Senior Engineer


Nottingham, Peterborough or Birmingham, with flexibility to work from home
£36,629 pa (pro rata for part-time) plus £3,993 recruitment & retention allowance

Paid • Full or Part Time • Permanent

Sectors: sustainable transport

Closing date: Sunday, 30th June 2024  

Senior Engineer

(Midlands and East) 

£36,629 per annum (pro rata for part time hours) plus £3,993 pa (pro rata) Recruitment & Retention Allowance 

(Ref: SUS 4241s) 

Full Time 37.5 hours per week – happy to talk flexible working 

Base: Sustrans hubs in Nottingham, Peterborough, or Birmingham with the flexibility to work from home. 

About the role 

This is an exciting opportunity to join Sustrans as part of the Design and Engineering team supporting our aims for Liveable Towns and Cities and Path for Everyone strategies. 

As the Senior Engineer, you will use your technical expertise to lead on the production and technical review of project outputs, designing and delivering outstanding high-quality walking, wheeling and cycling infrastructures ensuring that we create happier, healthier places. 

Contributing to the work of the Design and Engineering team you will support the Head of Design and Engineering in the day-to-day operation of the team to provide guidance, technical knowledge and line management to our junior Engineers, Urban Designers and Technicians.

You will lead and support the delivery of project proposals, identify new opportunities and represent the team at business case assessment meetings, as well as supporting the engagement of internal and external partners and regular authorities, providing technical authority and support. 

This role will require travel and work at locations as necessary to undertake projects on behalf of Sustrans. 

About you 

You should have either a minimum degree or equivalent in a relevant field, (civil traffic, highways, structural engineering, or an alternative relevant and demonstratable specialism) plus four years' worth of experience or seven years' worth of experience in a relevant role/related field. 

We also ask that you have high quality walking and cycling infrastructure design, health and safety management, including CDM and construction contract management. 

We ask that you can build successful working relationships with ease across a wide range of people, along with the ability to work as part of the team and to manage and mentor junior colleagues. 

Sustrans has a long-term commitment to being a charity for everyone - reducing inequality, valuing diversity, enabling inclusion and ensuring all people are treated with dignity and respect. We aim to be a truly inclusive employer and welcome applications from people from all parts of the community, in particular from under-represented groups.

What we offer 

In return we can offer true hybrid working to suit individual circumstances and a flexible, supportive and rewarding working environment.


  • 28 days’ leave per annum plus bank holidays for full-time working
  • Ability to buy an extra week of annual leave (pro-rata for part-time staff)
  • Staff volunteer days
  • 24/7 free, impartial and confidential support service
  • We are members of the Green Commute Initiative and Cycle Scheme who both offer cycle to work schemes 


  • Group Personal Pension scheme with a 6% or 7% of basic salary contribution being matched by Sustrans
  • Bike, computer and season ticket loans
  • Discount benefits
  • London Weighting Allowance of £4,530 for all those living within a London Borough (32 local authority districts plus the City of London)
  • Death in Service benefit – 3 x annual Salary 

Family Friendly 

  • Enhanced maternity and paternity pay
  • Flexible Working practices (full time hours are 37.5 per week, Monday - Friday) 

Additional information 

Closing date for the receipt of completed applications is 23:59, 30th June 2024.

Interviews will take place via MS Teams during the week commencing 08 July 2024. 

To apply, please complete our online application form. More details of our vacancies can be found at

About Sustrans 

At Sustrans you'll be part of a movement to make it easier for people to walk and cycle.

We're all here to change things! You’ll be part of an incredible community of talented, passionate, creative, problem solvers all working together to change things for the better. We act locally and think big - we have a vision of a society where the way we travel creates healthier places and happier lives for everyone. 

You'll be questioning the status quo and daring to imagine a different world. You'll work on exciting, impactful projects that will stretch and empower you and you'll be rewarded by seeing the difference you make to people, communities and the planet.

 We believe including everyone is central to who we are and what we want to achieve, we welcome difference and pride ourselves on creating a culture where you can be yourself and where your wellness is supported.

You'll be guaranteed to make friends for life and work with a team that is incredibly flexible, supportive, ethical and fun.

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