Engineer (Tunnel)
  • Employer: Regeneration, Culture and Environment (FLS)
  • Reference: REC1998RS
  • Published: Wed 27/07/2022, 9:54 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 14/08/2022, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: Range 5 (£32,723 - £38,632) per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: West Service Building, Medway Tunnel, Vanguard Way, ME2 4XQ, Kent

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Engineer (Tunnel)

The post-holder will be required to lead on the day-to-day development and design of engineering schemes in relation to all aspects of Medway Tunnel as well as being responsible for the operational delivery of the Medway Tunnel. 

The post-holder will work closely with other colleagues and Medway Councils contractor. They will also work closely with other members of the Structures, Tunnel and Drainage team, therefore not being just limited with works relating to the Medway Tunnel but also Highway Structures and Highway Drainage.

The role will entail site specific investigations and analysis in order to ensure designs are compliant with legislation and industry standards, undertaking network/traffic management functions, as well as studies in relation to the schemes being undertaken. This will allow the post-holder to manage the engineering area of expertise in order to contribute to efficient and effective provision of engineering services.

The post-holder will be responsible for delivering work programmes, financial and project reports, as well as analysing, developing and appraising projects and monitoring the performance of schemes to ensure services are provided at the highest level.

The post-holder will be expected to work independently and supervise work undertaken by Contractors and Subcontractors.  They will be required to coordinate and manage the day to day work of staff within their area of expertise to enable the management and continual improvement of the team.


In return we offer you:

  • Generous annual leave entitlement
  • Generous local government pension scheme package
  • Access to wider training and development qualifications
  • Flexible working scheme
  • Travel plan discounts
  • Car Benefit Scheme from Tusker
  • Access to CAREFIRST advice & counselling service
  • Employee discount scheme for national and local retailers
  • The Government has introduced new ways of supporting parents with childcare costs. Further details are available here: -


Our organisation:

Medway is a unitary authority in the South East of England, made up of the towns of Strood, Rochester, Chatham, Gillingham and Rainham and more rural areas, including the Hoo Peninsula.

Situated in Kent in the South-East of England, the area has plenty of green spaces, excellent facilities and easy access to the national motorway and rail networks, facilitating superb transport links to London.

We provide all local Government services for a quarter of a million people, looking after education, environment, social care, housing, planning, business and much more - everything from frontline services such as rubbish collection and events like the Dickens Festival to work that goes on behind the scenes to ensure services in Medway run smoothly and cost effectively.

Working at Medway Council means that you get to be part of this journey working alongside talented, professional colleagues to drive forward change to transform the lives of our residents and the communities they live in.


If you would like to have an informal discussion with the recruiting manager please call Matthew Palmer on 01634 331378

Interviews are likely to be held virtually via Microsoft Teams.  Full details on how this will work will be sent to you, if your application is successfully shortlisted.    


Important Information-

Applicants must be able to demonstrate all essential requirements as listed in the job profile

Equal Opportunities Commitment Statement

Medway Council is committed to creating an inclusive work environment with a diverse workforce. All appropriately qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, race, colour, ethnic or national origin, disability, marital status, family commitments, sexual orientation, age, HIV status, religious or political beliefs, social class or trade union activity or irrelevant spent conviction.

For further information please refer to the Medway information pack available as a download or to view online

Please be advised that if you are not contacted within 3 weeks of the advert closing date then you have not been shortlisted.  All recruitment correspondence, including interview letters and contracts of employment will usually be sent out via email.

Please visit for information on how Medway Council put good practices in place to ensure employees and job applicants who declare mental health issues receive the right level of support.


We reserve the right to close this vacancy at any time prior to the closing date.

How to Apply

Please be advised that we only accept online applications submitted through JobsGoPublic ATS


If you are not contacted within 3 weeks of the advert closing date then you have not been shortlisted.


All recruitment correspondence, including interview letters and contracts of employment will usually be sent out via email, if you require documentation/correspondence in different format such as braille or large print, please contact the Resourcing Team on 01634 332878.

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