Highways Structures Maintenance Engineer – Bridges

Inside IR35
37 Hours per week
Circa £45-50p/h
Location – Ipswich

Structures Maintenance Engineer Requirements

Experience / skills

Experience/knowledge of working on highway structures.

Knowledge /experience of the Design Manual for Roads & Bridges, Well-managed Highway Infrastructure and other related and relevant standards and codes of practice

Understanding of relevant health & safety legislation and codes of practice (including the CDM regulations 2015)

Good IT skills with full working knowledge of the MS Office Suite and AutoCAD

Preferably hold a Degree in Civil Engineering

Role Expectations

Ability to plan, prioritise, manage own workload and that of other junior staff on a day-by-day basis to deliver the design and detailing of bridge maintenance work-packs efficiently.

Produce / check appropriate documentation to enable the progression of bridge and structures maintenance repairs in a timely and cost-effective manner.

Undertake site visits to collect and record details required to confirm the scope/details of maintenance works required.

Consult as necessary with internal and external parties including statutory undertakers, Environment Agency, ecologists, landowners, the public, parish and county councillors, the Ramblers Association, material suppliers, works commissioners and other specialists as part of the preparatory work required before undertaking bridge and structures repairs on the highway network.

Check estimates from the Contractor to ensure work has been interpreted correctly and will be undertaken in a cost-effective manner.

Ensure work information packages contain technical designs, drawings, documents, specifications and other information which is prepared at an appropriate level of detail.

Oversee investigation and design work where necessary.

Take a proactive role in informing the local county councillor of any planned maintenance work and ensure that local parish and town councils and other relevant organisations and the general public are given suitable advance notice of any intended works.

Contribute to weekly progress meetings with the Contractor.

Ability to work on site.

Hold a driving licence.

Working Arrangements

It is envisaged that this role will be predominantly based in the office (Ipswich) when Covid restrictions are lifted – some working from home will be considered.

Type of work

  • Masonry parapet repairs/reconstruction
  • Masonry crack stitching
  • Scour repairs
  • Concrete repairs
  • Crack injection repairs
  • Bridge deck waterproofing
  • Movement joint replacement
  • Vehicular Parapet/barrier repairs
  • Painting of steel structures/parapets
  • Refurbishment of steel, concrete, and timber footbridges

Project Coordinator

Project Coordinator – Suffolk

The company

Join a National contractor with a full range of Clients and contracts nationwide.

Our client provides general Facilities Maintenance and Construction project work to the commercial sector as well as facilities maintenance services to the Public Sector and Private Sector at multiple sites. This role is based in Suffolk, and the surrounding area’s, working on a Key Commercial contract.

This is a Single site position where you have the potential to earn up to £21k P/A Salary. Working on a Standard Shift Pattern, with some needs for Overtime and Weekend working where required. ( not often)

The position

Work with a Team Assisting the Contracts and Service Managers, running and preparing documentation. You will be liasing with clients over the start and delivery dates, checking suppliers and contractors prices to get the best value for the company.

Support the sites Project services, required on the Framework, while identifying potential benefits that may occur.

Could this role be for you?

  • Thorough understanding of Project Co-Ordination
  • Control and update record of DESIGN documentation
    Engage with supply chain/subcontractors for requests for quotations and information
    Order and Track PO’s / Materials
  • Good interpersonal skills – proficient communication skills, both written & verbal with demonstrated ability.
  • Experience within similar role or transferable skills from related role.
  • Good IT skills.
  • Smart, presentable appearance.
  • Personable and approachable.
  • Good interpersonal and customer relationship skills.
  • Driving Licence Essential

Why apply?

  • Up to £21k P/A + OT
  • Project Works
  • Commercial Contract
  • Leading FM contractor

The consultant for this vacancy are Andrew Macey, Also available on phone: 01489 774 010 and email:

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