Published: 11th Jan 2021

Website Staffordshire County Council

Senior Engineer – Sustainable Development

Salary:  £42,821 – £46,845 per annum (pro rata)

 37 Hours per week – Permanent

We are looking to recruit a highly motivated professional as the council’s new Senior Engineer of Sustainable Development, responsible to the Head of Sustainable Development within the Economy, Instructure and Skills Directorate.

This is a key role as a member of the council’s retained structure, helping to influence strategy, policy and deliver highway infrastructure development and improvement through our Infrastructure+ Partnership with our service provider Amey and other public, private and 3rd sector organizations in support of delivery of these strategies and policies.

The successful applicant should have significant highway contract experience in a wide range of schemes including major improvement projects, developer highway projects within a non-routine and complex environment from inception through to construction to financial completion and manage all set performance targets. Experience and knowledge in Local Transport Plan initiatives and transport strategies would be an advantage.

You should also be experienced at challenging the status quo and using your influencing and negotiating skills to achieve required outcomes.

Your personal style and approach should be positive, proactive and engaging to people at all levels. You will have exceptional stakeholder management skills and the ability to quickly build credible relationships within Infrastructure+ and with external organisations.

This Authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Staffordshire County Council is an equal opportunities organisation and Disability Confident employer. We encourage applications from all background and communities

As part of our commitment as a Disability Confident employer, we offer a guaranteed interview to anyone with a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post.

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Closing Date: 07 February 2021
Interview Date: TBC

For more information about the role please contact: Dale Arthur Head of Sustainable Development by email:

Please be aware, only application forms completed online will be accepted. We will not accept CV’s or Word application forms.

Our Values

The County Council has adopted a set of values that seeks to achieve the best outcomes for its citizens, communities and employees.

Our People Strategy sets out what we all need to do to make Staffordshire County Council a great place to work, where people are supported to develop, flourish and contribute to our ambitious plans.

Our values are at the heart of the Strategy to ensure that the focus is on what is important to the organisation and the people it serves:

  • Ambitious – We are ambitious for our communities and citizens
  • Courageous – We recognise our challenges and are prepared to make courageous decisions
  • Empowering – We empower and support our people by giving them the opportunity to do their jobs well.

Benefits for working for us….

We recognise that it is our employees that are central to everything we do. We aim to create a supportive working environment where employees can achieve their full potential and achieve a healthy work-life balance.

In addition to your salary, as a member of staff, you will have access to a range of benefits including:

  • An excellent local government pension scheme
  • Generous holiday entitlement from 24 up to 33 days (plus 2 extra statutory days and bank holidays) depending on job role and length of service
  • The option to buy up to an additional 2 weeks annual leave
  • A range of flexible working options, depending on your job role, which includes agile working, flexible retirement
  • Family Friendly Policies – maternity, adoption, paternity and parental leave
  • Volunteering Scheme
  • Training and development opportunities, including coaching and mentoring
  • Access to health and wellbeing support (including Occupational Health, Physiotherapy and Counselling Services)
  • Eye care vouchers
  • Car lease scheme / cycle & car loan scheme / employee car share scheme
  • Bus and rail travel discounts

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