Principal Highway Engineer (Highways Maintenance)


Haringey Council - Alexandra House

Closing Date:

28 Jul 2024

Job description

Contract Terms

Contract Type: Full -Time, Permanent

Salary: PO6 £51,093 – £54,129 per annum

Closing Date: Rolling Advert

About Haringey

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.

About the role

The Principal Highway Engineer will take a major role in the development of a strategic approach to the management of the Council’s highway assets, the lead in reviewing design and consultation, along with the delivery of any assigned work. The works will include major planned and responsive maintenance on footways, drainage and carriageways and any externally funded projects from legal agreements or through regeneration projects.

Within the Highways Service we have several new permanent positions that will help us to continue to keep the highways network safe while supporting the economic growth of the borough. These posts will contribute to the service by allowing us to effectively maintain and improve our highways assets including drainage, footways, carriageways, street furniture and structures. All these posts will sit within the Highways and Maintenance Group which includes Maintenance and Improvements Teams.

If you would like to discuss this role, please email Thomas Henry, Group Engineer Highways and Maintenance at

About you

You will be an experienced senior member of the highways and maintenance service to play a lead role in providing support, advice and guidance across the service, including that to senior management as well as supporting more junior members of staff.  You will have a detailed knowledge and understanding of highways, transport, safety legislation, statutory duties and practice.  Detailed technical knowledge of highway engineering, including analytical methods, technical standards and methodologies, design principles and techniques are required for this role.

Working for Haringey

At Haringey Council 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 so welcome applications from all ethnicities and communities so that we continue to make a difference to our residents and community. 

Our benefits package includes a leave entitlement of 31 days + bank holidays, potential hybrid working opportunities, health and wellbeing support, a generous local government pension scheme and a range of discount schemes across leisure and culture that provide both financial and money-saving discounts.


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