This Vacancy has closed.
Assistant Highways / Roads Engineer
  • Employer: Falkland Islands Government
  • Reference: ARE
  • Published: Wed 23/06/2021, 10:35 AM
  • Closing on: Fri 30/07/2021, 20:30 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37.5 hours per week
  • Salary: £37k - £41k plus Gratuity, Flights and Relocation Grant
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Falkalnd Islands , Falkland Islands

Vacancy Location

More Information

Assistant Highways / Roads Engineer

If you have experience in designing, building and maintaining surfaced and unsurfaced roads you could apply to join the Highways Section as Assistant Roads Engineer for the Falkland Islands Government, to support our accelerated programme of infrastructure development.

The Role

The role will involve assisting the Roads Engineer with the day-to-day running of the Highways Section of the Public Works Department.  You will oversee the construction and maintenance of all roads and associated assets in the Falkland Islands.  The post holder will also deputise for the Roads Engineer in his absence.

The Person

You should hold a recognised civil engineering degree (BSc or BEng), or similar, and have a minimum of 6 years post-graduation civil engineering experience in highways.  This could be with either a design consultancy or civil engineering contractor.  You should have at least 3 years’ experience at this level, preferably with a mixture of both on-site and office-based highways experience.

In addition, you must have proven sound experience of designing, building and maintaining both surfaced and un-surfaced roads, and other associated assets.  You should also have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and a full valid manual driving license.

Core Requirements

  • At least six years civil engineering experience in highways.
  • Experience of maintaining surfaced and un-surfaced roads.
  • BSc/BEng qualification in a relevant degree subject (e.g. Civil Engineering).
  • Computer literate, proficient in the use of AutoCAD, Microsoft Office and Microsoft Project.
  • Organised approach to meeting deadlines and prioritising conflicting demands.
  • Full valid manual driving license (HGV license would also be desirable, but not essential)

The Package

  • Fixed Term Contract, up to 4 years.
  • Starting Salary - £37,725k up to £41,979 per annum (depending on qualifications and experience) rising to £46,599.
  • Eligibility for a 25% Gratuity (taxable).
  • 41 days paid leave, 30 days paid annual leave plus 11 government and public holidays.
  • Relocation Allowance, to help with moving costs.
  • Flights Package for you and any recognised dependents residing with you at post both at the beginning and end of contract, along with additional annual return flights contingent on the duration of the contract.
  • Government Housing for rent and a starter pack to help you settle in.
  • Favourable income tax rates.
  • A stimulating and supportive setting to work in and a unique and beautiful setting to live in.

How to Apply

Interested candidates can download the job description and view further information from our online vacancy page. 

For further information regarding the position please contact Colin Summers, Director of Public Works by emailing or by calling (+500) 27193.

To apply, please complete our online application form from our vacancy page, by clicking on 'Apply Now' and completing the form.  Alternatively, download an offline form from the same page and email to before the closing date.

Timetable for Recruitment and Selection Process

Closing Date for Applications - 30 July 2021

Shortlisting commencing - 06 August 2021

Interviews - 18 & 19 August 2021

Public Works Department

Responsible for the development, construction and maintenance of key infrastructure required to support our community in the Falkland Islands, the Public Works Department is one of the largest departments in FIG.

Falkland Islands Government (FIG)

The Falkland Islands is a British Overseas Territory, with full internal self-government.

As the largest employer in the Falkland Islands, we offer many unique and fulfilling job opportunities, across the full spectrum of public services. Our responsibilities include those typically managed by central government – taxation, legislation and policy, as well as those usually managed on a local level such as town planning, health and social services, and education. FIG also provides services specific to the needs of the Falkland Islands, such as fisheries research, power generation and the Government Air Service, FIGAS.

For more information about working for Falkland Islands Government, take a look at our recruitment microsite:

The Falkland Islands

Set in the South Atlantic Ocean, around 400 miles east of South America and 8000 miles south-west of the UK, the Falkland Islands are a small, thriving community with a British way of life, benefiting from good local services, a varied social calendar and an absence of traffic jams!

The Falkland Islands’ stunning natural environment provides an unspoiled landscape and amazing wildlife to observe and explore, including penguins, whales and dolphins, all seen from the shore.

For those with a sense of adventure, it provides opportunities which are hard to match anywhere else in the world.