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Job Description "Before applying for this job, it is important that you read the Applicant Guidance by clicking on this link and the Job Profile attached. These explain the job role and the type of...

Job Description

"Before applying for this job, it is important that you read the Applicant Guidance by clicking on this link and the Job Profile attached. These explain the job role and the type of person we're looking for".

Location: Marischal College

Duration: Permanent, Full time 

Job Purpose:

To provide technical expertise which contributes to maintaining the road network in good condition.


Aberdeen City Council Roads Projects Team

Aberdeen City Council is committed to substantial capital investment programme over the coming years. Major projects currently underway include the South College Street Junction Improvements, Berryden Corridor Improvements and South Harbour Link Road (City Region Deal). In addition to the Council’s City Centre Masterplan a multi-million pound regeneration of Aberdeen City Centre which includes improvements to the public realm, active travel and sustainable transportation interventions continues at pace, following the impacts of the COVID19 pandemic. Alongside this city centre focus is the recently announced region wide Bus Priority and Bus Rapid Transit programme.

Given this major programme of activity, Aberdeen City Council needs to expand its civil and highway engineering resource to progress design, procurement, project management, works and contract supervision activities. We are therefore pleased to offer a number of job opportunities for engineers who are excited by the prospect of being involved in these transformational programmes.

You will receive a competitive salary and excellent benefits package, including:

  • Eligibility to join the Local Government Pension Scheme (NESPF);
  • Annual Leave of 27 days rising to 35 days (continuous service bonus);
  • A further 7 paid public holidays; and
  • Flexible working opportunities, including flexi-time, part-time, hybrid working appointments will be considered.

Aberdeen is a lively, cosmopolitan city located in North East Scotland at the heart of a region recognised for its enviable quality of life. It's a city which effortlessly combines the benefits of metropolitan life with a range of sporting activities and outdoor pursuits as well as easy access to the stunning scenery of Royal Deeside and the beautiful North East coast. We are based in the Council’s iconic main office building, Marischal College, in the centre of Aberdeen.

Queries relating to posts to Alan McKay, (01224) 523484.



The post holder needs to hold as a minimum:

  • A Chartered Engineer/ Incorporated Engineer with the Engineering Council and a member of a relevant institution.


  • Educated to Degree level in a relevant engineering discipline.


  • Membership of a relevant Engineering Council licenced institution actively pursuing Chartered or Incorporated Engineer status.


The post holder must be prepared to:

Work outside in all weathers where required
Work outwith normal working hours where required


The post holder is expected to demonstrate:

The post holder is expected to demonstrate:

Project management including design, contractual and financial control.
Ability to select techniques, procedures and methods to undertake
engineering tasks.
Ability to contribute to the design and development of engineering solutions.
Ability to deliver projects and evaluate design solutions.
Ability to use oral and written methods effectively for the communication of
technical and other information to professionals, elected members and the
Assist in developing project programmes and effectively manage tasks &
resources to deliver outcomes on time.
Ability to manage and apply safe systems of work.
Management of quality processes.
Ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team.
ICT literacy.

The Individual

Please see Job Profile for further details.

Aberdeen City Council is an equal opportunities employer and we are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion.

We are happy to talk flexible working and offer flexible working for most roles in the organisation meaning that many of our employees enjoy the freedom of choosing a working pattern that suits them as much as it suits the organisation.

Disability Confident

We are a Disability Confident Employer.  If you consider yourself to have a disability and think you may require a reasonable adjustment to be made for this part of the selection process, or would like further information in relation to reasonable adjustments, please contact

Armed Forces

We are a forces-friendly employer, have signed the Armed Forces Covenant and are a silver award recipient in the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme.  We have a specific email address for those in the forces, those who have left the forces, as well as their partners / spouses / families:  We are able to answer questions about jobs and our application / selection process, as well as about our employee support provisions.

Guaranteed Interview Scheme

We have a number of guaranteed interview schemes available to applicants who meet the minimum criteria for our roles and who:

  • have a disability
  • are care-experienced and aged 16-29
  • are aged 16-24 and live in Aberdeen City or have been to an Aberdeen City Council school and are applying for a Modern Apprenticeship (except Trades apprenticeships)
  • have done a Foundation Apprenticeship with Aberdeen City Council and are applying for any apprenticeships relevant to the area in which they did their Foundation Apprenticeship
  • are New Scots aged 16-24 and are applying for any apprenticeships

Further information can be found at

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