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Penston House Macmerry Tranent, EH33 1EX
£42,703 - £47,685 per year
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time
35 hours per week
Work From Home:

Vacancy Information

Hourly rate of pay: £23.40 - £26.13

Days and Hours of Work:
Monday - Friday, times to be agreed with preferred candidate.
Flexi time is applicable, and starting and finishing times are flexible.
To start asap.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Roads Officer to join a flexible team of professionals delivering a high-quality service within East Lothian Council Roads Services team. We are looking for a self-motivated individual who has knowledge and experience in the management and maintenance of a road network.

You will:

Manage and supervise of a team of staff carrying out design and maintenance work including inspection, design, assessment, and contract preparation (NEC4) within the road network ensuring tasks are completed in accordance with established standards, Codes of Practice and available budget.

Be proficient in the use of Computer Aided Design (CAD) and Microsoft Office Suite to produce drawings/works packages to allow the maintenance and construction of the road network. You will also be required to assess, review, prioritise, prepare orders, and supervise works on site by the internal labour force and or external contractors ensuring works are completed in accordance with contract documentation and best practice.

Be confident with good verbal and written communication skills, and able to quickly establish good working relationships. As you will be working as part of a multidisciplinary team of Technical staff engaging with a wide and diverse audience (technical and non-technical) and will offer advice to the public, Council Members and officials on Road Services related matters.

Although working within an office environment, you will be expected to travel efficiently and effectively between various work locations within beautiful East Lothian. You must be able to work flexibly to meet the needs and demands of the service. 

Opportunities for development and advancement will be made available to those that want to develop skills and knowledge within the organisation. If this sounds like you and you want to join a team with excellent terms and conditions and opportunities to develop your skills, then please apply.

If you’re considering a career with us, you’ll be keen to know what’s in it for you. We have a great package of benefits available, from health and wellbeing to finances and family. This includes 27 days annual leave and 6 public holidays, and a wide range of other benefits including the NHS car leasing scheme. We also have a full package of learning and development through our learning academy LearnPro to help you reach your full potential and further your career.

Home Working Consideration
Applications for homeworking or hybrid working will be considered for this post, subject to a trial period and in accordance with East Lothian Council’s Home Working and Worksmart Policies which can be found here. Home or Hybrid working options can be discussed with candidates invited for interview. All applicants must live in the UK and will be expected to attend Council offices from time to time as required.

Job Details

To assist in the delivery and development of the full range of Road services, maximising efficiency of service delivery within specific standards and approved budgets and in compliance with the Council’s obligations as the local Roads Authority and its policies and plans with a commitment to achieve best value.

Please download the Job Outline/Person Specification (available under 'Job Attachments') for the full range of tasks and duties associated with this job. You will need to refer to these in order to complete the application form. You must ensure you meet every 'essential' criteria stated on the Person Specification to be considered for interview.

The East Lothian Way
The ‘East Lothian Way’– values and behaviours we expect our employees to demonstrate in their everyday work. Should you be invited to interview, you may be asked questions based on these behaviours. Please refer to the document via the link to familiarise yourself with them.

Job Requirements

Relevant Qualifications
Educated to HND/SVQ Level 4 in Civil Engineering or related discipline and/or able to demonstrate equivalent knowledge, skills and competencies gained through relevant experience.

Driving Licence
As the duties of this role require you to effectively travel to successfully undertake the full remit of the role, you must hold a current driving licence and have access to a vehicle.*
(*Where a disability precludes you from obtaining a driving licence, ELC will take into account its responsibility to make reasonable adjustments to allow for your disability.)

Additional Information

For additional East Lothian Council employment information please click on the following link:

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If you require further information about this vacancy, please call 01620 827868, or email us on

Please note: We do not accept CV's (either electronically or by mail). All our vacancies must be applied for by fully completing the on-line application form. Although there is an ‘import data from my CV’ function on MyJobScotland, this only imports very limited data and should not be relied upon to complete the application form.

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