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SLA11315 - Engineering Officer (Roads - Construction Unit)

South Lanarkshire Council
Larkhall, Lanarkshire, Scotland, ML9 2QX
Closing date
May 27, 2023

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Construction Engineering, Transportation Engineering
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Job Description
Community & Enterprise Resources (Roads, Transportation and Fleet Services) are seeking an Operational Engineering Officer as part of a Construction Unit based in Canderside Depot. You will be an enthusiastic, motivated and committed individual that will join a team who are engaged in a diverse range of road maintenance and operational activities.

You must have a broad experience of Civil Engineering works and contracting in a road maintenance environment in particular and be able to demonstrate a good in-depth working knowledge.

You will have experience and knowledge of roads contracting and the ability to proactively manage a challenging workload whilst meeting tight timescales and budgets. You must be computer literate and have an up to date knowledge of health and safety. Experience of tendering, procurement and contracts, processing financial documents and transactions is desirable.

You must hold a current driver's license as you will be expected to travel throughout the area of South Lanarkshire Council, out with public transport routes.

The successful candidate will be required to participate in an all year round standby rota for which payment of overtime and standby will be made.

An HNC in Civil Engineering (or equivalent) is desirable.

Incorporated Engineer status with an appropriate Engineering body is desirable.

The post is advertised as full time; 35 hours per week with a Monday to Thursday 8.45am to 4.45pm and Friday 8.45am to 4.15pm, standard working pattern.

As part of our approach to good practice and safer recruitment we carry out a number of pre-employment checks for example, Identity, Asylum and Immigration and employment history etc.

As this post involves accessing the public services network, the preferred candidate will be subject to the Baseline Personnel Security Standards (BPSS). The preferred candidate will be subject to a Basic Disclosure provided by Disclosure Scotland prior to a formal offer of employment being made.

Delivering a FairerFuture - Under the Council's positive action programme, applications for this post are particularly encouraged from female applicants.

Please note all correspondence with be sent to your email account.

South Lanarkshire Council are Equal Opportunities employees and encourage applications from all members of the community. As a user of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum competency/behaviour requirements for the position.

The Individual
As an employee of South Lanarkshire Council you would also receive a wide range of benefits including:
  • Enrolment in award winning local government pension scheme
  • Up to 33 days annual leave
  • Public holiday entitlement (up to 10 days)
  • Occupational sick pay
  • Family friendly policies - flexible working, including consideration of a condensed working weeks e.g 4 day working week, maternity/paternity leave, enhanced leave.
  • Employee Discounts - including discounts at the cinema.
  • Range of benefits to support you (Cycle to Work Scheme, Physiotherapy, Employee Assistance Program which offers practical and emotional support)

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