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Senior Engineer Bridges

North Yorkshire County Council
North Yorkshire
£40,578 to £44,624
Closing date
15 May 2022

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Corporate Services, Corporate Management Team, Environment, Highways
Job role
Engineer, Head of Service
Contract Type
Full time
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Job Details

Could you embrace a stimulating workload; do you appreciate a beautiful working environment full of rich heritage amongst the counties finest countryside, towns and cities? Could you help us maintain over 2000 Highway Bridge and Structural assets, including historic coastal swing bridges; would you like to be part of a gifted, motivated and welcoming team of professional officers.

Can you lead, manage, mentor and inspire. Is a public sector role for you; benefits include cultural ambiance, satisfaction, generous holidays, flexible working, agile working from home plus a grand office and did we mention the great pension.

North Yorkshire is calling if the answer is yes to all these aspects; you won’t regret it, so please do take advantage of the role here, a rare opportunity to join the largest Council area in England and we think the best.

Our Team

Bridge and Design Services Team sits within the wider Major Projects Team of the Highways and Transportation service. Our core functions are to deliver the County Council’s Highways Asset Management service, design, construct and maintain the council’s highway structures, provide strategic/ professional guidance to colleagues in other teams dealing with highway structures. We also carry out strength Assessments and inspections on Highway Structures on the network

The role

As our Senior Engineer Bridges you will be responsible for the identification of schemes and their design to completion, on time and budget, to assess and manage the movement of vehicles which are Abnormal Loads travelling on the Highway Network, interact with partners to facilitate improved service delivery. You will also be responsible for the financial management of Capital and Revenue Projects carried out by the team to maintain the council’s infrastructure, and act as the Technical Approval Authority for the County Council

What you will bring:

You must hold a degree or HNC/HND in an appropriate discipline and have knowledge of highway design issues including Design Manual for Roads and Bridges (DMRB) and Manual of Contract Documents for Highway Works (MCHW) and be familiar with Euro codes and other construction related standards and codes/guidance, and experience of procurements of highway related works including the preparation of contract documents, as well as good working knowledge of Health & safety in construction. You will have excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to articulate technical information to non-specialists. Have the ability to problem solve and find practical solutions, have analytical and decision making skills as well as excellent organisation skills. You will also have strong ICT skills including the use of a number of different software packages, including AutoCad drawing and Asset Management packages. You will also be collaborative and supportive of the Teams warm ambiance.

What’s in it for you.

As a council we are lucky to benefit from access to modern technology enabling us to work from various locations – including other NYCC bases and from home. This post comes at no exception and the successful candidate will have an agile approach to their work, optimising resources and making the most of our flexible working options. We can offer you a comprehensive benefits package including continuous professional development; flexible working hours; local government pension scheme; salary sacrifice schemes and employee discount benefits.

This is an unusual and varied role that can be adapted to an individuals with the right skills and experience.

We can’t express enough what a great opportunity this is to land on your feet and grasp this rare opening to be part of the ongoing success story and future opportunities. Timing couldn’t be better to join at the start of a new Chapter for North Yorkshire which is transitioning to a single Council (amalgamating all 8 districts and County into one during 2023) and then devolution in 2024 where new funding opportunities will be availed to further enhance project esteem.

Contact and apply

If you would like an informal conversation regarding the role, please contact Phillip Richardson on 07812 088745

To apply please click the Apply Now link below.


The County of North Yorkshire is the largest County in England and Wales. Within the county are 598 square miles of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, and 530 square miles of the North York Moors National Park. The county is included in the Yorkshire and Humberside Region.

Whilst the economy of the County has traditionally been dependent on agriculture and tourism, there is a fast growing high technology base and this, together with other forms of light manufacturing industry, is of increasing importance. The County Council has an active policy of economic development and the predominantly rural character of the County is highly attractive to high technology businesses as well as the traditional industries of farming, food production and tourism. The County contains several centres of great historic interest, market towns that invite light industrial development, the modern coalfield area in the South, scenic, lightly populated upland areas and the extensive lowland area in the Vale of York.

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