Senior Engineer (Planned Maintenance)

Employer: Medway Council
Salary: Range 6 (£37,053 - £42,605) per annum
Location: Pender House, Whitewall Road, Medway City Estate, Rochester ME2 4EW
Contract: Permanent
Working Pattern: Full Time
Hours: 37 hours per week.
DBS Check: No
Closing Date: 27/04/2019 at 00:55 AM
Reference: RCET018RS

We are looking for a Senior Engineer to join our Highway Planned Maintenance Team. You will be required to have highway engineering expertise in order to lead and contribute to efficient and effective provision of engineering services. They will provide effective management and support to the Highways Planned Maintenance team, day to day project management and undertaking tasks to ensure effective delivery of highway projects.

Manage the Assistant Engineers and Highway Technicians within the team on a daily basis in relation to Planned Carriageway and Footway Resurfacing, including delegation of work and providing support and guidance, as well as undertaking PDR’s and 1:1’s as necessary.

Be responsible for finance monitoring and programming of budgets.

Be the lead on engagement with stakeholders to build sound and productive working relationships.

Arrange, engage in, and support the team with regard to ongoing training, including health and safety, engineering knowledge, up-to-date skills etc.

Provide a customer response, especially relating to highway planned maintenance and winter maintenance i.e. Confirm enquiries and Freedom of Information requests.

Be the lead officer for managing winter maintenance within Medway including but not limited to arranging duty officer rota and training, collaboration with internal colleagues and those in neighbouring authorities. Maintenance of salt bins, weather stations and managing the snow warden programme.

Be the lead officer for Highway surveys including managing contracts for pavement surveys, agreeing survey network for SCRIM, SANNER, CVI and FMS surveys.

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
  • Assisted car purchase scheme

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 Stuart Pickard on 01634 331547 or Jason Molloy on 01634 331067.

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.

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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.