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Engineering Team Leader – Structures

Derby City Council
Derby, Derbyshire
Grade K, £43,421 - £46,464
Closing date
30 Jun 2024

Job Details

Derby City Council’s Engineering Team is on the up and you could be part of our story.


This is a fantastic opportunity for a talented, self-driven professional to work for a forward thinking, award winning and dynamic authority based in the industrial heart of England.


If you are motivated, energized, and focused, have excellent communication skills, you are loyal, a great team worker, happy to take the initiative, always meet deadlines, and can focus on the big picture we’d be thrilled to hear from you.


Who We Are


Here at Derby City Council, we’re dedicated to delivering nearly 250 first-class services to citizens and businesses in the heart of the Midlands. People are at the centre of all that we do, and we have an outstanding track record of recruiting and developing talented individuals by providing them with varied and fulfilling career opportunities. Find out more about what it’s like to work for us.


What We Offer


You too could be part of something brilliant by becoming a colleague at Derby City Council; in addition to making a difference to the lives of people across the city, you’ll also receive:


• Flexible work/life balance scheme (depending on your role)


• Hybrid working (depending on your role)


• Modern office environment (depending on your job location)


• Continued professional development opportunities & career conversations


• 27 days annual leave (rising to 32 days after 5 years' service), plus bank holidays (depending on contract)


• Local Government Pension Scheme (depending on contract)


• Team Derby Rewards – retail and leisure discounts


• Tusker Car Benefit Scheme


• Cycle2Work Scheme & free cycle training


• Employee Assistance Programmes & Support


• Access to our Equality Employee Networks – LGBTQ+, Disabled Employee Network & Carers and our Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic Employee Support Network


• Support for colleagues who are carers.


The Opportunity


In the role of Team Leader (Structures) Projects, here’s an example of what you’ll be doing to make an impact:


An opportunity has arisen for an ambitious, talented and experienced individual who is keen to demonstrate their leadership, managerial and financial planning and project delivery skills in this role. Ideally you will be working towards or be a Chartered Engineer and have experience with highway structures such as bridges, culverts, retaining walls and reinforced earthworks and a desire to pass this knowledge on to others.


• Managing and develop a team of Engineers to scope, procure and deliver the capital works schemes for all assets within the Structures Team area of responsibility


• Prepare briefs for framework consultants and manage contracts through the framework


• Prepare briefs for term maintenance contractors and manage projects through to completion on site


• Financial reporting and budget management


• The post holder will operate where required in informal or matrix managed teams to deliver projects for the Directorate. This will include team working to coordinate and plan work, agree priorities with members of the team and ensure there is resilience in delivery.


We're all about finding potential here at Derby City, and transferrable skills are always welcome! So, even if you don't tick every box, please apply and we can have a chat.


Important Information


All employees will normally be appointed to the minimum of the grade for the job.


Remember to align your personal statement to the essential criteria in the Person Specification.


Please be aware that where there are colleagues within the organisation who are 'at risk' of redundancy, requirements to redeploy to another suitable role will apply and take priority.


Equality, Diversity & Inclusion


We are a fair and inclusive employer and welcome applications from people from all backgrounds. We recruit for diversity and value difference. As many of our roles can now be home-based, we are able to offer more opportunities for people who need this facility.


We are proud to be a Disability Confident Leader. If you are a disabled person, you have the choice to apply under our Guaranteed Interview Scheme so long as you demonstrate that you meet the essential requirements for the job.


We feel it is essential that we recruit a talented workforce that is as diverse as the community we work for.


Please let us know of any individual requirements or reasonable adjustments you may have during the application, interview, or onboarding process and we’ll do all we can to help. We strongly believe in social understanding of disability and for us it’s all about removing barriers to equality.


If you have any questions regarding this vacancy or are having difficulty applying, please contact our Recruitment Team on 01332 640844 (Relay UK - 18001 01332 640 844) or at



Company info
01332 293111
The Council House
Corporation Street

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