Senior Project Engineer - Structures Design & Supervision

Derbyshire County Council
£42,513 - £46,156
Closing date
21 Aug 2022

The Structures Design Team provides the professional services to design and manage the delivery of a wide range of highway structures schemes including maintenance, improvements, replacements, and new build.

This position provides an exciting opportunity to develop how Derbyshire’s highway network is managed and developed in the future, as part of the Council’s Highways transformation programme.

You will be joining a team of eager and ambitious technicians and engineers and have a manager who is supportive and keen to facilitate your development.

What projects will I be involved with?

  • A wide variety of structures maintenance and improvement schemes
  • Provision of new structures as part of Major Projects
  • Structures include bridges, retaining walls and culverts

What skills and experience do I need to have?

  • Chartered Civil or Structural Engineer or equivalent
  • Detailed design and project management at a senior level.
  • Negotiating with external contractors and consultants
  • Highways and structures supervision experience
  • Technical, analytical and practical problem solving relative to bridges and other highway structures.
  • Contract preparation, conditions of contract and the specification for roads and bridgeworks.
  • Ability to control and manage budgets (works and fees)
  • Knowledge of Health and Safety and of CDM legislation including roles and responsibilities of various parties. Working as Principal designer.

These lists are not exhaustive, take a look at our comprehensive job profile for more detail.

You will work closely with other Services within the Highways Division to continually develop service improvement and efficiencies whilst embracing new technologies and best working practices.

We offer a friendly and supportive working environment, a variety of Derbyshire based work, flexible working hours and the opportunity to develop yourself and your career.

Would you like to know what it’s like to be part of our Highways Design team? You can see what our team have to say here.

What we offer you:

  • Defined Benefit Local Government Pension Scheme
  • 27 days of annual leave plus another 5 once you reach 5 years of continuous service
  • Flexi time, allowing up to an additional 2 days of leave per month
  • Occupational Health service
  • Physiotherapy Service
  • An in-house counselling service
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Discount on leisure centre memberships
  • And much more.

Our Structures Design Team is based in Darley Dale, Derbyshire, but as part of our Modern Ways of Working programme we are currently working on a hybrid basis. As we now start our return to work in an office environment there will be an opportunity to discuss future working arrangements at the interview.

If you would like to have an informal chat about this role, get in touch with Paul Traynor, Interim Assistant Director for Highways Delivery, at

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