Senior Pavement 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!

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 a Senior Pavement Engineers who shares the ambition and are enthusiastic about making a reputable mark on their careers.


Role Purpose: 

  • o develop, implement and continuously improve an asset management strategy to deliver efficient and effective maintenance and renewal activities to the Pavement whilst considering the DBFOs asset management objectives.
  • Manage where appropriate the more junior staff member and provide mentorship in their continuing development.
  • To contribute to the development and maintenance of network plans using HAPMS and the Asset management systems. (Agile).
  • To provide a long term integrated asset management and value adding approach for Pavements and assist in the development and implementation of an integrated Asset Management System.
  • Assist with the management and maintenance of Highways England Pavement Management System (HAPMS), to include network referencing, construction updates, and reporting for inclusion in the Asset Management Forward plan.
  • Collect and manage Highway inventory asset data using HD video and upload into the Asset management systems, Agile assets/CONFIRM databases.
  • Identify and scope maintenance, renewal and improvement projects to overcome pavement issues.
  • Assist with the management of technical inspections and machine surveys, to include planning of survey routes, assessment and monitoring of programmes, evaluation of completed surveys identifying missing or incomplete data.
  • To provide input into the Production of AMFP for road traffic signs to continuously develop / improve the 5 and 30 year programme in order to demonstrate the management of condition in order to meet hand back requirements
  • To manage and react to unforeseen events, Watchman reports and HAILS; including being available to be placed on the 24 hour call out register at a minimum of six days in six weeks.
  • To identify and embrace change and promote innovations as the key to continuous improvement. With this, the identification of potential improvement funding opportunities weighted against Highways England Value Management principles and Contract Change Impact.
  • To work closely with commercial and financial business areas in order to provide technical support to help the wider business understand (whilst identifying and agreeing with all affected stakeholders) the impact of third party additional works and network improvement schemes on the pavement assets.
  • To promote the highest standards of safety in accordance with the Zero Harm commitment implemented by CPS.


  • Management of pavement assets.
  • Support the engineers to the highest degree possible.
  • Engagement with Highways England, DBFO Co and key stakeholders internally.
  • Liaison with O&M team to assist on technical aspects of maintenance including providing advice for emergency and temporary repairs to pavement assets.
  • Production of the AMFP for pavements and continuous development / improvement of the 5 and 30 year programme in order to demonstrate the management of condition in order to meet hand back requirements within the DBFO Contract.
  • Undertake and manage Inspections, lifecycle analysis, Whole Life Assessment and Asset Strategy reviews
  • Engage in the identification and implementation of innovation across the business
  • To act in a way that demonstrates the values of CPS
  • To Contribute to continuously improve the Health and Safety culture across the contract
  • To manage and react to unforeseen events, Watchman reports and HAILS; including being available to be placed on the 24 hour call out register at a minimum of six days in six weeks
  • Live the Connect Plus Services Values
  • Ensure a relentless focus on Zero Harm
  • Support the delivery of the business’ Sustainability activities


Personal Qualities & Experience:

Qualifications/ skills/ experience

  • Qualified to degree level or proven experience
  • Progressing towards / membership of appropriate Professional Institute (example: ICE, CIHT, or equivalent)
  • Familiar with pavement design standards in accordance with the DMRB, MCHW.
  • General understanding of pavement operations, maintenance and renewal and RWSC.
  • Skilled in MS Office applications.
  • A general Understanding and exposure to real time Asset databases. Willingness to apply skills to new and evolving Asset Management Systems and Tools (Agile)



  • Project Management and programming skills
  • Knowledge of highway related areas including but not limited to Drainage and Geotechnical
  • An understanding of the Commercial Impact resulting from a changed operational regime, resulting from external influences.


Personal attributes:

  • Capable communicator and active team member.
  • Methodical and structured approach working individually or as part of a team
  • Ability to develop and maintain relationships within Connect Plus Services, the DBFO Co, Highways England and other relevant key stakeholders


Behavioural Competencies:

Results Driven:  Demonstrates a passion and excitement for his/her work.  Tackles problems head-on and works to resolve them without delay.

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.

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.

Operational Excellence:  Plans and organises work to safely achieve maximum efficiency and output.  Delivers results consistently.

Adaptability:   Learns quickly.  Adapts positively to changing business and customer demands.  Is energised by change



This is a hybrid role designed to fully maximize team collaboration on the project. We expect a minimum of 3 days per week to be spent at CPS  M25 offices.


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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.