Senior Highways Engineer (Inside IR35)

Senior Highways Engineer (Inside IR35)

  • Location


  • Sector:

    Highways & Transportation

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  • Salary:

    £35 - £40 per hour

  • Contact:

    Joanne Smith

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  • Contact phone:

    +44 (0)151 666 8972

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  • Published:

    5 months ago

  • Duration:

    6 months +

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Our Client is a UK based independant Civil, structural consultancy.  They continue to grow in the North West and have been appointed to many framework contracts with various public bodies. 

Due to an increase in workload an exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Senior Highways Engineer to be based in Manchester.
The Highways Engineer will need an understanding of project commissioning and delivery, engaging with the Major and Minor projects team to commission feasibility works, standalone work packages and full scheme delivery.
This commission will begin at the end of June 2021 and last for 6 months. There may be potential to extend this commission if the programme and level of project commissioning remains at current levels.
The consultant will be required to work 8-hour days Monday-Friday and will be working under the guidance of our Client’s Manager.
Currently the Highways Service are working remotely from home. Remote access will be arranged and any appropriate IT equipment provided.
Person specification:

• Broad experience of highways engineering and project delivery
• Chartership or Accreditation of ICE or equivalent
• Familiarisation with current highways design standards, legislation an industry best practice
• Experience of highways materials and techniques including the revenue and maintenance impact of these
•Ability to think outside the box where material scheme impacts are not explicitly covered by existing guidance
• Strong stakeholder engagement and management techniques
• Ability to direct multi-disciplinary teams to ensure client requirements and project outcomes are delivered in full

Role requirements and scope:

•Commissioning feasibility studies from the Highways Design Team and assessing whether the solution put forward will deliver the desired outcomes.
•Approval of all Highways Improvement Schemes.
•Checking Highway Schemes from a Client Team perspective to ensure that schemes / projects are fit for purpose and in line with the original scope / request
•Manage, as client lead, project progress through the project lifecycles engaging in health checks and key documentation sign-off to ensure project outcomes will achieve original aims
•Attending project development meetings to assess project designs throughout the various project design phases to ensure projects are in line with the original brief and not creating a negative impact on the local network
•Ensuring that post scheme monitoring is carried out to assess the required deliverables are achieved
•Supporting the delivery of CDM as the Highways Client.
•Ensuring the appropriate duties are carried out under CDM
•Preparing new processes to support the development of the Highways Client Team
•Development of Highways Operational Policy

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