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Highways Technician / Engineer

BCP Council
Bournemouth, Dorset
22.813£ - 42.821£
Closing date
22 Aug 2021

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Environment, Highways, Traffic Management, Transport Planning
Job role
Engineer, Technician
Contract Type
Full time
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Would you like to work for an organisation whose values include respect, passion, integrity, innovation and pride? Would you like to live in a conurbation renowned for its natural beauty? With long stretches of golden sand and stunning gardens, we have an international reputation, attracting millions of visitors each year. With the New Forest on our doorstep, there is something for everyone to enjoy in this vibrant community.

BCP Council has recently formed as one of the country’s newest and largest unitary authorities and you will have the opportunity to help shape the future of Engineering Services within the authority. We have just been awarded £79M for Transforming the way our residents and visitors travel and are expecting further funding for additional Active Travel Measures, as well as ongoing funding through the Local Transport Plan Programme.

We have a number of exciting opportunities to join our Engineering Services, working for a newly formed local authority where transformation and digital ways of working are at the heart of what we do. Some of our roles include:

As an experienced Highway Design Engineer, you’ll see schemes progress from early design to construction. You’ll feel inspired to challenge yourself, as well as your colleagues. You will work on a variety of projects across the conurbation from major highways improvements through to a diverse range of small and medium highways and structural design projects. We would love to hear from Engineers who have developed their skills over several years since graduating and have experience of working within constrained urban highway environments and can demonstrate an experience of delivering high quality sustainable travel improvements.

As an experienced and professionally qualified Street Lighting Engineer, you will be responsible for effectively and efficiently maintaining the Council’s stock of over 38,000 street lights and illuminated to improve highway safety, reduce fear of crime and minimise energy use and to develop and implement policies in line with Street Lighting best practice. As a Street Lighting Technician you will assist in the design, supervision and monitoring of street lighting operations working closely with the Street Lighting Engineer and the Council’s Maintenance contractor.

As an experienced and professionally qualified Highway Planner/Programme Manager, you will be responsible for managing the council’s Major Capital (LTP) Programme, to provide quality place shaping designs, in accord with industry and government requirements, to meet the Council’s objectives. You will lead on programmes that deliver sustainable active travel improvements, through quality design, to create a long-lasting step change in low carbon travel.  You will be determining and prioritising the allocation of Capital funding and establishing an appropriate programme of schemes.

We are looking for enthusiastic, flexible and passionate people, who want to make a difference for their community. If you think you’re up for the challenge and want to take advantage of this opportunity, please send us your CV, along with an expression of interest of no more than 2 pages, explaining why you would like to work for us; which discipline interests you the most; what you could bring to role and the level you would like to work at with the authority.

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Please email your CV and expression of interest to


At Bournemouth Christchurch and Poole (BCP) Council we want to create a place of aspiration where plans are made and ambitions are achieved. A place that continues to compete on an international stage – a place that rivals the iconic coastal economies elsewhere in Europe and further afield.

A healthy and vibrant place where people can live independently and everyone feels a part of the future BCP Council is trying to create. We have some ambitious priorities which our Chief Executive will support and lead us to achieve:

•    Prioritise the development of a 21st Century City by the sea
•    Support the development of the digital and knowledge economies and promote inward investment
•    Develop an arts and cultural offer with a regional and national appeal
•    Prioritise housing development that supports economic growth and meets local needs
•    Prioritise the improvement of transport links to London and the South East
•    Centralise the delivery of public services in modern facilities
•    Work with higher education providers to drive large scale investment in skills

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