Senior Engineer - Structures

Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
£44,632 - £49,298
19 Apr 2021
21 May 2021
Job role
Contract Type
Full time

MK is growing and so are we!

We’re looking for talented individuals to be part of our expanding team working on everything from local schemes to large £multi-million projects. We have a variety of roles available now covering a wide range of skills and experience within the highways sector. ​

So, if you are looking for a new challenge and want to be part of our growing team get in touch to find out more or apply.​

No agencies, please.

About us

Milton Keynes is a place of opportunity.

The city is expanding through housing and industrial development and with our ‘can do’ attitude we embrace innovation and technologies such as the e-scooters, driverless pods and cars, delivery robots and rapid transit systems.

The Council’s Highways team is a key part of this development.

Our Scheme teams work closely with developers in the new areas of the city and our Asset team are always looking at how we can apply new techniques and technology to maintain our roads, the unique redway network and other assets. We’re also involved in big events that come to MK like the Rugby World Cup and Women’s UEFA!

The opportunities to grow and learn as an individual and a professional are here. We support and develop our Highways team to be the best they can be, whether it’s training opportunities or getting involved in different projects to get the right experience.

If you want to know more why not have a chat with us or better still, see what our own employees say about working in Highways in MK on our YouTube page

The role

We are responsible for over 900 bridges and other structures in Milton Keynes ranging from Grade I and II bridges, historical iron bridges through to large concrete and steel tension bridges.

With several future projects coming up this is an exciting time for a Senior Engineer to join our team.  

You will provide technical expertise and mentoring in the design, assessment, inspection, strengthening and refurbishment of Bridges and Other Structures (Structures) applying effective asset management to ensuring the structures are safe for use and fit for purpose in accordance with the Highways Act.

You will also be the supervising engineer for the bridge inspection programme and other projects in the team, manage and monitor improvement works to existing and new structures in line with our standards.

As an experienced engineer you will undertake the role of Technical Approval Authority for highway structures on behalf of the Council and will act as the supervising inspection engineer for the inspection programmes including technical review and sign off inspection reports.

For an informal discussion about this role please call 07717151717 (Mon-Fri 9am -5pm) or leave a voicemail with your contact details outside these hours and we will call you back.

Closing date for applications is 5pm Friday 21 May 2021.

In return we can offer:

Annual Leave

An initial 27 days holiday per year in addition to statutory and public holidays.


Local Government Pension Scheme with 19.7% employer contribution

Health & Wellbeing

Trained Health Champions to signpost and support

Shopping Discounts

Including supermarkets, travel and gym memberships

Work-Life Balance

Flexi time, part time, job share and term time only working options

Training and Support

Access to development courses, coaching, mentoring and support