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Title Drainage Development Engineer
Ref HE/3357
Directorate Operations
Preferred Location Stirling House, Mansfield
Salary £33,340 - £36,674
Number of Positions 2
Working Pattern Full Time
Closing Date 19 May 2017

About Us

Highways England is the new government owned company responsible for driving forward our motorways and major A roads. This includes; modernising and maintaining the highways, running the network and keeping traffic moving. Over recent years, investment in our highways has increased. This has led to advances in technology, such as smart motorways; enabling traffic to flow better. However, even more is yet to be done.

Certainty of funding and greater flexibility will enable us to become a better business. In our first 5 years alone, we’ll invest £11 billion in motorways and A roads – boosting capacity, tackling congestion and improving safety. At the same time, we’ll improve how we work. That means we will be able to; plan roadworks better to minimise disruption; clear incidents more quickly; and save more than £1 billion by working more efficiently.

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Job Description

Highways England is currently recruiting for x2 Drainage Development Engineers to based out of our Mansfield site.

Key Responsibilities

  • Identification and development of drainage schemes from the original data analysis to value management and present recommendation for approval to the  Drainage Asset Manager
  • Engage with Technical specialists to identify sustainable and best value solutions, within the    funding and asset constraints.
  • Discuss potential solutions with the design services contractor and also the construction contractor to make sure the solution is buildable and has considered their own requirements.
  • Engagement with landowners, stakeholders and member of the public to understand their needs and concerns as part of the identification of the problem and solution
  • Engage with the Design Contractor and CWF contractors to develop a sustainable solution, taking into account new techniques and materials.
  • Provide technical advice to the supply chain and across Highways England in relevant field?
  • Maintain and assist in the development of Highways England databases and inventories of asset drainage data.
  • Carry out Site surveys to understand the asset needs
  • Prepare packages of work for the design team, ensuring the scope of the project is clearly defined

Skills and Experience

  • Degree or appropriate qualification in relevant discipline (desirable)
  • Membership of professional body (desirable) - ICE
  • Demonstrable experience in Highways Drainage asset management in an infrastructure environment
  • Demonstrable experience of applying DMRB standards to the highways network
  • Experience of undertaking drainage asset surveys
  • Proven experience in scheme development, technical solutions and advice.

All applications must be accompanied with a current CV which will be used to assess your suitability for the role. Please ensure all the skills, experience and qualifications requested are clearly demonstrated in your CV as explained in the body of the advert.

Please note that Highways England reserve the right to close the advert before the advertised closing date should a sufficient response have been received. Therefore, please complete your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

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