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Adoptions Engineer

City of York Council
York, North Yorkshire
£31,887 to £36,380 per annum
Closing date
7 Aug 2022

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Environment, Highways
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Full time
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Job Details

We have an exciting opportunity to join City of York Council’s Highway Adoptions team to support the delivery of a large number of housing and commercial development sites progressing to construction stage in the coming months and years.

In this key role, you will provide technical support to the highway authority to check and approve drawings, monitor development sites as they are built to ensure that they are delivered in line with approved technical drawings and support the timely adoption of highway infrastructure in York.

We are looking for candidates who can demonstrate:

  • Experience of working with a Local Authority or a house builder in either an engineering or a highways adoption role.
  • Ability to independently review drawings, visit sites and address construction issues with developers whilst ensuring that the authority’s interests are protected at all times
  • Ability to interpret and produce engineering drawings and design information
  • Ideally, you will also hold a relevant civil engineering related qualification or be able to demonstrate equivalent experience

You can apply online here or, if you would prefer, please send your CV to

Please note - your CV must contain (as a minimum):

  • Name and contact details (telephone, email, address)
  • Full employment history (name of employer, job titles, dates of employment and salary)
  • Qualifications
  • Explanation of any gaps in employment
  • Contact details of at least two referees including current / most recent employer

The Council is committed to investing in the talent and wellbeing of our staff and can offer a generous annual leave allowance, access to the Local Government Pension Scheme, comprehensive Health & Wellbeing initiatives and a reward package which recognises your contribution. We can offer flexible working practices, community engagement and volunteer activities and, as part of our commitment to you, promote continuous Learning & Development. In addition we also offer a growing range of discounts, rewards and savings.

As this role is public facing, applicants will need to demonstrate, at interview, their competency to converse and provide advice and guidance to members of the public, in spoken English to CEFR level C1: Can express him/herself fluently and spontaneously, almost effortlessly. Only a conceptually difficult subject can hinder a natural, smooth flow of language.

For further information or an informal discussion please contact Helene Vergereau, Traffic and Highway Development Manager, or on 01904 552077 

Closing date: Sunday 7 August

Interview date:  Applications will be considered on receipt and interviews arranged for any suitable candidates on a rolling basis. We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.

Job Description


The City of York has a rich history stretching back nearly 2000 years; George VI once said that: 'The history of York is the history of England'. York has a wealth of heritage and history. York attracts over four million visitors a year and popular destinations include York Minster, which is the largest Gothic cathedral in Europe, the Castle Museum, the National Railway Museum and the Jorvik Viking Centre. Tourism is an important industry in York and the city also has a thriving bioscience, technology and research sector, centred on the City's Science Park. Other major employers include Nestle, City of York Council and York Hospitals NHS Trust. York has excellent transport links, being on the East Coast Mainline and close to the A1M. From York seaside resorts such as Scarborough, Whitby and Filey or the North York Moors National Park are a short journey by road or rail.

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