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Asset Validation Engineer - Drainage

Suffolk County Council
Ipswich, Suffolk (GB)
£33,782 per annum (pro rata for part time)
Closing date
26 Oct 2021

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We are committed to flexible working, so please read the Job and Person Profile to find out about the types of flexible or part time working available for this role.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join Suffolk County Council's Asset Management Team as an Asset Validation Engineer (Drainage), working from our Phoenix House Office in Ipswich.

Suffolk Highways is a collaboration between Kier and Suffolk County Council to meet the primary objective of maintaining roads and delivering new highway infrastructure in Suffolk. Personnel from both organisations work together in integrated teams as part of an alliance that aspires to be as effective, efficient, respected as possible and at the forefront of highway maintenance and improvement service delivery.

The Infrastructure Management Team comprises 109 staff who are collectively responsible for influencing and embedding highway asset management strategies, commissioning annual works programmes, and ensuring the safety of the highway network for those living in and visiting Suffolk.

Your role

Leading a team of technicians and reporting into the Asset Manager Drainage and Soft Estate, you will be required to derive forward works programmes for drainage works programmes valued in excess of £4m per annum. Taking asset data and developing this into forward programmes of work to achieve the corporate objectives is key to this role.

In addition, you will assist in providing responsive service for public enquiries relating to these activities and to ensure that, through Infrastructure Operations (including its supply chain partners), Suffolk County Council is complying with its statutory duty to maintain its general hard landscape infrastructure and provide a safe highway network condition for members of the public.

Your responsibilities:

* Review lists of potential sites for various maintenance works programmes, conduct site visits to confirm the suitability of sites for selected maintenance treatment, suggest alternative or more appropriate treatments, confirm the extent of required works.

* Attend working sites during jetting and CCTV surveys to enable the accurate understanding for the creation of design briefs or to enable decisions to be presented to the design team for scheme development.

* Develop multi-year capital maintenance programmes for drainage assets, following the direction of the Asset Manager Drainage and Soft Estate to ensure policy priorities and performance targets are maintained

* Maintain and update asset records to future proof Suffolk County Council to achieve a fuller understanding of lifecycle planning.

* Assist the Asset Manager Drainage and Soft Estate to formulate and commission drainage schemes for planned maintenance across construction, design and feasibility studies over multiple years.

* Interrogate asset management systems to establish maintenance history of our assets to assist in identifying appropriate maintenance treatments and to enable design briefs to be put together and passed through to the contractor.

* Analyse and interpret condition data across the whole of Suffolk so as to determine appropriate maintenance treatments and annual schedules of maintenance and improvement work across the drainage asset group.

* Provide advice on local issues and be a conduit into the wider service where detailed engagement for scheme development or delivery is required.

* Work with the other Asset Managers to coordinate schemes across the wider service maximising delivery and minimising disruption to the wider network.

You will need:

* a foundation Degree, Degree or diploma qualified (or equivalent) in civil engineering or significant relevant experience in highway drainage

* to preferably be working towards Chartered or Incorporated Engineer status

* Lantra 12d Traffic Management design qualification or demonstrable equivalent experience

* membership of, or working towards, a relevant Professional Institution Project Management qualification (PRINCE 2 or similar).

You can view a full list of requirements in the Job and Person Profile. If you think you have what it takes to be successful in this role, even if you don't meet all the requirements, please apply. We'd appreciate the opportunity to consider your application.

Travelling requirements for your role

We positively encourage the use of technology to communicate and engage, but in this role, you may need to operate across a wide and rural area, so it would be beneficial for you to either hold a full and current driving licence and have access to personal transport or meet the mobility requirements of the role through other reasonable and suitable means. If you require a reasonable adjustment due to a disability to meet the travel requirements of this role, please speak with the contact detailed below.

For an informal discussion about this role, please contact Amanda Mays on 07720 208411.

Click 'Apply' to apply online or call 0345 601 4412 quoting the job ref.

Closing date: 11.30pm, 26 October 2021.

Due to the current situation with COVID-19, we have strict limitations on staff working in our offices and most of us are being asked to work from home. Please contact the recruiting manager listed if you wish to discuss how that might impact your working arrangements.

This authority 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. DBS checks or police vetting will be required for relevant posts.

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