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Contract and Programme Senior Engineer

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Posted on Oct 6, 2021 by CV-Library

Suffolk, United Kingdom
Education
Immediate Start
£33.8k - £39.8k Annual
Full-Time
Suffolk County Council have an exciting opportunity available for you to join us as a Contract and Programme Senior Engineer based in Ipswich or a hybrid working mix of home and office, which must suit the business need. You will join us on a full-time, permanent basis working 37 hours per week, and in return, you will receive a competitive salary of £33,782 - £39,759 per annum.

Are you passionate about making a positive difference in the lives of the people in Suffolk?

Do you have excellent contract management and re-procurement skills?

Can you influence others and are proficient in negotiating?

The existing Highways Services Contract finished in September 2023 and the authority is now looking to re-tender.

Every person, every service, every business in Suffolk relies on the county’s roads and pavements. The new Highways Service will have a social value focus to improve the way of life for the people of Suffolk through apprenticeships and support the communities through expertise and/or services for social/community groups. We want to benefit local businesses and reward contractors with a positive and innovative approach to delivering solutions that positively support climate change.

As our Contract and Programme Senior Engineer, you will be:

Reporting directly to the Contract and Programme Manager

Assisting in the management of the contracts to ensure the authority achieves what it desires.

Engineering the Highways Services multi-year delivery programme, ensuring requirements of commissioners and the contractor’s resources are aligned, coordinated, and effectively deployed in delivering efficient and well-communicated highway works programme across Suffolk

Working closely with the Network Assurance team to apply for permits for the desired road space and manage live events that result in changes to the best-prepared plans.

Your responsibilities as our Contract and Programme Senior Engineer will include:

Proactively developing and managing contract documentation to ensure the highways service, both now and in the future, delivers on the Suffolk County Council’s corporate objectives, incorporates the best practice, and embraces emerging technologies

Being part of a contracts team to support the Highways Services Contract, with a role in the successful demobilisation of the existing contract, and effective mobilisation and continuous improvement of the new contract arrangements; ensuring they are at the forefront of highway maintenance.

The team:

We are responsible for the management of the current Highways contract and directing colleagues and contractors in delivering Suffolk County Council’s Highways Service.

Focus for the first two years is the tender process to ensure the best partner organisation is appointed to work with, this is in addition to the continued delivery of the current service arrangements

For the subsequent years is to build a new Suffolk Highways as a collaboration of Contractor and County Council to meet the primary objective of maintaining roads and to deliver new highway infrastructure in Suffolk. Personnel from the different organisations will need to work together in integrated teams as part of an alliance that aspires to be as effective, efficient, respected as possible and at the forefront of highway service delivery in a climate-friendly manner.

We will offer you:

Opportunities to develop your knowledge and experience

Prospects around succession planning in the future

We positively encourage the use of technology to communicate and engage, but in this role, you will need to travel, so you must either hold a full and current driving licence and have access to personal transport or meet the mobility requirements of the role through other reasonable and suitable means.

Due to the current situation with COVID-19, we have limitations on staff working in our offices and most of the staff continue to work from home.

Why not click ‘apply’ today to find out more about the role and be considered as our Contract and Programme Senior Engineer – we would love to hear from you!

Closing date: 18th October 2021

Reference: 1146

The authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people, and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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Reference: 214835011

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