Civil Engineer

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    Greater Manchester

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    Engineering, Flex roles in STEM

  • Job type:

    Super Flex

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    about 1 month ago

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Location: Trafford, Greater Manchester

About Amey

We deliver forward-thinking solutions for the world's biggest asset owners, transforming the places where we live, work and travel. Our success comes from a practical approach. We pride ourselves on solving complex challenges with original thinking, then turning it into a reality. We arrive at better answers because we ask better questions. ​

From complexity comes simplicity. ​ From better thinking, better solutions.

What is the purpose of this role?

Amey and Trafford Council are working in partnership to deliver environmental and infrastructure services for Trafford. The new partnership, formed in 2015, delivers commercial and domestic waste collections, street cleaning, grounds maintenance, highways services, bridges, road safety, street lighting and furniture, drainage and property services. The partnership will maintain and improve nearly 800 km of roads, 17,000 km footways, 150 structures, 30,000 street columns and illuminated signs and 37 parks, in addition to collecting waste from 97,000 households for 15 years. Innovative, new technology will be introduced across the services to deliver a more efficient approach for the Council and the residents of Trafford.


The Trafford Highways Consulting account provides the local highway authority function on behalf of Traffic Council. It comprises approximately 40 engineers, technicians and support staff and is organised into three teams dealing with Traffic, Development Control & Drainage and Highway Maintenance (including highway structures).

The role:

Provide support in Highways Development Management which will include planning application responses, undertaking of highway and drainage design checks for S278 and S38 works along with the site supervision and support with public rights of way.

What will this role involve?

Key responsibilities are:

  • Undertake detail design checks on highway and drainage improvement schemes,
  • Provide, assistance in producing S278 and S38 legal agreements,
  • Undertake site supervision of highway and Drainage improvement works,
  • Provide assistance with Highway responses to Planning Applications,
  • Assist in the update of the definitive map and statement,
  • Undertake technical design work including the production of electronic drawings using AutoCAD and other related software.
  • Take ownership of and resolve problems
  • Provide technical administrative support including project administration
  • Prepare technical reports for both internal and external purposes.
  • Build and maintain excellent relationships with internal and external business partners, customers and clients
  • Assist with continuous improvement in the services provided by the team
  • Assist less experienced colleagues ensuring compliance with pre-defined standards
  • Take ownership of personal development in order to build professional capability
  • Plan and prioritise own activities to ensure effective utilisation of time

What are we looking for?

  • You will ideally have a higher education qualification in civil engineering and four years proven experience.
  • Experience in the use of AutoCAD, and ideally MicroDrainage
  • Ideally experience of either working at or with a Local Authority
  • Experience of working on both Local Authority and developer led schemes as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Civil Engineering design to DMRB standards and Sewers for Adoption
  • Understanding of the CDM Regulations
  • Experience of Highways Development Management,
  • Knowledge of public rights of way,
  • Technical/Business Skills:
  • Play a supporting role to the Principal Engineer
  • Ability to work to tight timescales and budgets
  • Team player
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Flexible and enthusiastic in approach
  • Developing and motivating self and others
  • Well organised
  • High level of computer literacy including competency in the use of Microsoft Office
  • Building excellent customer and client relationships

In return:

Our rewards make us better people here at Amey Consulting. If you're happy, you'll think better. It's a simple formula but one that puts your wellbeing as a top priority, that's why we've worked hard to build a reward and benefits program that puts you first, including;

  • Competitive salary
  • Exceptional development and progression plan
  • Contributory Pension Scheme
  • Minimum 24 days holiday + Bank Holidays
  • Additional Leave Purchase Scheme

Amey Rewards Portal including healthcare, dental and childcare vouchers

What makes this role unique?

Our success comes from a practical approach. We pride ourselves on solving complex challenges with original, real-world thinking, then turning it into a reality. Your solutions will have impact, making a genuine difference to people's lives. It's what makes a career with us unlike any other.

We value collective expertise, but also the spark one person can bring. As one of us, you can really be you, because your individuality is an asset. You'll be surrounded by people who want you to thrive and embrace new challenges.

You'll work in a team that is open-minded and where every idea will count. You'll be stretched, but always supported. Well recognise your hard work and look after your well-being too. You'll be empowered to play your part and achieve, encouraged to fulfil your own ambition as well as the shared one.