Senior Professional Engineer - Highway Contracts and Delivery

Kingston Upon Thames (City/Town), London (Greater)
RBK Grade I/J : Sp39-44/45-50 (£36,372-£41,025/£41,898-£46,608)
14 Jul 2017
13 Aug 2017
Job role
Contract Type
Full time

Kingston and Sutton are two neighbouring outer London boroughs working in strategic collaboration to improve the environment and its services for residents. They are attractive places to live and work with good commuting links across London, and with the surrounding counties. 

Kingston and Sutton have created an ambitious Shared Environment Service for the Enforcement and Highways and Transport functions with a vision to enable the delivery of sustainable boroughs with diverse transport networks and a quality environment for all to enjoy. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a new approach which is sharing services across Councils and breaking the mould of the traditional delivery model. The focus is on achieving financial savings while maintaining the quality of services and improving their sustainability. 

We need to strengthen the Highways and Transport Group with enthusiastic and talented individuals who are at the top of their game and able to help provide leadership to teams. 

The Highway Contracts and Delivery Team are one of four in the group and the Senior Professional Engineer plays an important role, being one of three in the team, and reporting to the Team Leader.

The team is responsible for:-
• Delivery of planned maintenance of the Councils’ highway assets
• Procurement, contract management and administration of relevant service contracts
• Preparation of the Highways asset management strategy
• Managing the maintenance of street lighting, highway structures and water courses

About the Senior Professional Engineer role
The Senior Professional Engineer will manage a team of 5 technical staff who deal with permanent vehicle crossovers, planned maintenance of footways and carriageways, highway asset management, sustainable drainage, public rights of way and statutory flood and water management responsibilities. The Senior Professional Engineer will also be involved in the management of relevant contracts for these services, and should be able to demonstrate an extensive knowledge and successful track record of planning and delivering Highway Maintenance, along with experience of highway asset management in a local authority environment. 

About you
You will bring with you a wealth of relevant technical, contractual and legislative knowledge, as well as a proven record of delivery in a local authority environment. You must also be able to support and empower staff whilst being effective in performance management and having an innovative and commercial outlook, which you will role model for your colleagues and team. The role involves communicating effectively with colleagues, the public and members, as well as our partners. A relevant HNC/HND/Degree and/or professional qualification is required.

For an informal discussion about the roles please contact the Group Manager, Mervyn Bartlett on 07808 521996 or email

Closing Date - 13th August 2017