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Highways Maintenance Senior Engineer

Lincolnshire County Council
£40,221 - £44,428
Closing date
25 Aug 2024

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Contract Type
Full time

We currently have three new Highway Maintenance Senior Engineer positions. New to the structure, they will support the Programme Leader in the management and distribution of resources and works, monitoring budget allocation and spend, supporting the team in complex decision making on scheme selection and design, ensuring collaboration with supply partners, and deliver of larger multi-disciplinary schemes.

Lincolnshire County Council is an ambitious and progressive organisation that strives to provide a modern and responsive public service to the residents of Lincolnshire.

Our Highways Infrastructure is seen as high priority by our elected members, as it supports the local economy, provides access to jobs and services, and enables thousands of visitors to experience our beautiful coast and countryside. We have a buoyant workload which has seen significant increases to our highway maintenance programme of works.

About The Role

The role involves site surveys, design works, producing works order packs for contractors, site supervision and audits, updating inventory data, training and supporting other team members, engagement with members of the public and dealing with transactions and complaints.

A typical week for officers would see you having a team day each week in one of the local offices where we eat cake and biscuits whilst catching up on scheme progress and managers updates. You may then have a day on site with our contractor’s team assessing proposed and ongoing works, a day measuring proposed future works, and two days working from home completing scheme design data.

You will need a good level of technical knowledge, be able to engage with the community and have the ability to inspect and place works orders to the Alliance contractors. These diverse posts have a varied workload including the coordination of works, daily communication with a variety of customers and groups in a range of methods and assisting in the development and use of suitable IT systems and processes.

We have a flexible approach to working patterns and base each individual at the office located closest to their residence to avoid unnecessary traveling. You will need a valid UK driving license and access to a vehicle to enable you to be mobile across the County.

We have a manager dedicated to developing an internal highway maintenance training programme for each individual, to ensure candidates are able to continue to learn, attain their full potential within the organisation, and progress through the levels we offer.

We recognise that individual needs differ and you will be supported to achieve the best mix for yourself to achieve agreed outcomes, and we closely monitor individuals’ workloads and progress, to ensure a work life balance is achieved.

About The Team

The Operational Asset Management Team is responsible for delivering a wide variety of highway maintenance works in conjunction with our partners Balfour Beatty. This includes surfacing, patching recycling, footway reconstruction, minor improvement schemes, drainage, surface treatments, lining and signing maintenance, traffic regulation schemes, cyclical operations.

We have an identified 3-year programme of schemes agreed to enable forward planning and resource management with our supply chain. Each scheme can range in value from £10,000 for minor improvements, to £1m for large surfacing replacement works, with innovation and sustainability at the heart of all decision making on proposed treatment selection.

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 22/07/24 and interviews will take place face to face WC 05/08/24

For an informal discussion about the role please contact

Shaun Butcher 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.

To apply please click the Apply Now link below.

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