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Gremista, Lerwick, ZE1 0PX
£31,762.34 - £44,466.08 per year
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37 hours per week

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Roads Engineer/Technician (Design & Network)

£31,762.34 – £44,466.08 per annum (I – L Career Graded) inclusive of Distant Islands Allowance. Salary scale placement is dependent on the requirements for each Grade Level as described in the Career Grade document.

University students who anticipate graduating with a degree in Civil Engineering this year are welcome to apply.

A relocation package applies to these posts and we will pay interview expenses from within the UK.


Are you an ambitious or aspiring engineering professional looking for a fresh career challenge and a better quality of life?

Shetland’s spectacular landscapes, coastal waters and diverse economy make the islands an exceptional place to work.

Here at Shetland Islands Council we have a job for someone just like you. In a challenging and varied role, you will have opportunities to assist in the delivery of engineering design or supervision of road improvement or other works.

The Engineer/Technician is responsible, through the Service Manager for the engineering design and supervision of major and minor road improvements and other works.  The postholder may also carry out a range of duties towards management of the public road network. The Job Profile attached outlines the specific tasks.

As a Roads Engineer/Technician for Shetland Islands Council you will benefit from:

  • Excellent Salary and Conditions
  • Distant islands allowance
  • A comprehensive relocation package
  • A varied workload and excellent career development opportunities.
  • Gaining experience working on major developments
  • A chance to work across a range of island communities
  • A stress-free commute to work
  • An exceptional work/life balance

We’re not just offering you a job, we’re offering the chance to grow your career and your interests. 


Additional Information

This vacancy is being advertised as a Career Graded post, which is a career development opportunity. This means that the Council is committed to supporting the successful candidate to obtain the necessary skills, abilities and knowledge to become fully competent in the role. Please see the Career Grade document attached at the bottom of this advert which outlines the entry level requirements for the job and the expected career progression route.  The successful candidate will be supported to become fully competent in the role and progress through the career grade. Where there is a requirement to achieve a qualification, this will be fully funded by the Council.

More detail is provided in the Job Profile, Person Specification and Conditions of Service Summary attached to the bottom of this advert.

  • The grade of this post is I/J/K/L
  • This post is career graded - your salary and career progression will depend on your experience and qualifications
  • Salary shown in the advert is inclusive of Distant Islands Allowance of £2,397 per annum (pro rata)
  • Permanent Full Time post for 37.0 Hours per Week , 52.18 weeks per year 
  • We are happy to talk flexible working

During the application process you are required to give the names of one persons not related to you, who we can contact to provide a reference to support your application.

This post is based at Lerwick, Gremista 

For further details relating to this post, please contact:  Ian Smith, Team Leader - Roads Design- 01595 744152 -

If you have a disability which prevents you from applying online, please call 01595 744032.

Information about Shetland

Shetland is an archipelago in the north of the British Isles where you'll find freedom, wildlife and wild beauty, but also a rich culture and dynamic, forward-looking society. The Islands have a thriving and diverse economy full of opportunities and offer residents the ideal work/life balance. Shetland combines stunning coastal landscapes and wide open spaces with friendly, bustling island communities. Factor in Shetland's impressive modern amenities, highly regarded schools and the Islands offer a work life balance rarely found elsewhere.

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