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Engineer - Vehicle Restraint Systems

National Highways
Bristol or Exeter
£36,720 - £41,180
Closing date
23 Jun 2024

Here at National Highways, we manage one of the world’s most advanced road networks. We care about the journeys our customers make, we want them to get home safe and well, and we want to connect our country to benefit our economy, business and our customers.   

We have an exciting opportunity for an Engineer to join our team specialising in Vehicle Restraint Systems (VRS), within the Operations Directorate in the Southwest region.

Working alongside other professional engineers, you will lead in the development and delivery of a wide range of renewal schemes, to ensure that the strategic road network (SRN) safely meets the requirements of our customers now and into the future.

Working with key stakeholders, including project teams and third parties, you will help coordinate works across the region, providing technical support and ensuring adherence to our defined asset class strategies, policies and standards.  
This role shall provide an excellent opportunity to apply and develop your engineering and asset management knowledge, skills and experience within a progressive organisation investing billions across the Strategic Road Network.  
As a flexible working organisation we offer this role from either our Exeter or Bristol offices. From time to time, there will be a requirement to travel between our offices and those of our stakeholders and partners.  Please note that the role may also require work during unsociable hours.

You will be required to drive as part of your role and you will need to have a full clean UK driving license to be considered for this position and during employment.  

What you’ll be leading on 

  • Ensuring the health and safety needs and wellbeing of customers and employees are fully considered and accounted for throughout the planning and delivery of each service activity. 
  • Identification and development of asset studies and survey works to ensure assets remain in serviceable condition and meet the requirements of our standards. Assisting with safety risk assessment where necessary to support asset management decision making and prioritisation of renewals programmes. 
  • Development of early solutions for renewals and/or improvements, including the compiling of relevant documents, evidence and options for value management, considering new techniques, carbon Impact, buildability, and costs 
  • Supporting project management teams with technical queries relating to development of detailed design solutions. 
  • Assist with development of works briefs to enable procurement of external design resources and survey works. 

To be successful you’ll need:  

  • Degree or HND in relevant discipline or equivalent and a member of a relevant professional Body or working towards, with appropriate experience.  
  • Asset management knowledge (asset condition assessment, degradation modelling and risk management)  
  • Good knowledge of Design Manual for Roads and Bridges (DMRB) standards and their application on the highway network, including use of the Road Restraint Risk Assessment Procedure (RRRAP).  
  • Experience in highway infrastructure design, construction and delivery methods.  
  • Good knowledge of CDM 2015  

A bit about us.

Making sure our customers have safe and reliable journeys is at the heart of everything we do in Operations. We keep the roads open for business and play a key role in making sure the network we manage is fit for purpose today and for the future.   

Why you should join us.

At National Highways we believe in a connected country. We are passionate about creating a culture where colleagues feel connected, included and enjoy greater wellbeing to achieve this. We’re proud that as an organisation we are continually striving to do better and actively encourage and support our colleagues to do the same with their careers. So, if you put safety first, take ownership of your work, show passion for what you do, work effectively in a team, and demonstrate integrity in how you do it – then you’ll be a great fit for our organisation.

A connected and sustainable working approach has been adopted across National Highways. For some roles, this means being able to work in a hybrid way spending up to 60% of time working from a remote location such as home. Please wait until the interview stage before asking us about flexibility, and we will explore what is possible.

Our benefits package:

  • Our total reward package includes basic salary, the potential for a performance related bonus.
  • Contributory pension scheme with employer contribution of up to 10%.
  • Annual Leave starting at 26 days (plus Bank Holidays) rising by 1 day each year up to 31 days (plus Bank Holidays).
  • Flexible hours and an approach driven by connected and sustainable working which includes hybrid working.
  • Life assurance of 4 times annual salary.
  • Health and wellbeing support, including an Employee Assistance Programme, available 24/7 365 days and network of mental health first aiders. Plus access to a wellbeing app to enhance your self-care 24/7, Occupational health service and flu vaccines.
  • A cycle to work scheme for the purchase of a bicycle and equipment for healthy, low carbon travel.
  • Significant investment in your career development, through learning and development, talent management, coaching, mentoring and on job experience.

And we are:

  • Family friendly with enhanced maternity leave and pay, paternity leave (15 days), shared parental leave, adoption leave. Plus, access to financial support for holiday play schemes and paid special leave (up to 5 days pa), e.g., for caring responsibilities.
  • Money friendly with access to a discount’s platform including over 3000 discounts for supermarkets, eating out, leisure, holidays. Alongside a financial wellbeing programme.
  • Community friendly – offering paid leave to volunteer, 3 days basic/year.

If you are successful, it is key to know all offers of employment are subject to satisfactory completion of our pre-employment checks which include:       

  • Right to work check.
  • 3-year employment history references.
  • DBS criminal record check.
  • Social media and adverse journalism check.
  • Driving licence check (if applicable).
  • Fit to work questionnaire (for all), followed by a medical check (if applicable).
  • Qualifications and/or professional membership check (if applicable).

And finally

Closing date for applications 11.59pm Sunday 23rd June 2024

We reserve the right to close before the advertisement expires.


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