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Highway Improvements Project Engineer

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

Role Responsibility

The KCC Transportation Department has recently been restructured and this has opened up an exciting opportunity to work within the Road Safety and Active Travel Team.  We are looking for a Project Engineer to work within the Highway Improvement Team in the East of Kent.  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 Kent.  This will include (but not be limited to) identifying, developing, planning and delivering small to medium 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 Engineer will work mainly in the Design and Delivery stream but it may be necessary for them to move across the other two if there is an identified need.

The role requires a good knowledge of relevant standards, national and local guidelines including Term Maintenance contracts, TSRGD and other highway documentation. You will need excellent communication and interpersonal 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 firm understanding of how Highway Authorities and Local Government work will be required.
You will be required to present the road safety and active travel group in a positive light to the public and of course our internal customers and elected members. The role requires strong communication skills, a high level of professionalism and the ability to work closely with other team members to ensure customer response deadlines are met.

A requirement to have or be working towards an HNC in civil engineering is essential for the role or relevant experience. 

The role 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.

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.

Contact Details

For more information about the role, please contact Wendy Boorman on 03000 413539 or Louise Winch on 03000 419302

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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