Senior Highways Engineer

24 Nov 2016
02 Dec 2016
Contract Type
Full Time
Senior Highways Engineer
Grays Essex Thurrock
Contract currently to end of January
GBP19.98 per hour

Our client is looking for a Senior Highways Engineer.

• To contribute to the management of Thurrock highways asset and traffic network management as part of integrated highways team
• To provide technical leadership in delivery and management of highways functions as directed by the Principal Highways Engineer
• To support the discharge of Thurrock statutory obligations under the Highways 1980 Act and Traffic Management 2004 Act
• Day-to-day delivery of works programme (time, cost, quality) of the highways function as directed by the Principal Highways Engineer
• To contribute to the continuity of service and to meeting agreed service levels as a part of a multi-disciplinary team

• Must possess ability to effectively manage resources for the delegated service
• Ability to apply judgement across conflicting schedules and deadlines
• The ability to analyse information to provide concise and focused reports
• To support capacity and skills development within the Highways team
• The ability to communicate confidently with people at all levels
• Ability to liaise effectively with elected members, demonstrating political awareness
• Able to deal sensitively with the Public in difficult/confrontational situations
• Ability to make strong contribution to the operation of an integrated Highways team
• Ability to take ownership of work areas and outcomes as allocated byt the Principal Highways Engineer
• Ability to liaise with others and keep people informed and on task
• Ability to share knowledge
• ICT skills, including standard Microsoft Office applications and specialist job related programmes
• Significant experience in delivery of either highway maintenance, traffic management or major capital schemes
• At least 3 years' experience in their field delivering of services to the public
• Good working knowledge of implementing relevant to their field measures and related legislation
• Good working knowledge of evaluation and implementation of measures and schemes relevant to their field
• Previous experience in working with members of the public
• Experience in managing contractors
• Demonstrable experience of applying and/or interpreting policies and strategies related to their field
• Experience in problem solving

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