Bridges Design and Structural Strategy Engineer

Wigan Council
Wigan, Greater Manchester (GB)
Grade 11:- £40,760 - £44,632 per annum
25 Jun 2019
25 Jul 2019
Design Engineer
Contract Type
Full Time

Your role:

The Network Management Group are looking to recruit a highly motivated, enthusiastic person to join our team.

You will manage the Highway Structures team leading on the management and maintenance of the borough’s highway structures including bridges, walls and road culverts. You will also carry out the duties of Technical Approval Authority on behalf of the council in relation to developers and consultants' proposals for new highway structures within the borough.

You will play a key role in the delivery of the aspirations and objectives set out in the Highway Asset Management Policy, Strategy and Plan which aims to embed asset management as our core approach to managing our highway infrastructure.

About you:

You will be a Chartered Engineer and hold a degree in Civil or Structural Engineering along with a strong sense of purpose to strive to give your best and an ability to collaborate positively with our service providers and communities.

You will have excellent communication skills and practical and extensive experience of highway structures design, implementation, supervision and inspections. You will have the ability to manage your own and the team’s workload and to allocate scheme and project works within the team. A flexible and adaptable approach to work is essential, together with the ability to use innovation in your approach to identify and deliver effective engineering and design solutions for a range of projects.

About us:

Wigan Council has been voted ‘Council of the Year’ at the 2019 LGA Awards and has recently published The Deal 2030, our ambitious plan for our borough.  We are signed up to the Greater Manchester Continuous Service Commitment ensuring that service will be continuous or 'unbroken' between the supporting organisations. In addition to this, our Street Lighting team were awarded ‘Most Improved Performer’ at last year’s Performance Network Awards.

This exciting new role is part of the Network Management Group. We play an integral role in managing and maintaining the borough’s highway infrastructure which has a value of £1.6bn. The highway infrastructure plays a key role in allowing residents, businesses and visitors to travel safely around the borough and connect into the wider region.

If you have the passion and the skills required to design manage and maintain the safety of our highway structures and support the future development of the borough, within a multidisciplinary team, then this job could be for you.

For an informal discussion regarding this post, please contact Keith Benson on 01942 489320.

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Closing Date: Sunday 7th July 2019 at 23:59

Interviews to take place on Monday 22nd July 2019

Previous applicants need not apply

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