Employee Specification

Essential Criteria (Grade 10)  Assessment method
Application form Interview

HNC or equivalent in construction or related field and post qualification experience.


Full Driving License


Competence in Engineering profession

Experience in related field with clear evidence of achievement.

Analytical judgement, creativity to deal with complex and varied situations


Proven experience of contract administration


Must understand customer standards and work within them

Must consider the need of the customer and value for money  

Ability to undertake liaison/consultation with a range of stakeholders


Interpersonal skills in the form of oral and written communication


Ability to translate technical knowledge into real outcomes and convey to a non-technical audience

Knowledge of construction industry.

In depth knowledge of New Engineering Contract Procedures


Knowledge of Project Management practices and principles

Working knowledge of Office of Government practices and principles


Knowledge of Financial legislation / procedures


Knowledge of design codes relevant to work area


Requirement to work additional / unsociable hours at short notice


Good Team player


Must be able to build positive relationships within / outside the team


Flexible, motivating, and progressive approach to duties


Mainly office based but mobility to attend meetings, members of the public etc.


Must prioritise workload effectively


Knowledge of Risk management

IT specialist skills for mathematical/ engineering analysis  
Knowledge of Value Engineering  
Essential Criteria (Grade 11)    

Maintaining Professional status through CPD and adhering to code of conduct


In depth knowledge of construction industry.

In depth Knowledge of Project Management practices and principles

In depth Knowledge of design codes relevant to work area

Working Knowledge of Risk Management

Working Knowledge of Value Engineering

In depth knowledge of industry best practice e.g. Rethinking Construction etc.


Working Knowledge of Value Management


IT specialist skills for mathematical / engineering analysis



Desirable Criteria (Grade 10) Assessment method
Application form Interview

CSCS – Managers and Professionals Card Holder


Institution of Occupational Safety and Health 'Managing Safely'


Membership of Association of Project Safety


Undertake role of Project Manager as defined in the NEC3 / NEC4


Qualified to Prince2 Foundation level

Undertake the role of Principal Designer as defined by the CDM Regulations 2015 and demonstrate professional development / competence.


Both public and private construction / management experience

Analysis of complex problems, development of solutions and conveyance to non-technical audiences.

In depth practical knowledge of CDM regulations, Health and Safety at Work Act.


In depth practical knowledge of Quality Management systems including ISO 9001:2000


In depth practical knowledge of Sustainability practices and procedures including BS ISO 14001


Knowledge of PRINCE2 methodology


In depth knowledge of the Council’s Standing Orders and Constitution

Experience of leading and working in multi-disciplinary teams  
Monitors individual and team performance  

Working experience in Auto desk Auto Cad / Civils 3D

Working experience in Micro-drainage  
 Desirable Criteria (Grade 11)    

Registered Prince2 Practitioner


Job outline

Overall purpose

Delivery of a range of complex capital and revenue highway, engineering, traffic and transportation, infrastructure projects and proposals as set out in the Local Transport Plan and maintenance programmes.

Principal accountabilities

  1. Project and Programme Management of internal and external resources to deliver complex engineering solutions covering feasibility, design and construction
  2. Project Management of several simple schemes together
  3. Delivery of schemes within programme and budgetary constraints.
  4. Ensure all schemes comply with corporate objectives
  5. Provide effective advice and information to Elected Members, public bodies, the public and other stakeholders on highway, construction and transportation issues.
  6. Ensure all schemes comply with health and safety legislation, the specification and the Council’s Standing Orders.
  7. Undertake the role of Project Manager as defined by the New Engineering Contract.
  8. Respond, investigate and act upon queries from Elected Members, Parish/Town Councils, public bodies and the public. Attend meetings, compile reports, statistics, undertake correspondence and deal with complaints.
  9. Prioritise workloads. Carry out EDR's and ensure staff are aware of council policies and service standards.
  10. Undertake public consultation with specific user groups, Town and Parish Councils, Ward Councillors, Police, etc., to ensure acceptance of proposals.
  11. Directly contribute to the successful provision of a multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy service provided by the Civil Engineering Services Group, including:

  • Project management in accordance with PRINCE2
  • Ensuring current best practice in the industry
  • Technical advice
  • Feasibility studies
  • Scheme design
  • Contract administration
  • Investigation
  • Operational management

These accountabilities are not exhaustive and demand led, hence the frequency and complexity of the work may vary without changing the character of the job or the level of responsibility.

The above principal accountabilities are not exhaustive and may vary without changing the character of the job or level of responsibility.