Location:Haringey Council - River Park House
Closing Date:02 Oct 2022
Salary: PO6 £46,638 – £49,674 per annum
Location: Haringey, North London
Hours: 36 hours per week
Advert closing date: Sunday 2nd October 2022
Haringey Council is one of 32 in London. Haringey is an extremely diverse borough, and the Council has set clear ambitious objectives through its borough plan to make Haringey a better place to live, encourage investment and create opportunities that all can share. Haringey’s vision for the future is one of sustainable growth, in housing and jobs and on helping our residents and businesses take advantage of that growth.
We have got huge ambitions for Haringey. As the shape of local government continues to change, we are determined to rise to the challenge and find new ways to ensure that our residents enjoy the best opportunities in life. Working at Haringey gives you the opportunity to play a part in meeting those ambitions on behalf of everyone who calls the borough their home.
Highways & Maintenance
Haringey Council is embarking on a major transformation of the borough and to achieve this we are investing millions in our highway infrastructure which is the most visible, well-used and valuable physical asset managed by the Council. Our roads are crucial for the prosperity of the borough as they enable the safe and free movement of people and goods whether they are walking, cycling, driving, or using bus services.
Haringey is embarking on major highway asset management improvements, and we have created some exciting new permanent positions. These posts will help us to continue making major improvements on the highways network through essential works to our roads, highway structures, street lighting and drainage systems, so that they all work effectively.
About the role
The Principal Highway Engineer will take a lead role in the development of a strategic approach to the management of the Council’s highway assets, and in the review and design, consultation, and delivery of assigned work. This includes major planned and responsive maintenance on footways, drainage and carriageways, schemes funded through new developments including those funded through legal agreements, other externally funded highway works, regeneration schemes and streetscape works.
You will be an experienced senior member of the highways and maintenance service and will play a lead role in providing support, advice and guidance across the service, including to senior management as well as supporting more junior members of staff. You will also have a detailed knowledge and understanding of highways, transport and public safety legislation, statutory duties and practice and Detailed technical knowledge of highway engineering, including analytical methods, technical standards and methodologies, design principles and techniques.
Why work for us?
We are committed to creating a workplace culture where all our people feel valued, included and able to be their best at work, and we recognise the benefits of a diverse workforce.
Our benefits package includes generous leave entitlement, health and wellbeing support, local government pension scheme and a range of generous discount schemes across leisure and culture together with financial and money-saving discounts. Additionally, these posts will allow grade improvement opportunities for staff.