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Title Structures Engineer - Senior Advisor, Policy
Ref HE/3283
Directorate Safety, Engineering & Standards
Preferred Location Birmingham, Manchester, Bedfords, Leeds, Bristol of Guildford
Salary £40,188 - £53,079
Number of Positions 8
Working Pattern Full Time
Closing Date 23 Oct 2017

About Us

We are responsible for operating, maintaining and improving England’s motorways and major A roads. Consider that a third of all traffic, two thirds of heavy goods vehicles, and 98% of UK businesses rely on them, and you can see why our roads, and what we do, matters so much.

It’s an exciting time to begin a career with Highways England as we invest £11 billion in our motorways and A Roads boosting capacity, tackling congestion and improving safety which why we’re so grateful to our c 4,500 employees around the country. When you work with us, you're helping to connect communities, sustain business and support the economy. And with responsibility for major projects, working here is also a great move for your career.

Job Description

The role:

We are looking for Senior Structures Engineers to join the Policy Team within the Structures Technical & Engineering Groups based from any of our main offices (Bedford, Birmingham, Bristol, Leeds, Manchester or Guildford).

The Safety, Engineering & Standards (SES) directorate supports our operational delivery by developing standards and providing specialist technical services and advice to the wider business. As part of this directorate, the Structures Technical & Engineering Groups take the lead on setting the policy for the development and management of highway structures and are responsible for the technical governance of structural assets, contributing to Highways England best practice on design, construction, management and maintenance.

A key member of our growing Structures Policy Team of 15+ expert professionals, you will use your existing broad experience of highways structures and understanding of structural behaviour, structural risk and potential collapse mechanisms, to develop expertise in specific technical/specialist areas such as; tunnels, construction and repair materials and techniques, asset management etc, allowing you to contribute to the development of structures related policy and standards. The role offers opportunities to manage research and to serve on technical committees and national industry associations.

As a Senior Advisor in our Policy team at Highways England, you will experience a technically challenging workload that will use your significant engineering knowledge, to contribute to the development, operation and maintenance of our structures assets through the development of standards and the provision of high quality technical advice.

This is a great opportunity to develop your career within structures engineering, working with industry leading experts who, like you are dedicated to quality, safety and making a meaningful contribution to the public.

About you:

To be successful in this role you will have;

  • Chartered or Incorporated Civil / Structural engineer - with broad experience in highway structural design, assessment, maintenance & construction.
  • (DESIRABLE) A specific specialist knowledge in any of the following would be beneficial: Materials & Components (Steel, Concrete, Concrete repair, Cathodic Protection, FRP, Bearings, Joints, Waterproofing, Corrosion protection, Structure Inspection, Testing and monitoring, Maintenance and repair), Standards (e.g. design, assessment, execution), Tunnels, Asset Management or Loadings


So we can really get to know you and what you can offer please include a CV with your application.

You’re also encouraged to include a covering note explaining how you're a great match for us: so please tell us how your skills, experience and qualifications meet both the role, and Highways England, requirements.

We’re expecting this role to be popular, so we may need to close the advert early if response is strong so to avoid disappointment, please apply as soon as possible

Help keep England moving. We look forward to hearing from you.

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