Project Design Engineer

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Up to £42899 per annum
England, Essex, Chelmsford
Job Type
Full Time

Project Design Engineer

Fixed Term, Full Time

Up to £42,899 per annum

Location: Countywide

Working Style: Anywhere worker

Closing Date: 23rd May 2024


Please note that this is a fixed term contract / secondment opportunity for a period of up to 10 months.

The Role

Essex County Council (ECC) is one of the largest and most dynamic local authorities in the UK, serving a population of 2 million residents, and has a very successful track record of delivering transformational change. ECC anticipated change was needed in the public sector and has worked to deliver better quality at lower cost. We have an ambitious transformation agenda - one with the scope to reach every part of the council. We are changing the way we think, the way we work, and the ways in which we deliver our services. We are committed to becoming a place where individuals, partners and communities feel proud to play their role and genuinely want to belong. We're immensely proud of our flexible working options.

The Opportunity

Essex is committed to enabling inclusive economic growth, helping people get the best start and age well, helping create great places to grow up, live and work and transforming the Council to achieve more with less.

The Project Design Engineer involves technical modelling support for key projects which deliver income targets and maintain client relationships for projects. The role will monitor income and work closely with colleagues across the Council and partners to market services externally.

Evidence of providing technical and modelling support to ensure successful project delivery and working collaboratively to design and deliver joint objectives, is key to success in this role.


Supporting the Project Delivery Manager with on-site supervision of scheme delivery on behalf of the Council, for Capital, and other schemes led by Operational Delivery. Working collaboratively to ensure these are delivered to specification, on time, in budget and in accordance with Health and Safety Regulations.

Build good working relationships with customers, continually seeking feedback to ensure services meet expectations and identifying improvements to develop a continuous learning environment.

Specific individual and shared targets and objectives are defined annually within the performance management framework.

The Experience You Will Bring

Educated to degree level in a related subject or equivalent proven experience in the field of surface water management.

Evidence of continuous professional development with expert knowledge in professional area, with membership of an appropriate professional body.

Knowledge and understanding of Flood Risk Management, Land Drainage, Asset Management and the responsibilities of the LLFA.

Demonstrable experience of commissioning, managing multiple consultants and contractors, with an ability to build, create and manage effective multi-agency partnerships with the private sector.

Project management experience, with evidence of successful delivery, including procurement, mandates and legal process.

Highly developed communication skills, with evidence of preparing and presenting clear reports and consultations.

Knowledge of data and asset management, local planning system, legislation and using hydraulic modelling utilising software packages e.g. Micro Drainage.

Significant expertise in the field of partnership working, formulating plans and strategies, identifying synergies across organisations and the development and implementation of work programmes.

To read more about us please visit: Climate, Environment and Customer Services

Please note that the job role requires you to be mobile throughout an operational area. Therefore, the post holder will need to have a driving licence and access to a vehicle, or the ability to meet the mobility requirements of the role through other means.

Why Essex? Essex County Council has a location to be proud of. Our 1,300 square miles stretch from Constable Country to the Thames Estuary, from the dynamic M11 corridor to the traditional seaside resorts of Clacton and Walton. England's oldest town, Colchester, and two of its newest - Basildon and Harlow - are right here. Along with the City of Chelmsford, the county town, they form our major population centres. It means real choice and makes Essex the ideal place for your career. Read more about us.

Essex County Council is proud to be a Disability Confident Leader. We're committed to interview all disabled applicants who choose to apply under our Job Interview Scheme if they meet the minimum requirements of the job. Please speak to our Recruiters if you require any reasonable adjustments during the process.

We're also committed to interview all veterans and care leavers, who meet the minimum requirements of the role for which they are applying.

What you should do next

If you are interested in finding out more about this role, we would love to hear from you. Please apply via the Working for Essex website.

As part of employment with Essex County Council (ECC) should your role require a DBS check you will be required to register with the DBS update service. The DBS update service ensures all registered DBS certificates are kept up to date and allows authorised parties to view the status of your certificate. This is an annual subscription, and you will be responsible for ensuring this is maintained. For further information on the DBS update service please go to

Essex County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.

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