Engineer (Street Lighting & Signals)
Devon County Council
We are looking for an Engineer to take a leading role in developing the Street Lighting Service for the next decade, with a new term service contract commencing next year, an asset that is expected to have been converted to LED within three years, and a service that will have seen its carbon footprint reduce by 75% over a 12 years period.
You should be educated to degree level or equivalent, competent in the client role, including designing street lighting systems, able to negotiate and provide effective management of contractors and have a high level of self-motivation and inspiration.
The engineering design group brings incredible infrastructure projects to life to support economic growth and enhance our community and landscape.
Our work spans from the £110m South Devon link road designed to tackle congestion between Newton Abbot and Torbay to the first-class Wray Valley and Exe Estuary trails, which has made it possible to walk or cycle along both sides of the River Exe between Exmouth, Exeter and Dawlish. It includes multi-span bridges and boardwalks providing wonderful opportunities to explore the estuary,
We’ve got new, exciting projects in the pipeline. We’ve been working on projects around Exeter to unlock urban congestion as well as works to upgrade the North Devon Link Road, the A382 Corridor improvements to facilitate the Newton Abbot Local Plan and we’ve recently completed the £10m Tithebarn Link Road to promote economic growth in Exeter.
Other significant projects over the last few years include the delivery the state of the art Pinbrook Recycling Centre in Exeter which provided complex engineering challenges. As well as the £42m landmark Barnstaple Western bypass (the biggest single civil engineering project prepared and awarded by the County Council for over 20 years), which was completed on time and to budget.
We understand the importance of developing our staff to provide the highest possible quality of services to the people of Devon. Here you will gain practical, on-the-job experience and real responsibility from day one with the support of a friendly team. The vast career opportunities range from apprenticeships and graduates to experienced principal engineer roles.
So, whether you’re just starting out or you’re already well on your way, we have a whole breadth of challenges, ample training opportunities and fantastic rewards to offer. All you need to bring is your ambition.
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