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Trainee Technician - Highways

Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council
Bootle, Merseyside
£20,444 to £22,129
Closing date
27 May 2022

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Environment, Highways, Education, Skills and Learning
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Full time
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Highways Trainee Technician - 36 Hours Per Week

Full time: Permanent

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a Local Authority going from strength to strength, with an approved £12 million project to update its street lighting assets and significantly reduce its Carbon Footprint over the next 4 years. You will receive a competitive salary as well as joining a supportive team. If you are experienced in street lighting / urban traffic control.

The roles will support the Street Lighting Senior Engineers and Team Leader and be part of the team responsible for the investigation and resolution of street lighting / Urban Traffic Control (UTC) faults and enquiries, also the delivery of the £12 million street lighting asset improvement project. The roles will require you to work closely with our partners to plan, repairs, renewals and improvements. You should be able to demonstrate excellent communication and customer service skills, be organised, be able to manage your time to respond to the demands on the service. You will be required to assist other service areas, developers and third parties on the lighting and or UTC aspects of their works.

Key functions include: 

Assist as required with a wide range of engineering duties including, site visits, inspections, surveys and investigation. Preparation of reports and designs for highway, streetlighting, engineering and transportation works.

Assist with the supervision of Apprentices and contractors, including measuring and agreeing completed works.

Operate computerised systems and software for the preparation of reports, designs and for asset / fault management purposes.

Assist with the investigation of complaints.

Assist with data management and analysis.

Liaise as required with customers, third parties and other appropriate agencies both internal and external.

Provision of technical support and advice.

Equal Opportunities

Please note that all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for these jobs (as given in the Person Specification) and who want to apply under the Disability Confident Scheme will be invited to interview.

How to apply

Please apply online via the link provided.

Please note, we do not accept CV’s (unless specified on the advert).

Please fully complete the online application form.

Further information on this vacancy


What make us different?

Sefton Council is a diverse, exciting and innovative borough and is a great place to work. Sefton’s work focuses on the welfare of its communities and it strives to find better ways of improving local businesses and attract potential investors to build and promote a shared wealth and healthy environment.

The council’s major change programme is stimulating growth and prosperity by 2030 as set out in the long term planning vision for the borough.

Great values!

Sefton works hand by hand with business partners and private sector organisations to understand communities' needs and deliver a sustainable future.

Why work for Sefton?

  • Diverse range of job roles across a variety of settings.
  • Good work life balance.
  • Learning and development programme.
  • Skilled work teams.
  • A trusting, supportive working environment.
  • Strong focus on sustainability.
  • Competitive salary.


Would you like to work in an diverse, sustainable and transforming environment?

Sefton may offer the opportunity you are looking for.

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01704 533133
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