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Highways Design Engineer

  • Location: Hemel Hempstead
  • Salary: £35.00 - £38.00 per hour per hour
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted 28 days ago

Highways Design Engineer - Contract

My client is looking for a Highways design engineer to deliver effective highways design solutions for civil engineering / infrastructure aspects on a number of buildings projects.


Essential qualifications / experience:

Chartered Engineer or 10+ years relevant experience in highways and infrastructure design. Proven ability to deliver the attached services.

* Other requirements: Good communication skills and solution-focused service provision attitude and approach. Able to plan, design and coordinate production of design output (drawings, models, specifications) to budget and programme.


* Start date: Immediate


* End date: 6-month initial period, when reviewed


* Location: Hemel Hempstead, but some flexibility depending on personal circumstances.


Key Skills:


* Design of road and drainage layouts and preparation of CAD layouts


* Road, junction and roundabout geometry design and the requirements of the DMRB


* Working knowledge of Civil 3D in order to manage modelling by technicians


* Design of Estate roads for adoption


* Design of pavements for roads and hardstandings to DMRB or other suitable standards


* Design of temporary haul roads


* Working with survey data and the use of building grid layouts in relation to National Grid
Survey data and the rotation of grids


* Design of car park layouts and construction


* Road surface drainage falls


* Working knowledge of drainage design


* Knowledge of pavement and subgrade materials


* Understanding of earthworks design, construction and testing for roads


* Specification writing for roads and drainage


* Road markings and statutory road signage

Additional Skills which would be considered:


* Use of Autotrack
* Statutory Services Coordination and dealing with Statutory Authorities
* Street lighting and illuminated sign designs
* Traffic Surveys and interpretation
* Concrete and RC design
* Working knowledge of drainage design software e.g. Microdrainage or Flow
* SUDS design and use of high return frequency design and climate change
* Production of drainage details to adoptable standards
* Preparation of contract documents
* Road construction site experience
* Liaising with Highway, Authorities and the Environment Agency
* Obtaining statutory approvals and negotiating Section 278 agreements

If this sounds like a role you could take on and make your own, please contact me at the earliest opportunity.

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