Assistant Design Technician

Job specification

£24,061 to £27,937 p.a
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If you bank with Nationwide, use Intel products, drive a Mini, take a GWR train, enjoy Formula 1, have ever visited a National Trust property, or watched Tim Peake’s progress through space, you have Swindon to thank. Now you too can be part of it at Swindon Borough Council!

Swindon is ranked among one of the top 10 highly innovative areas in the UK. Swindon Borough Council’s Highways and Transport teams are working to reflect this innovation in a wide range of infrastructure and maintenance schemes throughout the Borough. Swindon is undergoing an extensive regeneration and the population is set to expand significantly over the over the next 12 years.

The Highways Design team is responsible for the delivery of the design and supervision of routine maintenance on the Highway including drainage works and major projects ranging from minor improvements to large infrastructure implementation. The Council have secured substantial funding grants to deliver major improvements over the next five years and the Maintenance team will be part of that delivery.

Swindon Borough Council offers many career opportunities in an environment which values, supports and encourages the development of its employees. Joining the Council will be the start of a rewarding and enjoyable career for you. In addition to a competitive salary, we also offer an impressive package of benefits including, reduced cost leisure facilities, generous leave allowance, flexible working arrangements and a competitive pension scheme.

Your next role

What this means for you is an unrivalled chance to make your mark. You will have a background in Civil Engineering projects, AutoCAD experience and a desire to learn. Understanding of Health & Safety, good communication skills, team worker and be proficient in the use of IT packages. You will learn from experienced Civil Engineers how to design carriageway and footway improvements and see the work you are doing being built on site. 

You will be of HNC level or equivalent calibre and ideally with a civil engineering or transportation background. 

You must be fluent in the English language (as a requirement of Part 7 of the Immigration Act – for the effective performance of a customer-facing role).

Your next package

•    25 days annual leave plus bank holidays
•    Opportunity to purchase additional annual leave
•    A career average revalued earnings (CARE) pension scheme
•    Free car parking at our Wat Tyler House campus
•    Leisure discounts
•    Legal Services discounts
•    Eating Out, Shopping and Entertainment discounts

In addition, with our family friendly policies we help you get the most out of your family life by offering the following:

•    Flexible and agile working
•    Parental leave, adoption leave and compassionate leave
•    Career breaks
•    An Employee Assistance Programme (EAP), for free advice from trained professionals
•    Stress management programmes
•    A commitment to the health and wellbeing of our employees

As an employee, you will receive a diverse and exciting environment in which to work, encouraging creativity and innovation whilst recognising the need to support ongoing personal development and a flexible work life balance.

Your next steps

Read the role profile and select the Apply button above to start an application.

For further information about the role, please contact Daniel Ward at  

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