Senior Bridge Engineer & Team Leader

£32,486 - £36,379 per annum
26 Feb 2018
12 Mar 2018
Mr Paul Tucker
Job Type

Economic & Community Infrastructure Operations

Highway Maintenance

Taunton, Somerset, TA1 4DY

Senior Bridge Engineer & Team Leader

37 hours per week

Salary: £32,486 - £36,379 per annum

About us

Somerset County Council is responsible for the management and maintenance of the County’s Highway bridge, culvert and retaining wall stock which stands at over 2500 structures. This stock contains a wide variety of asset types in respect of their form, construction, material, span and location. There are a significant number of masonry arches and simply supported reinforced concrete slabs as well as retaining walls of different construction forms and, of course, large multi-span structures, all located in both rural and urban areas. The oldest asset is Tarr Steps a 17 span Clapper Bridge reportedly dating back to prehistoric times located on Exmoor. We also have a bascule bridge, many swing bridges, footbridges, fords, railway, road and watercourse structures in our diverse stock. A vacancy has arisen for a Senior Bridge Engineer & Team Leader within this team which is based in Taunton.

About the job

A key member of the Service, you will be responsible for managing a small team; Developing, managing and delivering a wide range of bridge or structure improvement and maintenance projects and programmes using a combination of professional and technical knowledge and interpersonal skills, including consultation and negotiation skills; Mentoring support to team members; Playing a key part in the procurement of a replacement Structures Framework Contract; Procuring, managing, directing, negotiating, agreeing payments and settling claims through SCC’s existing Structures Framework Contractor, the Professional Services Contract and other third party resources; Providing advice, guidance and support to both internal and external parties including private developers, on a wide range of highway structure issues including; technical highway structure design standards, current highway legislation and legal agreements and environmental, ensuring that the statutory requirements of the County Council as the highway authority are met

About you

You will hold a suitable professional qualification and have managerial experience and skills; Will have local government knowledge; Will have in-depth knowledge of technical highway structure design and maintenance, highway legislation and agreements, “best practice” and Health & Safety in the highway/construction industry; Will have the ability to work with a high degree of interruptions and demands for advice, cope with competing deadlines and deal positively with change, Will be able to remain calm in difficult or uncertain situations; Will be IT literate As a key member of the group the post holder will be expected to promote the image of the County Council and embrace a culture of customer care to ensure successful delivery of a quality service in Somerset.

For an informal discussion about the post please contact Paul Tucker on 07824 460548.

We are proud to offer an environment that is supportive and rewarding, working as part of a team who are passionate about the work they do. We offer great training and development opportunities, with supportive management. We offer an excellent benefits package to all of our employees including:

•  A Local Government Pension Scheme.

•  Discounted lease car via salary sacrifice scheme and options for discounts on petrol or diesel.

•  My Staff Shop offering discounts in shops, online shopping, restaurants, cinema tickets, insurance benefits and so forth.

•  A Flexible Benefits Scheme via salary sacrifice to obtain a cycle for work, childcare vouchers, additional annual leave, computers, mobile phones and health screening.

•  Generous annual leave and flexible working arrangements.

•  Staff discounts in gyms.

•  Employee Assistance and support offering a variety of employee wellbeing services to support a healthy work/life balance and lifestyle.

•  Optional pension enhancement through our Additional Voluntary Contribution scheme.

Apply via our online application form by clicking Apply Now.

Somerset County Council must ensure that each person who works for the public authority in a customer-facing role can speak fluent English. This post is covered by Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) and therefore the ability to speak fluent English is an essential requirement for the role.

Job ref no: APP00124/AMB

Closing date: 12 March 2018