Interim Senior Engineer – Engineering & Surveying

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Interim Senior Engineer - Engineering & Surveying
Interim Position

Islington RQ614031

Posted: 23rd June 2022 10:35
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  • Pay Rate:

    £21.68 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    35 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 6 months


    N7 8HQ

What's involved with this role:

Interim Senior Engineer - Engineering & Surveying 

Job Ref: RQ614031 

The role would be to provide a specialist professional traffic engineering service taking schemes from feasibility to implementation, to supervise junior staff and provide professional and technical support. The Traffic & Engineering Service is currently working on a number of programmes including Low Traffic Neighbourhoods, bus and cycle improvements, safety schemes and parking improvement   

Key Responsibilities: 


  • As a member of the Team to be jointly responsible for the efficient and effective operation of the Team and to carry out such Service– wide management and technical functions as may be required; to ensure Service Management Team decisions are carried out as appropriate.  
  • To provide, maintain, develop, design, implement and pro-actively improve the services provided by the Service accord with Council policy 
  • To act as a Council spokesperson on engineering and traffic matters when requested by the Service Manager or Team Manager.  
  • 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  
  • To co-ordinate, prioritise work, establish work programmes and schedules for the assigned functional areas of work and ensuring their achievement and providing or securing technical guidance and training as necessary in this connection.  
  • To 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.  
  • To 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.  
  • To be responsible for ensuring that all actions of the post holder and the staff supervised confirm to the Council’s quality standards and policies, Acts of Parliament, Statutory Instruments, Standing Orders, Service and Departmental Office Manuals, Financial Regulations, Contract Management and Administration systems and procedures, etc.  
  • To 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.  
  • To 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 

“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 
  • Thorough understanding of Quality and Customer Care issues including awareness of Quality Assurance 
  • 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 use of IT including word processing packages, spreadsheets, presentation packages and databases and AutoCAD 
  • 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 implement and maintain those management and administrative systems, including IT systems, necessary for the delivery of cost effective, high quality services 
  • Ability to prioritise and work effectively, under pressure and within tight schedules 


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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. 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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