Senior Highways Engineer

Employer: Wigan Council

Reference: N/A 
Job type: full-time (Temporary for 2 years until March 2026) 
Salary: Grade 10, £42,403 - £46,464 per annum
Deadline: 11:59pm, 10th March 2024
Location: Wigan 

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Your role

You will lead on the design and development of a variety of infrastructure schemes within the Major Projects portfolio, including walking and cycling schemes, public realm and town centre regeneration and road network improvements.

You will lead on the preparation of drawings, schedules, risk assessments, tender and contract documents.  You will be expected to work with stakeholders and partners, leading on design meetings, supporting consultations, and reporting to senior managers and funders.

You will play an integral part in our ambition to transform the way we deliver infrastructure, connectivity, and regeneration projects.

About you

To be successful in this role you will need to evidence a working knowledge of the appropriate design standards/codes to design new and improved highway layouts and facilities in urban and rural settings.

You must possess analytical skills and problem-solving capabilities and have the confidence to make active and visible leadership decisions pertaining to project delivery.

You should have experience of working in partnership with multiple complex organisations and excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to work constructively with a variety of clients and stakeholders.

You must be able to show you can use industry standard specifications, guidance and software including the use of AutoCAD.

About us

Wigan Council has been voted ‘Overall Council of the Year’ at the APSE (Association for Public Service Excellence) Awards and has recently published The Deal 2030, our ambitious plan for our borough. We are signed up to the Greater Manchester Continuous Service Commitment ensuring that your service will be continuous or 'unbroken' between the supporting organisations.

The Major Projects Service plays a pivotal role in the delivery of major transport infrastructure schemes, supporting the council’s ambitions for growth, wellbeing, and sustainability across Wigan Borough. Within the service employees are provided with opportunities for professional training and development including project management qualifications and apprenticeships.

Here at Wigan, we are proud to support flexible working patterns, when the service can accommodate this. We also take a blended approach to where we work, depending on the work we do. This may include working from home (My Place), the office (Our Place) or the community (Your Place). We like to thank our employees for their hard work and commitment by giving them the opportunity to access a range of exclusive rewards and benefits click here to find out more about working for #TeamWigan.

Wigan Council prides itself on equality, inclusion and promoting diversity within the borough and aims to recruit a workforce that reflects our diverse communities. We invest in training and developing our staff, in a positive learning environment, and aim to be a consciously inclusive employer. We welcome applications from everybody in the community and would particularly encourage applicants from our underrepresented groups to apply. At Wigan, it is really important to us that applicants demonstrate our Team Wigan behaviours, and we do all we can to make sure that everyone feels like they belong. We have guidance in place to ensure that all applicants are treated fairly and consistently at every stage of the recruitment process.

To be appointable in this role you must be able to prove you have the right to work in the UK. If you are unsure, please visit the below link to check you qualify to apply. Please note, at present we are not a licenced sponsor. Prove your right to work to an employer: Overview - GOV.UK (

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Mike Orrell on 07914 073 206 or email

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