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Senior Engineer - S278 Team

Ref no. BHN565754
Salary £40 - £45/hour
Location Warwickshire, England
Start date ASAP
Job type Contract 12-18 Months +
Job status Open

Job summary

  • Our client is looking for 3 Senior Engineers s278 experience to join a busy team on a contract basis starting soon.

Key skills required for this role

Section 278/38, Senior Engineer, Applications & Approvals


To lead on the delivery of minor and major highway engineering projects (more than one at a time)

Job description

Role Purpose
To lead on the delivery of minor and major highway engineering projects (more than one at a time) which may involve other organisations, both internal and external. This will include:
- Implementing prescribed project governance arrangements;
- Monitoring and managing costs to ensure effective project control;
- Ensuring the effective management of contracts (construction contracts and professional services contracts); and
- Resolving issues and problems during the feasibility, detailed design, contract procurement and construction phases of a project.
Role Responsibilities
To undertake the technical approval of developer submissions under Section 278 and Section 38 Agreements for both minor and major highway engineering projects and to procure construction contracts for the same.
To assist in the preparation of Section 278 and Section 38 Agreements including the preparation of fee estimates and works cost estimates.
To make applications for Traffic Regulation Orders (TRO's) and Streetworks permits and manage the same.
To make applications for road safety audits and manage the same.
To assist in the resourcing of site supervision staff.
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To ensure contracts are prepared to protect the interests of Warwickshire County Council as highway authority.
To make applications for Departure from Standards and manage the same.
To balance engineering, economic and environmental aspects using professional judgement, to ensure objectives are delivered to appropriate standards.
To coordinate the design input of other specialist teams.
To have an in depth knowledge of the current Design Manual for Roads and Bridges and the current Model Contract Document for Highway Works (especially the Specification for Highway Works) insofar as these documents relate to highway engineering.
To oversee the construction phase of highway engineering projects and to administer NEC3 or NEC4 Engineering and Construction Contracts (ECCs) for the same by performing the role of the NEC Supervisor and/or NEC Project Manager.
To monitor changes in relevant national technical standards and guidance and manage the effect of those changes on design principles and processes.
To obtain and respond to feedback from the public and elected members, implement appropriate changes and/or redefine objectives to achieve a consistent and improved service.
To undertake and ensure the effective management of complex and wide ranging consultations on highway projects (including those which relate to contentious and politically sensitive matters) and to act as the authority's lead representative at public and other relevant meetings.
To work with internal and external stakeholders, Statutory Undertakers and other Statutory Bodies to achieve the best outcomes where there is a conflict of interest.
To deal with enquiries and/or complaints from MPs, elected members, developers, agents, planning officers, government agencies and members of the public and to act as the authority's representative by promoting and/or defending the interests of the authority at formal hearings and inquiries.
To be responsible for monitoring and managing budgets for design fees and works costs.
To ensure compliance with legislative requirements for Health and Safety (eg. CDM regulations), Quality control (eg. Quality Assurance), Environmental protection (eg. Environment Agency)

How to Apply or for more Information:

3 simple ways to apply or get in touch:

  • Apply directly online via the Matchtech website
  • Call Callum Laycock directly on 07901964657
  • Email your CV to


Matchtech are the largest and leading Highways and Transportation Recruitment Company in the UK.

Future Roles:

If you have the correct experience for this type of position but this specific role is not quite right for you, as the level, location or rates etc. is it not quite what you are looking for a present, please still feel free to get in touch with me as I continually recruit similar roles to the one above at all levels across the UK.

Alternatively if are not suitable for this role but still work within the Highways and Transportation industry and believe you will be looking for a new role in the future please give me a call for a confidential chat regarding your employment status.

To apply for these roles, candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK.

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