Designated Funds Engineer

Your New role

To undertake the evaluation of potential Designated Funds improvement schemes and support the Senior Engineers to develop deliverable options, while assuring adherence to defined policies and standards; the role may be required to work unsociable hours. 

This role will be based from one of our Maidstone, Guildford or Basingstoke offices. 

You will be required to drive as part of your role and you will need to have a full clean driving license to be considered for this position and during employment.

What you’ll be leading on

  • To ensure the health and safety needs and wellbeing of customers and employees are fully considered and accounted for throughout the planning and delivery of each service activity.
  • Undertake the identification and evaluation of improvement schemes to develop early solutions, in line with agreed methodologies and prioritisation criteria, including the compiling of relevant documents, evidence and options for value management, considering new techniques, materials, buildability, and costs.
  • Monitor the delivery of agreed early solutions and plans, liaising with the relevant teams to identify and/or rectify issues, ensuring that relevant reports and documentation are captured and maintained in the relevant systems, in line with agreed standards and timescales.
  • Identify, prepare briefs and manage delivery of survey works that support the development of Designated Funds improvement schemes, developing the technical briefs provided to the supply chain, undertaking high level liaison with consultants and contractors of various disciplines to monitor their progress and actions.
  • Provide technical support to Project Managers by assisting with materials approvals, vetting of contractors’ compliance, inspection support on site, reviewing of Health and Safety Files and undertaking reviews of third-party designs for compliance to standards, design briefs and Design for Maintenance Requirements.
  • Assists with developing the Region’s Designated Funds forward programme and initial scheme development, whilst delivering customer centric designs and technical specifications.

To be successful

  • Degree or HND in relevant discipline, or equivalent 
  • Knowledge of Design Manual for Roads and Bridges (DMRB) standards and their application on the highways network 
  • Experience in highway infrastructure design 
  • Experience in highway construction and delivery methods 
  • Good knowledge of CDM 2015

A bit about us

Making sure our customers have safe and reliable journeys is at the heart of everything we do in Operations. We keep the roads open for business and play a key role in making sure the network we manage is fit for purpose today and for the future. 

Want to know more? 

For a copy of the Job Description please contact reference #4117


Why you should join us

At National Highways we believe in a connected country. We are passionate about creating a culture where colleagues feel connected, included and enjoy greater wellbeing to achieve this.  We’re proud that as an organisation we are continually striving to do better and actively encourage and support our colleagues to do the same with their careers. 

So, if you put safety first, take ownership of your work, show passion for what you do, work effectively in a team, and demonstrate integrity in how you do it – then you’ll be a great fit for our organisation.

Our benefits package

  • Our total reward package includes basic salary, the potential for a performance related bonus
  • Contributory pension scheme with employer contribution of up to 10%
  • Annual Leave starting at 26 days (plus Bank Holidays) rising by 1 day each year up to 31 days (plus Bank Holidays)
  • Flexible hours and blended working between base location/home
  • Life assurance of 4 times annual salary
  • Health and wellbeing support, including an Employee Assistance Programme, available 24/7 365 days and network of mental health first aiders. Plus access to a wellbeing app to enhance your self-care 24/7, Occupational health service and flu vaccines
  • A cycle to work scheme for the purchase of a bicycle and equipment for healthy, low carbon travel
  • Significant investment in your career development, through learning and development, talent management, coaching, mentoring and on job experience

And we are

  • Family friendly with enhanced maternity leave and pay, paternity leave (15 days), shared parental leave, adoption leave. Plus access to financial support for holiday play schemes and paid special leave (up to 5 days pa), eg for caring responsibilities
  • Money friendly with access to a discounts platform including over 3000 discounts for supermarkets, eating out, leisure, holidays. Alongside a financial wellbeing programme
  • Community friendly – offering paid leave to volunteer, 3 days basic/year plus an extra 3 days to support the national Covid effort

If you are successful, it is key to know all offers of employment are subject to satisfactory completion of our pre-employment checks which include:       

  • Right to work check
  • 3 year employment history references
  • DBS criminal record check
  • Social media and adverse journalism check
  • Driving licence check (if applicable)
  • Fit to work questionnaire (for all), followed by a medical check (if applicable)

And finally 

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