Senior Engineer- S278/S38

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£30 to £40 per hour
Carrington West
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Senior Engineer- S278/S38

I am recruiting for a Senior Engineer- S278/ S38 to join a client in Leeds.

The Senior Engineer- S278/ S38 will be responsible for managing a small group within a team of professional and technical staff to ensure proposed highway schemes are designed, constructed and implemented in line with statutory obligations.

The Team oversee the Section 38 schemes and some of the smaller 278 Schemes.

Accountabilities of the Senior Engineer- S278/ S38:

* Manage a small group of staff engaged in assessing and processing the S38/S278 (Highways Act 1980) applications through to adoption
* Oversee some of the larger Section 38 schemes and liaise with developers and other clients to ensure schemes are being built to the correct adoptable standards
* Manage, coach and support staff within the team to achieve our objectives
* Meet your responsibilities as an individual, and as a representative of the council, for the health, safety and wellbeing of staff, contractors, service users, and the public in accordance with legislation and the policies and procedures
* Provide a high quality and cost-effective engineering consultancy service to support the delivery of highway and other engineering-related schemes
* Manage external consultants including design checking and supervision of schemes
* Ensure scheme fees and bond calculations have been prepared and checked correctly

Skills, knowledge & experience:

* Detailed knowledge of highway engineering
* Considerable senior experience delivering schemes and initiatives in a service or operational area that is relevant to the area within the remit of the post
* Considerable experience working in S38 environment or similar
* Working within the framework of highway legislation and statutory procedures, preferably on S38/S278 Schemes
* Providing leadership that empowers colleagues and staff to achieve results
* Managing and monitoring performance effectively and setting clear objectives for the review of individual and service-level performance
* Carrying out feasibility / highway design and / or effectively managing highway construction schemes
* Making an effective contribution to internal and external meetings
* Working effectively with others to deliver schemes
* Developing productive working relationships that command respect, trust and confidence

For a full description and further information on the role, please call Jason Kohle at Carrington West on 02393 876006.

If you feel that you are right for this role technically, but the rate, location or seniority does not suit you specifically then please still feel free to send us your CV. We constantly recruit for roles very similar to this one at all levels UK Wide. We are always keen to chat with you discreetly about your employment situation.

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Contact Details:
Carrington West
Tel: 02393 876 006
Contact: Jason Kohle

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