Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 22/09/2021 23:59
See advert text
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Architects / Surveyors / Engineers
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
County Hall
Number of posts:
Closing date:
22 Sep
Further Information

Senior Engineer - Band 10 (SCP 39-43)

Engineer – Band 9 (SCP 34-38)

Senior Assistant Engineer – Band 8 (SCP 29-33)

Assistant Engineer – Band 7 (SCP 24-28)

Assistant Engineer – Band 6 (SCP 18-23)

Assistant Engineer – Band 5 (SCP 12-17)

The Council
Northumberland County Council operates a huge range of services across one of the largest counties in the UK. Local Government’s ongoing challenges and the diversity of our residents means we have to work smarter. That’s why we want bold, creative and agile thinkers who can help us move forward and innovate.

For further information about working for Northumberland County Council, please click here: http://www.northumberland.gov.uk/working

The Service

The primary purpose of Highways & Technical Services is to manage, maintain and improve infrastructure, including highways, flood defences and the coast, for the benefit of those who choose to live, work, visit and invest in Northumberland.

Highways & Technical Services is responsible for the provision of three key functions across Northumberland. We manage, maintain and improve the highway and transport network, to make sure that everyone can travel safely and without significant delay or disruption on our roads, footways and cycleways throughout the year. We also arrange home to school transport and procure supported public transport services and provide the Lead Local Flood Authority and Coastal Protection Authority roles.

The primary function of the Technical Services Design Team is the design, project management and delivery of highway and transport improvement and safety schemes. With an annual capital programme of £23.5M these schemes range from traffic calming and major maintenance schemes through to car parks and junction improvements. We also design and project manage major highway improvement projects including new bypasses, link roads and access roads for new developments. As well our own schemes we also take on work for internal and external clients.

Reporting to the Principal Engineer (Roads) you will be part of a team of multi-disciplinary professional engineering and technical support staff, carrying out the design and project and financial management of a variety of highway schemes.

The roles

We are looking for Engineers at all levels with experience in highway design, CDM, NEC contract preparation/management, project, resource and financial management, contribute to the development the team and deliver a challenging workload.

The ability to converse easily with Elected Members, senior management, Clients and customers and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the post.

We are offering:

Senior Engineers - a starting salary between £42,821 and 46,845
Engineers - a starting salary between £37,890 and 41,881
Senior Assistant Engineers a starting salary between £32,910 and 39,922
Assistant Engineers a starting salary between £22,183 and 32,234

-Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme
-A wide range of staff benefits including a competitive annual leave provision
-Flexible working
-Extensive training and development opportunities

For further information about this vacancy, please contact Gary Mills (tel. 01670 622979 or email gary.mills@northumberland.gov.uk for an informal discussion.

Closing date for applications is midnight on 22nd September 2021

For guidance on completing your application and for information about our Equality and Diversity principles, please check the Northumberland Council Website.

We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer. We operate a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria. If you wish to notify us of your eligibility for this scheme please email hrrecruitment@northumberland.gov.uk with your name and the job title you have applied for and one of the recruitment team will ensure this is factored in the shortlisting process and kept anonymous. If you have a disability and would prefer to apply in a different format or would like us to make reasonable adjustments to enable you to attend an interview please also let the team know.

Please note
This job is closed for applications.