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Senior Roadside Technology Engineer

National Highways
Birmingham, West Midlands
£44,260 - £49,630
Closing date
17 Jul 2024

National Highways have an excellent opportunity for a Senior Roadside Technology Engineer to join our team in the Midlands region. As a Senior Engineer you will provide technical expertise in the identification and evaluation of technology asset specific needs and early solutions, while assuring adherence to defined asset policies and standards. 

You will be required to drive as part of your role and you will need to have a full driving license, with no more than 3 points, to be considered for this position.

This position can be based in Birmingham or Nottingham, with a balance of remote and office-based work.

What you’ll be leading on: 

  • Undertaking the identification and evaluation of asset data and needs in order to develop early solutions, in line with agreed methodologies and prioritisation criteria.
  • Developing early solutions for improvements and/or renewals, including the compiling of relevant documents, evidence and options for value management, taking into account new techniques, materials, buildability and costs.
  • Identifying, preparing briefs and managing delivery of survey works that support the improvement and/or renewal of assets.
  • Assisting with developing the regions asset led forward programme and initial scheme development. 
  • Providing technical support to Project Managers by assisting with materials approvals, vetting of contractors’ compliance, inspection support on site, and reviewing health and safety files.
  • Assisting with reviews of third-party designs for compliance to design and maintenance requirements.
  • Undertaking feasibility studies, investigations, and technology research to provide innovative solutions. 
  • Contributing or leading the successful delivery of work packages/tasks as directed by senior colleagues in accordance with quality, budget and timescales.

To be successful

  • Possess a relevant tertiary qualification in engineering/science related subject or substantial experience in a related/closely related field.
  • Understand Asset Management Principles and tools for decision making. 
  • Knowledge of Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS), National Highways Technology Assets, NRTS Infrastructure, loT, Telco. and IP technologies.
  • Experience in highway infrastructure design and in relevant construction and delivery methods.
  • Experience working with budgets including the creation of a budget for scheme development.
  • Knowledge of Design Manual for Roads and Bridges standards and their application on the highways network.

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 discounts platform including over 3,000 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: 

The closing date for applications is 11.59pm Wednesday 17th July 2024.

We reserve the right to close before the advertisement expires.

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