18/03/2019 - Permalink

New recruits sought to join Shropshire Council’s highways team

Related topics: Highways and environmental maintenance

Shropshire Council is looking for highways technicians, engineers, surveyors, managers and inspectors – and a dog warden – to  join its highways and transport service.

The service has undergone a big restructure to ensure it can adapt and meet the changing demands it will see over the coming years, from introducing new technologies to supporting big developments in the county.

As a result, a number of existing and new positions are currently available, and the council is hoping to attract applicants from across the country to join the team.

The vacancies can be seen on the Shropshire Council website, at www.shropshire.gov.uk/highwaysjobs.

Steve Davenport, Cabinet member for highways and transport, said:

“This is an exciting time for our highways service, and an exciting opportunity for people to join what I really believe is one of the best highways teams in the country – in one of the best parts of the country.

“Our restructure means that we will provide an even better, more efficient and more effective service, and means that we have a number of opportunities for people who would like to join the team and help us with our important work.

“Our team manages 5100km of roads, leads on new and exciting projects and supports the growth of the county. They’re dedicated to making sure the county’s roads are as safe as possible, working to get any defects fixed, watching the weather for snow, ice and flooding, and working with our communities in making sure the streets are clean and safe.

“This is a great time to join the team. And, as many of these vacant roles are currently outsourced, bringing them back in-house will save us money, as well as helping us to provide the best service possible.”

For more information about the vacancies, visit www.shropshire.gov.uk/highwaysjobs.

Further information

Some 16 jobs are currently available, including:

  • Engineering services and bridges manager
  • Senior developing highways manager
  • Drainage and flood risk manager
  • Traffic engineer
  • Developing highways support technician
  • Technical services support officer
  • Developing highways support officer
  • Senior quantity surveyor
  • Quantity surveyor
  • Contracts support officer
  • Service development programme manager
  • Strategic transport infrastructure support officer
  • Operations manager
  • Highway maintenance technician
  • Highway maintenance inspector
  • Dog warden