioritise tasks, be comfortable with making decisions and have the ability to successfully move projects forward. With excellent communication skills, you will also demonstrate effective behaviours in the way you work with your colleagues, clients and stakeholders. Knowledge and experience of NEC contracts is preferable.

About Our Offer

Along with a competitive salary we are offering:

  • A Contributory pension
  • Comprehensive benefits package including excellent discount schemes and cycle to work
  • Flexible working policies
  • Career progression opportunities
  • A generous annual leave entitlement plus the option to buy more

Further details can be found here: Rewards and benefits – Lincolnshire County Council

If this sounds like the role for you, then please read through the full Job Description, before clicking apply!  If you would like to know more about Lincolnshire County Council and our current vacancies then click on over to

PLEASE NOTE: It is imperative that your covering letter/personal statement clearly states why you have applied, how you meet the essential and desirable criteria for the role as set out in the Job Description (attached on LCC jobs Site) and what you feel you can bring to this role, the team and the wider County Council.

Applications will close on 02/06/24 and interviews will take place WC 17/06/24

For a confidential and informal discussion about the role please contact:

Craig Otter via email

Best of luck with your application

A Smarter Working Employer

We have embraced new ways of working and hybrid working will be a feature of this role. You will be given a nominated contractual work base and you will be required to commute to this work base when necessary.  Working arrangements regarding hybrid working will be discussed as part of the appointment process.

Our technology platform and equipment is very good enabling you to connect and collaborate remotely. We require that you have in place good connectivity, and we will discuss during the recruitment process if support with this is needed.


Please be advised that this position may be subject to a criminal record check.

All candidates are advised to read the attached job information pack prior to making an application.

On occasion we receive significantly more applications than expected for some vacancies and under such circumstances we reserve the right to bring forward the closing date of the advertisement. We therefore strongly advise you to apply for the role promptly to avoid disappointment should the closing date be brought forward. 

We operate a talent pool scheme whereby candidates who are not successful on this occasion may be considered for a period of up to 3 months for equal positions.

Lincolnshire County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Fluency Duty

In accordance with Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 (Fluency Duty), the ability to converse at ease with customers and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the post.


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01522 552222
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