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Midlothian House 40 46 Buccleuch Street, EH22 1DN
£44,895 - £49,084 per year
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36 hours per week
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Midlothian Council invites applications for the role of ‘Senior Consultant Engineer ’ working as part of Road services based in Midlothian House Dalkeith.

This role primarily will be engaged in the design, consultation, and delivery of flood risk management plans for both proactive and reactive situations. An experienced roads Engineer with diversified and in-depth knowledge and experience of Flood Risk management you will join a diverse team delivering variety of roads projects to include construction, road safety and planning approvals often working collaboratively over various projects with both internal and external colleagues. Currently we are working on exciting projects such as urbanisation of routes, new carriageway construction, active travel to new school campus’s and circa 100 RCC developments. All of which require flood risk management oversight and guidance.

Working across sections, experience of being a statutory consultee within planning process would be advantageous as would experience of fund Bidding.

A great place to grow you will work on various exciting large-scale projects as part of the ongoing development of Midlothian which is the Largest growing local authority in Scotland. You will be supported through CPD, receive a market leading employer pension contribution and various other benefits to include salary sacrifice vehicles and bikes.

Jobholders must hold a Degree in Civil Engineering and Full Chartered Civil Engineer status and have previous experience in Highway design, asset management and roads maintenance experience along with experience in the design of road safety and traffic management schemes.

Previous experience in the use of Microsoft Office, or similar software packages, together with knowledge of relevant quality assurance systems is also essential.

Experience of staff management in desirable.

Drivers Licence advantageous.


CLOSING DATE – Thursday 1st August 2024

INTERVIEW DATE - week commencing 12th August 2024

Job Advert

Position Title: Senior Consultant Engineer - Flood Enginner

Position Number: RDD0423

Directorate: Place

Location: Midlothian House

Contract Status: Permanent

Hours of Work: 36

Working Pattern: Full Time - Standard 36 hour week

Weeks per year: 52

Please note that it is Midlothian Councils policy that successful applicants will be appointed to the first point on the salary scale.

Full Time - Based on you working 36 hours over 52 weeks per year the minimum actual salary for this position is £44,895.67 per annum.

Compliance with the mandatory Cabinet Office PSN (Public Sector Network) Code of Connection requires the Council to meet a baseline personal security standard. This requires completion of a disclosure check for all employees who can access official information. The fee for this PSN Disclosure check will be met by you.

Additional Information

If you have difficulty applying for this post or accessing attached documents, or if you have a disability and reasonable adjustment is required, please email to speak to a member of the Recruitment Team stating the post reference number.

Midlothian Council is currently undergoing a period of transformation, changing and improving the way it delivers services in Midlothian. As a consequence, there are a number of existing employees for whom we are committed to seeking suitable alternative employment within the Council in accordance with our legal obligations. Candidates are advised that, for some vacancies, internal candidates in this situation will be interviewed before the wider selection pool and a slightly longer delay may be experienced before application outcomes can be advised to you. Thank you for your patience in this matter.

If you are a trainee of a Midlothian Council Training Programme, have a disability or you are a care experienced young person you are eligible for a guaranteed interview if you meet the essential criteria for the post.

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