Engineer (Drainage)

Employer: Medway Council
Salary: Range 5 (£31,888 - £37,646) per annum
Location: Medway Tunnel Service Building, Rochester, Kent, ME2 4XQ
Contract: Permanent
Working Pattern: Full Time
Hours: 37 hours per week.
DBS Check: No
Closing Date: 07/06/2020 at 23:55 PM
Reference: REC004RS

An exciting opportunity has arisen to work within the highways department in Medway Council. The department looks after a significant network with a road extent of 840 km, 35,000 street lights, 394 Highway Structures, 32,000 gullies, 9,500 items of street furniture, 328 bus shelters and ownership and management responsibility for the Medway Tunnel.

The Engineer (Drainage) post sits within the Highway Structures, Tunnel and Drainage team reporting to the Senior Engineer (Structures, Tunnel and Drainage). The post provides support to services such as planned and reactive drainage schemes, major drainage works and the cyclic drainage programme. The post holder will be expected to work closely with our term maintenance contractor to successfully complete schemes. 

The post will include but not limited to.

  • Carrying out site surveys including taking measurements, levels and providing suitable drawings for incorporation within the work job files.
  • Contract management for Scheme delivery.
  • Producing, managing and supervising yearly programmes, based on condition, priority and budget.
  • Providing plans using mapping and other computerised systems.
  • Checking (including site measurement) of works orders and interim applications for payment.
  • Process orders and place works orders using Council systems like Confirm and Webreq.
  • Provide a customer response to enquiries, complaints and FOI requests. 

In return we offer you:  

  • Generous annual leave entitlement
  • Generous local government pension scheme package
  • Access to wider training and development qualifications
  • Flexible working scheme
  • Travel plan discounts
  • Access to CAREFIRST advice & counselling service
  • Employee discount scheme for national and local retailers

Our organisation:

Medway is a unitary authority in the South East of England, made up of the towns of Strood, Rochester, Chatham, Gillingham and Rainham and more rural areas, including the Hoo Peninsula.

Situated in Kent in the South-East of England, the area has plenty of green spaces, excellent facilities and easy access to the national motorway and rail networks, facilitating superb transport links to London. 

We provide all local Government services for a quarter of a million people, looking after education, environment, social care, housing, planning, business and much more - everything from frontline services such as rubbish collection and events like the Dickens Festival to work that goes on behind the scenes to ensure services in Medway run smoothly and cost effectively.

Working at Medway Council means that you get to be part of this journey working alongside talented, professional colleagues to drive forward change to transform the lives of our residents and the communities they live in. 

If you would like to have an informal discussion with the recruiting manager please call Matthew Palmer on 01634 331378  

Please note that in accordance with current COVID-19 Government guidelines, in regards to social distancing, all interviews are likely to be held virtually via Microsoft Teams.  Full details on how this will work will be sent to you, if your application is successfully shortlisted.    

Important Information-

Applicants must be able to demonstrate all essential requirements as listed in the job profile

Equal Opportunities Commitment Statement

Medway Council is committed to creating an inclusive work environment with a diverse workforce. All appropriately qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or age

For further information please refer to the Medway information pack available as a download or to view online

Please be advised that if you are not contacted within 3 weeks of the advert closing date then you have not been shortlisted.  All recruitment correspondence, including interview letters and contracts of employment will usually be sent out via email. 

Please visit for information on how Medway Council put good practices in place to ensure employees and job applicants who declare mental health issues receive the right level of support. 

We reserve the right to close this vacancy at any time prior to the closing date.  

How to apply

Please be advised that we only accept online applications submitted through JobsGoPublic ATS If you are not contacted within 3 weeks of the advert closing date then you have not been shortlisted. All recruitment correspondence, including interview letters and contracts of employment will usually be sent out via email, if you require documentation/correspondence in different format such as braille or large print, please contact the Resourcing Team on 01634 332878.

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