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Graduate Structures Engineer

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Role Responsibility

Kent County Council Highways and Transportation are looking for motivated Graduate Civil Engineers to expand their Structures Team who are looking to develop their technical skills and expertise. You will gain experience with highway structures such as bridges, culverts, retaining walls, vehicle restraint systems and reinforced earthworks.  

The Structures Team are part of the Highways business unit, which is responsible for approving, inspecting, repairing and maintaining KCC highways. The aim of the Team is to keep KCC highways safe and provide the best highway service to Kent’s residents, visitors and businesses whilst ensuring the sustainability and cost effectiveness of any proposals. 

The Graduate Structures Engineer role is a KR8 grade full time role, although we are open to flexible working requests and will consider alternative arrangements if required. All we ask is that you let us know in your application if you wish to explore this option. The role will be based in KCC’s Ashford Henwood depot although staff may work from home when not required in the office. The Highway Structures Team has a number of sub-teams, and the successful Graduates may be placed in any of these teams. The successful applicants will develop the ability to provide technical advice and assist with general project management of schemes, including:   

  • Undertake civil/structural engineering roles for the respective Team Leaders, this may include assisting with approving designs for new structures, vehicle restraint systems or geotechnical assets, planning and implementing the inspection and assessment programme for existing assets or delivering our capital and revenue works schemes.   

  • Assist with site visits and construction audits to ensure assets are being constructed in accordance with agreed and approved designs.  

  • Assist in the preparation of risk assessments and method statements.  

  • Assist with budget planning and reporting in areas of responsibility within the team.   

  • Assist in the preparation of briefs to consultants and other service providers to deliver projects.  

We would love to hear from people who can prioritise competing demands and objectives and who enjoy working in a varied and passionate team. In return we offer a generous pension, extensive training opportunities and a flexible approach to working with a focus on the people in the organisation as individuals. KCC are committed to your ongoing professional development and are able to set up mentoring arrangements for the Institution of Civil Engineers to and to providing a rounded experience to facilitate this.  

Due to the remote nature of the many sites, this role is subject to holding a Full UK Driving Licence – The Council is committed to making reasonable adjustments so whilst this job requires the jobholder to drive your application will still be considered if you are unable to drive due to a disability.

This post is considered by KCC to be a customer-facing position. The Council therefore has a statutory duty under Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) to ensure that post holders have a command of spoken English/Welsh sufficient for the effective performance of the job requirements. The appropriate standards are set out in the Job Description/Person Specification. Applicants must also be able to demonstrate that they have the right to work in the UK.  

KCC flexible deployment policy may apply to this role. 

Contact Details

For more information about the role, please contact Fiona Paine on 03000 418981

About the Company

KCC is committed to building a workforce which reflects the diversity of the county's working residents, encouraging applications from people of all ages, abilities, genders, sexual orientations, ethnic backgrounds and faiths, and aspires to create an inclusive workplace where everyone can be themselves at work.

Please note – if you are interested, please apply as soon as possible as the closing date for this advert may be earlier than stated should a number of suitably qualified candidates apply.

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