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Principal Engineer - Structures

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

Job title: Principal Engineer - Structures

Salary: £43,421 - £48,474

Location: Citywide

A bit about us:

Liverpool is home to vibrant, energetic and engaged communities, people who take real ownership of their local area and are passionate about making our city a better place. We've got ambitious targets to meet by 2025 and we need people who are driven, dynamic and ready to deliver the very best for our communities.  Public service is more important than ever, and this role represents a real opportunity to make a difference to our communities by transforming the way we work and placing our residents at the heart of everything we do. 

Working at Liverpool City Council provides an opportunity to contribute to your community and make a positive impact on the lives of residents. Our values shape how we work to deliver public services, and how we communicate with the residents we serve. We care about the best outcomes for local people, through our public services.

We are proud of our world-famous thriving city with its rich culture, affordable housing, stunning waterfront and our beautiful green spaces – there’s really something for everyone!

The role:

  • We are looking for a Principal Engineer - Structures to join our busy Highways and Transportation Team
  • You will be a key member of the team working to manage our structures to ensure they are safe and fit for purpose
  • In this key role, you will be the Engineer who develops and implements maintenance and capital works schemes, managing highway structures and developing our Asset Management Plan
  • You will need a solid background in the field: devising capital works for structures and preparing estimates, project plans and reports. Underpinning this experience will be an HNC or HND in Civil Engineering (or equivalent) and extensive, detailed knowledge of relevant legislation, specifications, and codes of practice. People skills are just as important – you should be happy liaising and communicating at a senior level. Add procurement expertise and you’ll have natural credibility

Our offer to you:

  • At least 27 days holiday rising to 32 after 5 years service - option to purchase further days
  • Agile working - A 'Flexibility First' approach to Agile working, where flexibility is the norm rather than the exception
  • Part of the Local Government Pension Scheme - option to join the AVC scheme 
  • Progression - opportunities and training through a wide range of high quality learning
  • Health and Wellbeing offer including Employee Assistance Programme
  • Cycle to Work and Travel Pass schemes 
  • Drive Time - a salary sacrifice car lease scheme
  • Family friendly policies with enhanced leave  
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Employee volunteering scheme 
  • Medicash 

Next steps:

Closing date for this role is: Thursday 18th July 2024

If you would like to talk to a member of the team about the role, please contact Andy Bithell via

Liverpool City Council is committed to fostering a workforce representative of the communities we serve. As an Equal Opportunities Employer, we believe in appointing candidates based on their skills, experience, qualifications, and abilities. To support this commitment, we guarantee an interview to candidates from under-represented groups who meet the minimum essential criteria for the role. 

If you require any reasonable adjustments in line with the Equality Act 2010, such as an application form in a different format or additional time to complete your application, please contact us at

Although we advertise on Jobs Go Public, and other websites, your application process will be directed to our Tribepad system. Please note that all communication regarding your application for this post will be sent to the email address that you have registered on Tribepad, including your invite to interview if you are shortlisted. Please check your emails regularly, including Spam/Junk, after the closing dates for notifications.  Please ensure you complete your full profile, work and education history in Tribepad.

We reserve the right to close vacancies earlier than the specified date should we receive sufficient applications. If interested, please complete an application as early as possible.

At this current time, Liverpool City Council are unable to provide sponsorship for internal applicants.

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