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Project Engineer (Dorchester)

Salary details: £35935 - £41675

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Dorset Council
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Salary details
£35,935 - £41,675
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Full Time
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John Burridge
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Closing Date
26 July 2020 11:30 PM
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Project Engineer

Permanent - 37 hours per week

£35,935 - £41,675

County Hall, Dorchester

Dorset Council is keen to recruit a Chartered Engineer with several years of experience of maintaining Bridges and Highway Structures. You will be part of a team of 12 Engineers, Technicians, Inspectors and Trainees. The team maintains, refurbishes and occasionally replaces structures within Dorset Council’s stock of highway bridges, culverts and retaining walls. We have a strong capital programme of work. The work is rewarding and, at times, challenging. Engineers in the team are responsible for seeing projects through from initiation to completion covering all aspects of design, consultation and construction.

What you will be doing

The post holder reports directly to the Team Leader, Bridges and Structures, who they will support by managing a range of bridge structural projects and structural design services. Projects for Dorset Council will be delivered by working seamlessly with construction team colleagues or partner organisations. Projects include the design of structural works and supervision of construction for developers, approval of designs by external consultants and inspection of developer led construction works. The post holder will be responsible for managing their project budgets.

The work of the Bridge and Structures team on the highway can be contentious. Post holders will be required to undertake project consultation with Dorset Council members, the public and other stakeholders. Consultation needs to be tactful, often dealing with sensitive locations and complex issues.

About you

The essential requirements for the role are:

• Chartered Engineer (CEng) membership of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) or Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE).
• Knowledge of Bridge and Structural engineering design principles, construction standards, procurement models, contract management, legislation such as CDM, codes and procedures.
• Knowledge of techniques applicable to solving structural problems in an economic and safe manner.
• The ability to manage the design of Bridge and Structure projects.
• Confident and professional communicator both written and verbal.
• Knowledge of democratic and statutory processes related to Bridge and Structures projects.

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.

For more information about our new council visit www.DorsetCouncil.gov.uk/about

Dorset Council provides a framework to explain the behaviours expected from everyone who works, or volunteers, for Dorset Council regardless of their role or grade within the organisation, find more information about this here. The behaviours will form part of the selection process, where you will be asked to evidence when you have demonstrated them.

Additional Information

A full driving licence is essential. This position has a significant travel requirement. This means that there is a requirement for a vehicle (or transport deemed to be suitable by the council) supplied by the post holder to be available on most working days in order to carry out normal duties. Employees in positions with a significant travel requirement are required to provide a replacement vehicle if their usual vehicle is not available over an extended period.

The ability to communicate with our customers fluently and accurately in written and spoken English is essential for this role.

Post holders should be comfortable working in water or from a boat, climbing ladders and working at height (Scaffolds and MEWP).

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