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Senior Highways Engineer

Barnet (City/Town), London (Greater)
£45,000 - £55,000
Closing date
17 Sep 2021

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Environment, Environmental Management, Highways, Streetscene, Traffic Management, Transport Planning
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Full time
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Design stronger communities as a senior highways engineer

Join us as a senior highways engineer for Capita RE Highways, a joint venture between Capita and London Borough of Barnet, where you'll play an important role shaping the future of our business. We're in the middle of a transformation, remobilising our services to bring in new systems and policies so we can delight both customers and local residents.

As the go-to technical representative for highways maintenance, you’ll play a key role on the Asset Management Team. You’ll design a portfolio of projects for the carriageway and footway network, drainage systems and road markings, including the innovative Network Recovery Programme (NRP). At all times, you’ll keep delivery within budget and help us achieve sustainable, cost-effective methods of maintenance.

We’ll support you to develop yourself and you’ll have access to our newly designed suite of enhanced training products, as well as other learning and development opportunities. We’re looking for the right person for this role, so we don’t mind where you’re located, as long as you’re able to travel into Barnet to attend on-site and client meetings when needed for various projects. Apply now and you’ll have a hugely positive impact on the Barnet community now and into the future.


What you’ll be doing:

  • designing and supervising projects of varying complexity, preparing estimates, working drawings and contract documents.
  • preparation and specification for tendering and implementation of highways maintenance contracts, as well as analysing and reporting on returned estimates and tender documents.
  • developing and reviewing the service plan for public open space drainage, to contribute to the Area, Group and Directorate business plans.
  • responding to emergency situations in line with service requirements and the Council's civil emergency planning arrangements.
  • carrying out condition surveys and site surveys and preparing reports with recommendations.
  • supporting enforcement action including providing advice and guidance, issuing formal letters, carrying out default action, recovery of costs, and supporting prosecution.

What we’re looking for:

  • five years’ experience in Civil/Highway Engineering, Building Services Engineering, Transportation or equivalent.
  • a degree in Civil Engineering, Water Engineering, Transportation or equivalent.
  • experience in the delivery of drainage and/or flood risk management schemes, from pre-design to implementation and sign-off.
  • experience of an asset management approach.
  • detailed specialist knowledge of legislation, technical specifications, standards and codes of practice, and ongoing developments in highways drainage.

Government Services

At Government Services, we’re transforming the way governments and local councils serve the public. We’re using technology, innovation and domain knowledge to improve services and deliver savings. Our teams are answering 30,000 emergency service calls every day and our Ultra Low Emissions Zone is helping Londoners breath cleaner air.

About Regional Enterprise Ltd

Regional Enterprise Ltd (Re) is the joint venture between the London Borough of Barnet and Capita. Together, we’re providing new ways to deliver services and meet the needs of the businesses and residents in our local community. Our projects include traffic and highways management, creating new sustainable travel options for local residents, regeneration and planning and development. Join us and discover better as you shape the lives of Barnet residents.

What’s in it for you?

  • A competitive basic salary.
  • Initial 23 days’ holiday with the opportunity to buy extra leave.
  • Company matched pension, life assurance, a cycle2work scheme, 15 weeks’ fully paid maternity, adoption and shared parental leave, paternity pay of two weeks…and plenty more.
  • Voluntary benefits designed to suit your lifestyle – from discounts on retail and socialising, to health & wellbeing, travel and technology.
  • Flexible working options available – just ask.

You’ll get the chance to follow your chosen career path anywhere in Capita. You’ll be joining a network of 55,000 experienced, innovative and dedicated individuals across multiple disciplines and sectors. There are countless opportunities to learn new skills and develop in your career, and we’ll provide the support you need to do just that. Our purpose is to create a better outcome for you.

What we hope you’ll do next:

Choose ‘Apply now’ to fill out our short application, so that we can find out more about you.

We’re an equal opportunity employer, which means we’ll consider all suitably qualified applicants regardless of gender identity or expression, ethnic origin, nationality, religion or beliefs, age, sexual orientation, disability status or any other protected characteristic. We recruit and develop our people based on merit and their passion for creating better outcomes, and we’re committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.


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