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Highways Improvements - Engineer (Dorchester)

Salary details: £25481 - £37890

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Dorset Council
Occupational group
Salary details
£25,481 - £37,890
Job term
Full Time
Appointment type
Fixed Term
Joseph Rose
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01305 225427
Closing Date
25 October 2020 11:30 PM
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Highways Improvements - Engineer

Fixed term until 31 March 2023 - Full time 37 hours

£25,481 - £37,890

County Hall, Dorchester

The Highway Improvements Team in the Assets and Infrastructure Service at Dorset Council are preparing to deliver an extensive programme of sustainable transport schemes in east Dorset. The schemes are supported by a £79 million funding package as part of the Transforming Cities Fund (TCF), recently awarded to Dorset and BCP Council's. As an Engineer in the Dorset TCF project team you will be involved in the design and construction supervision of new cycleway, footway and bus priority schemes.

What you will be doing

Based in Dorchester, close to the Heritage Coast, this exciting role gives the opportunity to work on a significant package of new sustainable transport schemes, while building on your existing highway design capabilities, Auto CAD skills and contract supervision experience. There will be the potential opportunity for a mix of home and office working while working in a small team of engineers dedicated to the design a delivery of a range of projects to a challenging programme and budget. The role can also provide opportunities to undertake site supervision and work in collaboration with our partners and specialists from other disciplines.

About you

You will be educated to at least HND/HNC standard in civil engineering or a related subject and have current knowledge of highway design and construction standards, procedures and health and safety requirements. Good AutoCAD skills are very important and a working knowledge of Civils 3D will be an advantage, plus any specific experience of current cycleway design standards. For appointment to the higher salary levels in this post you will need to demonstrate significant post qualification highway design experience together with strong communication and report writing skills.

Working at Dorset Council

This is a unique opportunity to join a brand new council in Dorset – home to the spectacular Jurassic Coast and thriving market towns and villages with a strong sense of community and identity.

On 1 April 2019, five district and borough councils and the county council were replaced by the new Dorset Council which will deliver more efficient, accessible and modern public services. 

You will have the opportunity to build your career in a modern, flexible and inclusive organisation, and this is an exciting time to join – at the start of our journey together.

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Additional Information

Qualification up to a minimum of HND/HNC

This post has a significant travel requirement and you are contractually required to have a vehicle (or transport deemed to be suitable by the council) available for use as required.

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