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Principle Engineer Highway Maintenance

This vacancy has now closed and is listed for reference only.
Vacancy Summary
London Borough Of Waltham Forest
£43,734 - £46,578
Low Hall Depot, Argall Avenue, Leyton, London, E10 7AS
Working Pattern:
Full Time
36 hours.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
19/11/2018 at 23:30 PM
Vacancy Description


Highway Network Group is responsible for the maintenance and management of about 420km of roads, 900km of footpaths and over 100 highway bridges and other structures.

As Principal Engineer – Highway Maintenance you will be responsible for the assessment, planning and undertaking of all maintenance and improvement activities on the fabric of the Borough highway network in order to ensure that the council meets its priorities and aspirations with regard to upgrading its roads and footways. This includes taking ownership of the Highway Asset Management Plan, review and update annually taking into account all relevant regulations, codes of practice and current standards.

The successful candidate will have thorough knowledge and experience of current practices, materials, specification, legislation and codes of practice relating to highways maintenance and management including developing asset management strategies and future work programmes.

Also you are expected to possess excellent communications and personnel management skills and have detailed knowledge and experience of civil engineering project management and contract administration.

The role will require developing a close working relationship with elected members, residents and businesses in managing the aspirations of local communities in relation to the highway network.

To discuss this opportunity please contact Vala Valavan, Director of Highways & Traffic Management on 020 8496 2525.

Shortlisting Date:   week commencing 29th Oct 2018

Interview Date:      week commencing 12th Nov 2018


Equal Opportunities
Waltham Forest is a diverse borough where diversity is valued and is integral to both, service delivery and employment of its staff. The Council is proud of its rich mix of communities and as the largest employer in the area, it works hard to respond to the changing needs of its population.

We use our statutory duties on race, gender and disability equality and best practice in respect of age, faith and sexual orientation to ensure equality of opportunity in the workplace.

The Council is committed to meeting its 4 equality objectives contained within the Waltham Forest Council Equality Plan 2012/2015:

- Promoting equality of opportunity

- Opposing all forms of discrimination, intolerance and disadvantage

- Ensuring our workforce reflects the diverse communities of Waltham Forest at all levels.

- Providing fair, appropriate, accessible and excellent Services to all.

Respecting Diversity is a core Council value.

How to apply
Application Information The councils preference is for on-line application forms. However if you have a disability and are unable to complete an on-line application, please ring 0208 496 4227 who will be able to arrange an alternative. For more information on how to complete your application form, follow this link: Applying for a job at Waltham Forest Council

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