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Coastal Engineer/Coastal project Engineer

Vacancy Details

Salary: Salary £18,898-£40,298 (Career Grade)
Location: Havant Borough Council
Job Type: Engineering
Category: Havant Borough Council
Date Posted: 13/08/2018
Reference: 1000000303


Please note that applications for this post must be received by 12:00 noon on 17/08/2018.

Interview date:5th/6th September 2018

This is a Full-time post on a Permanent contract, working 37 hours a week.  Salary £18,898 - £40,298 (Career Grade)

Brief Overview

This is an exciting opportunity to join a busy multi-disciplinary team managing coastal flood and erosion risk on the south coast.

The Eastern Solent Coastal Partnership provides a Coastal Defence Management Service to Havant Borough Council, Portsmouth City Council, Gosport Borough Council and Fareham Borough Council that reduces the risks to people, the developed and natural environment from flooding and coastal erosion. This area includes three major harbours of significant environmental importance and over 160km of coastline.

The role offers the opportunity to work and gain experience in a wide variety of roles within the Service. Working within the Capital Projects Team alongside engineers and construction management professionals, you will assist the project teams in undertaking civil engineering design, site supervision for the construction of large capital projects and the maintenance of various types of coastal assets along this coastline.

You will have the opportunity to work on our existing multi million pound projects that include the design and construction of the next generation of flood defences at Southsea and around the North of Portsea Island.

We are also developing engineering options and designing new flood defences in Portchester, Hayling Island and Gosport. In addition, the Capital Projects Team provides technical advice and support to the wider functions within the coastal partnership and partner authorities.

You will have the opportunity to work and gain experience in a wide variety of roles within the Service. From setting and implementing Coastal Strategies to appraising, designing and supervising the construction of projects and the maintenance of various types of coastal assets along this coastline in an environmentally sensitive way. Project management, and NEC3/4 Contract Management experience will be of particular advantage to the role.

We are looking for suitable applicants at both the start of their careers and those with experience of managing complex projects. You will require a degree in Civil Engineering or related discipline and have a good knowledge of civil engineering procedures.

If appropriate, you will be able to take advantage of our approved training scheme to gain Chartered Engineer status.  Your initial salary will depend on post graduation experience.

Interested? For more information visit or for an informal discussion please contact Marc Bryan, Capital Projects Manager on (023) 9244 6463.

For further and full details, please download the job description attached to this advert at bottom of the screen.

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The council is committed to the employment and career development of disabled people.  We guarantee an interview to anyone with a disability whose application meets the essential criteria for the post.

Please assume that if you have not heard from us by the interview date then you have not been selected for interview on this occasion.

If you are invited to an interview, please note that we do not reimburse costs for your travel or other expenses that you incur.


Salary: Salary £18,898-£40,298 (Career Grade)

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