Highways Engineer (Pavements)

Job number:
R - 14484

Design Engineering

Career area:
Pavement Asset

Contract type:

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We have an opportunity for an experienced Highways Engineer (Pavements) to join our Design team based at Leatherhead.

The successful candidate will:

  • Provide cost effective design solutions to maintain and/or improve the roads asset to the agreed standards while considering the needs of stakeholders. Deliver the Highways England and Connect Plus DBFO outcomes to programme and budget.
  • Assist in managing resources in the Highways team to deliver the agreed outcomes.
  • Assist in managing external resources to deliver the agreed outcomes.
  • Agree briefs, programmes and budgets with the Principal/Senior Engineer and Design Manager/Project Manager.
  • Report to the Senior/Principal Engineer on a bi-weekly basis on performance against budget and programme.
  • Allocate tasks to other members of the Highways team and monitor progress and costs.
  • Prepare briefs, designs, reports, specifications and other deliverables for highways schemes to budget and programme.
  • Monitor and check designs and ensure they meet the brief.
  • Ensure designs are appropriate and meet the expected levels of quality.
  • Seek innovation in the delivery of schemes and techniques used in design and construction.
  • Ensure the Integrated Management System is actively applied to all designs.
  • Provide advice on highway design and standards.
  • Provide professional and technical competence in highway engineering.
  • Support and mentor junior and less experienced staff.
  • Prepare Traffic Management Plans, Diversion Routes and organise Temporary Traffic Regulation Orders with HA and Local Councils.
  • Identify pavement schemes that need to be included in the Five-Year Programme.
  • Assist the Network Strategy Manager in the process to develop new Improvement schemes.
  • Live the Connect Plus Services Values.
  • Ensure a relentless focus on Zero Harm.
  • Support the delivery of the business’ Sustainability activities


Qualifications/ skills/ experience:

  • Relevant vocational qualifications (MEng/MSc/BEng/BSc/HNC and HND).
  • Membership, or working towards membership of an appropriate professional institution (ICE or CIHT).
  • 5 days of CPD in last 12 months including 3 related to highway engineering.
  • Project management skills.
  • Recent experience of working in multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Competent in highway engineering.
  • Appropriate recent experience in highway engineering on Local Authority or the strategic high-speed network.
  • Experience in the design and construction of UK highway schemes.
  • Broad skills, knowledge and understanding of other highway related design areas.
  • Knowledge of design standards (DMRB / MCDHW/TSRGD etc.) relevant to highway engineering.
  • Knowledge of CDM and other H&S legislation.
  • Competent in exercising the Designer’s obligations of CDM.
  • Hold appropriate CSCS card registration.
  • Understanding of environmental requirements of highway schemes.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Knowledge of the use of computer design applications and highway design software.
  • Broad knowledge of Quality Management and IMS.
  • Knowledge, design and drafting capabilities in AutoCAD.
  • Knowledge of HA procedures.
  • Consultation experience with Highways England, Local Councils, Emergency Services and key stakeholders
  • Licensed to drive in the UK or with reciprocal agreement.