Tuesday, June 22, 2010

The position of Roading Engineer

Contracts encompasses the following major functions or Key Result Areas:

1. Service Delivery
2. Contract Management
3. Customer Service
4. Bridging
5. Road Safety
6. Personal Development
7. Health and Safety
8. Civil Defence

Jobholder is accountable for:

1. Service Delivery

Assisting the Roading Manager to prepare budgets and programmes.

Implementing, maintaining and monitoring programmes.

Advising the Roading Manager on asset changes and future needs.

Undertaking Road Asset Conditions works for updated and improved database information.

Contributing as a member of the roading team to the Council’s delivery of roading services throughout the District including providing temporary cover for Engineer – Operations and Assets , as and if required

2. Contract Management

Carrying out surveys and investigations for proposed works.

Roading design

Producing contracts for various physical works, including reseals, AWPT, seal extensions, special bridge repairs and routine maintenance.

Tender evaluation and recommendations

Monitoring and auditing contractor’s physical works

Surveying and measuring contract requirements and quantities

Review report of completed works

Verifying contract claims and applying contractual retentions.

3. Customer Service

Delivering excellent customer service.
Responding to customer enquiries regarding the provision of service for roading.

4. Bridging

Coordinating inspection records of Councils Bridging Assets for Roading Engineer – Assets to update details.

Monitoring the condition of the Districts bridging assets and arranging for repairs and/or consultants involvement as required.
Process overweight permits for district bridges

5. Road Safety

Liaising between Council and road users with respect to road safety as Council’s ‘Road Safety Officer’.

Advocating for improvements to the roading network to improve safety.

Administering the Council’s Community Road Safety Programme.

As the Council’s Road Safety Officer contracting a “Road Safety Coordinator” for specific tasks in addition to the role of organising the Road Safety Committee meeting.

Liaising with the NZ Police and other agencies on road safety matters affecting the Hurunui District.

Coordinating, administering and updating the Council’s Safety Management System (SMS).

6. Personal Development:

Attending relevant networking meetings with colleagues in the public and private sectors.

Undertaking relevant training and seeking opportunities for professional and personal development.

7. Health and Safety

Adhering to the Council’s Health and Safety policies and practices

8. Civil Defence

Providing assistance as required in the event of a Civil Defence emergency being declared.

Person Specification:


NZ Certificate in Engineering or a recognised engineering degree is preferred, however we will consider seasoned relevant experience in roading. A mentorship programme would be provided for a recent graduate.

An in-depth practical understanding of roading and bridging maintenance, and associated construction technology and methodology.

Computer literacy including Microsoft office products and spread sheeting programmes.

Contract supervision experience of physical works or a willingness to learn through the graduate mentorship opportunity.

Competence at carrying out surveys, design work, drawings, and investigations associated with engineering work.

Current drivers licence.

Key Job Competencies

The following competencies are considered vital to the effectiveness of the Roading Engineer - Contracts and will form part of their performance review:

Excellent communication and negotiation skills.

Ability to prioritise work commitments and to meet deadlines.

Ability to work with minimal supervision.

Can do attitude

Committed to providing a quality customer service.

An ability to programme work, prepare estimates and control expenditure.

Strong expenditure control skills

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