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Principal Engineer - Highway Units HCC102931

Job Details:

Salary Range: £41,562 - £46,776 per annum
Work Location: Petersfield Highways Depot, Petersfield 
Hours per week: 37
Contract Type: Permanent
Closing Date: 21 October 2021
Interview Date: 1 November 2021


We have a passion for making a positive and tangible impact in all the communities of Hampshire every day and are looking for an experienced, practical and innovative individual to help manage the day-to-day operations of the Hampshire Highways Petersfield office


Working to support the Assistant Highway Manager, you will have a sound understanding of highway maintenance operations and legislation to help lead, manage and develop a team of local highway engineers and technicians to deliver the highway maintenance and enforcement operations of a busy Highways office. 


Key to your role will be managing a team of front line engineers dealing with highway issues. You will be able to communicate and liaise with a cross section of individuals and groups including elected Members, Districts/Boroughs, parishes and the public on a variety of highway related issues/problems.


You will also be required to collaborate closely with our internal and external operations partners to provide a joined-up service for our customers and identify, develop and implement service improvements. To be successful in this role you will need to demonstrate an understanding of highway maintenance practices, a positive approach to partnership working and problem solving, be open to implementing change where required and be passionate about making a difference for local communities.


You will be a conscientious, enthusiastic and highly motivated person who is reliable, keen to learn and a hard-working individual. You will have the ability to manage and prioritise your workload to meet deadlines and will have excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, along with good IT skills. To find out more about our service and our recent projects, please visit Engineering Careers.

Additional Information:

Contact Details for an Informal Discussion:

Mike Pillans, Assistant Highway Manager on 07739 050533


Hampshire County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. We expect all employees, workers and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment.


In order to combat discrimination, no unnecessary conditions or requirements will be applied which could have a disproportionately adverse effect on any one group. All sections of the population will have equal access to jobs. No applicant or employee will receive less favourable treatment because of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage or civil partnership and pregnancy or maternity, unless a Genuine Occupational Requirement (GOR) applies.


We are a Disability Confident Employer – committed to ensuring that our recruitment and selection process is inclusive and accessible.



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