Group Engineer - Safety Design

Job details
Posting date: 12 April 2021
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 09 May 2021
Location: Huddersfield and surrounding areas
Company: Kirklees Council
Job type: Permanent
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We are looking for an experienced engineer to join our Highways Safety Design team. We are passionate in supporting the regeneration of our town centres, through effective and innovative design of highway improvement. The aim of this role is to create and attract hubs for the future.

This group engineer role offers a varied daily workload and you will be given the opportunity to share your knowledge and expertise whilst gaining experience in the Highways Safety and Public Realm Design.

We are looking for a Group Engineer who already has:

1. An appropriate professional or academic qualification which related to the skills and abilities required for the post or the ability to demonstrate significant experience.

2. Proven experience and knowledge of budget preparation and financial management and control.

3. Experience of providing effective leadership alongside team management and development.

4. You will need a full and valid driving licence, and a willingness to carry out a Kirklees Driver Assessment.

Your key responsibilities and duties will be to:

1. Manage and mentor others in the concept and detail design of a range of Town Centre focused highway schemes.

2. Liaise with, and advise, various Council departments, partners, and 3rd parties on design issues relating to all traffic interaction on the highway, understand the need for a high level of effective and efficient communication, both written and verbal.

3. Assess, and supervise others looking at the potential highway impacts of proposed developments in and around our Town Centres.

4. Supervise others in the preparation of works packages, estimates, bills of quantities, contract drawings and documentation where appropriate, and supervision of the highway schemes they are involved in.

5. Manage and monitor Capital Plan expenditure including preparation of Cabinet reports and expenditure updates for Capital monitoring.

6. Undertake and support Principal Engineers in project management, including preparation of technical and financial reports.

7. Be responsible for the wellbeing of yourself and others on a day to day basis, and the supervision of Senior Engineers, Engineers and Apprentices within in your team.

At Kirklees Council, we want to support your professional development to give you the right skills, confidence, and support to really achieve your potential. We offer a variety of courses and training designed for this exact purpose.

We value the importance of having work life balance, so therefore we offer provisions such as flexible-working, generous holiday entitlement, a variety of special leave policies and employee healthcare services.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults and children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

For more details, and to apply, please visit our website.

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