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Highway Improvements Assistant Engineer

Role Responsibility

The KCC Transportation Department has recently been restructured and this has opened up various exciting opportunities to work within the Road Safety and Active Travel Team.  We are looking for an Assistant Engineer to work within the East Highway Improvement Team.  You will be representing KCC in the community and will be expected to deliver excellent customer service to the residents of Kent.

Using excellent technical, management and people skills you will assist the team to deliver a common sense approach to high quality and cost effective highway improvement schemes across the East of Kent.  This will include (but not be limited to) assisting the team to identify, develop, plan and deliver highway improvement schemes including Casualty Reduction Measures, Local Transport schemes, Combined Member Grants and Parish Council schemes in an efficient and cost effective way, ensuring that consistent processes are implemented.

The Highway Improvements team work across three groups of interconnected work streams. These are divided into Community and Engagement, Planning and Advice and Design and Delivery. The Assistant Engineer will work in the Design and Delivery team but it may be necessary for them to move across the other two if there is an identified need.

The role requires good communication and inter personal skills, with the ability to deal with the public in difficult circumstances, be self motivated, willing to learn and the ability to manage workloads.

A desire to complete, or already be working towards, an HNC in civil engineering is essential for the role. 

The role(s) will be a full-time position on a 37 hours per week contract (Mon-Fri).  Candidates would be able to utilise hybrid working with a mixture of working from home and the office. The office base would be either the Ashford or Aylesford KCC Depot which can be agreed with the successful candidate(s). Candidates will need to have a full UK driving licence.

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. 



Contact Details

Please contact Wendy Boorman on 03000 413539 or Louise Winch on 03000 419302 if you wish to to discuss the role in more detail

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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