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Highway and Public Realm Engineering roles

Bristol City Council
Bristol (City Centre), Bristol (GB)
£35,745 - £46,845 pro-rata
Closing date
6 Feb 2022

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Civil Engineer
Contract Type
Full Time
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Bristol City Council is seeking experienced Highway Engineers to assist in shaping the City for a low carbon sustainable future. The Engineering Design Team is looking for experienced Highway Engineers to join our expanding team. 

Reporting to a Principal Engineer Team Manager, you will play a leading role in agreeing project briefs with our internal clients and taking a range of projects through from concept to completion, assisted by our team of Engineering Technicians and Assistant Engineers.

You will have a proven track record in the design and delivery of a wide range of highway projects and be able to demonstrate a wide-ranging knowledge of design standards and delivery processes. You will also be experienced in contract preparation and administration, as well as dealing with contractors.

You will join a multi-skilled team with a strong focus and track record of designing, procuring, and working with contractors to deliver a wide range of projects. As an engineer within the Engineering Design Team, you will have a strong focus on quality designs and will have the opportunity to work on a wide range of projects to develop Bristol’s public realm and transport network. Experience in the delivery of active travel and public transport infrastructure would therefore be an advantage.

We would particularly welcome applications from engineers who can demonstrate appropriate experience in design and delivery of urban highway projects, highway drainage design (including SUDS), the preparation of contract documents and/or those who have a track record of project managing NEC construction contracts. You will be proficient and able to guide others in the use of computer-based methods for design, document preparation, and project programming.

You will join us on the career grade applicable to your qualifications and experience and will be supported to attain your professional qualifications and encouraged to undertake further training to assist you to progress through the career grade. We offer a work environment which is cooperative and supportive, providing the opportunity to use your skills and develop new ones within a dynamic organisation.

In addition to membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme, Bristol City Council offers a wide range of other benefits including:

  • Career Grades, with support to progress your career.
  • Generous annual leave.
  • Flexible and family-friendly working arrangements.
  • Part-time positions.
  • An annual leave top up scheme.
  • Flexi-time.
  • Agile working arrangements from our modern offices at City Hall.
  • A cycle purchase scheme.
  • Access to team EV pool vehicles for work use.

How do I apply?

Visit our careers site to apply and to review the full job description and person specification.

You will need to submit your CV along with a supporting statement of no more than 10,000 characters that details how you meet the criteria on the Person Specification.

If you have any further queries please email David Prosser, Engineering Design Manager at

Closing date: Sunday 6 February 2022.

Interview date: expected between Monday 21 and Thursday 24 February 2022.

At Bristol City Council, we value having a workforce as diverse as the City we serve. We therefore welcome, develop and promote people from all sections of the community. We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic/Disabled and Female candidates who are currently under-represented within this Service of Bristol City Council. Appointments will be made on merit.

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