Careers in Design and Construction

Lancashire is a place we are very proud of and we are proud of the role the county council plays in it too. As the fourth largest local authority in the country and the largest in the North, we serve 1.2 million residents and deliver a wide range of innovative, successful services that really make a difference to people's lives.

Who we are

The highways and buildings of Lancashire are a very visible part of the county, used by thousands of people on a daily basis. With the size of Lancashire we are constantly improving our infrastructure to ensure we continue to respond to the economic and housing growth that is happening in Lancashire.

With this significant amount of investment taking place there has never been a better time to work in this team, delivering projects that have a positive impact on the daily lives of residents, business and visitors alike.

Design and Construction Service is a multi-disciplinary team that provides both building and civil engineering technical design and project management expertise.  Annually, we deliver a comprehensive £50m capital programme which invests in the county council's property and highway assets, such as schools, libraries, museums, offices, roads, bridges, culverts and drainage systems.

Our team include architects, interior designers, structural engineers, building surveyors, quantity surveyors, building service engineers, electrical and mechanical engineers, civil engineers, geotechnical specialists, bridge engineers, landscape architects and ecologists.

Join our team

You can become part of this exciting team working on projects that directly impact on the lives of people in Lancashire and beyond.  You will have the opportunity to work on a broad portfolio of projects, working independently, and with colleagues as part of a wider team.

The wide range of projects will allow you to gain experience in your chosen area and with support we actively encourage you to realise your full potential within the wider team.

Our projects

Our team designs, supervises and project manages building improvements from major remodelling, extensions and new buildings through to small scale repair and maintenance.

We also design and supervise the construction of a wide range of new highway improvements to make travelling safer for users and facilitate economic growth across Lancashire.

Here are some of our recent completed building and highways schemes.

Balshaw Lane Primary SchoolRedevelopment of this local community primary school, consisting of 8 classrooms, 3 intervention rooms, hall extension, circulation spaces, MUGA, playground,  external landscaping and car parking facilities.

Bleasdale SchoolState of the art off-site timber panel building to provide rebound therapy for pupils aged 2 to 19 years.

Tower Wood jettyTwo replacement jetties for the Tower Wood Outdoor Education Centre on the shores of Lake Windermere, providing access to the Lake for outdoor adventure facilities.

Accrington Town CentreWorking closely with partners to transform the heart of Accrington, delivering a regeneration boost for the town and a fitting setting for the 2018 centenary armistice event.

Dinckley FootbridgeReplacement of the existing bridge which had been severely damaged during  extreme weather.

James Tower WayDesign and construction of a new road to bypass the village of Broughton.  The 2km road included three highway structures and substantial environmental mitigation measures.

Rewards and benefits

Join our team and we'll offer you excellent opportunities to progress and do new things, a commitment to support and supervision, and opportunities to influence and improve the way we work. In return for your passion and expertise we offer all of our staff a generous benefits package including:

  • Local Government Pension Scheme with generous employer contribution
  • Great holiday entitlement
  • Flexible working – helping you find work/life balance
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • A long service award scheme
  • Excellent training package to support Continued Professional Development
  • A management team committed to supporting you