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  • Ref no: SBO03542
  • Published: 4/9/19
  • Closes: 22/9/19
  • Location: Reiver Complex, Council Headquarters, Newtown St Boswells, Melrose, Roxburghshire, TD6 0SA
  • Salary: £28,960.89 - £31,570.64 per year
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Hours: 35 hours per week

Applications for this job cannot be made online. Please refer to the advert for further information.

Job Details

Grade: 8a
Hourly Rate: £15.86 - £17.29
Salary: £28,960.89 - £31,570.64 per annum
Contract Duration: Permanent

Role Purpose

To act as Assistant Engineer and work with the Engineer and Team Leader in Roads, Bridges and Open Spaces to deliver a service which manages the Council Roads, Bridges and Open Spaces Assets through an Asset Management Planning process. This is to fulfil the Council statutory obligations and to meet the needs of the Council, Elected Members and the general public.



Qualification Requirements

Educated to HND or HNC with evidence of comparable experience and training.
SVQ Level 3 in a relevant discipline or willing to obtain within agreed timescales on appointment
Technician Membership of Institution of Civil Engineers or Institution of Highways and Transportation, or willing to obtain within agreed timescale on appointment.

A current driving licence and use of a vehicle is an essential requirement of this post.

* If you have a disability which precludes you from holding a drivers licence, Scottish Borders Council will take into account its responsibility to make reasonable adjustments to allow for your disability.  Should it be possible to make such an adjustment in order that you can undertake the travel responsibilities of the post, this will be taken into account in consideration for this role.

Informal Enquiries

Informal enquiries can be made to Donald Scott by emailing or by tel 01896 826536, Kenny Fotheringham  by emailing  or by tel 01896 825531 or to Stuart Moir by emailing or by tel 01896 828103


Scottish Borders Council is committed to improving the diversity of its workforce to better reflect the communities we serve. We welcome applications from all minority groups and individuals who identify with one or more of the protected characteristics as defined by the Equality Act 2010.  In particular from candidates who assess themselves as having a disability, under the Disability Confident Employer scheme this guarantees an interview to those individuals who meet the essential criteria of the post.  All appointments will be made on merit. 

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