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Senior Highways Engineer

  • Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
  • Location: Solihull, West Midlands
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Sector: Consulting Engineering , Highways & Transport, Civil Engineering/Infrastructure
  • Job reference: BBBH376401_1520612621

Job description

Senior Highways Engineer


£40,000 - £50,000

A Senior Highways Engineer is required for a leading international multidisciplinary engineering consultancy to be based in their office in Solihull.


This is an opportunity for an experienced Senior Highways Engineer to lead design teams on a wide range of projects. You will be part of a large team working on a major highway scheme reporting on a day-to-day basis to the Project Manager, or acting as Project Manager on small to medium scale projects. You will also report to the Project Director for (typically) contractual and financial matters.

The role will combine a good technical understanding of highways design with the ability to deliver and manage whilst recognising quality, cost and time demands. It will include design, management and coordination, often liaising with other multi-disciplinary contributors to the project.

You will also be given the opportunity to assist senior staff with the management of larger projects including quality and project management, and to mentor junior staff in the design and management of highways schemes. You may also be required to assist with bidding for new work.

Requirements and skills

- Experience in the UK and/or an overseas highways industry is essential. Key requirements include:

- Appropriate degree level qualification - BEng / MEng or similar.

- Civil engineer with over five years post-graduation experience

- Working towards, or ideally, a Chartered or Incorporated member of the ICE, CIHT or similar.

- Experience of leading design teams undertaking design packages as part of a major highway scheme, or small to medium size projects.

- An excellent working knowledge and experience of applying relevant highway design codes (e.g. DMRB).

- Ability in, and demonstrable experience of, the application of 3D highway design software packages (e.g. InRoads, MX, Civils 3D, etc) on major highways.

- Ability to liaise with external parties, as primary contact would include clients (at a technical level), contractors, and government agencies.

- Solid experience in one or more areas of highways technical capability such as alignment, junction design, drainage, pavement, signs and road markings.

- Ability in design and/or construction contract and specification preparation.

If you would be interested in applying for this position or would like to discuss the opportunity in more detail then please either send an up to date CV across or call Karl French on 0113 242 0303.

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