City of York Council has a fantastic development opportunity as an Assistant Highway Engineer in our busy Highway Adoptions team.
We are looking for candidates who may already hold qualifications in civil engineering, highway construction or other related disciplines or who are looking to work towards a civil engineering or equivalent qualification, potentially through an apprenticeship. Some experience of working in the highway sector or the construction industry would also be useful.
You will support the team’s engineers and inspectors with highway adoptions related tasks including reviewing drawings against highway standards, identifying constriction issues on site and working with our engineers to address these issues, preparing legal agreements, calculating fees and charges and inspecting sites where new roads, paths and highway structures are being constructed.
As a hybrid worker, you will be working from the office and from home but also attend regular site visits and meetings.
Please note - your CV must contain (as a minimum):
- Name and contact details (telephone, email, address)
- Full employment history (name of employer, job titles, dates of employment and salary)
- Explanation of any gaps in employment
- Contact details of at least two referees including current / most recent employer
The Council is committed to investing in the talent and wellbeing of our staff and can offer a generous annual leave allowance, access to the Local Government Pension Scheme, comprehensive Health & Wellbeing initiatives and a reward package which recognises your contribution. We can offer flexible working practices, community engagement and volunteer activities and, as part of our commitment to you, promote continuous Learning & Development. In addition we also offer a growing range of discounts, rewards and savings.
As this role is public facing, applicants will need to demonstrate, at interview, their competency to converse and provide advice and guidance to members of the public, in spoken English to CEFR level C1: Can express him/herself fluently and spontaneously, almost effortlessly. Only a conceptually difficult subject can hinder a natural, smooth flow of language.
For further information or an informal discussion please contact Helene Vergereau (Traffic and Highway Development Manager) at email@example.com or on 01904 552077
Applications will be considered on receipt and interviews arranged for any suitable candidates on a rolling basis. We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.