Highways Engineer

  • Permanent
  • Bedford, United Kingdom
  • £35,000 to £45,000 per annum

Highways Design Engineer

About The Role

My client are the leading provider of highways infrastructure in the UK, who look after multiple highways contracts across England.
They were recently awarded a 7-year contract to provide a broad range of highway services covering design, construction and maintenance. As a result they are seeking to recruit a Highway Design Engineer to join the team to help them deliver a wide range of road safety, active travel and other highway projects.

The Design Engineer will work as part of a close-knit team of engineers and technicians to develop and deliver a wide range of highway and transport infrastructure projects, contributing to improving the way people move around. These range from small scale city centre cycling & pedestrian improvements aimed at promoting active travel, through to major new highway infrastructure and sustainable transport projects.

Key Responsibilities & Duties:

  • Develop designs for a wide range of highway improvement and traffic engineering schemes located in both urban and rural settings.
  • Work closely with project managers, our commercial and construction teams to plan and implement these schemes from ‘start to finish’ within budget and to programme, and in compliance with quality, safety and environmental objectives.
  • Consult with a range of internal and external stakeholders at all stages of scheme development.
  • Ensure that relevant standards are applied in accordance with national & local criteria and sound engineering practice, to deliver appropriate solutions which offer best value.
  • Assist in the mentoring of our trainee and graduate engineers.

Skills & Experience Required:

  • Track record of delivering highways and transport design projects, as part of a team of professional engineers.
  • Working knowledge of Design Manual for Roads and Bridges/Specification for Highway Works relating to the design and maintenance of local authority highway and transport schemes.
  • Experience of working on active travel projects (with an understanding of the principles of Local Transport Note 1/20).
  • Working knowledge of the design & delivery of highway infrastructure projects using BIM/Digital Engineering software, systems and data.
  • Site based highways experience to provide sufficient understanding of buildability, traffic management and construction programming (desirable).
  • A relevant Degree in Civil Engineering or equivalent, or Foundation Degree/HNC/HND together with sufficient post qualification experience.
  • Actively working towards Chartered or Incorporated Engineer status of the Institution of Civil Engineers or equivalent professional body.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and a team player with a ‘can do’ approach.

What’s in it for you:

  • 28 days’ annual leave plus 8 days’ Bank Holiday.
  • 9% Pension Scheme / Life Assurance.
  • Employee Benefits Portal inc. cycle to work scheme and shopping discounts.
  • Professional body membership fees.
  • Group wide career development opportunities.
  • Hybrid working.

Please can all interested candidates call me on 02392 322389 or send your CV to jmoss@strideresourcing.com

stride is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.


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