Principal Highway Maintenance Engineer

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£45 to £48.50 per hour
Carrington West
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We are currently assisting our client; a local authority based in West Yorkshire, to find an experienced and available Principal Highway Maintenance Engineer to join their already busy Highway Maintenance department.

What the job is for:
Overseeing the council’s existing Planned Maintenance team, in the job you will be responsible for a team of Engineers overseeing the design and implementation of highway maintenance schemes on the public carriageway throughout the borough. Putting together a package of works with the help of a Senior Engineer and Engineer within your team.

What your responsibilities will be:
�As the Principal Engineer you will be responsible for the highway maintenance designs so a previous background in design and ability to use AutoCAD would be essential to the post.
�A lot of the work will be related to carriageway resurfacing so experience in this area would also be beneficial. The position will involve occasional visits to the sites as well as liaising with councils existing Term Maintenance contractor who will be delivering the schemes.
�Maintaining strong communication with other departments within the council from concept through design before handing over the package to external contractors.

The councils and what would ultimately be your responsibility, is to ensure the public highway in its entirety is acceptable from a health and safety point of view ensuring defects are being dealt with accordingly. All maintenance on the carriageway must adhere to necessary regulations and keep within the councils agreed plans and budgets before handing over to the operational delivery team.

What you will need to succeed:

�Previous experience and knowledge in carriageway maintenance
�Demonstrable time served in a similar role at Principal level
�Previous Highways design experienced and preferably an AutoCAD user.
�Preferably a relevant Degree or qualification in Civil Engineering (or related qualification)
�Awareness and understanding of TMA 2004
�Report writing skills
�On site experience

What will you get in return:
Working in a busy team, this will be an exciting opportunity for the right Engineer to join an already strong Highways maintenance team for a long term exciting contract. Please note this position is deemed as inside IR35.

What you need to do now:
If you are interested in this role and fit the criteria above, please send us your application today.
For a full description and further information on the role, please call Ellen Dennison at Carrington West on 02393 876037
If you feel that you possess the right skills and experience for this position however the rate, location or seniority does not suit you specifically, please still feel free to send us your CV; we constantly recruit for jobs similar to this one at various levels UK Wide. We are always available for a confidential chat about your employment situation.

We always welcome calls from Highways, Traffic & Transportation professionals keen to make their introductions for future months or years. Our specialist team has a combined 70+ years’ experience in this market.

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Contact Details:
Carrington West
Tel: 02393 876 037
Contact: Ellen Dennison

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