Highways Engineer

Highways Engineer

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    Highways & Transportation

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    Sophie Doyle

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    +44 (0)151 666 8946

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  • Published:

    over 1 year ago

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Due to an increase in work load, our Client is currently looking to recruit a Highways Engineer, with broad ranging experience in highway design. Our Client is open to looking at candidates able to work from either Chelmsford or Epsom.

Our Client is a highly respected design and engineering consultancy with an established name in the market. Their Transportation Division covers all aspects of multidisciplinary design and management from inception to options appraisal through to detailed scheme design and delivery support. This is an exciting time to join the organisation with their current workload including significant projects in London and across southern England for strategic highways and local authority Clients.

o Incorporated or Chartered Engineer (or proven ability to work at the level expected of an experienced Incorporated Engineer) 
o BEng or MEng 

Essential Criteria; 
o Competence and experience in many elements of highway design. 
o A thorough understanding of the appropriate elements of the Design Manual for Roads and Bridges 
o Knowledge and understanding of the component parts of a project with a track record of successfully delivering a range of technically robust projects 
o Proven ability in practical detailing for elements of highway engineering projects using appropriate standards and engineering judgment 
o Experience of preparing detailed Specifications and Contract Documents 
o Proven ability to coach and develop less experienced team members 
o Excellent standard of written English in the preparation of technical reports and specifications 
o A full UK driving licence is an advantage 

o Supporting Project Managers in designing schemes for both the public and private sectors 
o Overseeing the preparation of scheme drawings, from feasibility to detailed design 
o Utilising 3-D design packages in the development of designs, (ideally Civils 3D) 
o Preparing works packages - bill of quantities, specifications and construction drawings 
o Assigning work and checking/reviewing the work of others 
o Preparation and presentation of project reports 
o Evaluating engineering problems 
o Ensuring tasks are carried out within agreed timescales and budgets 
o Working with other highway engineers, geotechnical engineers, landscape architects and clients as required on technical aspects of projects and co-ordinating as appropriate 
o Mentoring and supporting others 
o Keeping up-to-date with current methods and design guidelines 
o Compliance with Quality, Safety, Environment and managerial procedures. 
o Solving engineering problems 
o Developing works cost estimates, 

The Successful Candidate;
o Well-developed interpersonal and organisational skills 
o Ability to use own initiative with a desire to improve technical capabilities 
o Innovative in bringing high quality technical solutions to engineering problems 
o Good communicator 
o Ability to work under pressure 
o A desire to develop and mentor others 

This is a permanent role with a competitive salary and excellent benefits package.


Should you be interested in hearing more about the role, or know of anyone who has the experience required and is looking for their next position, then please do not hesitate to get in touch with me.

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