Senior Engineer (Structures)

Favourite Argyll & Bute Council
Ref no: ARB02182
Closes: Friday, 18th August 2017
Published: Friday, 28th July 2017
Location: 1A Manse Brae, Lochgilphead, Argyll.
Salary: £41,170 - £45,020 per year
Hours: 35.00 hours per week
Contract Type: Permanent
Position Type: Full Time
Organisation: Argyll & Bute Council
Category: Engineering / Construction
Sub-category: Structural

Department: Development & Infrastructure Services

Closing Date: Friday 18th August 2017

Argyll and Bute Council are seeking a permanent full time Senior Engineer (structures) based in Lochgilphead.

This post plays a key role in assisting the Principal Engineer in delivering a high quality service within the Roads and Amenity Services’ civil engineering consultancy arm Infrastructure Design by ensuring the efficient and effective design, management and supervision of construction of roads, bridges, retaining walls, harbours, coastal protection and flood defences.

Duties of the post includes:-

  • Leading the structures section
  • Providing efficient and effective design and supervision of design
  • Management and supervision of construction of roads, bridges, retaining walls, harbours, coastal protection and flood defences;
  • Providing the Technical Approval for road structures on behalf of the Council
  • Providing training/mentoring for the section’s Graduate Engineers.


A relocation package is available with this post.


Relocating to Argyll and Bute could be one of the most rewarding moves you and your family will ever make. Living and working in Argyll and Bute offers the best of all worlds – a temperate Gulf-stream climate and a stimulating cultural community, set in beautiful landscape with easy access to central Scotland and beyond. An accessible and affordable range of transport options - ferry, rail, air and road link our 23 islands and mainland locations with both Scotland’s urban central belt and the remote and spectacular landscape of the Highlands.

Argyll and Bute is one of the largest, most diverse and most sparsely populated local authority areas in Scotland. Health and social work services are managed through the Argyll and Bute Health and Social Care Partnership, a partnership between NHS Highland and Argyll and Bute Council. The HSCP is governed by the Argyll and Bute Integration Joint Board.  Physically the area is stunning - our wild and rugged countryside, mountains, lochs and coastline are home to a fascinating range of flora and fauna, provide inspiration for a lively artistic community and offer unparalleled leisure opportunities. Our population of 88,050 live mainly in the six bustling local towns but also in friendly rural communities and on some of the best known of Scotland’s islands, each with its own unique culture and characteristics.

There is an extensive range of sport and leisure facilities throughout the area that attract visitors from across Britain including the Mid Argyll Triathlon and Cowal Highland Gathering and many come from across the globe for high profile sporting events such as the Tiree Wave Classic – a world famous windsurfing event.

One of the most family-friendly environments in Scotland, Argyll and Bute strives to offer the best possible start in life to young people. Our schools traditionally perform above the national average in most measures which supports our children to move in to employment, training and further and higher education on leaving school.  Our schools offer a broad curriculum that connects directly to the diverse communities they serve taking advantage of the natural environment and heritage, linking well with the anticipated growth of the economy of Argyll and Bute.

Applicants should note that:-

  • This post is not suitable for job share.

How to Apply:-

  • For information relating to the duties and the requirements of this post, please contact Arthur McCulloch, Principal Engineer on 01546 604632.
  • If you are experiencing difficulty applying online and require assistance, please contact a member of the HR and Recruitment Team at or telephone on 01546 604334, quoting the post reference ARB002182 / DVR00106.

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