Group Engineer (Design and Engineering), Open to flexible working
As a team leader for the Street Scene Service within the London Borough of Hackney, we are seeking an experienced and talented Design and Engineering Group Engineer to be responsible for the successful delivery of the business objectives of your designated team that will contribute to the achievement of the Mayor’s priorities, Council’s corporate objectives.
We will look to you to create a vision for the team which delivers innovative, cost effective and imaginative solutions which are based on best practice and which deliver high quality, successful and customer focus outcomes.
You will be responsible for the design and implementation of a large programme of traffic management schemes and town centre improvements including: road safety, traffic, public transport, cycling, walking and public realm schemes.
Your knowledge of up to date issues regarding the legislative, policy and procedural frameworks within which the service operates will assist in your responsibilities to act as the main source of highway engineering expertise within the Council. In addition, to be responsible for contributing towards the walking, cycling and public transport elements of the wider Council strategies such as the Sustainable Community Strategy, Council Transport Strategy and Local Implementation Plan.
With your ability to empower and motivate staff to build, learn and contribute to effective team working in a pro-active manner, you will successfully organise and prioritise the workload of the team to meet with service objectives, while managing an extensive and demanding workload in order to meet performance targets.
The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate leadership skills that motivate and direct the efforts of others towards achievement of excellence in the service’s delivery and have substantial experience to demonstrate their ability in effectively planning and managing projects to a tight deadline with successful outcomes as well as having the ability to:
- Effectively communicate to meet the needs of various service users to negotiate, present evidence or advice in a public forum.
- Develop and/or implement service improvements projects including understanding of Best Value and other quality assurance systems.
- Demonstrate a track record of understanding and implementing technical aspects of the function area, e.g. expertise in Design and Engineering implementation issues.
- To attend meetings or undertake work outside normal working hours e.g. evening meetings.
- Experience of developing teams that takes account of the needs of diverse stakeholder groups.
- Experience of making decisions through the analysis of relevant information and risk assessment.
Hackney is one of the UK’s highest performing local authorities, serving one of London’s best places to live and work. We have achieved a huge amount: our services, our schools, our public spaces are all amongst the very best. We have changed the reputation, not just of the Council, but of Hackney itself. Bringing jobs and investment into the borough, securing the legacy from 2012 Games, and making this a place of which we can all be proud.
If you share our values and are ready to be part of our exciting journey please click 'Apply'.
There will be number of questions relating to the post. It is essential that you complete the application questions, responding to each using examples of your skills, knowledge and experience. You are not required to submit a supporting statement or CV.
Closing date for application: 31 March 2019, (23.59pm)
We are also working towards our vision, which is to be a place for everyone; where residents and staff can be proud; a place that celebrates diversity and where everyone can feel valued, included and involved. In order to achieve this, we look for people who are: Proud; Ambitious; Pioneering; Open; Proactive; Inclusive.
Hackney Council works to eradicate discrimination on the basis of race, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy and maternity, age and marital status. We also recognise that people can be disadvantaged by their social and economic circumstances, so we will also work to eliminate discrimination and disadvantage caused by social class. We also welcome those interested in flexible working. We particularly welcome applications from disabled people, as this group is currently under represented in our workforce.