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Senior Engineer - Development and Major Projects

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

Our Highways and Transport Service deliver essential services for the people of Milton Keynes including highways maintenance, managing local bus services, and developing millions of pounds of transport infrastructure every year, plus much more.

We have some really significant projects to work on in the coming years, such as:

  • Replacing street lighting to lower energy LEDs.
  • A large-scale electric vehicle programme.
  • Using AI and other technology to become even more efficient.
  • Major road and cycling network projects.

We’re often the first on the scene to deal with emergencies, so you’ll need to be prepared to be out and about in all weathers and possibly on call during the winter.

You’ll be joining a friendly and supportive team who are always ready to help. We’re hardworking, collaborative and always thinking of ways to innovate and improve.

If you have a background in highways and transport, then this could be the role for you.

Please note you’ll need to complete the personal statement as part of your application. The city council does not accept CVs only.

Main Responsibility

  • Prepare detailed briefs and work packages for implementation of highway projects/works programmes.
  • Manage contracts and the work/performance of design consulting engineers.
  • Review and report on project progress including finances.
  • Manage and implement good health and safety practices in accordance with the Construction, Design and Management Regulations (CDM).
  • Develop schemes by liaising with the various stakeholders to produce a brief of scope of works, design, procure and deliver the schemes on time and within budget.​

The Ideal Candidate

  • Chartered/Incorporated Engineer. Degree or HND/HNC in Civil Engineering or related discipline.
  • Demonstrable post-graduate experience of highway project design/management.
  • Demonstrable knowledge and understanding of The Highways Act 1980.
  • Effective communication, consultation and engagement with clients, general public and elected members.
  • Experience of Highways Management & Asset System processes, budget monitoring and reporting. Proven knowledge of risk management and its application.
  • For this role you are required to have a full UK driving licence and provide evidence of your vehicle insurance with business cover and use of a vehicle. If you are successful, you will be required to supply evidence of your licence prior to starting the role.

Package Description

In addition to your salary, we offer a range of benefits including:

  • Great holiday benefits - most roles include 28 days annual leave every year on top of public (bank) holidays, increasing to 32 days after five years.  In addition, there is a holiday purchase scheme allowing staff to purchase up to 5 additional days of leave each year.
  • Excellent pension – everyone who works for us can join the national Local Government Pension Scheme, widely regarded as one of the best available.
  • A full range of family friendly policies including enhanced maternity, adoption and paternity support and a childcare subsidy.
  • Access to an award-winning employee benefits programme that includes a health cash plan, a low-cost bike purchase scheme as well as high street discounts and money off entertainment and travel.
  • Blue Light Card - employees working within social care can qualify for an additional range of discounts from national retailers and local businesses.

Our roles are either designated ‘site based’ or ‘home based’. ‘Site based’ roles can include up to two days a week working from home whilst ‘home based’ roles are based at home four days a week.  Of course, managers designate which category roles are in based on the needs of the service and the circumstances.

About The Organisation

Milton Keynes City Council is a large, modern and financially stable employer with around 2,500 people working across our eight areas. Together we provide local residents and businesses with a wide range of important round-the-clock services and aim to make our city a better place to live.

We work hard because of the demands placed on us, like protecting children from harm or preventing homelessness. However, working for the city is always rewarding and everyone has the opportunity to make a real difference. 

We’re very proud of our diversity and are committed to having a workforce that reflects the community we serve. Whatever your background, you will be welcome here if you share our values of being dedicated, respectful and collaborative.

We offer great training and support and because of the size and scale of the organisation there are always new opportunities to explore when it’s time for a new role.

If you’d like to know more about how we do things and what matters to us, take a look at our short booklet What makes us Milton Keynes City Council.

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