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Project Engineer - Highway Telecoms

Midlands Region
Closing date
17 Nov 2021
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Project Engineer - Highway Telecoms

Job Reference: V11717

Location: Midlands

Employment Type: Permanent

Division: Highways

Business: Transport

Role Profile:

Reporting to the Regional Project Manager, the Project Engineer (Midlands) will assist the Regional Project Manager regarding field operations, construction and Capture Requirements and Plan (CRP) contract processes.  The Project Engineer is responsible for assisting in achieving the required quality in the completed facilities, for fostering a safety philosophy on the construction and installation sites and for compliance with programme requirements. Responsibilities will include the coordination of the respective field installation teams, which may consist of both internal and external resource. 

Whilst this role is predominantly covering works within the Midlands, there may be a requirement to cover other regional schemes within the north and south of England from time to time, which may require staying away from home for short periods. Works will also involve some night-time and weekend working. Works will also require attendance of meetings at various telent and customer offices as well as working from home and attending on-line meetings, all of which is covered by Telent’s Agile Working practices. ​​​​​​​

Typical Deliverables:

The Project Engineer is responsible for confirming the availability of access to the sites and for coordinating the delivery of information required to achieve the approvals necessary to carry out site installations of telecommunications and technology equipment and for the associated  commissioning and handover of new technology services to the end users. 

The Project Engineer will also assist in the field planning, logistics, field quality management and construction safety associated with these works and will carry out any Audit/inspections required to confirm that all contractors, etc. are conforming with all current and approved process/procedures. This will also include witnessing the air and mandril testing of telecommunications ducting and undertaking inspections of site to confirm that they are built as per current NRTS and Highways England standards ready for the implementation of new NRTS services and for reporting any observations to the scheme and the Regional Project Manager.

The Project Engineer will carry out site inspections to include access/egress any issues are reported to the scheme and Regional Project Manager. A pre cabling inspection will be carried out to confirm all of the above is acceptable prior to cable installations commencing.

Skills, experience & qualifications required:

  • Experience in design and build and operations and maintenance contracts within the Highways environment
  • Knowledge of all relevant safety legislation, customer standards and codes of practice within a Highways telecommunications environment
  • Ability to demonstrate commitment to a zero-tolerance health, safety, environmental and security culture
  • Effective communicator at all levels
  • Effective leadership, team building and interpersonal skills.
  • Full driving license
  • Team player
  • Self-motivated and driven
  • Flexible approach to work
  • Self-developer
  • Inquisitive
  • Starter / finisher ​​​​​

Excellent employee benefits:

Telent is committed to ensuring that we offer industry leading career opportunities, salary and benefits packages. Join us and you can expect to receive:

  • 33 days holiday, including public holidays, plus the option to buy or sell five days each year
  • Occupational health support
  • Discounts on Cinema, Restaurants and Shopping with Telent Reward scheme

Telent – NRTS Project

Telent Technology Services Limited is a leading technology company and specialist in the design, build, operation, and maintenance of the UK’s critical digital infrastructure, drawing on decades of experience in mission critical communications and technology.

The role is supporting our NRTS (National Road Telecommunications Services) project, which is delivering provision, operation and maintenance of telecommunications services for Highways England – over 20 000 locations, and 3,000km of motorways and trunks roads.

From the moment you join Telent, you’ll be in good company. Our people may come from different backgrounds, but all share the same drive to succeed and can-do attitude. We give all of the people who work for us the opportunity to continuously develop their skills and knowledge. It makes sense for our business and for you, and we will support your journey towards reaching your full potential through personal development and career progression.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy once we have received sufficient applications.

Telent is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to diversity and inclusion.


Telent specialise in the effective operation of critical national infrastructure and are at the heart of many of the UK’s and Ireland’s best-known brands.  We operate within various industry sectors including Rail, Traffic, Public Safety, Defence, Service Providers, Enterprise and Public Sector. 

We design, deliver and support solutions and services which enable organisations to create, improve and operate the ICT and communication networks that their businesses depend on. Our industry expertise, technology partnerships, accreditations and committed teams make telent the partner of choice for organisations at the forefront of the digital revolution.

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