Group Highways Engineer

Posted 17 November 2021
Up to £63000.00 per annum
Job type Permanent
DisciplineEV & Engineering

Job description

Our Client are a leading engineering business based in the North East of England. The company currently require a talented Group Highways Engineer to join the business.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Leading a multi-disciplinary team of engineers, technicians and other professionals to develop highway and engineering designs from concept through to detailed design and construction.
  • Overseeing and reviewing the production of highway designs, models, calculations and drawings to DMRB and other relevant standards.
  • Leading the highway design process and ensuring integration with associated environmental, geotechnical and structural engineering designs.
  • Promoting the development of digital solutions and efficiencies in the highway design process and sharing best practice across the team for use on other projects.
  • Determining and assigning highway design tasks and managing delivery to programme and budget.
  • Leading the preparation of specifications; tender and contract documents and supporting the construction process.
  • Encouraging the technical development of highways graduates and technicians in their knowledge of highway design.
  • Ensuring compliance with business management standards set in the company's quality, safety and environmental policies and procedures.
  • Liaising with customers in a responsive and client focused manner.
  • Managing and developing stakeholder relationships to support the approval process with Highways England, Local Authorities and other key stakeholders.
  • Acting as highway design lead with clients and key stakeholders including attendance at meetings, workshops and Public Consultation events etc.
  • Preparation and presentation of progress and technical reports for discussion at client and key stakeholder meetings.
  • Supporting the project manager with the development of design solutions and the management of the project, including supervision duties.
  • Delivering projects to a high quality on time and to budget
  • Operating project processes such as risk management and change control.
  • Instigate and maintain business management systems and compilation of associated project specific documentation.
  • Mentoring and supporting the development of graduates and technicians.
  • Able to work and integrate into multi-disciplinary teams and work independently.
  • Support in the process of bidding and winning work.

Skills Required:

  • Chartered or Incorporated Engineer and Member of a Professional Institution (relevant discipline)
  • Experience of working on Highways England or Local Authority highway design projects.
  • Experience of the current Highways England standards and conversant with the DMRB and Construction Design Management Regulations (CDM).
  • Ability to design all aspects of highways from conceptual layout to detailed design.
  • Experience of design interfaces (e.g. geotechnical, environmental, structural, transport planning etc.)
  • Familiarity with 3D design tools.
  • Ability to prepare reports and collate specifications from all parties to the project and to collect other data and statistics necessary for the preparation of progress and technical reports.
  • Ability to develop and agree project scopes and manage budgets, programmes and quality of deliverables.
  • Ability to manage the internal technical supply chain (e.g. geotechnical input), including budgets, programme and quality of deliverables.
  • Identify and respond to our clients' values in a competitive market sector. Able to work both independently as well as within a larger multi-discipline team in leading and managing packages of work to completion, within budget and to programme.
  • Ability to research information and data independently and ability to corroborate facts required for the resolution of contractual problems and disputes.
  • Proficient in all Microsoft Office software particularly MS Excel and Word.
  • Proven ability to deliver work within set timeframes and contribute to a good working environment.
  • Experience of stakeholder management, e.g. liaison with utility companies, Local Authorities, statutory bodies (e.g. Environment Agency) etc.
  • Experience in developing and agreeing scopes and managing the internal supply chain, including budgets, programme and quality of deliverables.
  • Proficient in software such as AutoCAD, Civil 3D, MX and Micro Drainage.
  • Flexibility for occasional periods working away from normal office location, including overseas.
  • Awareness of the regulatory framework associated with planning and approval regulations/processes, together with experience of managing a highway project through the planning process.
  • Experience of site, construction contracts and of site management.


  • Competitive salary offered plus a comprehensive benefits package.

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