Civil Engineering Technician Level 3 Apprenticeship at Durham County Council

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Civil Engineering Technician Level 3 Apprenticeship

The structured training programme will enable you to gain experience, further education and broad base skills within Highway Design, Structures Design, Street Lighting Design, Estimating, Programme and Planning with regard to the construction and maintenance of highways, street lighting and structures.

To provide technical support to the Strategic Highways Structures Team:

  • Preparation of prioritised work programmes for structures schemes
  • Preparation of design brief for structures schemes
  • Maintaining the accuracy of the highway structures inventory
  • Upkeep of highway structures asset data base
  • Assist in undertaking structure inspections
  • Use of office IT applications (Word, Excel etc.)
  • Project related administration duties
  • Working to the Quality Assurance System
  • General technical support
  • Assist the Structures Manager in ensuring the various performance standards and targets are achieved
  • Assist in monitoring the budgets
  • To co-operate effectively with others in the corporate working of the Service
  • To liaise effectively with other County Council Services and relevant outside bodies on the work of the Group
  • To respond appropriately to emergencies arising in relation to the work of the Section
  • To undertake such other appropriately graded duties and responsibilities which may from time to time be allocated to the post
  • Stakeholders and service user consultation including technical site visits
  • Attend meetings with partners, contractors and/or stakeholders when required
  • Report and feedback stakeholders and service user consultation to Structures Manager
  • Foster and maintain good relationships with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders

The above is not exhaustive and the post holder will be expected to undertake any duties within the Group which may reasonably fall within the level of responsibility and the competence of the post as directed by the Structures Manager.

  • Meet agreed performance standards in relation to the post
  • To attend training as determined appropriate by the council in relation to working practices and the Apprenticeship Programme.¬†All employees have a responsibility to undertake training and development as required

Training to be provided

Civil Engineering for Technicians in Construction and the Built Environment.

Desired skills

You must be able to manage your time effectively and be able to organise your workload.

Personal qualities

  • Professional, proactive and receptive to constructive advice and guidance
  • Willing to learn new skills while being able to adapt them
  • Aware of their limitations and when to seek help if needed

Desired qualifications

You must have or expect to achieve 5 GCSEs Grade A*-C/9-4 including either English Language or Literature, mathematics and a science subject or Level 2 in literacy and numeracy (or equivalent).

Future prospects

Possibility of progression.

Things to consider

  • The apprenticeship will be based in County Hall, Durham but you may be required to work at any council workplace within County Durham
  • (NMW in second year)

About Durham County Council

Durham County Council is made up of an elected assembly of 126 councillors accountable to almost 500,000 people in County Durham. We are responsible for providing a wide range of public services to the people of the county. We also represent and promote the interests of County Durham when dealing with regional, national and international affairs. Through effective local government, Durham County Council allows local people to look after their own affairs and to decide how and where money is best spent in their area.

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