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Project Engineer - Street Lighting

About the role

You will work on the development and implementation and monitoring of the County Council’s programme of street lighting projects and local infrastructure projects and support the management of the Authority’s Highways Service commissions including the streetlighting PFI Contract that deliver corporate and directorate objectives.

What will you be doing?

To deliver Highways and Transportation commissions and major street lighting projects across Cambridgeshire, which will contribute effectively to the quality of life for the people of Cambridgeshire.

The Project Engineer Street Lighting will support the Strategic Project Manager to monitor our service providers performance and delivery on a number of different types of street lighting infrastructure projects involving both installation and maintenance provision. This will include contract management and project management and carrying out site inspections and site meetings as required.

The role also covers providing technical support to other team members and stakeholders and to assist as required with the management of the maintenance of streetlights and illuminated assets across Cambridgeshire and ensure contract compliance for both our projects and our street lighting contract. This role will also include managing design reviews and design approvals for street lighting designs for highway infrastructure projects and new housing developments.

The role is vital in ensuring effective and efficient delivery of schemes across a wide range of street lighting projects.

To find out more about our team and the work that we do, visit

For an informal conversation please contact Alan Hitch, Strategic Projects Manager –

To apply, please upload a document containing your CV and a covering letter, outlining how you meet the attached person specification. Ensure your covering letter to support your CV is no more than two pages.

Applications are reviewed on a daily basis, please do not delay the submission of your application as this is a rolling advert and will be closed once a successful candidate has been found.

About you

You will have experience in the development, planning, design, and implementation of transport infrastructure projects including Street lighting installations and street lighting service delivery provision and be keen to support positive project outcomes through effective project management. You will also be motivated to ensure our projects and highways services including the street lighting service are delivered to a very high standard.

Our benefits

We value our colleagues in Cambridgeshire County Council and have developed a number of benefits:

  • Flexible working
  • Flexible Bank Holidays
  • A comprehensive wellbeing package
  • Our Cambs Rewards employee discounts
  • A comprehensive pension scheme
  • IDEAL staff equality, diversity and inclusion network.
  • Camweb our staff intranet helping to keep you informed
  • An employee recognition scheme

About us

Cambridgeshire is a great place to work and live with a diverse population, an urban centre in Cambridge, historic Isle of Ely, Huntingdon and St Ives as well as more rural landscapes.

Our four values are central to our culture, driving everything we do.

We are proud to serve the diverse communities of Cambridgeshire and want our workforce to be reflective of this diversity, which we firmly believe benefits our colleagues, the organisation and our communities. If you don’t meet every single requirement in the job role but think this could be you, please don’t be put off.   We are committed to building a workplace that is compassionate and inclusive as well as diverse, so if you think you could be a good candidate for this role please consider applying and speak to the recruiting manager if you have any questions.

Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy, along with our employee network 'IDEAL' and self-organised peer support groups help us to foster an inclusive, supportive and safe working environment where people feel valued, respected, and empowered.  We collect relevant diversity data for monitoring as part of the recruitment process to understand the diversity of our applicants and monitor any trends throughout the recruitment processes so that we can take meaningful action.

We are proud to be a Disability Confident Employer. We fully support providing reasonable adjustments throughout our recruitment process, as well as when you join us, and we encourage candidates to contact the Hiring Manager, whose details can be found in the advert, to discuss any adjustment needs. Some examples of adjustments could include additional time to complete an assessment or printing a document on pastel coloured paper with larger font size and line spacing. We would value talking about what might be possible to enable you to join us and thrive, so if there is something that would help you to do your best during your journey with us, please get in touch.

Visit our jobs and careers section to find out more about our wide range of learning and development opportunities; apprenticeships; our wellbeing package; staff benefits; our commitment to equality, diversity and Inclusion.


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