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Bristol City Council
Bristol (City Centre), Bristol (GB)
Career Grade BG12 - BG14 (Level 1 to 3) £40,221 - £51,515
Closing date
3 Jun 2024

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Highways & transport jobs
Civil Engineer
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

The Engineering Design Team is seeking experienced Highway Engineers to help in shaping Bristol for a low carbon sustainable future in response to the climate emergency.

What will I be doing?

As part of a friendly and enthusiastic team, you will play an important role in designing innovative urban transport and public realm projects that will see people travelling around the city in more healthy and efficient ways.

You will be leading on delivery of major highway projects from concept to completion, assisted by our team of Engineering Technicians and Assistant Engineers.

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 our career grades.


What do I need to have?

You should be an enthusiastic and positive team player with hands on experience in the design and delivery of highway projects.

You should have a wide-ranging knowledge of current UK highways and traffic design guidance. It would be an advantage if you can demonstrate a good understanding of the challenges of delivering cycle, bus priority and public realm infrastructure in an urban environment.

We would particularly welcome applications from engineers who have experience in design and delivery of active travel schemes, highway drainage design (including SUDS), the preparation of contract documents and/or those who have a track record of project managing NEC4 construction contracts.

You will need to be proficient in the use of digital methods for design, document preparation and project programming and able to guide others in their use.

To be considered for interview, you will need to clearly explain within the Further Information section of your application how you meet every one of the essential criteria on the attached Person Specification. This should ideally include examples from your previous employment or education as appropriate. You should also explain how you fulfil the Desirable Criteria if you are able to.

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?

To apply, please submit your CV along with a supporting statement that details how you meet the criteria within the Person Specification.

To be shortlisted for interview you’ll need to demonstrate how you meet each of the essential criteria in the Person Specification. 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 covering letter.

For further information, please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification or alternatively, please contact Alan Berridge, Engineering Design Manager at

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 Young People, Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic, Disabled, LGBTQ+ and Female candidates who are currently under-represented within this service. Appointments will be made on merit.


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