Senior Engineer – Projects

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Senior Engineer - Projects
Interim Position

Bradford 5235080

Posted: 1st September 2023 16:47
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  • Pay Rate:

    £38.96 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 1-2 months


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What's involved with this role:

Interim Senior Engineer - Projects   

Reference no: Bradford 5235080   

Pay Rate: £38.96 per hour PAYE   

37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours 

This opening assignment is for 1-2 months  


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. To 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 

Key Responsibilities: 


  • Provide independent judgement, advice and guidance based on evaluation and analytical skills to produce alternative solutions to a wide range of complex engineering and procurement problems, formulate recommendations and solutions appropriate to technical specialism including, but not limited to, the provision of advice related to improvements secured through legal agreements with third parties.  
  • Undertake and certify the acceptance of technical checks of engineering information provided by third parties as being in accordance with established standards and Council requirements. 
  • Carry out investigations, feasibility studies, concept designs, transportation studies, transport assessments, sustainable and integrated transport studies of alternative solutions to engineering and procurement problems as required including such schemes as may arise from the Local Transport Plan, revenue budgets and other external funding sources. Prepare feasibility designs, calculations, budget estimates, outline programmes, project briefs, work instructions and commissions for Consultants or other Service units as appropriate in line with established Contract Standing Orders using framework arrangements or specific commissions.  
  • Oversee and/or carry out the detailed design of civil, structural and highway engineering schemes including schemes. Co-ordinating the resources and requirements of other departments and bodies during the process of design.  
  • Lead the procurement, award and administration of contracts according to role 
  • Act as the Engineer’s Representative or equivalent in contractual matters related to civil engineering works including undertaking the supervision, inspection, monitoring and management of allocated construction projects ensuring compliance with documentation with regard to quality, methods of working etc.  
  • Undertake checking and evaluation of the following appropriate to role within Service 
  • Manage and contribute to the leadership of all necessary data acquisition, inspections, surveys and assessments in connection with role and undertake investigations appropriate to area of expertise including where appropriate with other public bodies. Prepare high quality written documents, statistical analysis and correspondence and maintain such manual or computerised records as necessary for the efficient and accountable operation of the Service.  
  • Be fully aware of the political dimension of a local authority and be responsive to the legitimate interests of local ward members, committees and sub-committees. Establish effective, courteous and responsive lines of communication with Members, thirds parties, the community, the press etc. to keep all clearly informed of priorities, targets and progress. Act as liaison between external parties and other internal units. Maintain manual and computerised records of all correspondence and actions.  
  • Ensure that appropriate Road Safety Audits or Checks are undertaken on all allocated projects in accordance with Service standards. Undertake road safety and similar audits and road safety reviews where appropriate to do so 

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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:


  • 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 



  • Demonstrate understanding of working in a highway engineering design office environment 
  • Demonstrate understanding of carrying out highways construction and maintenance 
  • Demonstrate understanding of Local Transport Plan process 
  • Demonstrate understanding in the use of technical software appropriate to the role (eg Micro Drainage, Hydro Works, AutoCAD, Aimsum, SATURN, PICADY, ARCADY, LinSig) 


Skills & Abilities: 

  • Able to identify, develop and design Traffic and Road Safety and Transportation Improvement Schemes  
  • Able to explain and understand current specifications, design standards, contract conditions and options for service delivery 
  • Able to make practical application of traffic and road safety legislation (e.g. Highways Act 1980, Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, Road Traffic Act 1988) 
  • Able to identify, develop and design Traffic and Road Safety and Transportation Improvement Schemes. 
  • Able to analyse and interpret traffic related data (flow, speed, accidents etc.) when appraising and designing schemes 



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Job Ref: Bradford 5235080
Senior Engineer - Projects
Client Category: Local Authority

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