Institute of Highway Engineers

Adoptions Engineer

Cornwall, South West England, United Kingdom (hybrid)
6 days ago


About the role

We are seeking an experienced and motivated individual to join our Highways and Environment Division as an Adoptions Engineer in Cornwall Highways. The successful postholder will assist in the oversight and management of the design, approval, construction and adoption of new build infrastructure.  Candidates will need to be based in Cornwall for this role.

You will have the day to day management of the adoptions process within a regional area for all new developments, ensuring that the new infrastructure meets the appropriate standards and all adoption agreements are managed efficiently and effectively


About you

The following criteria are essential to this role:

  • Relevant degree or equivalent substantial experience;
  • Experience of highway design and/or maintenance, construction practices and techniques including sustainable drainage systems;
  • Experience in the successful delivery of highway projects;
  • Track record of working on own initiative and seeking pragmatic solutions to problems;
  • Experience of partnership working, building relationships and enhancing the reputation of a service;
  • A full valid driving licence.

Our offer to you

Salary: £28,954 - £38,342

Working Hours: 37

Contract Type: Permanent

Base:    Hybrid (Home and Scorrier) - applicants will need to be based in Cornwall

Working with us you will have an employee benefits package that includes:

  • Generous pension scheme with employer contribution
  • Employee discount scheme and wellbeing events
  • Holiday starting at 23 days and increasing to 28 with service (pro-rata if part-time) with option to purchase additional , plus bank holidays 
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Flexible working hours & home working options
  • Investment and support in your continuous training and development
  • Opportunity to become a Safeguarding Advocate, Health & Wellbeing Champion and Mental Health First Aider


We are committed to safeguarding the welfare of all our service users, clients and customers. This role is subject to (a basic / an Enhanced / a Standard) DBS check.  If the role is working with vulnerable individuals and/or children and young people, you will be asked to complete a relevant DBS check to be successfully appointed to the role.

To apply

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Contact us

If you’d like to have a discussion about the role, please feel free to contact our in-house resourcing team for an informal chat about the role.

About The Team

It’s an exciting time to support our work at Cormac Solutions. We are driving growth and innovation across Cornwall and beyond. Our projects are maintaining the connectivity and beauty of Cornwall, enhancing the natural and built environment. We are passionate about ensuring the county has a sustainable infrastructure for all our local residents and visitors. Our project work spans highways development and construction design as well as environmental and conservation programmes that protect Cornwall’s natural heritage.

Working with us, you will be joining a talented team of professionals working collaboratively to bring positive improvements and regeneration to the county. You’ll be rewarded with investment in your professional development and the chance to develop your career creatively with involvement in our diverse projects portfolio. Please follow this link to find out more about us

Job Information

  • Job ID: 69357557
  • Workplace Type: Hybrid
  • Location:
    Cornwall, South West England, United Kingdom
  • Company Name For Job: Cormac
  • Position Title: Adoptions Engineer
  • Job Function: Project Engineer / Manager
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: Associates Degree
  • Required Travel: 50-75%
  • Salary: 28,954.00 - 38,342.00 Pounds Sterling (Yearly Salary)

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