Senior Engineer– Engineering & Surveying

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Senior Engineer– Engineering & Surveying
Bradford, Yorkshire
Interim Position

Bradford 5227973

Posted: 10th May 2023 09:45
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  • Pay Rate:

    £ 38.96 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    35-37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 2 months

  • Bradford, Yorkshire,

    BD1 1HX

What's involved with this role:


Interim Senior Engineer– Engineering & Surveying

Reference no: Bradford 5227973 

Pay rate: £ 38.96 per hour PAYE

This opening assignment is for 2 months

Full UK Driving Licence

The post holder will act as Council's Project Lead for the Transforming Cities Fund West Bradford Cycle Superhighway scheme. Role will be working with the Council's appointed contractor (Balfour Beatty) and their Professional Service Providers.

Key responsibilities:

  • Carry out feasibility and concept studies, public engagement and consultation, design, inspections, assessments, procurement, construction supervision and project management on a variety of highway, structural, casualty reduction, traffic management, traffic signal and UTC, integrated transport, public transport and civil engineering projects for programmes undertaken by the service on behalf of internal and external clients.
  • Support and advise elected members of Council and MPs as the accountable representatives of the public and other key stakeholders and to support the Principal Engineer in the performance of functions associated with the servicing of Council and other committees, neighbourhood forums and public engagement events.
  • Initiate, develop and promote Local Transport Plan and Community Strategy projects
  • Be responsible for the supervision and direction of junior members of the team in relation to the delivery of projects and activities of the service including Engineers, Technicians, Inspectors, Clerks of Works and Apprentices.
  • Ensure that the Council’s legal obligations as Highway Authority under the Highways Act, Road Traffic Act and other allied legislation are fulfilled.
  • Ensure the services delivered meet the needs of local people, that continuous improvement in delivery is actively pursued and that the performance targets are achieved.


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


Experience & Knowledge / Technical skills

  • Experience of driving projects through the West Yorkshire Combined Authority Assurance Process to ensure that the project meets its deadlines for approvals and delivery
  • HNC/D in Civil Engineering (pre-1999 intake) or related discipline OR BSc (Hons) in Civil Engineer (post 1999 intake) OR NVQ Level 6 in Civil Engineering OR other qualification certified by the Engineering Council UK as academic base for Incorporated Engineer status
  • Incorporated Engineer status OR Transport Planning Professional Training Review
  • Experienced in the use of technical software appropriate to therole (eg Micro Drainage, Hydro Works, AutoCAD, Aimsum, SATURN, PICADY, ARCADY, LinSig)
  • Experienced in identifying, developing and designing Traffic and Road Safety and Transportation Improvement Schemes
  • Prince 2 Project Management
  • Stakeholder engagement



Skills & Abilities


  • Proven management skills with demonstrable ability to deliver through and with people.
  • Ability to manage time and work schedule within strict deadlines
  • Ability to control budgets, tasks, people and resources
  • Ability to manage contractual issues
  • Ability to explain and understand current specifications, design standards, contract conditions and options for service delivery
  • Good organisational skills and the ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines as part of a team and independently.
  • Excellent communication and analytical skills.
  • Ability to work with high level internal and external stakeholders.
  • ICT Skills: Strong IT skills including Microsoft packages or equivalent (e.g. G Suite).


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.

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.

If you have previously applied to one of our vacancies and have already sent the required supporting documentation to us, please make this clear when you re-apply as this will help speed up your application.

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.


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. Full Driving licence, access to a vehicle or access to means of mobility support.
  5. 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.


Please note that clients invariably ask us to strip out contact details from CVs before we submit them for consideration. This is always quicker and easier to do if you send your CV to us in Word format, rather than as a PDF please

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Senior Engineer– Engineering & Surveying
Client Category: Local Authority

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