Highway Engineer – Llandrindod Wells

Technical Industries:
  • Civil
Job Type:
  • Permanent
Reference Number: SW 9914
Llandrindod Wells, UK


Role: Highway Engineer
Location: Llandrindod Wells or Brecon or Newtown
Salary: £30,507 to £32,029

Main Purpose of Post:

To support the Principal or Senior Civil Engineer in undertaking civil engineering design, maintenance and procurement on projects relating to the highway infrastructure and built environment to meet the objectives of Powys County Council in a safe, timely and cost effective manner.

Principal Responsibilities:

  • To support the Team Leader/Project Manager or where appropriate take responsibility for the preparation of design, calculations, drawings, contract documentation, estimates, reports, surveys for assigned projects and undertake such other duties as are allocated.
  • Using your engineering knowledge undertake design activities from feasibility studies to detailed design and procurement. To identify problems and the constraints of a site, and in consideration of the aims and objectives of a project develop bespoke design solutions and using your engineering judgement make recommendations based on your conclusions.
  • Actively monitor and supervise assigned schemes to deliver on time and to budget.
  • Be responsible for supervising assigned Senior Engineering Technicians, Civil Engineering Apprentices and/or Student Placements e.g. to ensure effective project delivery and support professional development.
  • To act as Supervisor and monitor the technical control of construction of works and supporting the Project Manager and/or Project Manager’s Representative on and under any Contract(s).
  • To include the measurement of works and prepare accounts for interim and final accounts. Check that works are carried out in accordance with the contract and specification. Supervise and check works undertaken by approved contractors.
  • Participating in any training and development activities in order to maintain own professional development or to enhance competence within job role. E.g. attending courses to be able to specialise and take the lead in a specific area (Bridge Maintenance, Road and Bridge Design, Road Safety Auditing etc…)
  • Researching best practice, keeping up-to-date with new construction policies and legislation.
  • To liaise with other agencies, statutory undertakers and stakeholders on behalf of the County Council and other clients
  • To incorporate ecological and biodiversity matters into design and construction processes.
  • Undertake public engagement and marketing strategies to ensure the best possible service is delivered to the public. Interact with members of the public, either negotiations in relation to scheme design or in dealing with enquiries and complaints relating to the work you are involved with.
  • Welsh Competency Level - I can, or am prepared to learn within a reasonable time period, how to pronounce Welsh personal and place-names correctly, and I can give and respond to basic greetings on the telephone or in person.
  • There is no DBS Check requirement for this position.
  • To address health and safety policies and arrangements in a proactive manner to ensure that a high standard of safe working practices are maintained.
  • To actively support and implement the principles and practice of equality of opportunity as laid down in the Council’s Equal Opportunities Policy.


  • Good practical experience of Highway or Structure Design on a range of projects
  • Experience of current design software for highways or structures
  • Experience of working within a team delivering service on time and to budget.
  • Experience in dealing with Operational workforce
  • Experience of job costing methods, financial planning and budget management.


  • A good understanding and knowledge of DMRB and MCD
  • An understanding of Health & Safety legislation and  CDM Regulations
  • An appreciation of the current construction legislation, law and best practice
  • Knowledge of the range of civil engineering procedures from feasibility to construction
  • Knowledge of structural maintenance, inspection and assessment
  • An appreciation of Environmental Legislation
  • An appreciation of financial  standing orders and corporate procedures
  • Knowledge of Chapter 8 TM
  • Ability to ‘set out’ using surveying instruments.

Registrations, Qualifications & Training

  • HND or similar in engineering related discipline
  • Degree in Civil Engineering or related topic OR Incorporated Engineer

Personal Qualities

  • Be a team player keen to be involved, and involve others, in developing projects
  • Able to prioritise workloads
  • Attention to detail and methodical approach to work
  • Be self motivated
  • Able to work with minimal supervision
  •  Good analytical skills
  • Ability to deal with the public and defuse potentially difficult situations.


  • Good organisational skills
  • Able to communicate effectively and confidently at all levels
  • Good report writing skills
  • Able to speak Welsh
  • Autocad / MX experience
  • Good IT skills, with an interest in the furthering the County IT infrastructure to enhance service provision
  • Good inter-personal skills

Other Requirements

  • Current driving licence
  • To travel in line with organisational requirements
  • Willingness to undertake work outside normal office hours on an occasional basis; including evening (until mid-night), night-time (after midnight) and weekend working

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