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Structures Asset Engineer

Role Responsibility

Kent County Council Highways Transportation and Waste are looking to recruit to their Structures Asset Management Team. This team forms part of the Highways Asset Management business unit who inspect, repair and maintain KCC highways to keep them safe and provide the best highway service to Kent’s residents, visitors and businesses, whilst co-ordinating activities on the highway to minimise disruption to road users and facilitate utility services. They do this by balancing asset management principles, local operational needs and available resource.

The Structures team are responsible for the management and maintenance of the highway structures assets such as bridges, tunnels, sign gantries, culverts and retaining walls. These assets are varied in respect of their age, construction, material, span and location.

We are looking for a Structures Asset Engineer to provide engineering support for the maintenance and refurbishment of highway structures assets. Aspects of the role include, but are not limited to, project and asset management, stakeholder engagement and advice, liaising and working closely with other KCC teams, along with associated financial control and administrative tasks.

This full-time role will be primarily based in KCC’s Ashford Highways Offices, but some travel within Kent will be expected to meet the demands of the job. In the current climate, staff are working from home or in reduced occupancy and Covid-assessed offices. Computer hardware will be provided to facilitate the safest environment possible whilst ensuring the continuation of the business needs.

If you have the ability to succeed in this role and are able to prioritise competing demands and objectives, coupled with diplomacy and experience of managing projects in a complex environment, you could be the person we are looking for.

In return we offer a generous pension, extensive training opportunities and a flexible approach to working.

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

Neill Coppin on 03000 422413 or Paul Hopkins on 03000 413675

About the Company

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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