Assistant Engineer – Highways Design

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Assistant Engineer - Highways Design
Contract / Temporary

Leeds 0008 D835 / 1

Posted: 9th May 2024 14:44
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  • Pay Rate:

    £18.06 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 3 months

  • LEEDS,

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What's involved with this role:

Temporary Assistant Engineer - Highways Design

Reference no: Leeds 0008 D835 / 1

Pay rate: £18.06 per hour PAYE

Hours per week: 37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

This opening assignment is for 3 months  


Hybrid working

An Assistant Engineer (Highways Design) is required to work independently and as a part of a team, with the main objective of ensuring the Principal Contractor has a clear plan of what they are required to build. Experience and knowledge relating to the design and implementation of Highways Maintenance related schemes is required for this role.

Key responsibilities:

  • Undertake and provide detailed drawings and documentation to assist in the delivery of the Highways Maintenance Annual Works Programme. Working under own supervision.
  • Provide required pre-construction information that includes a design that has an accurate Bill of Quantities.
  • Assist in the development of information to form a construction phase Health and Safety plan, which satisfies Construction Design Management requirements.
  • Supervise and assist team members engaged in the design and implementation of highway management and maintenance processes.
  • Supervise the work and monitor the cost of schemes throughout construction, when required to do so.
  • Work within Project Management frameworks and statutory requirements of Construction Design Management Regulations.
  • Provide expert guidance to other sections on highway maintenance scheme design.
  • Manage a defined activity or a small range of the Department’s activities.
  • Develop and maintain good working relationships with customers and other stakeholders.
  • Work within the Departmental Safety Policy, taking responsibility for your own safety and that of others.
  • Undertake site visits as required.


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If you are successful in securing this role, please note that for the entire duration of this contract, regardless of extension you will be working this role at the PAYE rate that has been advertised. For absolute clarity, we only work on a PAYE basis, rather than entertaining umbrella pay terms, we do not offer Ltd/umbrella or outside IR35 rates. If you wish to understand PAYE vs Umbrella more, please let us know and we can send you some additional information for clarity.

Due to the number of CVs being sent to us under current market conditions, we cannot, unfortunately, respond to all applications. If, therefore, you have not heard from us within 3 days please make a working assumption that you have not been shortlisted on this occasion. We will, however, be very happy to receive future applications from you for other roles.

Please quote the Job Title & Vacancy Reference No. in your application, or we will be unable to match your CV to the role being applied for.

Other “Essential Requirements” – Please check to ensure that your CV addresses the following items:


  • Full UK driving licence.
  • Level 3 qualification in an engineering discipline or extensive equivalent appropriate experience.


Experience & Knowledge:

  • Experience and knowledge relating to the design and implementation of Highways Maintenance related schemes essential.
  • Experienced in the use of AutoCad and Keylines Software packages.
  • Knowledge of asset management, highway engineering and maintenance practises.
  • Knowledge of Construction Design Management Legislation.
  • Knowledge of legislation, regulations, policies, inspections, and performance information applicable to the service area.


Skills & Abilities:

  • Able to make an effective contribution to internal and external meetings.
  • Ability to work effectively with others.
  • Ability to develop productive working relationships that command respect, trust, and confidence.
  • Ability to produce reports that assist in the development business cases.
  • Able to adhere to the Councils policies, procedures, values and expected behaviours.
  • Strong IT skills including Microsoft packages or equivalent (e.g. G Suite).


***Qualification details and any other experience/skills relevant to the job role to help support your application (and help us to help you!) – please give full details within your CV document.

Full Driving licence, access to a vehicle or access to means of mobility support.



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Job Ref: Leeds 0008 D835 / 1
Assistant Engineer - Highways Design
Client Category: Local Authority

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Client Category: Local Authority

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