Senior Engineer – Environment & Regeneration

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Senior Engineer - Environment & Regeneration
Interim Position

Islington RQ738950

Posted: 21st November 2022 11:34
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  • Pay Rate:

    £25.49 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    35 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 2-3 months

  • ISLINGTON, London,

    N7 8TP

What's involved with this role:

Interim Senior Engineer - Environment & Regeneration

Reference no:  Islington RQ738950

Pay rate: £25.49 per hour PAYE

Enhanced DBS required for this role

To be jointly responsible for the efficient and effective operation of the Team, and to progress and secure the effective project management of assigned projects through all stages from conception through to implementation and monitoring. To undertake the role of Project Manager for large, complex and multi-disciplined projects including consultation, programming, planning and coordination.

Key responsibilities:

  • Develop, design, consult, progress and implement measures to assist, enhance, maintain and promote the use of the highway network and infrastructure and be responsible for ensuring information and administrative support is provided for statutory functions under the Highway Act 1980 and associated legislation and functions.
  • Assist in the analysis of service requirements and the development, review and monitoring of performance indicators by which the quality, efficiency and cost effectiveness of the work of the Team or Service is demonstrated.
  • Participate in the production, development and review of contracts, technical codes of practice and the tendering process from pre-feasibility to post implementation reviews for the assigned functional areas of responsibility.
  • Assist in the management and administration of consultants, the preparation of consultant’s briefs, the evaluation of tenders and reviewing consultant’s performance in relation to the assigned functional areas of responsibilities.
  • Provide or secure the provision of technical advice on all matters covered by the assigned functional areas within the Service.
  • Draft responses to national, regional and local consultations from government, statutory, private and voluntary bodies.
  • Represent the Team Manager at meetings with other services and outside bodies (e.g. Police, Emergency Services, London Transport, Highways Agency, Traffic Director for London, Traffic Control Systems Unit, Bus Operators, London HAUC, Developers, Legal Services).
  • Produce draft papers and reports for Council Committees, and other bodies and to ensure the quality and content of all reports is of the highest standard. Present reports at Committees and other venues as required including local consultative groups, residents’ organisations and meetings and to give evidence as necessary at public inquiries.
  • Ensure that all necessary steps are taken to assist or undertake the responsibilities under the New Roads and Street Works Act.
  • Participate in organising and providing Emergency Services during and out of normal office hours every day of the year on a 24hr basis and be able to attend to the incident within one hour of being notified.


“Role Requirements” – to give yourself the maximum chance of success please try and ensure your CV addresses the following essential criteria:


  • Corporate Membership or Incorporated status of a recognised professional engineering institution in at least one of the disciplines within the service or a qualification in Engineering/Transportation to degree level or equivalent with at least 4 years of successful high quality post qualification experience or a proven track record of successful high quality professional, engineering experience in one or more of the functional areas of the service.



  • Experience in contract management, prioritisation of works programmes, and delivering these within agreed constraints including the ability to manage within contract procedures, conditions, specifications, tender evaluation, project management procedures in a contract environment.
  • Experience in the various forms of public consultation techniques and working effectively towards user participation to meet Customer/Client expectations and requirements.
  • Experience in the use of IT including word processing packages, spreadsheets, presentation packages and databases and AutoCAD.
  • Experience in report preparation and presentation at Committees and other public gatherings and ability to deal effectively with concerns of elected Members.


Knowledge & Skills:

  • An understanding of the principal responsibilities of, and the key issues facing, local government and in particular the legal and professional framework associated with Engineering and Traffic matters.
  • An awareness of the environmental issues facing an inner central London Borough.
  • Proven ability to communicate effectively (both written and orally) and to present complex information and advice clearly and concisely, at all levels within and outside the Council.
  • Ability to prioritise and work effectively, under pressure and within tight schedules.
  • Ability to develop workable and innovative solutions in problem solving situations.
  • Ability to negotiate on behalf of the Council, e.g engineering schemes.
  • Ability to analyse complex problems and develop strategic, creative and practicable solutions.
  • Ability to manage and control the financial affairs and resources of assigned projects.
  • Ability to monitor staff performance, and identify and arrange training requirements


NB: Please feel free to apply to us direct via [email protected] by quoting the job reference and job title exactly. SEE DETAILS AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS AD.

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To help speed up the process of uploading your CV to the client we would suggest that you send us your CV in Word format (or equivalent) if possible, rather than as a PDF.

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.

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:

  1. Our clients are generally seeking applicants who are reasonably local, so on that basis we would ideally like you to supply us with your address (or at least your post code) and a telephone number so that we can reach you during working hours.
  2. Your recent UK working experience going back at least 5 years, or full employment history if you have been working for fewer years than this.
  3. Your availability to work either immediately, or at short notice.
  4. Unless the DBS requirement stated above is for a Basic Disclosure, your DBS must be either through us or be accompanied by a subscription to the DBS updating service.
  5. ***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.
  6. Please refer to the Role Requirements section above - your CV must address the requirements listed.


Other preferable/desirable details to include on your CV, if applicable:

  1. Any local authority/public sector experience
  2. Any relevant qualifications held or being studied for.



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Job Ref: Islington RQ738950
Senior Engineer - Environment & Regeneration
Client Category: Local Authority

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