Senior Civil Engineer – Highways – Reading – Up to £45k

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

Senior Civil Engineer – Highways – Reading – Up to £45k

We are currently working with a well-regarded Development Planning and Engineering specialist who are going through a planned period of growth and are looking for Engineers to reinforce their design team. With a wide portfolio of work in the Development sector and major clients across the Residential, Distribution, Logistics and Commercial arenas, including a strong heritage of major Highways schemes, they can offer a working environment which will see you thrive and grow within the business.

Their Civils team work alongside their clients from the earliest stages of a project advising on strategic land planning and alleviating concern by offering guidance through the planning process, and in turn driving projects forward through the design stage to successful project completion and conclusion. They have a true multi-disciplinary approach drawing from a broad range of expertise within.

We are seeking an experienced Highways / Infrastructure / Civils to join this leading Consultancy where you will be given the opportunity to take a lead role in a challenging range of schemes, from small highways improvements to large scale residential and commercial developments. The Civils teams work alongside our clients from the earliest stages of a project advising on strategic land planning and alleviating concern by offering guidance through the planning process, driving projects forward through the design stage to successful project completion.

Your new role within the business

As a Senior member of the team this is an excellent opportunity to help develop this key area within the business a strategically important sector of the business. They are engaged in a number of projects ranging from small scale development up to larger scale projects ranging between 150 to 5000 residential units and supporting infrastructure.

The role will predominantly be undertaking preliminary and detailed design of highways, commercial, residential and public realm development including associated infrastructure and agreements, such as S278 and S38, ensuring designs are prepared in accordance with current legislation, best practice, council policies and to the highest technical standards. At this level you will be given the opportunity to run your own projects and providing mentoring to more junior team members.

Required skills and attributes considered necessary for the role

  • A degree in Civil Engineering (or other appropriate qualification) with extensive experience in the design of both commercial and residential developments including infrastructure, external works and drainage.
  • Fully proficient in the use of AutoCAD and Civils3D for the design of horizontal / vertical alignment and earthworks and the production of MCHW series design information.
  • Knowledge of national design standards and best practice (i.e. DMRB, Manual for Streets, NRSWA etc)
  • Knowledge of adoption agreements for roads and drainage (including S278, S38 & S104)
  • Experience of negotiations with highway and planning authorities to agree proposed designs
  • The ability to produce technical reports

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