Senior Civil Engineers Uk Visa Sponsorship Available

July 2, 2024
£45.4 - £45.4 / year

Job Description





We are presently seeking applications for two Senior Civil Engineers in Transport Scotland’s A9 Dualling Delivery team to help implement the Scottish Government’s ambitious A9 Dualling Programme in our Major Projects Directorate. These are permanent, pensionable positions. Candidates with disabilities who meet the following essential criteria will be invited to the assessments. These are full-time positions, however those with different working arrangements may apply.

Transport Professional Pay Supplement

This position includes a £7,862 salary supplement per year (pro rata).


Transport Scotland is the national transport agency dedicated to providing a safe, efficient, cost-effective, and sustainable transport system for the benefit of the Scottish people. Transport Scotland is answerable to Parliament and the public through Scottish Ministers, and has a budget of approximately £3.5 billion per year. Transport is an important component of the Scottish Government’s strategy for improving sustainable economic growth, and transport investments and policies have a significant impact on our economy, environment, and society.

The Scottish Government is committed to dualling the A9 between Perth and Inverness, and as we prepare to begin construction, we have identified a requirement for two Senior Civil Engineers to help deliver this essential programme.


Important Information.

The Scottish Government is preparing to install a new HR and Finance platform, thus some job offers will be contingent on a start date of October 2024 at the latest. This will be validated when your application proceeds.


The A9 Dualling Delivery team within Transport Scotland’s Major Projects Directorate is in charge of the Dualling Programme’s procurement and construction, as well as contract administration.

The programme is moving forward at a rapid pace, with the award of the A9 Dualling: Tomatin to Moy project expected in July 2024, the procurement of the A9 Dualling: Tay Crossing to Ballinluig underway, and preparations to begin the procurement of the A9 Dualling: Pitlochry to Killiecrankie section.

Ahead of the main works for each of these packages, we anticipate delivering a number of advance works packages to help de-risk our programmes.

It is an exciting time for the team as we prepare to manage the new NEC4 contract recently awarded for these projects, as well as lay the groundwork for the Scottish Government’s A9 Dualling Delivery plan, which aims to complete the A9 Dualling between Perth and Inverness by 2035.

We are looking for two competent and experienced people to fill two Senior Civil Engineer positions in the A9 Dualling Delivery Team. These are fascinating and difficult engineering positions that directly contribute to the success of the A9 Dualling Programme.


Goals include self-awareness, communication, evidence analysis, and financial management.

Competency Framework B: Skills for Success.

Essential Criteria and Qualifications:

You must have a relevant degree in civil engineering or equivalent, be a chartered member of an acceptable professional association, and be registered with the Engineering Council.

Successful candidates who do not already hold a professional qualification will be placed on a reserve list for 9 months to allow them to get Chartered status. If you do not pass your professional review within 9 months, you will be required to reapply for future opportunities.

Essential Criteria

1. Experience in road and transport infrastructure projects in at least two of the following:

  • Road and/or bridge design
  • Procurement
  • Construction
  • Contract Management

2. Capable of managing multiple projects or tasks at the same time.

3. Financial and risk management skills.

4. Strong communication skills, including the ability to network and manage relationships with a variety of internal and external groups, with a focus on the customer.

Minimum time in post.

Unless you are promoted to a higher Band or Grade, you will be required to stay in your current position for at least three years.

If additional roles are necessary, a reserve list of successful candidates will be maintained.


This position is headquartered in Glasgow and involves hybrid working in accordance with current Transport Scotland policies. You will be expected to be in the office twice a week, pro rata. You will be expected to visit contractors’ site offices as needed for the role.

The position is full-time, however employees with alternative work schedules are encouraged to apply, and we will consider proposed schedules in light of the business requirements for this position.

Further Information

For more information on this position, please download and read the Further Information Document.

Senior Civil Engineer Candidate Pack, June 2024.


Additional Information

To apply for this position, you must submit the information requested below using the online application procedure.

These must be integrated into one document because the system can only allow a single document upload per application.

A CV (no more than two pages long) that details your qualifications and career history, including relevant experience, major responsibilities, and achievements.

Include a personal statement (no more than 1250 words) on your CV that addresses each of the four crucial qualities listed above. You should provide evidence for how you believe your personal experience satisfies the criteria. Your application will be evaluated based on whether or not you match this requirement.

You must also affirm that you are a chartered member of an eligible professional group, registered with the Engineering Council, and give proof of your minimal qualification (for example, an image of your certification or registration number).

Failure to provide a single unified document (CV and personal statement explaining how you match the essential criteria outlined above) will provide the panel with insufficient information to evaluate your application against the criteria in the person specification.

When examining how your experience relates to the position, please adjust your CV and personal statement to match the role and the essential skills/criteria given in the job description/person specification.

Sponsorship Information

Changes to legislation regarding Skilled Worker Visa Sponsorship went into effect on April 4, 2024. If you believe you may require Visa Sponsorship, you should read the official Home Office instructions before applying to ensure your eligibility.

Any applicants who are not qualified for sponsorship will be withdrawn at either the application stage or the moment of offer, as would any provisional employment offer.

Important Information about Interviews

Interviews may be performed virtually or remotely. All applicants must have an appropriate place to complete the virtual interview via MS Teams, as well as sufficient Wi-Fi/Broadband capacity to carry both audio and video feeds during the interview.

For more information on this position, please contact Hiring Manager Gemma Patterson via email at

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