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Job Title Principal Engineer - Traffic & Road Safety
Job reference PEC171
Department Place Directorate
Grade SCP 36 - 38
Pay From: £42,503 To: £44,539 per annum, plus £5,000 Market Supplement
Hours 37 hours per week
Closing date 05 December 2022
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Job Description
We Are St Helens Borough Council

Located in the heart of the Northwest close to Liverpool, Manchester and Lancashire, St Helens is a transformational Council which is passionate and ambitious for the communities we support. We provide a wide range of local authority services to the residents, businesses, schools, and visitors to the borough. We can only do this because of our highly valued, highly skilled workforce.

Working together, our workplace vision and values guide our organisation, and the contribution of our workforce is key to our culture journey. Employees with us receive a wide range of benefits including well-being in work, financial benefits, ways of working and learning and development support.

Making A Difference as a Principal Engineer - Traffic & Road Safety within the Highways & Infrastructure Service.

This is an exciting time to join our Highways and Infrastructure Team here in St Helens to help us drive forward and support the delivery of the Council’s ambitious Borough strategy. We want you to be part of our new team that is tasked with making us a leading highway authority, efficiently managing, maintaining, and improving our network and supporting economic growth.
With a recently adopted new 5-year Highways Asset Management Strategy and a significantly uplifted 5-year funding settlement now is the perfect time to join us and support the Council during one of its most exciting phases of development, regeneration and growth.
With a maintenance programme exceeding £30m and some of the region’s biggest transport schemes underway, including the Parkside Link Road, the highways service has never had a more integral role to play. To ensure these programmes of work are successfully delivered we are looking to bolster our Highway Management team.

We want to compliment the experienced technical expertise that we possess with an officer who has relevant programme management experience, displaying first class customer service and stakeholder management skills. Most importantly, if you can bring a willingness to think and act differently, whilst embracing change then you will be rewarded with exciting career development opportunities and a chance to be involved in a variety of transformational programmes of work. We also commit to invest in your professional development to help you forge a career within the Local Authority.

Become part of our exhilarating journey and help to transform St Helens. Now more than ever, we need to drive innovation across our services, enabling the Council to take the next step in delivering its ambitious agenda and adapting collectively to a changing world.

You will lead and deliver high quality frontline services, managing or being part of a new team and supported by a new senior management structure. In line with our new ways of working, this role is hybrid and will involve working from home with occasional working in our agile hub at Atlas House in St Helens Town Centre. There will also be some onsite working

If you would like to discuss the role in more detail, please contact Gareth Tyson, Team Manager - Highway Management at

Please note we reserve the right to close the advert early should we receive a sufficient number of applications and encourage you to apply early, to avoid disappointment.

Equality & Diversity

St Helens Borough Council respects and values the individuality that every employee brings. We encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds, who share our values, our commitment to inclusion, and who will help us on our journey to transform our organisation. Further information about Equality & Diversity at St Helens Council can be found here

St Helens Borough Council is a Disability Confident Employer. Disability Confident Employers lead the way in helping to take action that changes attitudes, behaviours, and cultures for the better.

NOLAN Principles of Conduct in Public Life.

All Council employees are required to abide by the ethical standards embodied by the 7 Nolan Principles: Selflessness, Integrity, Objectivity, Accountability, Openness, Honesty, and Leadership.
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Application Form.pdf
Applicant Letter.pdf
Person Specification - Principal Engineer.pdf
Job Description Principal Engineer - Traffic & Road Safety.pdf
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