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Senior Engineer

Sustrans hub in North England (Manchester, Leeds, or Newcastle). Role will be blended home / office
£36,468 pa pro rata for part time (Including £3,993 pa (pro rata) Recruitment & Retention Allowance
Closing date
30 Jun 2022

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Senior Engineer

England, North

£36,468 per annum pro rata for part time

(Including £3,993 pa (pro rata) Recruitment & Retention Allowance)

 (Ref: SUS3715)

Up to 37.5 hours per week – happy to talk flexible working

Base: Hybrid – with the option to work in offices across the region


About the role

We have a great opportunity for experienced Engineers to join our team. You will work on projects which aim to tackle some of our most pressing issues, such as the response to the climate emergency, unequal distribution and access to green space, social injustice of private vehicle dominance and the creation of equitable and enjoyable public space for all.

Our work involves the design, provision, and upkeep of active travel infrastructure in a range of urban and rural environments.  Your work will include the design of highway infrastructure for walking and cycling, traffic-free greenways, structures over and under roads, rivers and railways and the management of path construction and improvement projects.

Working collaboratively as a team, we value the contribution and expertise of all members. We will provide professional development opportunities, including an ICE-approved training scheme. And will support you in achieving your work-life balance.       

We have three office hubs, Manchester, Newcastle and Leeds. Ideally we’d like you to be within a sensible commutable distance of these, but we’re also hybrid working so nowhere within the region is too remote or too far.


What our employees say

"Working at Sustrans is very different from working in the public or private sector where there are well-established procedures and a hierarchy. Sustrans is flexible and responsive as it offers a grow and learn together' culture. Even the opinion of a fresh team member is valued.

Sustrans is suitable for engineers who think outside the box but at the same time are very practical as we, as a charity, need to spend the budget wisely. As an engineer in Sustrans, you're exposed to different types of work, from feasibility studies to maintenance works, online consultations to community engagement and even the opportunity to provide training to government officers on active travel.

Here, you are encouraged to know why and solve the problem not just 'copy and paste solutions. It's challenging but rewarding."

Vivian, Engineer


About you

A skilled Engineer, you should have experience of leading, motivating and managing a team.

You will be an excellent communicator, building relationships with ease across a wide range of people and backgrounds. You will use these skills to establish new business development opportunities, including identifying new projects, preparing bids, and developing relationships with partners.

We will look for evidence of your experience in dealing with the details of construction projects. You should be able to demonstrate leading on the production, review, and approving engineering drawings and technical reports.

You will have demonstrable experience in managing the delivery of projects, including resource allocation, risk management, and monitoring programme & budget.

We are committed to ensuring our team represents the diverse range of communities we work with in Wales. As such, we particularly encourage and welcome applications from people from all parts of the community, particularly from under-represented groups. Sustrans is committed to reducing inequality, valuing diversity and enabling inclusion.


What we offer

In return we can offer ongoing working from home (or a nearby Sustrans office when it’s safe to do so) and a truly flexible, supportive and rewarding working environment.



  • 26 days’ leave per annum plus bank holidays for full-time working
  • Ability to buy an extra week of annual leave (pro-rata for part-time staff)
  • Staff volunteer days
  • 24/7 free, impartial and confidential support service
  • We are members of the Green Commute Initiative and Cycle Scheme who both offer cycle to work schemes



  • Group Personal Pension scheme with a 4% or 5% of basic salary contribution being matched by Sustrans
  • Bike, computer and season ticket loans
  • Discount benefits


Family Friendly

  • Enhanced maternity and paternity pay
  • Flexible Working practices (full time hours are 37.5 per week, Monday - Friday)

Additional information

  • Closing date for the receipt of completed applications is 23:59, Sunday 3rd July 2022 
  • Interviews will take place via MS Teams on or around 13th July 2022
  • To apply, please write a covering letter outlining your suitability for the role and an up to date CV.

To apply, please complete our online application form. More details of our vacancies can be found at


About Sustrans

Sustrans is the charity making it easier for people to walk and cycle. We connect people and places, create liveable neighbourhoods, transform the school run and deliver a happier, healthier commute.

Our vision and mission have never been more relevant. Across the UK, governments are pledging investment and action on walking and cycling.

We are working together to make a real difference - creating places where everyone can live and travel happily and healthily, and where nobody is excluded.

Our work wouldn’t be possible without the commitment and dedication of our colleagues.

We are proud of our employee net promoter score, being in the top 20% of all employers across all sectors in the UK, due to our energised, friendly and motivated workforce.

Join Sustrans today and help us get things done, together!

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