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Senior Engineer

  • Employer: London Borough Of Waltham Forest
  • Reference: 1296
  • Published: Sun 21/07/2024, 1:10 AM
  • Closing on: Fri 02/08/2024, 1:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: To be confirmed
  • Salary: £46,041 - £49,083
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: To be confirmed
JOB DESCRIPTION

Organisation: London Borough of Waltham Forest

Salary: £46,041 - £49,083

Contract Type: Full-time, Permanent

Working hours per week: 36 hours

Application Deadline: 2nd August 2024

Proposed Interview Date(s): to be confirmed

Reference: 1296

About Us:

Bursting with culture, energy, and opportunity, the London Borough of Waltham Forest is a fantastic and exciting place to work.

We are a highly ambitious borough. Driven by culture and the innate creativity of our residents, we have developed new and innovative ways to build our communities. Our Council is relentlessly resident-focused, insight-led, digitally driven and commercially minded; a Council focused on meeting the needs of our existing and future residents.

London Borough of Waltham Forest is one of the Mayor of London's Good Work Standard employers. This accreditation is a proof of our commitment to creating a healthy, fair and inclusive workplace. This includes fair pay and conditions, workplace well-being, skills and progression and diversity and recruitment.

The Council's preference is for online applications. However, if you have a disability and are unable to complete an online application, please email recruitment@walthamforest.gov.uk so we can arrange an alternative application method.

About the role:

Waltham Forest is a diverse energetic Council with a proven record of delivering high quality infrastructure in the public environment.

The Highways and Traffic Management service are looking for several highly motivated individuals to continue this success into the future.

Engineers at all levels are required in our Traffic, Project Development, and Design & Construction teams to deliver a wide range of public realm improvements, often of significant value, from inception through to final delivery in accordance with Council procedures.

The successful candidates will have proven ability in supporting various project delivery activities on a day-to-day basis, including issue resolution, progress reporting, risk management, budget management and on-schedule achievement of project deliverables.

You will also need to be a concise and a clear communicator with the ability to talk and present to a range of audiences and have good report writing and IT skills.

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Key Responsibilities:

Applicants will work within the Highways Design team on a range of schemes at various project stages which may include early stage feasibility, design, contract preparation through to site supervision. You will manage a team of engineers and may be assisted by other specialist disciplines in other teams. You may also be assisting other colleagues on large scale projects.

The core duties of this role are:
  • Lead on and undertake design of highway engineering projects to appropriate standards and to meet budget, time and quality objectives.
  • Resolve any site issues that arise during the execution of the works.
  • Monitor and report on the financial management of schemes from inception to completion.
  • Lead, manage and direct a team of professional and technical staff to meet objectives.
  • Prepare contract documents for the delivery of highway engineering projects and undertake contract administration.
  • Escalate and deal with issues that may arise from councillors and third parties such as members of the public who may be affected by network issues as a result of highway works.
  • Lead on the development of concept and detail design highway engineering solutions and work packages and develop a robust and realistic cost estimate.
  • Lead and manage a team of engineers engaged on the design and delivery of the capital programme.
  • Undertake the financial management of schemes within your team, with support from junior staff where appropriate.
  • Review and manage workloads, liaise with line manager in order to meet scheme timescales and avoid peaks and troughs in work.
  • Engage with other technical and professional colleagues and technical leads in order that cross disciplinary work is prepared to meet timescales.


  • Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Degree in Highway / Traffic Management or equivalent.
  • Qualifications in order to undertake road safety audits in line with best practice.
  • A sound educational background with a proven record of continued professional
    development.
  • Good Knowledge of local Government administration and finance. (Desirable)
  • A valid United Kingdom driving license (desirable).
  • Continued professional body registration (desirable).


  • Terms and conditions:

    The below terms and conditions apply to this role:

    • Satisfactory employment references and CIFAS identity checks;
    • Satisfactory declaration of interest;
    • As a public authority, we must ensure that members of staff in public-facing roles are able to speak fluent English. This means that they must have a command of spoken English, with confidence and accuracy, sufficient for the effective performance of their role. This requirement does not refer to any particular English language qualifications, regional or international accents, dialects, speech impediments or the tone of conversations. It does not require staff to speak only in English.

    How to Apply:

    Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications online by pressing the 'Apply' button below. This includes a supporting statement that outlines to us how your skills and experience make you a good candidate for this vacancy.

    We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.

    Equal Opportunity Employer:

    Waltham Forest is a diverse borough where diversity is valued and is integral to both, service delivery and employment of its staff. The Council is proud of its rich mix of communities and as the largest employer in the area, it works hard to respond to the changing needs of its population. We use our statutory duties on race, gender and disability equality and best practice in respect of age, faith and sexual orientation to ensure equality of opportunity in the workplace. The Council is committed to meeting its 4 equality objectives: - Promoting equality of opportunity - Opposing all forms of discrimination, intolerance and disadvantage - Ensuring our workforce reflects the diverse communities of Waltham Forest at all levels. - Providing fair, appropriate, accessible and excellent Services to all. Respecting Diversity is a core Council value.

    To support the above and reduce the risk of bias in its recruitment activities, the council is operating an anonymous shortlisting process, which hides personal information that can identify individuals until their application has been considered for shortlisting. The council also operates a scheme whereby, for jobs graded up to and including scale SO2, internal candidates are considered first. This includes those candidates who self-identify as having a disability for the purposes of the Disability Confident scheme. For more information, please refer to our recruitment and selection policy.

    We are keen to support employees to balance their working life with other commitments. Therefore, wherever possible, we will consider working arrangements that suit an individual's personal circumstances whilst still meeting the needs of the Council. If you would like to discuss the possible flexible working options that might be applicable to this role, please contact the person named below or feel free to discuss this during your interview.

    For more information on the benefits of working for the Council, please visit https://www.walthamforest.gov.uk/jobs-and-training/find-jobs-and-other-opportunities/working-us.

    Contact Information:

    If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact Kevin Freimanis at Kevin.Freimanis@walthamforest.gov.uk.

    If you have any technical issues when trying to apply for this post, please contact our Recruitment Team via email at recruitment@walthamforest.gov.uk.

    The Council's preference is for online application. However, if you have a disability and are unable to complete an online application, please email recruitment@walthamforest.gov.uk so we can arrange an alternative application method.

    Click here for further information on the Human Resources recruitment privacy notice.

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    • Employer: London Borough Of Waltham Forest
    • Reference: 1296
    • Published: Sun 21/07/2024, 1:10 AM
    • Closing on: Fri 02/08/2024, 1:00 AM
    • Working Pattern: Full Time
    • Hours: To be confirmed
    • Salary: £46,041 - £49,083
    • DBS Check: No
    • Location: To be confirmed