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Senior Principal Engineer – Structures

Bristol City Council
Bristol (GB)
£40,578 - £43,570
Closing date
2 Oct 2022

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We are looking for a dynamic structurally competent and relevantly experienced officer to deliver the structural requirements and disciplines on a variety of structural assets working within the Bridges and structures team and help keep our spectacular waterfront city on the move, from a maritime and Highway perspective.

The Highways Maintenance Group within the Transport Service is at the very forefront of the efforts being made by the City Council and other stakeholders to improve maintain and develop the transport service in our City, for the benefit of its citizens, businesses and visitors. Key to this is the effective maintenance and improvements/refurbishment to all the highway and authority owned estates within the public domain.

The Highways Group delivers its own work programmes, supports other City Council initiatives and major projects, and provides expert technical advice and front-line support to both internal and external agencies and individuals. There is considerable passion, technical experience and expertise within the Group to shape the future wellbeing, success and prosperity of our City.

Highway Maintenance Service consists of 5 Teams covering the City: - Area Highways Team, Strategic Highways Team, Bridges and Structures Team, Highway Electrical Assets Team and Assets and Contracts team. Each Team is managed by a Team Manager.

You should have the appropriate structures qualifications or relevant previous experience along with a proven relevant structure’s asset management experience, to support the Bridges and structures, including all maritime operational moving bridge structures.

You will have significant relevant experience of structures project delivery, design calculations and compliance, delivering continuous performance improvement and the focused delivery of departmental and corporate priorities.

You will play a role in the delivery of the annual city-wide structures and major works programmes and focused delivery of departmental and corporate priorities. The role will support development of structural technology advancements maintaining and improving the structure infrastructure within BCC estate. The role will involve working closely with the Highways group, other Transport services, Major Project team and to support the delivery of our ambitious agendas for growth and economic development. The role will ensure the authority meets its statutory duty to maintain structures in accordance with the legal requirements therefore a safe and serviceable structures asset across the authority.

The role would suit a person who is a structures civils specialist with significant relevant experience of Highway structures assets and who thrives on responsibility, continuous performance improvement and customer focus.

These are exciting times for the City, and you will play a pivotal role in delivering, maintaining and improving the highways infrastructure needed to support our ambitious agendas for growth and economic development.

Why Bristol City Council?

At Bristol City Council, we go that extra mile for our people; we offer a work environment which is fast moving and supportive, giving you the chance to use your skills and develop new ones within a high-profile organisation. For the majority of our roles, hybrid working arrangements are available, giving teams the opportunity to work in a way that suits them, balancing service need and individual choice - mixing both home and office working.

Join us and you’ll receive an excellent rewards package including flexible working and flexitime, membership of the Local Government Pension scheme, and a generous annual leave allowance. In addition, you’ll be working in a supportive environment where you’ll have the chance to make Bristol a better place and contribute to its future.

How do I apply?

If you share our values and are ready to be part of our exciting journey, please select the apply button below.

To be shortlisted for interview you’ll need to demonstrate how you meet each of the essential criteria in the Person Specification within the Further Information section of your application. On occasion we will receive high numbers of applications, we may then shortlist against the desirable criteria along with the essential criteria, so if you can, please demonstrate how you meet this in your application.

Please note this position is not suitable for job share.

For further information, please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification or alternatively, please contact Shaun Taylor at

Closing date: 2 October 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. Appointments will be made on merit.

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