Pavement Engineer (Highways)

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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!

Our partners are dedicated to developing, operating, and maintaining the M25 under a 30-year contract. We are looking to strengthen our team by hiring more Pavement Engineers who share the ambition and are enthusiastic about making a reputable mark on their careers.

Role Purpose:

The role will provide technical design input to proposing and detailing design solutions for upcoming highways pavement renewal schemes around the CPS (M25) network. There is a broad range of engineering design challenges across the M25 and the need for safe and efficient design solutions are fundamental for keeping the UK’s biggest, busiest and most critical road networks operational day in, day out.


This role will provide the individual projects which they can have complete design ownership over, leading and directing the design outcome of schemes, completing detailed design and then having the opportunity to follow through the practical construction onsite across the M25 network.


The designer will be expected to assist with method engineering reviews with framework contractors and ensure the design is based around safe and efficient construction processes.


The role will require efficient design coordination, reviewing documentation from Framework Consultants and assist in managing design workload in line with the delivery priorities and road space booking programme. The role will require a close working relationship with Asset and PM teams responsible for the respective assets, and be client facing.


General: Focus on cost-effective design solutions to maintain or improve the M25 highways asset to the standards agreed and considering the needs of key stakeholders. Deliver the outcomes agreed with the National Highways and Connect Plus DBFO Co. to programme and budget, and to meet CPS quality standards. Coordinate with Design, Asset and PM teams and organisations (NH SES).


Principle Accountabilities: 

  • 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 management inline with the asset need and investment fund.
  • Undertake optioneering and feasibility of design solutions and preparation of whole life costing.
  • Preparation and review of contract documentation.
  • Site inspections pre & post works and during construction.
  • Manage and monitor all resources (internal and external) for safe and compliant design delivery to budget and programme.




  • Knowledge and understanding of highway related design areas, including design codes (DMRB/MCDHW/TSRGD etc.) relevant to highway engineering.
  • 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.



  • Customer Focus: Is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers. Actively collects customer information and uses it to improve services and solutions. Manages the experience of customers to ensure positive relationships are established and maintained.
  • Focus on Excellence: Willing to go the extra mile to exceed expectations. Continually searches for ways to add value and take performance to the next level.
  • Teamwork & Collaboration: Puts aside personal agendas to work for the benefit of customers and suppliers and other stakeholders. Proactively builds knowledge through sharing knowledge, ideas, and expertise with others.
  • Respect: Recognise and value our customers and people by encouraging and engaging.
  • Trust: Be open and honest with all our customers and each other, reliable and predictable (no surprises) and approach everything we do with a ‘can-do’ attitude.




Connect Plus Services (CPS) – M25 offices based at Leatherhead (preferred) alternative South Mimms or  Dartford – with travel within the M25 DBFO project area. Whilst flexible working is encouraged it is expected there will be a minimum of 60% in person attendance at a CPS depot or company office each week


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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.