Highways Designer

Location: Leatherhead Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Sector: Design Specialism:
Type: Permanent Contact: Emma Puddick

Highways Designer


A Highways Designer is needed for a main contractor based in Leatherhead who are looking to employ an experienced Highways Designer with experience of working within the highways sector as well as extensive knowledge in design.


The successful Highways Designer will want to work for this client not just because it's a great opportunity but also because they will give you a wealth of benefits including:

  • Long term on-going contract (which means you won't be out of work for a long period of time)
  • Overtime
  • Call outs
  • Standby
  • Career Progression

What the role entails:

The successful Highways Designer will be carrying out the following duties:

* Assist in managing resources in the Highways team to deliver the agreed outcomes
* Oversee and mentor supporting staff or less experienced designers
* Assist in managing external resources to deliver the agreed outcomes
* Agree the briefs, programmes and budgets with the Principal Designer and Project Manager
* Allocate tasks to other members of the Highways team and monitor progress and costs
* Prepare briefs, designs, reports, specifications and other deliverables for highways schemes to budget and programme
* Monitor and check designs and ensure they meet the brief
* Ensure designs are appropriate and meet the expected levels of quality
* Seek innovation in the delivery of schemes and techniques used in design and construction
* Ensure the Integrated Management System is actively applied to all designs
* Deliver a variety of highways schemes and provide highways advice to programme and budget
* Provide professional and technical competence in highway engineering
* Report to a Principal Designer on a bi-weekly basis on performance against budget and programme
* Identify schemes that need to be included in the Five Year Programme
* Assist the Network Strategy Manager in the proposals process
* Prepare Traffic Management Plans, Diversion Routes and organise Temporary Traffic Regulation Orders with HA and Local Councils
* Ensure a relentless focus on Zero Harm
* Support the delivery of the business' Sustainability activities

What you need to be the successful Highways Designer:

In order to be the successful Highways Designer and have a chance to gain such an exciting opportunity you will need to have the following:

* Membership, or working towards membership of an appropriate professional institution (ICE or IHT)
* Registered with the Engineering Council to IEng level, or about to undergo professional review.
* 5 days of CPD in last 12 months including 3 related to highway engineering
* Project management skills
* Competent in highway engineering
* Broad skills, knowledge and understanding of other highway related design areas
* Knowledge of CDM and other H&S legislation
* Competent in exercising the Designer's obligations of CDM
* Attain appropriate CSCS card registration
* Understanding of environmental requirements of highway schemes
* Excellent communication skills
* Knowledge of design standards (DMRB / MCDHW etc.) relevant to highway engineering
* Knowledge of the use of computer design applications
* Broad knowledge of Quality Management and IMS
* Relevant vocational qualifications (MEng / MSC/ BEng / BSc / HNC and HND)

This really is a fantastic opportunity for a Highways Designer to progress their career. If you are interested please apply as soon as possible as this position will be filled quickly so don't miss out!

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