Junior Highways Design Engineer

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CPS represents an exciting collaboration between industry giants Balfour Beatty, AtkinsRéalis, and Egis! Together, we spearhead the operation and maintenance of none other than the M25—the bustling heartbeat of European motorways. Imagine the thrill of orchestrating over £100 million of annual investment into this vital highway infrastructure, meticulously planning and executing projects amidst the constant flow of traffic. Whether you’re already immersed in the world of Highways or eager to embark on this exhilarating journey, the M25 promises an unparalleled experience, brimming with challenges and opportunities that simply cannot be matched elsewhere!
We foster diversity and inclusivity in our workplace, actively welcoming applications from qualified individuals of all backgrounds. Regardless of race, colour, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status, all are encouraged to apply. Our goal is to cultivate a supportive and respectful environment where every employee can excel. If you need accommodations during the recruitment process, please inform us.

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The M25 is one of our Flagship projects in the UK! It is the most used part of the UK Strategic Road Network with it seeing over 200,000 vehicles per day and it’s a critical infrastructure asset for personal and goods vehicles into and around our capital. The network includes around 800 structures and 5 tunnels, so it requires high levels of performance, constant improvement and repairs to keep it operating smoothly.

We’ve formed a Joint Venture project called Connect Plus Services (CPS) to work with our partners to widen, operate and maintain the M25 under a 30-year contract and we are looking for a Junior Highways Design Engineer to provide engineering support with producing design solutions for upcoming highways & pavement renewal schemes around the M25 network. This individual will be expected to assist with method engineering reviews with framework contractors and endure the design is based around safe and efficient construction processes. It will require efficient design coordination reviewing documentation and assistance in managing design workloads.

In turn, this role will provide the individual with projects in which they can have significant design ownership over, leading and directing the design outcome of schemes, supporting with detailed design and then follow through the practical construction onsite across the network.


Key responsibilities:

  • Develop and agree briefs with the design team and design suppliers, to cover scope, budget and programme, and to obtain agreement from Asset lead.
  • Prepare designs, reports, specifications and other deliverables to budget and programme.
  • Design coordination and preparation and review of contract documentation.
  • Site inspections pre & post works and during construction.
  • Support senior Pavement & Highway Design Engineers as necessary.



  • Working knowledge and understanding of highway related design areas, including design codes (DMRB/MCDHW/TSRGD etc.) relevant to highway engineering.
  • Working knowledge of CDM and other H&S legislation.


Good to have:

  • Membership or working towards membership of an appropriate professional institution (ICE, IStructE or CIHT).
  • College/University vocational qualification. (MEng/MSC/BEng/BSc/HNC and HND).
  • Pavement Engineer Certificate from the institute of Asphalt Technology (however not mandatory)
  • Asset Management experience.
  • Knowledge of the use of relevant computer design applications.
  • Knowledge of the Traffic Signs Manual Chapter 8.


Diversity & Inclusion:

We are an Equal Opportunities employer and we strive to build a workforce that truly reflects the communities we represent. We welcome candidates from all backgrounds, regardless of age, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, and any other protected characteristic. If you decide to apply for an opportunity with us, your application will be assessed based purely on your experience, the essential and desirable criteria, and your suitability for the role. We value each and every one’s contribution as this builds our culture and means that if you work with us, you will be included, listened to, and respected.

Note to all internal CPS employees:

If you are interested in applying, please submit your application through your parent company’s careers portal by entering the job title in the search bar. If your employing company is not advertising this role, please submit your CV and the role title to recruitment@connectplusm25.co.uk