Engineer - Highway Maintenance - East Sussex, UK

East Sussex
21 Apr 2017
21 May 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
CH2M is a global leader in consulting, design and programme management. We love to tackle complex challenges, and we know that our best solutions come out of close, trusted partnerships with our clients and the communities we touch.
Be a part of something special: Every professional aspires to be part of something special, to innovate and to change the world for the better; leaving their ideas & visions imprinted in the landscape for future generations to wonder ‘how’ as they marvel at the scale & complexity in front of them.
Here at CH2M we are fortunate to work towards this every day, enhancing the lives of the communities around us & greatly improving infrastructure for business and the economy to compete & thrive.
Designing and developing highway maintenance schemes from preliminary investigation through design to the construction phase, providing highway maintenance design expertise and advice and technical mentoring and specialist advisor to other team members
The role:
Provide technical expertise to ensure that highway maintenance scheme designs are prepared in accordance with current legislation, best practice, council policies and to the highest technical standards
Responsible for providing technical advice and guidance regarding highway maintenance to ensure delivery to agreed timescales. Ensure that schemes are prepared for assigning projects in accordance with current health and safety procedures and regulations.
Assume Principal Designer roles for assigned scheme as defined by the Construction Design and Management (CDM) regulations, where appropriate
Guide, advice and support team members to resolve local issues ensuring that decisions are made on sound technical grounds
Provide expert advice to other staff within any areas of specific personal expertise to help resolve local issues, and continuously pursue new and novel solutions to problems encountered in order to improve service delivery
Co-ordinate other design disciplines on highway schemes
Represent East Sussex Highways at meetings with other bodies and provide technical expertise and input to briefings, reports and responses to correspondence, elected members, complaints and media enquiries
To undertake all tasks, duties and responsibilities outlined in this job description, in accordance with East Sussex Highways policies, practices, procedures and standards
Seek to foster and maintain effective working relationships with East Sussex County Council’s client team and wider County Council contacts

The minimum qualifications for this position are:· Educated to Degree level
· IEng or working towards with extensive relevant experience
· Member of appropriate professional body
· Extensive experience of designing and delivering highway maintenance schemes
· Experience of working in large complex organisation
· Experience of supporting teams in technical delivery
· Experience of producing briefs
· Experience of managing consultants
· Extensive knowledge of highway maintenance engineering and contracts
· Knowledge of business planning and performance management
· Knowledge of key issues facing Local Government
· Legislative knowledge
· Knowledge of statutory obligations affecting the service
· Technical Mentoring 
· Full driving license or ability to meet the travelling needs of the role

Our CH2M Foundation are renowned for supporting and helping to nurture sustainable communities. We partner ‘Engineers without Borders’, ‘Water for People’ and ‘Bridges to Prosperity’.
We’re STEM ambassadors. We promote WISE (Women in Science & Engineering), we also have our own women’s engineering network to promote equality in our industry.
Please note that for this role we are only considering applications from candidates with valid working rights for the UK who are willing to accept local employment contract conditions. CH2M will not sponsor an employment visa to fill this position or offer expatriate employment terms.
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