Highways and Transport delivers safe and effective transport that offers choice, is convenient to use, enhances the environment and enables economic growth.
The service is based on the following principles:
- We will deliver services in line with the West Sussex Plan and our statutory responsibilities,
- Our services support community resilience,
- We will use our resources wisely to ensure value for money,
- We will put the customer at the heart of everything we do,
For more information about West Sussex County Council, please visit our WSCC About Us page.
About The Job
Salary: £32,910 - £35,745 per annum
Working Pattern: Full time, 37 hours per week
Location: County Hall, Chichester
Interview Date: 15 September 2021
As the Senior Engineer, you will be responsible for delivering technical solutions and supporting sustainable communities through the co-ordination, implementation and promotion of key objectives within the County. You'll be working with engineering and highway colleagues and contractors to deliver the Works Programme effectively and efficiently.
You will be responsible for the inspection of structures, planning and organising structural inspections, ensuring the safe delivery of inspections using WSCCs Framework providers for provision of access equipment and traffic management. The role will also include identifying maintenance works to structures and supervising minor construction works. There will be some interaction with members of the public, for example, dealing with customer complaints and queries. There will also be a requirement to wear personal protective equipment whilst carrying out regular site visits, which may also involve carrying equipment.
This can be a physical role, requiring lifting or carrying items of moderate weight such as surveying or computer equipment, attending site / inspection meetings, walking along highways and / or carrying out physical safety audits, some of which may require working outside in adverse environmental conditions. You will need to be able to travel independently around the county, often to remote locations. Occasionally work outside normal working hours may be required for bridge inspections. There is a regular and intrinsic requirement to communicate in English with members of the public.
Experience and Skills
- Ability to identify problems and resolve issues independently, particularly when attending site inspections or investigations, planning solutions and making sound pragmatic decisions which will have an impact on the service.
- Excellent customer service skills and the ability to seek and introduce continuous improvement and innovation, for self and team.
- Excellent literacy and numeracy skills in order to prepare reports/briefs, programmes of work, undertake research and maintain budgets/accounts.
- Sound analytical and judgemental skills to analyse and interpret varied and complex technical data/information, situations and surveys and develop solutions.
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to provide complex, technical specialist advice and guidance to a range of audiences, including non- specialists. Create and maintain effective working relationships and influence the behaviour and conduct of colleagues to ensure the highest level of service.
Qualifications and/or experience:
- BTEC HNC level or degree, Chartered Engineer, Incorporated Engineer or post graduate qualification within the specialist area or equivalent qualification or experience demonstrating that level of advanced applied knowledge in researching, analysing and evaluating arguments and information.
- Relevant membership of a professional body e.g. Chartered or Incorporated Engineer - Desirable
- Experience working in a highways or water-related industry.
- Knowledge or experience in level surveying - Desirable
- Detailed and thorough knowledge of relevant highways and transportation standards and procedures, including a broad understanding of civil engineering design and construction procedures, techniques and statutory procedures.
- Relevant advanced theoretical or organisational knowledge of systems, procedures and policies associated with operating a demanding and customer focussed service.
- Political awareness when working with members/senior management.
- Sound and accurate IT knowledge e.g. use of Engineering databases /software and Microsoft Office, in order to carry out service-related processes.
- Demonstrable evidence of applying specialist knowledge and providing advice in relation to specific specialist area.
- Experience of delivering a high-quality maintenance and repair service within a Highways context, meeting objectives and indicators, and dealing with safety issues in a prompt, prioritised and appropriate manner.
- Demonstrable evidence of managing an effective, efficient, professional and quality service to a range of customers and clients.
- Experience of managing and monitoring budgets or projects for a specific service within a specialist, technical service.
- Full current driver's licence in order to carry out driven inspections or attend meetings which are across the county.
The reference number for this role is EIE00838.
For an informal conversation or for further information regarding the role, please contact Stephen Lofts (Asset Manager) at .