Published: 30th MAY 2022

Senior Engineer

Your work will include the design of highway infrastructure for walking and cycling, traffic-free greenways, structures over and under roads, rivers and railways and the management of path construction and improvement projects.

  • Contract: Permanent
  • Location: Hybrid - home working/Sustrans Hub in North England (Manchester, Leeds or Newcastle)
  • Up to 37.5 hours per week – happy to talk flexible working
  • £36,468 per annum (pro rata for part-time hours) (includes £3,993 pa (pro rata) Recruitment and Retention Allowance)
  • Closing date: 23:59 on 3 July 2022
  • Reference: SUS3715

About the role

We have a great opportunity for an experienced engineer to join our team.

You will work on projects that aim to tackle some of our most pressing issues, such as:

  • the response to the climate emergency
  • unequal distribution and access to green space
  • the social injustice of private vehicle dominance
  • the creation of equitable and enjoyable public space for all.

Our work involves the design, provision and upkeep of active travel infrastructure in a range of urban and rural environments. Your work will include the design of highway infrastructure for walking and cycling, traffic-free greenways, structures over and under roads, rivers and railways and the management of path construction and improvement projects.

We work collaboratively as a team and value the contribution and expertise of all members. We will provide professional development opportunities, including an ICE-approved training scheme, and will support you in achieving your work-life balance.       

We have three office hubs: Manchester, Newcastle and Leeds. Ideally, we’d like you to be within a sensible commutable distance of these, but we’re also hybrid working so nowhere within the region is too remote or too far.

About you

A skilled engineer, you should have experience in leading, motivating and managing a team.

You will be an excellent communicator, building relationships with ease with a wide range of people from different backgrounds. You will use these skills to establish new business development opportunities, including identifying new projects, preparing bids and developing relationships with partners.

We will look for evidence of your experience in dealing with the details of construction projects. You should be able to demonstrate leading on the production, review and approval of engineering drawings and technical reports.

You will have demonstrable experience in managing the delivery of projects, including resource allocation, risk management and monitoring programme and budget.

We are committed to ensuring our team represents the diverse range of communities we work with. We encourage and welcome applications from people from all parts of the community, particularly from under-represented groups. Sustrans is committed to reducing inequality, valuing diversity and enabling inclusion.

 

Additional Information

  • Closing date for the receipt of completed applications is 23:59, Sunday 3 July 2022.
  • Interviews will take place via MS Teams on or around 13 July 2022.
  • To apply, please write a covering letter outlining your suitability for the role and provide an up-to-date CV.

Work perks

Wellbeing

  • 26 days leave per annum plus bank holidays for full-time working.
  • Ability to buy an extra week of annual leave (pro-rata for part-time staff).
  • Staff volunteer days.
  • 24/7 free, impartial and confidential support service.
  • We are members of the Green Commute Initiative and Cycle Scheme who both offer cycle to work schemes.

Financial

  • Group Personal Pension Scheme with a 4% or 5% of basic salary contribution being matched by Sustrans.
  • Bike, computer and season ticket loans.
  • Discount benefits.

Family-friendly

  • Enhanced maternity and paternity pay.
  • Flexible Working practices (full-time hours are 37.5 per week, Monday - Friday).

Equality, diversity and inclusion

Sustrans is committed to reducing inequality, valuing diversity and enabling inclusion.

We welcome applications from people from all parts of the community, particularly where we are under-represented.

Currently, this includes people who identify as having a disability, and those from Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups.

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