Apprentice Highway Development Engineer

Peterborough City Council

Peterborough, PE1 5XG

Closes in 2 days (Tuesday 23 July)

Posted on 2 July 2024


As a Highway Development Engineer, you will have the opportunity to work as part of a very experienced team on new developments in the city from initial planning application through to delivery, gaining valuable experience of the Planning process, technical design review and be able to see projects come to life through the onsite inspection process

Annual wage
£17,146 a year

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The pay may be negotiated and may rise after a probation period has been successfully completed.

Training course
Civil engineering senior technician (level 4)
Days and shifts are to be confirmed.

37 hours a week

Possible start date

Monday 2 September


2 Years 3 Months

Positions available



As an apprentice, you’ll work at a company and get hands-on experience. You’ll gain new skills and work alongside experienced staff.

What you’ll do at work

You will be supported throughout the apprenticeship from an experienced and well-established friendly team who will assist in your development. In addition to this, you will be enrolled on the Civil Engineering Senior Technician apprenticeship scheme, which is a three-year course that will help you develop your knowledge of civil engineering as well as achieve an industry recognised qualification. The Apprenticeship is fully supported through a combination of regular online lessons, e-learning materials, and access to their team of experts for 1-2-1 advice and support.

Where you’ll work

Dodson House




An apprenticeship includes regular training with a college or other training organisation. At least 20% of your working hours will be spent training or studying.

College or training organisation


Your training course

Civil engineering senior technician (level 4)

Equal to higher national certificate (HNC)

Course contents
  • Apply engineering principles, using relevant scientific, theoretical and technical know-how to solve well-defined civil engineering problems
  • Apply civil engineering techniques, procedures and methods, and review the results, when measuring and testing, designing, installing, commissioning, maintaining or operating civil engineering systems
  • Employ a range of advanced mathematical, statistical and data interpretation tools, using analytical and computational methods to interpret and solve civil engineering problems
  • Interpret and compare performance information to choose compliant materials, components or parts
  • Select and use technical literature and other sources of information and data to address well-defined civil engineering problems
  • Produce and interpret civil engineering technical drawings, designs, and models, using analytical and computer-based software packages, recognising the limitations of the software used
  • Produce civil engineering technical solutions in accordance with relevant industry standards, procedures, codes of practice, regulations, and legislation
  • Comply with, and encourage others to demonstrate, statutory health, safety and welfare policies, procedures and regulation
  • Complete risk assessments to identify, evaluate and mitigate risks
  • Apply principles of sustainable development, and assess the impact of these in their work
  • Employ project management techniques, measuring and recording progress against civil engineering project plans
  • Assess and report on quality using appropriate management and assurance systems and continuous improvement processes
  • Identify and use resources, equipment and technology to meet project requirements, including specifications, budget and timescales
  • Monitor and manage individual performance, and supervise others, recognising the need to comply with appropriate codes of practice and equality, diversity & inclusion (EDI) requirements
  • Communicate using appropriate methods for the audience, using appropriate engineering terminology and conventions
  • Apply ethical principles to civil engineering projects, including the secure use of data and information
  • Plan, undertake and review their own professional competence, updating and reviewing their CPD to improve performance
  • Your training plan

    This training plan has not been finalised. Check with this employer if you’ll need to travel to a college or training location for this apprenticeship.


    Essential qualifications

    GCSE or equivalent in:

    • English (grade 4/C and above)
    • Math's (grade 4/C and above)
    • Level 3 BTEC or A level or equivalent (grade pass)

    Let the company know about other relevant qualifications and industry experience you have. They can adjust the apprenticeship to reflect what you already know.


    • Communication skills
    • IT skills
    • Attention to detail
    • Organisation skills
    • Problem solving skills
    • Presentation skills
    • Administrative skills
    • Number skills
    • Analytical skills
    • Logical
    • Team working
    • Creative
    • Initiative

    About this company

    Peterborough City Council was formed as a unitary authority in 1998, having previously been part of Cambridgeshire County Council. As a unitary authority, the council has both the powers of a non-metropolitan county and district council combined. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) mid-year estimate for the population of Peterborough was 193,980 in 2015. You can read about the city's 2011 census and view various maps of Peterborough in the About Peterborough section. (opens in new tab)

    After this apprenticeship

    You will also benefit from the councils fantastic agile working policy that ensures a great work-life balance and a generous public sector pension as well as being able to shape future growth of the city.

    Ask a question

    The contact for this apprenticeship is:


    Holly Parkinson


    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000262035.

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    Closes in 2 days (Tuesday 23 July)

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