Senior Engineer

Favourite Aberdeen City Council
Ref no: ABC03839
Closes: Sunday, 18th March 2018
Published: Monday, 5th March 2018
Location: Marischal College, Broad Street, Aberdeen
Rate: £18.50 - £21.16 per hour
Hours: 37.00 hours per week
Contract Type: Permanent
Position Type: Full Time
Organisation: Aberdeen City Council
Category: Engineering / Construction
Sub-category: Engineer

Job Description

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Status: Full Time 37 hours per week

Duration: Permanent

Location: Marischal College

Job Purpose:

Responsible to a Team Leader as part of a team to manage, investigate, appraise and deliver projects to achieve the aims identified in the local, regional and national transportation strategies and thus create the conditions for an efficient, integrated and sustainable transport system, which is accessible to all. Also to contribute to the development of these strategies and related matters to comply with statutory requirements. Aberdeen City Council has become the first local authority in Scotland to launch and complete a £370 million bond issue which will be used to invest in a substantial capital investment programme over the coming years. This is over and above the near £1 billion pound investment in both road and rail improvements across the City that are already under construction. Another first for Aberdeen is being the first Scottish port City to take part in the European project – CIVITAS PORTIS – which aims to demonstrate innovative sustainable mobility measures across a number of European cities. In addition to this, Aberdeen City Council recently approved the City Centre Masterplan – a 25 year multi million pound regeneration of Aberdeen City Centre which includes housing, development, active and sustainable transportation and public realm improvements. One of the key public realm projects along Broad Street has already started and is due to be completed next year, complementing the adjacent major city centre commercial development – Marischal Square. Aberdeen City is also partnering with Aberdeenshire Council, the Scottish and UK Governments to deliver the 10 year £250 million housing, transportation, development and innovation City Region Deal with a further £254 million committed by the Scottish Government. Given this major programme of activity, Aberdeen City Council needs to maintain a significant resource to deliver and is therefore pleased to offer a number of vacancies for people who would like to be involved in these transformational programmes which, on a transport front, seek to deliver ‘A Sustainable Transport System that is fit for the 21st Century, accessible to all, supports a vibrant economy, facilitates healthy living and minimises the impact on our environment’. Recent staff moves coupled with the significant plans for growth mean we are looking for the right people who can help us to deliver projects across a wide area from transport strategy, scheme funding and delivery, active and sustainable travel infrastructure and behaviour change programmes.


The post holder needs to hold as a minimum: A Chartered Engineer/ Incorporated Engineer with the Engineering Council and a member of a relevant institution. or MEng degree or equivalent qualification accredited by the Institution of Civil Engineers for progression to becoming a Chartered Engineer. Along with membership of a relevant institution and can demonstrate they are well advanced through their Initial Period of Development and are actively pursuing Chartered or Incorporated Engineer status. or Extensive relevant civil engineering experience. Along with membership of a relevant institution and can demonstrate they are well advanced through their Initial Period of Development, actively pursuing Chartered or Incorporated Engineer status. In addition, a full driving licence is desirable. The post holder must be prepared to: Work outside in all weathers when required. Work outwith normal working hours when required.


The post holder is expected to demonstrate: Ability to work with and supervise staff within a multi-discipline team environment. Ability to manage own workload and ensure that organisational and performance objectives and standards are achieved. Knowledge and experience of contract law and arrangements for the appointment of consultants/contractors. Effective organisational, analytical, written and verbal communications capabilities, including making informed decisions with often conflicting demands. A broad knowledge and experience in transportation.

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