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Highway Asset Engineer

Requisition ID: 54079

Domain: Construction/Design and Build

Contract type: Permanent

Schedule: Full-Time

EQUANS is looking for a Highway Asset Engineer to join our team in Grimsby. This is a permanent role working full time hours per week. On offer is a salary of £37,500 – £43,000 depending on skills and experience and benefits package.

What will you deliver?

Under delegated powers, Equans are required to undertake effective and systematic regimes of inspection, assessment and maintenance of the highway network to ensure the local authority discharges its statutory duty under the Highways Act 1980.

The post holder is responsible for assessing and prioritising planned maintenance works on the highway.  The post holder will be responsible for line management of the highway inspection team.

The post holder will take a lead role in the development of policies and programmes of work for highway maintenance, contributing to delivery of the Council’s Highway Asset Management Policy and Strategy, and fulfilment of the Council’s responsibilities for maintenance of the highway network, aligned to delivery of local and national objectives, to ensure that the highway network is protected as a valuable asset for future generations.

  • Direct line management of the Highway Maintenance Inspection Team.
  • Direct supervision of contractors engaged in project delivery for capital works programmes, data collection and condition surveys, and consultants engaged from time to time in project design and management.
  • Direct contact with supervisors working for contractors engaged in project delivery including negotiations regarding changes to project brief, contract performance and payment.
  • The post holder will be expected to design and develop innovative ways in which the Highway Asset Management service can deliver the Outcomes desired by the Council and the Regeneration Partnership.
  • To identify opportunities and be innovative in seeking out new sources of additional revenue and capital funding to support and enhance the highway asset management service.
  • Control and manage data delivery from specialist contractors for routine and ad-hoc highway condition survey, including validation and import into the highway asset management system
  • Using highway condition data and relevant asset information to inform and develop future programmes of preventative and planned maintenance works.
  • Assist with the integration of the highway asset management policy and strategy within the broader transport policies of the Council.
  • Contribute to the development of highway infrastructure construction and maintenance policies and standards which promote the safety and serviceability of the highway network, requiring minimal whole life expenditure.
  • Ensure compliance with relevant Codes of Practice relating to highways maintenance activities e.g. Well Managed Highway Infrastructure. 
  • Act as Duty Officer (after training) and decision maker for weather forecasting (on rota) and ice prediction systems to determine the required action for the precautionary treatment of the highway network in respect of salting and snow clearing. 
  • Undertake and complete the annual review of the NELC Winter Service Policy.
  • Undertake such other duties as may be reasonably expected at this level.

What can we offer you?

On offer is a salary of £37,500 – £43,000 depending on skills and experience and benefits package which includes;

  • 24 days annual leave (+ public holidays)
  • Life Cover equivalent to 1 times annual salary
  • Employee discount shopping schemes on major brands and retailers
  • Gym membership discounts 
  • Cycle to work scheme 
  • Holiday purchase scheme
  • 2 corporate social responsibility days per year
  • Broad range of learning opportunities, such as professional qualifications, collective/individual training, and personalized support programmes
  • Attractive Employee Referral Rewards Scheme
  • Access to our growing employee networks including WiE (Women in EQUANS), RISE (BAME), LGBTQI+, Working Parents, YPN (Young Persons Network) and our Disability Network
  • 24/7 Employee Assistance Program and access to mental wellbeing app

Who are we looking for?

  • Relevant experience in Highway Maintenance / Civil Engineering or relevant associated discipline
  • Qualified to HND / HNC (or equivalent) in Civil Engineering or relevant associated discipline
  • Knowledge of relevant legislation and regulatory framework for the provision of highway services
  • Knowledge and experience of highway construction methods, maintenance treatments, materials and equipment
  • Knowledge of highway asset management systems
  • Management or supervisory experience
  • Understanding of Health and Safety legislation and good practice relating to highways and construction
  • Budget and project management skills which are essential to ensure the effective delivery of the service with limited resources

Who are we?

EQUANS is a world leader in energy services with nearly 100,000 employees working in more than 50 countries, with an annual turnover of over 17 billion euros.  

In the UK & Ireland, EQUANS is a provider of technical, FM, regeneration and energy services – with specialist capabilities in smart buildings, green mobility, district & embedded energy and decentralised renewables.

EQUANS’ 13,500 UK & Ireland employees combine these activities to help businesses, public sector organisations and government to embrace the energy transition towards net zero, and also the digital & industrial transitions that are redesigning the way we move, work and live.

EQUANS is a Bouygues group company.


What’s next?

If this role is of interest to you, please click below to register, apply, and track your progress! A member of our Resourcing Team will review your application and be in touch.

At Equans we’re committed to delivering a culture where everyone’s voice is heard and supported. We know the value a diverse workforce creates, delivering better results for our people, customers, and stakeholders. Diversity and inclusion is at the core of what we do, should you join Equans you’ll find a welcoming and open workplace where you’re supported and encouraged to be your true self at work. You’ll also have access to our growing employee networks including WiE (Women in Equans), RISE (BAME), LGBTQI+, Working Parents, YPN (Young Professionals Network) and our Disability Network.

For this role, you must have evidence of the right to work in the UK. Unfortunately, we are not able to offer a re-location package with this job role.  Certain roles may require applicants to undergo a Disclosure check, as noted in the role requirements.

The EQUANS Resourcing Team supports this job advert. Agency involvement is not required. All related enquiries must come to the resourcing team not direct to EQUANS Managers.

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EQUANS is a multi-technical expert that offers a comprehensive range of services across facilities management, energy management and construction.

As an international market leader, we help our customers in the 3 major transitions of today: the energy transition, the industrial transition and the digital transition.