Senior Highways Engineer – Cardiff

  • Permanent
  • Cardiff, United Kingdom
  • £38,000 to £45,000 per annum


An excellent opportunity for an experienced Highways Engineer to join my client’s team in Cardiff.

Situated in the Cardiff office you will be part of the design team working in partnership with a number of local authorities in the surrounding area providing engineering consultancy services to a broad range of highways infrastructure projects. As an Engineer within the team your key responsibilities will be to contribute to the development and implementation of projects and programmes of work whilst undertaking a range of technical aspects required for project delivery including feasibility and concept design, buildability, value engineering, detailed design, preparation of tender and contract specifications.

You shall implement projects effectively and commercially to meet the requirements of the brief, quality standards, health and safety and environmental standards to both national and corporate standards, applying all project management requirements including clear communications, reporting, financial management and customer relationship management You’ll also have a key role in the project team, contributing to the delivery of a variety of projects covering a range of complexities.

Your day to day tasks will include:
* Undertaking feasibility studies for highways projects including the preparation of reports, cost estimates, investigating problems, and identifying of options.
* Preparing detailed design highway improvement schemes to DMRB standards using Civils 3D and AutoCAD software including preparation of contract drawings.
* Contributing to the delivery of highway projects to our Joint Venture clients within budget and timescale.
* Preparing schemes for tender using the Manual of Contract Documents for Highway Works and Specification for Highway Works.
* Arranging the procurement of highway improvement works through competitive tendering.
* The ability to set and work to personal deadlines and targets to meet the requirements of programmes of work, to meet clients’ needs and to respond to targets set by others.
* Able to assist in preparing fee estimates and bid work.
* To demonstrate excellent communication skills, both orally and in writing, both at a general and technical level.
* Ensuring compliance of the team’s work with a high regard to Health and Safety and the application of the CDM Regulations and other legislation.

To be considered for the role you will need::
* A Bachelors or Masters Degree in Civil Engineering or a related subject accredited by the Engineering Council OR you will be actively working towards Incorporated or Incorporated Member status of the Institution of Civil Engineers (IEng MICE).
* A minimum of 3-5 years post qualification experience in the design, implementation and supervision of all aspects of highways and civil engineering design and construction.
* Proven knowledge and understanding of the relevant legislation, standards and procedures. A working knowledge of standard highway and civil engineering specifications, conditions of contract and methods of measurement.
* Working knowledge of the relevant legislation and guidelines including the Design Manual for Roads and Bridges, British and European Standards, Eurocodes and Codes of Practice.

What our client can offer you in return
* A competitive basic salary
* 23 days’ holiday (rising to 27) with the opportunity to buy extra leave.
* The opportunity to take a paid day out of the office, volunteering for our charity partners or a cause of your choice.
* Company matched pension, life assurance, a cycle2work scheme, 15 weeks’ fully paid maternity, adoption and shared parental leave, paternity pay of two weeks and plenty more.
* Voluntary benefits designed to suit your lifestyle from discounts on retail and socialising, to health & wellbeing, travel and technology.
* Access to our Employee Network Groups, which represent every strand of diversity and allow colleagues to connect and learn from each other on an open, inclusive platform.

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