Description: Engineering Opportunities at Warwickshire County Council – EN001A
Engineering Design Services, Warwickshire County Council (WCC) is a civil engineering business unit within the Local Authority. The core business is comprised of the design and construction of new highway improvement schemes, but also design and maintenance of the County’s highway structure assets and traffic control and information systems.
This year WCC are aiming to appoint four new Graduate Engineers. The proposed posts will be in the Highways Capital Delivery, Bridge & Structural Design, and Traffic Control & Information Systems teams.
The Highways Capital Delivery team in Engineering Design Services comprises new and experienced engineers dedicated to project delivery at both the design and construction phase. Its aim is to improve safety, tackle congestion and enhance travel opportunities in the county. Projects include new link roads, junction improvements, cycle schemes, traffic safety schemes and town centre regeneration schemes.
The Bridge and Structural Design Team are responsible for the technical design of new highway structures often working as part of large integrated teams including a wide range of engineering disciplines. Projects range from new highway and drainage infrastructure to the improvement or replacement of existing structural assets which are close to end of life or require a change in use.
The Traffic Control and Information Systems Team designs and maintains traffic signal junctions, pedestrian crossings, variable message signs and other Intelligent Transport Systems as part of Warwickshire’s programme of highway improvements as well as developer- funded schemes. In addition, the team monitors and maintains existing traffic signals and pedestrian crossings to ensure they operate efficiently.
As a graduate civil engineer at Warwickshire County Council, you will be joining our diverse engineering team, assisting other Engineers in the delivery of projects ranging from small highway improvement schemes to multi-million-pound infrastructure projects.
Typically, the day-to-day work for the successful candidates can involve any stage of a project including the production of feasibility studies for new schemes; the technical design of new highways and structures using a broad range of techniques including advanced structural modelling software and calculations; communicating and liaising with a wide range of stakeholders and members of the public; preparing and tendering construction contracts including drawings, specifications, and contract documents; construction site supervision and contract administration.
Applicants will need to hold a valid UK or EU passport or visa to work in the UK.
It is preferable if applicants hold a full UK driving license or intend to acquire one in the near future, as sites are located across Warwickshire.
For further information please see the Job Description and Person Specification
If you hold an Masters level Degree in Civil Engineering or related subject please ensure you apply for the EN001B role.
Starting salary £26,845 pa, with clear progression set out in our Graduate Programme.
Skills and Experience
We need engineers who:
Can solve a variety of complex problems, both technical and non-technical
Are great communicators, with the ability to engage with a range of audiences
Are well-organised, with the ability to manage and maintain all types of project documentation
Have experience of using ICT including relevant Engineering/Transport Planning Systems e.g CAD
As a new Graduate Engineer, it is not necessary for you to have practical experience of working on Civil Engineering projects but candidates who have this background may find it to their advantage. If you are applying for a position in the Highways or Bridge & Structural Design Team, then Ideally you will be completing an ICE accredited BEng or BSc course and will have studied modules applicable to the type of work undertaken by Warwickshire County Council. If you are applying for a position in the Traffic Control and Information Systems Team, then a bachelor’s degree in Electrical or Electronic Engineering, IT & Computing or Transport Planning is also appropriate.
If you interested in applying for one or more of these roles, please state which roles you would like to be considered for in your supporting statement.
For new civil engineers, we provide a comprehensive training package and on the job training in addition to training courses, supported by our accredited Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) training programme. Graduate civil engineers are encouraged to join this programme to help them to achieve professional status as an Incorporated or Chartered Civil Engineer and Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers. Registration and Subscription fees are paid by Warwickshire County Council.
The role advertised will be a mixture of remote working and in Warwick Town Centre at the County Council’s main office complex, Shire Hall. Throughout the role there will be opportunities to visit project sites which are predominantly located in Warwickshire, Coventry and Solihull.
Working for Warwickshire – This is the difference you make
Warwickshire County Council is a place where everyone feelsvalued, included, safe, supported,andwelcome. Our people are at the heart of this vision, could you be one of them!
At Warwickshire County Council we are committed to ensuring Warwickshire’s economy is vibrant and supported by the right jobs, training, skills and infrastructure. Our people vision for Warwickshire County Council is a great place to work where diverse and talented people are enabled to be their best.
Your future matters to us, we provide a generous pension scheme which includes an employer contribution rate of typically around 19%, to help support your financial security during retirement. The scheme also offers a valuable package of benefits for members and their dependants. To find out more please visit: Warwickshire Pension Fund homepage – Warwickshire Pension Fund’
The benefits we offer include agile working, a valuable part of the pay and reward package for employees working in local government, generous annual leave entitlement, plus bank holidays and an additional day at Christmas, and access to Vivup benefits and discounts platform.
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If you would like to learn more about the Graduate Engineering roles and how to apply for them, please contact:
Peter O’Connor, Section Manager – Bridge & Structural Design
Closing Date: Midnight on 11th December
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Warwickshire County Council (WCC) is committed to equality of opportunity for all employees and is keen to address areas of under representation in its workforce, this is because we really understand the importance of different voices, experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds within our workforce.Therefore, we strongly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups.WCC has a number of staff network groups which provide peer support and safe spaces for employees who hold these and other identities. Seemore
Salary: *GBP*26,421 – *GBP*28,770 per annum
Package: See advert details
Contractual hours: 37
Basis: Full time