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Senior Civil Engineer / Civil Engineer (Harbours and Structures)


Engineering Services

Salary: £36,119 - £40,079 / £40,608 - £43,054

£19.79 - £21.96 / £22.25 - £23.59 per hour

The above amounts include Distant Islands Allowance (depending on qualifications and experience)

Orkney provides a beautiful setting in which to live and work and a wonderful opportunity to combine a fulfilling and challenging career with the best that the islands can offer in terms of lifestyle.

Our vibrant and forward-thinking community is regularly voted the happiest and the best place to live in the UK. Our quality of life is second to none. With a rising population, excellent local services and a multitude of opportunities and facilities to cater for whatever your interests outside of work may be.

We are looking for an experienced Civil / Structural Engineer with substantial experience in the design and construction of civil engineering schemes, including structures, to join our team working on projects which include piers and harbours, coastal protection, flood prevention and building structures. Reporting to the Lead Engineer (Harbours and Structures), you will be Chartered or near Chartered and have considerable experience in projects of this nature.

You will be involved in providing services for the maintenance and ongoing development of existing harbours civil infrastructure, including linkspan and walkway assets, across 29 ports and piers. The Council has recently published a Harbours Master plan which includes major pier projects. You will potentially be involved in the delivery of these projects. There may also be the opportunity to be involved in the construction of wind farm and marine energy infrastructure.

Whilst the position is demanding, it is also extremely rewarding through its focus on delivering lifeline infrastructure as well as constructing and maintaining assets which can be exposed to some of the harshest environments in the country. Whilst the Council is the smallest in the United Kingdom, its roles and responsibilities and the range of infrastructure is broad, hence the engineering team draws enormous satisfaction from the diversity and intensity of its work.

You should have a degree in Civil or Structural Engineering or equivalent and have Chartered membership of a relevant professional institution e.g. MICE or MIStructE or be able to prove that you have the experience necessary to undergo professional review and become a full member within 18-24 months.    

A NEBOSH National Certificate in Construction Health and Safety or equivalent is desirable.

You should be able to travel efficiently and effectively between various work locations within Orkney to meet the operational requirements of the Service.

This post is subject to Basic Disclosure Scotland clearance.

Prospective applicants are invited to discuss the post by contacting David Custer, Service Manager Engineering, e-mail or telephone 01856 873535.

Closing Date: Sunday 3 September 2023

Please note that interview and relocation expenses will be paid for this post, in accordance with Council policy.

Senior Civil Engineer / Civil Engineer (Harbours and Structures)

Orkney Islands Council
Orkney, UK
£36,119 - £40,079 / £40,608 - £43,054 £19.79 - £21.96 / £22.25 - £23.59 per hour

Published on 19 Sep 2023

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