Assistant Engineer Level 3

Position Title: Assistant Engineer Level 3 (Highways)
Salary: Grade 7 £29,636 to £32,878 (Bar at £32,029) per annum
Contract Type: Permanent Full Time
Hours: 35 per week
Work Location: Bridgewater House, 60 Whitworth Street, Manchester, M1 6LT
Closing Date: 1 June 2020
Reference: MCC294154/NS

This is an excellent opportunity to join our team as a Assistant Highway Engineers and play a role in the design of exciting and prestigious highways schemes including walking and cycling schemes, public transport priority proposals, congestion management and road safety proposals. You will Work towards a safe and sustainable highway network.

Duties to include:
  • Work to Client brief in designing appropriate highway schemes based on current design guidance and legislation.
  • Communicate with residents, businesses and others in advance and during construction of works, answer enquiries and assist in resolving complaints
  • Manage and maintain the production of all project documentation, highlight reports, lesson learnt reports, risk logs, finance and key milestone monitoring reports and project closure reports
  • Work within and assist in the delivery of work packages within Project Management constraints of time, quality and cost standards so that business objectives are achieved.
  • Display financial management skills to closely monitor and control income and expenditure in relation to services, projects and budgets.
  • Ensure excellence in service delivery including providing management cover when required.
  • Comply with CDM requirements and Health and Safety legislation.
  • Have extensive knowledge of Risk Management and Risk Mitigation
  • Work with other Council sections and developers to reduce conflicts between work sites and traffic management and keep City working.
  • Co-ordinate works with road permit team (GMRAP’s).
You will take a role within a team of expert engineers and technicians, and work closely with colleagues from various disciplines to manage the delivery of technically-excellent, capital projects.

You will have knowledge of contract management, compensation event, programme management and site experience. You will also have experience in use of CAD design.

You will be expected to manage a portfolio of small schemes and provide support as part of the wider team to deliver larger packages of work.

You will have technical qualifications and demonstrate relevant experience and client focussed approach, will have consistently demonstrated your ability to work on multiple projects and have a passion for creative and intuitive design.

Technical Requirements:
  • Hold an undergraduate degree in a relevant transportation or engineering discipline 
  • Or hold a HNC / HND in Engineering or relevant equivalent 
  • And have relevant highway engineering experience
The Design, Commissioning and PMO team are a developing team within the Highways Service at Manchester City Council. We pride ourselves on our track record of designing innovative and sustainable engineering solutions. We are responsible for a diverse and challenging work programme, so you can expect to get involved with work that contribute to the areas below:
  • Identifying key Highway and Transport interventions needed to support the growth aspirations of the city
  • Tackling congestion to keep the city moving and improve the flow of traffic in and around the city
  • Contributing to improving air quality through innovative transport methods and improvements to public transport and networks 
  • Design and delivery of major infrastructure schemes e.g. cycle schemes, resident parking schemes, major junction improvements and minor schemes to support the growth of housing, jobs, education, and leisure opportunities for our residents
The scale and ambition of the work planned in the city over the next few years, to deliver both the Greater Manchester Transport Strategy 2040 and National Transport Strategies, is huge. It will provide excellent opportunities for career development to the full range of professionals who support our schemes, across the full range of professional disciplines.

Manchester City Council is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly competent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects across Greater Manchester.

If you are interested in this opportunity please upload your current CV and expression of interest (no more than 2 sides of A4).

Manchester City Council is committed to giving fair support to members of the Armed Forces and veterans, whilst recognising and remembering the sacrifices they have made. 

We are an Equal Opportunities Employer and we positively welcome applications from all candidates regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.

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Location
Bridgewater House
 
Position Title: Assistant Engineer Level 3 (Highways)
Salary: Grade 7 £29,636 to £32,878 (Bar at £32,029) per annum
Contract Type: Permanent Full Time
Hours: 35 per week
Work Location: Bridgewater House, 60 Whitworth Street, Manchester, M1 6LT
Closing Date: 1 June 2020
Reference: MCC294154/NS

This is an excellent opportunity to join our team as a Assistant Highway Engineers and play a role in the design of exciting and prestigious highways schemes including walking and cycling schemes, public transport priority proposals, congestion management and road safety proposals. You will Work towards a safe and sustainable highway network.

Duties to include:
  • Work to Client brief in designing appropriate highway schemes based on current design guidance and legislation.
  • Communicate with residents, businesses and others in advance and during construction of works, answer enquiries and assist in resolving complaints
  • Manage and maintain the production of all project documentation, highlight reports, lesson learnt reports, risk logs, finance and key milestone monitoring reports and project closure reports
  • Work within and assist in the delivery of work packages within Project Management constraints of time, quality and cost standards so that business objectives are achieved.
  • Display financial management skills to closely monitor and control income and expenditure in relation to services, projects and budgets.
  • Ensure excellence in service delivery including providing management cover when required.
  • Comply with CDM requirements and Health and Safety legislation.
  • Have extensive knowledge of Risk Management and Risk Mitigation
  • Work with other Council sections and developers to reduce conflicts between work sites and traffic management and keep City working.
  • Co-ordinate works with road permit team (GMRAP’s).
You will take a role within a team of expert engineers and technicians, and work closely with colleagues from various disciplines to manage the delivery of technically-excellent, capital projects.

You will have knowledge of contract management, compensation event, programme management and site experience. You will also have experience in use of CAD design.

You will be expected to manage a portfolio of small schemes and provide support as part of the wider team to deliver larger packages of work.

You will have technical qualifications and demonstrate relevant experience and client focussed approach, will have consistently demonstrated your ability to work on multiple projects and have a passion for creative and intuitive design.

Technical Requirements:
  • Hold an undergraduate degree in a relevant transportation or engineering discipline 
  • Or hold a HNC / HND in Engineering or relevant equivalent 
  • And have relevant highway engineering experience
The Design, Commissioning and PMO team are a developing team within the Highways Service at Manchester City Council. We pride ourselves on our track record of designing innovative and sustainable engineering solutions. We are responsible for a diverse and challenging work programme, so you can expect to get involved with work that contribute to the areas below:
  • Identifying key Highway and Transport interventions needed to support the growth aspirations of the city
  • Tackling congestion to keep the city moving and improve the flow of traffic in and around the city
  • Contributing to improving air quality through innovative transport methods and improvements to public transport and networks 
  • Design and delivery of major infrastructure schemes e.g. cycle schemes, resident parking schemes, major junction improvements and minor schemes to support the growth of housing, jobs, education, and leisure opportunities for our residents
The scale and ambition of the work planned in the city over the next few years, to deliver both the Greater Manchester Transport Strategy 2040 and National Transport Strategies, is huge. It will provide excellent opportunities for career development to the full range of professionals who support our schemes, across the full range of professional disciplines.

Manchester City Council is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly competent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects across Greater Manchester.

If you are interested in this opportunity please upload your current CV and expression of interest (no more than 2 sides of A4).

Manchester City Council is committed to giving fair support to members of the Armed Forces and veterans, whilst recognising and remembering the sacrifices they have made. 

We are an Equal Opportunities Employer and we positively welcome applications from all candidates regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.

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