Senior Engineer (Street Lighting)
We are seeking an experienced Senior Street Lighting Engineer to join Medway Council’s Highway’s department to help manage, maintain the councils Street lighting team and assets. The successful candidate, directed by the Principal Engineer (Network management and Street Lighting) will lead a small team in overseeing the day-to-day management of the streetlight within the network.
The role involves project management, delivering work programmes, preparing project reports, analysing data, developing and appraising projects, monitoring the performance of schemes to ensure services are provided at the highest level and engagement with stakeholders. You will also coordinate and supervise the day-to-day work of sub-contractor’s engineers and technical staff within your area of expertise to enable the management and continual improvement of the team. The post holder will also maintain and further develop the working partnerships between the service both internal and external.
Working as part of the wider Highway Service you will have opportunity to be involved in and contribute to a wide range of projects and workstreams.
You will have a wealth of demonstrable experience matching the role of Senior Engineer. The successful candidate should have suitable experience within Street lighting environment along with the ability to communicate technical and emotive topics to a wide range of audiences, at all levels.
The post holder should be educated to or working towards a Degree in Civil, Structural or Electrical Engineering. This role is a flexible hybrid working style with the option to work at a fixed Council premises ( Pender House – Rochester) or a combination of Council premises and home working.
A laptop and mobile phone would be supplied as part of the role. This post includes an essential car user allowance, plus mileage paid at a per mile rate. You will benefit from a minimum of 27 days annual leave (plus bank holidays) increasing to 30 days leave after five years’ service.
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
- Car Benefit Scheme from Tusker
- Access to CAREFIRST advice & counselling service
- Employee discount scheme for national and local retailers
- The Government has introduced new ways of supporting parents with childcare costs. Further details are available here: - https://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk/
We're committed to making Medway carbon neutral by 2050. We have developed an action plan to ensure we play our part in addressing the climate emergency. Our declaration fits into our Council Plan priority of making Medway a place to be proud of. The main outcome being a 'clean and green environment'. All Medway Council staff can access an additional day’s paid leave to undertake a volunteering activity which supports climate change.
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.
For an informal discussion please contact Michael Asamoah-Abrefa, Principal Engineer for Network Management and Street Lighting on 01634 331044.
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 gender, race, colour, ethnic or national origin, disability, marital status, family commitments, sexual orientation, age, HIV status, religious or political beliefs, social class or trade union activity or irrelevant spent conviction.
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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Please note – if you are interested, please apply as soon as possible as the closing date for this advert may be earlier than stated should a number of suitably qualified candidates apply
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.