Engineering Manager - REQ02582 - 382035

North Lanarkshire Council

Engineering Manager - REQ02582 - 382035

£50,001 - £60,000

North Lanarkshire Council, Flemington, North Lanarkshire

  • Full time
  • Permanent

Posted 1 week ago, 31 May | Get your application in now before you miss out!

Closing date: Today!

job Ref: 382035

Full Job Description


Are you looking for a career with an employer who offers a generous package of terms and conditions and promotes work-life balance and wellbeing amongst its employees? With a generous annual leave entitlement and access to a variety of flexible working options and initiatives, North Lanarkshire Council could be the place for you. An exciting opportunity has arisen for a high performing and experienced manager to lead our Engineering team.

 Why join us? North Lanarkshire is Scotland’s fourth largest authority by population and is perfectly situated in the heart of Scotland’s central belt with great transport links making this the perfect place to live and work! We have a detailed plan setting the direction to deliver an ambitious growth and development programme for growth and prosperity for all, making North Lanarkshire the place to live, learn, work and invest. 

 As part of our leadership team, you will work with a variety of partners, customers and clients on the delivery of a professional service that maximises resources and delivers positive outcomes.

 In this exciting and key leadership role you will lead the Engineering service, which encompasses the Scope and Standards, Bridge Engineering, and Water Management teams. You will be responsible for the development and delivery of a wide range of infrastructure and transportation projects, ensuring legislative compliance and the ongoing development of the service.

 You will be responsible for the delivery of substantial programmes of work in line with The Plan for North Lanarkshire and fulfliing the Council’s statutory obligations. These will include management of the Council’s bridge and road structures stock, reservoir management, strategic flood risk management, and providing technical advice to other Council departments and developers.

 To be a success in this role you will have demonstrated leadership skills, be innovative, solution focused, and influential. You will be responsible for ensuring the delivery of quality services to our citizens and communities and promoting the Council’s vision, values and reputation.

 You will have a degree in civil engineering or equivalent in a relevant discipline, and chartered membership of an appropriate professional organisation which is registered with the Engineering Council. You will possess substantial knowledge and experience within a relevant field. You must have a proven track record of delivering projects and service priorities, including the ability to achieve project milestones and targets. You must be able to demonstrate proven experience of developing successful working relationships with contractors and professional service providers and in NEC contract management. You will have demonstrable experience in planning, tracking, and communicating progress on projects. You will also have capital and revenue budgetary experience including preparation, monitoring and control arrangements.   

 You will be business and customer focused with a demonstrable record of, identifying opportunities, achieving outcomes, managing change, and exercising strong leadership skills. You will be self-motivated with a flexible and collaborative approach to work and have the ability to cope with multiple and changing demands whilst meeting tight deadlines. You will also have a sound understanding and knowledge of legislation and initiatives within the relevant disciplines. 

 With excellent organisational and IT skills, you will be able to utilise various Microsoft Office packages, and be a clear written and verbal communicator, with the ability to analyse information and produce reports and with experience of presenting information in public forums.

 You must be able to travel throughout North Lanarkshire and out with this area to undertake the duties of this post.

 In line with the Council’s hybrid working policy, this role is a hybrid working role, with a combination of site visits, office attendance and home working.

Working here at North Lanarkshire Council

If you’re considering a career with us, you’ll be keen to know what’s in it for you. We have a great package of benefits available, from health and wellbeing to finances and family. This includes 27 days annual leave and 6 public holidays*, and a wide range of benefits available to you find out more at work well NL. We also have a full package of learning and development through our learning academy LearnNL to help you reach your full potential and further your career.

For more information on local authority careers visit the myjobscotland career hub

North Lanarkshire Council are Happy to Talk Flexible Working, we operate a Smarter Working Policy.

Click here to see our Recruitment Charter.

*For all casual/sessional roles, you will receive 12.1% of your hourly rate for every hour worked in total recompense for annual leave, including public holidays. These rates will be indicated separately on your payslip. You will only be paid for the hours that you work.

We are a Disability Confident Leader and offer a guaranteed interview to applicants who consider themselves to be disabled, as long as they meet the essential criteria of the person specification/job description.

 We have also adopted the Armed Forces Community Covenant to show our support for service personnel, veterans and their families. We offer a guaranteed interview for service leavers, spouses, reservists and veterans, as long as they meet the essential criteria of the person specification/job description.

 North Lanarkshire Council is committed to #KeepingThePromise. This means that if you have ever been in care (looked after at home with a social worker, lived with a relative other than your parents, experienced foster, residential or secure care) you are entitled to a guaranteed interview for this post, as long as you meet the essential criteria of the person specification/job description. This is one way North Lanarkshire is demonstrating our commitment to supporting Care-Experienced People.

 The Plan for North Lanarkshire is to be the place to live, learn, work, invest and visit. The Council recognises that work is an important part of adult life and is critical to our wellbeing and shaping how we live. The Fair Work Convention’s Framework defines Fair Work as work that offers effective voice, fulfilment, opportunity, respect and security. We believe Fair Work can boost creativity, realise untapped potential and increase productivity. To find out more click on the link.

 Alternative Application Packs can be requested in other formats for example, Large Print, Braille, and Audio. To request an alternative Application Pack please phone .

The following link contains our Easy Read documents which will help explain the process and what happens during the selection process: Easy Read – My NL