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Waverley Court 4 East Market Street Edinburgh, EH8 8BG
£36,312 - £42,717 per year
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36 hours per week
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Engineer (Transport Contracts and Design)
Waverley Court

Salary: £36,312 - £42,717
Hours: 36 per week

About Us:

The City of Edinburgh Council is a dynamic and forward-thinking organisation committed to making Edinburgh a great place to live, work, and visit. We take pride in our diverse workforce and strive to create an inclusive environment where innovation and excellence thrive. If you are a talented and experienced engineer looking to make a significant impact on a vibrant city, we invite you to join our team.

Position Overview:

We are seeking a highly motivated and enthusiastic Engineer to join our team in delivering the Capital maintenance budget and various other transport related projects. In this challenging but highly rewarding role, you will play a pivotal role in driving forward projects that enhance our city's infrastructure, sustainability, and quality of life for all residents. You will collaborate with cross-functional teams and stakeholders to deliver high-impact engineering solutions that address current and future challenges.

Key Responsibilities:

• Manage engineering projects from conception to completion, ensuring they are delivered on time and within budget.

• Contract administration and project management including preparation of specifications for maintenance, development and other work contracts, Bills of Quantities, lump sum, schedule of rates, works orders and tenders.

• Implementation and maintenance of a system for assessing prospective tenderers.

• Ensuring that all work is undertaken in compliance with the Departmental Quality Management System.

• Fulfilling the role of CDM Principal Designer/Designer as set out in CDM regulations.

• Site supervision including control and managing contracts, including assisting in negotiating and advising on settlement of accounts and claims with suppliers and Contractors.

• Ensuring compliance with Health and Safety legislation.

• Ensuring compliance with Departmental Policy/Standing Orders/Local Transport Strategy.

• Undertaking and/or managing preliminary and detailed design work eg road geometry and layout, road pavement structure, surface and ground water drainage systems, traffic signals, traffic signs, street lighting, structures, flood protection measures and road markings.

• Liaising, consulting and engaging with other sections/Departments, statutory undertakers, landowners and other stakeholders involved in or affected by a project.


• Competitive salary and pension scheme.

• Generous annual leave entitlement.

• Professional development and training opportunities.

• Flexible working arrangements.

• Supportive and inclusive work environment.

• Employee well-being initiatives.

• Access to a range of employee benefits and discounts.

If you are passionate about making a positive impact on the city of Edinburgh and have the skills and experience required for this role, we would love to hear from you.

The City of Edinburgh Council is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from candidates of all backgrounds. We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workforce that reflects the city's vibrant community.

Full information is given in the attached Job Description and Person Specification.

This post is subject to a Basic Disclosure check.

We're committed to creating a workplace culture where all our people feel valued, included and able to be their best at work, and we recognise the benefits that a diverse workforce with different values, beliefs, experience, and backgrounds brings to us as an organisation.


As part of our goal to improve our organisational culture and create a great place to work together for the people of Edinburgh, we want to make sure that we’re bringing the best people into our roles, not just in their skills and experience but also in their approach to work.

To help achieve this, we’re changing the way we interview and assess candidates by moving from a competency-based interview approach to a behavioural and technical (skills for the job) based approach. This new way of interviewing will allow us to assess how you think and how you would bring Our Behaviours of Respect, Integrity and Flexibility into your ways of working.

You can find out more on Our Behaviours web page Our Behaviours – The City of Edinburgh Council

Our salary range typically reflects the initial starting salary and annually increases until it reaches the top of the range.

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