Senior Engineer & Career Engineer (Drainage)

Lincolnshire County Council have exciting opportunities for a Senior Engineer and Career Progression Engineers in our Technical Services Partnership Drainage Team.

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G3: 18,065 - 19,171, G5: 20,344 - 22,911, G7: 25,295 - 27,905, G8: 27,905 - 31,371, G9: 31,371 - 34,788, G10: 34,788 - 38,813
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About the role 

The specialist Drainage Team provides technical expertise in flood investigation and prevention, new and improved drainage systems and highway drainage.

If you are not already qualified, we excel at 'growing our own' and we will support you through academic development through day release / apprenticeship learning at college or university, in parallel with working towards Eng Tech, Incorporated or Chartered status with relevant engineering institutions. 

About the team

We are embarking on an ambitious programme of flood risk management and major infrastructure schemes and want to grow our already established drainage team at all levels.

You will be joining an experienced team of Engineers where you will become part of a friendly and welcoming environment, where we will support you in your development so that you reach your full potential.  The work we do is varied and no two days are the same.   

We are in search of people to join our friendly, efficient and productive environment that is the County's Technical Services Partnership.  Their role is to combine public sector ethos and private sector know-how to provide professional engineering expertise.

Technical Services Partnership thrives on challenge and excels in creating progressive solutions to complex issues.

We need positive and enthusiastic team players, who will meet or exceed performance and productivity expectations. You will develop your engineering skills and take responsibility for delivery of your own schemes.

There are several grades available for this role, depending on your experience:

Senior Engineer - G10: £34,788 - £38,813

Engineer - G9: £31,371 - £34,788

Assistant Engineer - G8: £27,905 - £31,371

Senior Technician - G7: £25,295 - £27,905

Technician - G5: £20,344 - £22,911

Assistant Technician - G3: £18,065 - £19,171

About you 

Do you want to help reduce the risk of surface water flooding to local communities using innovative solutions and support the development of major infrastructure projects?

Are you an innovator, communicator, collaborator, leader, pioneer? If so, we are looking for someone who has the skills in any of the following disciplines:

Highway Drainage

Public Health Engineering

Flood Risk Management

Natural Flow Management

Sustainable Drainage

1D and 2D Hydraulic Modelling

You could be a school leaver, a graduate or a new Incorporated Engineer – it doesn't matter which as long as you fit with the team, are willing to develop and will work effectively for Lincolnshire.

On your application please let us know which job description your qualifications best suit you to.

For Senior Engineer roles you must hold a certified technical professional competence, proved through IEng or CEng Membership of an appropriate professional institution achieved through independent review or test. 

Having good communication skills, you will also demonstrate effective relationships in the way you work with colleagues and clients.  You will also require a full driving licence.   

About us 

Lincolnshire, a place to live and grow

One of the main reasons for joining Lincolnshire County Council is…well, Lincolnshire. With great schools, beautiful surroundings and affordable housing, this could be your ideal next move. From the big open spaces Lincolnshire is known for, including the famous Lincolnshire Wolds and 50 miles of coastline, there is probably more than you expected to our county.

From idyllic villages to the city of Lincoln, we have thousands of years of history meeting with a growing cosmopolitan University. Lincolnshire offers the perfect balance of opportunity, affordability and security. And we make sure you can make the most of it, giving you the flexibility to find your ideal work-life balance.

Not only is Lincolnshire one of the safest places to live in the UK, it's also one of the most affordable with average house prices up to 35% lower than the national average. 90% of our schools are rated outstanding or good and we have two growing universities, both of which have achieved gold awards for their teaching excellence.

It's not just about what's in our county that matters, with up to 9 trains per day to London and modern transport links, Lincolnshire is a gateway to the Midlands and East of England.

So, if you're looking for a place that delivers quality of life, and the chance for you and your family to grow Lincolnshire might just be the place for you.

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Nathan Whitfield on Tel: 01522 552907 or Email: Nathan.whitfield@lincolnshire

All candidates are advised to read the attached job information pack prior to making an application.

On occasion we receive significantly more applications than expected for some vacancies and under such circumstances we reserve the right to bring forward the closing date of the advertisement. We therefore strongly advise you to apply for the role promptly to avoid disappointment should the closing date be brought forward. 

We operate a 'Silver Medallist' talent pool scheme whereby candidates who are not successful on this occasion may be considered for a period of up to 3 months for similar positions.

Lincolnshire County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

We want our workforce to reflect the make-up of the community we serve. Therefore we welcome all applications irrespective of gender, ethnic origin, belief, sexual orientation, age or disability. We consider ourselves to be a family friendly employer, and offer flexible working patterns.

In accordance with Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 (Fluency Duty), the ability to converse at ease with customers and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the post.

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