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Principal Engineer (Major Transport Projects)
  • Employer: London Borough of Tower Hamlets
  • Reference: PLA00612
  • Published: Fri 27/03/2020, 2:00 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 12/04/2020, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: Full time
  • Salary: £41466 - £47274
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Tower Hamlets

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Principal Engineer (Major Transport Projects)

Benefits and Allowances

Our current terms and conditions are currently under review.

Essential Car User or Travel Allowance subject toauthorisation.

At present, due to current Covid-(19) situation, recruitment to this role is suspended.

We will continue to accept application forms however shortlisting, interviews and appointments will be suspended until further notice.

Role Purpose

The role is to lead, manage and provide the delivery ofa range of professional and technical Services for the Design & DeliveryGroup.

An exciting opportunity has arisen,Tower Hamlets is expanding its Highways and Transportation teams to meet thegrowing demand on services. We currently have the biggest developments inEurope within the borough and projects such as liveable streets, footway andcarriageway improvement programmes, LED infrastructure replacement and schoolstreets to name but a few. In order to continue the excellent servicedelivery we are looking for dynamic energetic individuals to become part ofthese successful teams.

Key Responsibilities

As a Principal Engineer within the Design & DeliveryGroup, the main aim of the role is to lead and manage operational delivery of adelivery of a range of professional and technical services. This includes designand delivery of a range of Capital and Revenue funded highways infrastructure,traffic management and public realm improvement projects, schemes andprogrammes, including commissioning, administering, supervising and performancemanaging works to highways works contractors and professional serviceproviders.


To manage the entire Group’s activities, ensuring that theCouncil complies with, as appropriate, relevant legislation, technical guidanceand Approved Codes of Practice (ACoPs), including complying with the following:

Highways Act 1980

Traffic Management Act 2004

Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984

Environmental Protection Act 1990

New Roads and Street Works Act 1991

Town & Country Planning Act 1990

Flood & Water Management Act 2010

Equality Act 2010 Crime and Disorder Act 2006

Construction, Design and Management (CDM) regulations

Well Managed Highway Infrastructure ACoP Oct 2016

The Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directionsguidance

Traffic Signs Manual (all chapters)

Manual for Streets 1&2

Design Manual for Roads & Bridges

Manual of Contract Documents for Highway Works

London Cycle Design Standards (latest version)

Additional Job Board Text

For an Informal discussion about this post please contact Mehmet Mazhar, Head of Highways & Transportation on 0207 364 3604 or email

Shortlisting & the interviews to be held on week commencing 6th & 13th April 2020.

Candidate could be required to prepare and present a presentation on a given topic.