Senior Technician Highway Maintenance

Full Time
Job Sector:
Engineering / Technical
Swindon / Wiltshire
Salary description:
£15 - £18/ hour
Start Date:
Sydney Maurice Recruitment Ltd
Job Ref:

Our Client based in Swindon are looking for a Senior Technician Highway Maintenance

Job Purpose

To assist the Design Project Manager in the design, construction, inspection, assessment and maintenance of civil engineering projects.

Key Accountabilities

* To assume a high degree of responsibility in the progression of civil engineering projects from design through to construction including the identification and proposal of appropriate design solutions.

* To assist the Design Project Manager in ensuring that Civil Engineering projects are completed in accordance with standard highways specification, to agreed project management procedures, quality standards, timescale and budgetary constraints.

* Preparation of detailed designs, contract documents, feasibility and technical reports in accordance with the Swindon Borough Council policies, plans, procedures, specifications, standards and regulations.

* Preparing works packages, including bills of quantities, specifications and construction drawings.

* To promote and be aware of good construction works Health and Safety practices and to act as necessary to ensure safe working practices are followed.

* To participate in the SBC's Personal Development Plan (PDP) process and to carry out the work based, competency and learning objectives identified within the assessment summary.

* Dealing with enquiries from members of the public, other Council Officers and elected members.

Supplementary Accountabilities

* Develop junior staff.

* To undertake continual personal professional development and keep up to date with modern professional and industry practices.

* To assist the Design Projects Manager in meetings and presentations.

* Carry out site monitoring duties and joint site measures / inspections with the Client and / or Contractor.

* Other duties that are considered comparative with the grade of the role.

Knowledge & Experience

Experience in the design and supervision of highway maintenance works and construction practice.

Excellent written and verbal communicator.

Able to assist the Design Projects Manager in the delivery of complex engineering projects to challenging timescales.

To work and contribute well within a team.

Good working knowledge of CAD and preparation of Bill of Quantities,

Experience in pavement design, construction and materials for highways maintenance works.

Good understanding of relevant design standards, including DMRB, MCHW and TRSGD 2016.

Good understanding of CDM 2015 regulations.

Hold a valid UK driving licence.

Knowledge and Experience (Preferred).

Understanding / experience of ECC (NEC3) contracts, CESMM4, HMEP and Standard Highways Specification.

Membership of a professional Institution or working towards this.


A BTEC / HNC / HND in Civil Engineering or EngTech.

Working towards achieving CEng or IEng with a professional institution.

NRSWA qualification appropriate to role.

Decision Making

Application of engineering skill and judgement in the proposal and evaluation of solutions to civil engineering problems. To apply sensible, workable design solutions.

Assessment of acceptability of risks in the delivery of public works engineering projects including consideration of impact on level of risk to the general public.

To assist with the management and administration of civil engineering contracts.

To take into account risks of carrying out highways works and convey these through the designers risk assessment. (Schools, emergency access, services etc.)

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