Highways Engineer

Location: Leatherhead, Surrey Salary: £35000 - £44000 per annum + Benefits
Sector: Highways & Highways Electricals Specialism:
Type: Permanent Contact: Emma Puddick

Highways Engineer


A main contractor based in Leatherhead are looking to employ an experienced Senior Highways Engineer / Designer with experience of working within the highways sector as well as extensive knowledge in design.

What the role entails:

The successful Senior Highways Engineer will be carrying out the following duties:

  • Manage resources within highways and other design or support disciplines to deliver the agreed outcomes
  • Manage external resources to deliver the agreed outcomes
  • Agree the briefs, programmes and budgets with the Design Manager/Project Manager or client
  • Allocate tasks to other design disciplines and monitor progress and costs
  • Prepare briefs, works instructions, designs, fee estimates, 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 IMS 14001 is actively applied to all designs
  • Deliver large complex highway schemes (or several smaller schemes) to programme and budget
  • Allocate tasks to other supporting members of the Highways team and oversee delivery and report on resourcing issues
  • Provide professional and technical competence and mentoring in highway engineering
  • Report on a bi-weekly basis to the Design Manager on performance against budget and programme
  • Identify schemes that need to be included in the Four Year Programme
  • Assist the Network Strategy Manager in the proposals process
  • Live the Connect Plus Services Values
  • Ensure a relentless focus on Zero Harm
  • Support the delivery of the business' Sustainability activities

What you need to be the successful Senior Highways Engineer:

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

  • Membership of an appropriate professional institution (ICE or CIHT)
  • Registered with the Engineering Council to at least IEng level
  • 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
  • Competent in exercising the Designer's obligations of CDM
  • Knowledge of CDM and other H&S legislation
  • Hold appropriate CSCS card registration
  • Understanding of environmental requirements of highway schemes
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Detailed knowledge of design codes (DMRB/MCDHW/TSRGD etc.) relevant to highway design
  • Knowledge of the Highways England and Connect Plus Services procedures necessary to deliver a highways project
  • Knowledge of the use of computer design applications
  • Broad knowledge of Quality Management & IMS
  • Relevant vocational qualifications (MEng/MSc/BEng/BSc/HNC and HND)
  • Appropriate recent experience in highway engineering on Local Authority or the strategic high speed network

This really is a fantastic opportunity for a Senior Highways Engineer / 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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