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Highway jobs

We’ve over 40 job opportunities in our highways team for enthusiastic and innovative people.


We're looking for skilled and experienced people from across the highways sector for jobs in design, scheme delivery, or construction to help with our growing programme of highways works.

At a variety of levels, from managers to civil engineering technicians and road workers, you'll be joining our strong in-house team of nearly 400 employees working on all aspects of highway works. We're keen to hear from applicants from non-engineering technical backgrounds with transferable skills and the willingness to train.

This year we'll spend more than £40 million maintaining and improving Derbyshire's roads, and £14 million on routine maintenance. This covers all types of work, from pothole repairs and road resurfacing through to major maintenance of bridges and other structures.

As well as keeping the existing road network safe and in good condition, we have some major new highways schemes underway. This includes the £100 million Chesterfield - Staveley Regeneration Route - and there are opportunities to get involved at all stages of their design and construction.

We can offer great career opportunities in a wide range of roles, and provide training and development opportunities to support those who wish to gain professional qualifications, at all levels up to chartered engineer status.

As one of Derbyshire's largest employers we offer a friendly supportive working environment and wide range of benefits.

Jobs in highways construction

You'll be based at one of our highways depots:

  • Chapel-en-le-Frith
  • Chesterfield
  • Darley Dale
  • Ambergate
  • Willington

With a varied and interesting workload, from building new sections of road through to new signal-controlled crossings and fixing potholes. We also have teams experienced in complex structural and major drainage projects.

Working on maintenance and new construction works across the county you'll also be involved in gritting the roads during the winter. We've 16 jobs available across the county.

On your application form please let us know which depot(s) you'd like to be based at.

Surfacing based at Darley Dale - managing works being delivered by our in-house team and external partners.

based at:

  • Darley Dale
  • Chapel-en-le Frith
  • Chesterfield
  • Willington

Please state on your application form where you'd prefer to be based.

Project chargehands £25,753 to £27,629

We've got 9 project chargehand vacancies working on and supervising maintenance and new construction works across the county, including gritting the roads in the winter.

There are posts in capital projects and maintenance and construction. The jobs are based at either

  • Ambergate
  • Darley Dale
  • Chesterfield
  • Willington
  • Please state where you'd prefer to be based on your application form.

Senior technicians based at Darley Dale, managing works being delivered by our in-house team and external partners, at two levels:

Jobs in network planning

The network planning team are responsible for the planning and programming of works on the highway network, with a £40 million budget for capital management and maintenance works, and £14 million for routine operations such as gully clearing and keeping the roads safe in the winter. We are looking for people to join both our highways and structures maintenance teams.

The structures team look after over 1000 bridges and around 700 miles of retaining walls. Normally based in Matlock, but currently working from home, the team are recruiting:

Jobs in highway maintenance

The highway maintenance team need people to plan and manage all aspects of the highway network including inspection, assessment and programme management across the county and are looking for:

Jobs in highways design

The team designs and supervises a range of highways projects.

Some schemes are designed in-house and others by external partners and consultants. We are looking to boost our internal capability and retain more work in-house and are looking for the following, all based in Darley Dale:

All our job vacancies are on our jobs website.