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Assistant Engineer (Highway Maintenance & Asset Management)

  • Employer: Reading Borough Council
  • Reference: DEN0676
  • Published: Fri 29/04/2022, 10:12 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 15/05/2022, 10:12 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £32,798 - £37,568
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Reading, Berkshire

Assistant Engineer (Highway Maintenance & Asset Management)

Full time – 37 hour. Permanent.  £32,798 - £37,568


It’s an exciting time for our Highways & Traffic Services Team. Over the last year we’ve

taken great strides to modernise our offer; embarking on a Boroughwide Residential Roads

& Pavement programme to improve the Council’s highway network. We have also embarked on a Council wide leadership development programme whilst developing an organisational culture through our Team Reading values. Further development plans are in place and we need you to help us achieve them.


We seek the best talent from the widest pool of people as diversity and inclusion is the

key to our success. Reading Borough Council is a Disability Confident Employer and is

committed to the recruitment and continued employment of people with disabilities.



About the role

We want our people to be the best they can and to give them a platform from which they

can deliver the highest quality services to our residents. Central to this is ensuring that the public highway is maintained to an acceptable standard by assisting in managing the

maintenance of our carriageway, footway and highway structures as well as implementing

drainage and flood alleviation works. This will also involve liaising with our many

stakeholders including MP’s, Councillors, Residents, Utility companies and internal Council

departments. Reporting to the Highway Maintenance & Asset Management Engineer this role will be within the Highway Maintenance team who focus on delivering annual programmes of carriageway and footway resurfacing, manage the structural maintenance programme, design and implement flood and drainage schemes, manage our winter maintenance contractor and maintain our Highway Asset Management systems.


Key areas of responsibility include:

  • Acting as the Engineer’s Representative on allocated projects
  • Assisting in the preparation of contract documents including specifications, drawings, bill of quantities
  • To project manage (including budget monitoring) schemes and report progress to the Highway Maintenance & Asset Management Engineer
  • Provision of professional and technical advice in relation to the delivery of highways and transport services in Reading
  • Supervision of Highway works
  • Liaison with other Council departments and outside bodies


You’ll be part of a team that relies on each individual to play their part to the best of

their ability. As well as the colleagues that you work closely with every day, you’ll also be

part of Team Reading, playing your personal part in making Reading a successful and

vibrant place. Our vision is to ensure that Reading realises its potential as a great place to

live, work and play, and that everyone shares the benefits of this success. Our values and

behaviours guide how we will achieve this:


Work Together as one team - champion and inspire a culture which ensures that all

employees across the organisation work together to provide excellent outcomes for


Drive Efficiency - create an environment in which resources are used efficiently and

employees’ skills are developed and used effectively

Be Ambitious - aspire to deliver excellence and inspire and support others to reach their


Make a Difference to Reading - inspire a culture in which the customer is the focus and

where change is welcomed as an opportunity



About you

We’re looking for someone who has Highway maintenance experience, someone that enjoys a challenge and can make things happen, whilst never losing sight of the customer, our residents, and users of the public highway. You should be experienced in Highway

Maintenance and have the ability and desire to bring out the best in yourself and those

around you.


Specific requirements:

  • Highway maintenance experience gained in a large, complex organisation with
  • multiple stakeholders
  • A good and up to date knowledge of Highways legislation and best practice
  • Experience in the preparation of contracts
  • Ability to manage a large diverse workload



Our offer

We offer a supportive environment to grow and develop your career with the opportunity

to put your ideas across. Innovation and ambition is strongly encouraged, and you’ll get a

great feel for that working in our friendly and collaborative environment.

You will be based at our Bennet Road Depot with some working from home required, with

some unsociable hours when the need arises.


A competitive salary alongside a range of benefits including:

  • Generous holiday entitlement - 24 days holiday each year plus bank holidays - rising
  • to 32 days after 10 years' service, with the option to buy additional leave
  • A wide range of flexible working opportunities
  • Modern working environment at the Bennet Road
  • Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS)
  • Life Assurance - three times your annual salary (for members of the LGPS)
  • Season Ticket Loan - a loan to help with the cost of your rail or bus journey, to and
  • from work
  • Lease car salary sacrifice scheme allowing you to lease a brand new, greener car for three years. The monthly fee includes insurance, servicing and road tax


To arrange a confidential discussion on this position please contact



Closing Date: 15th May 2022

Interview Date: to be confirmed

Interview Process: Interview either face to face or on TEAMS


Please note that the closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this

vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. Therefore, it is

strongly advised that you complete and return your application as soon as possible to avoid


  • Employer: Reading Borough Council
  • Reference: DEN0676
  • Published: Fri 29/04/2022, 10:12 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 15/05/2022, 10:12 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £32,798 - £37,568
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Reading, Berkshire

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