Head of Highways Engineering

Job Title: Head of Highways Engineering
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London, England
Salary: Negotiable
Start Date: ASAP
REF: BBBH25713
Contact Name: David Ward
Contact Email:
Job Published: about 3 years ago

We are working with a client who is a global leader in the delivery of project, engineering and technical services to energy and industrial markets. They are currently looking to appoint a Head of Highways who will seek opportunities to network across clients, contractors and consultancies to develop collaborative partnerships and commercial opportunities.



  • To develop and take responsibility for a 5+ year strategy to grow the Highway Engineering service - increasing turnover year on year focussed primarily through organic means
  • To actively seek out and develop Highway Engineering opportunities alongside our established Transport Planning team in existing under-developed and new sectors, leveraging the skills and experience within our E&I Global business
  • To adopt Project Director, Account Director and Framework Director roles on strategically important or significant Highway Engineering projects/frameworks and take leading roles (Bid Director, Lead Reviewer, etc) in the capture and pursuit of new business that supports your strategy
  • To develop (with support from the marketing/comms team) and take ownership of a marketing campaign to raise E&I Europe Highway Engineering brand awareness, including speaking at conferences/seminars/workshops, utilising our technical resources/experts to publish articles in trade press and other mediums
  • Be instrumental in identifying and leading the recruitment of key hires and associated teams, to enable targets to be achieved



  • Qualified to degree level (or equivalent) in an Engineering Discipline
  • Member of a relevant professional body such as ICE, CIHT
  • Chartered Engineer
  • Has extensive network of senior level contacts across clients, consultancies and contractors within the UK
  • Has experience of delivering Highway Engineering projects within the UK and overseas
  • Demonstrable experience of developing and growing a Highway Engineering service into a £2M+/annum fee income revenue stream
  • Experienced business winner and has capability to build an 'highway engineering brand' within the UK consultancy market
  • Holds a good understanding of the UK Highway Engineering consultancy market
  • Has worked extensively within a multi-disciplinary or engineering consultancy




  • Has worked for one of Wood's direct competitors
  • Has multi-sector and international experience
  • Has experience of working within a design and build environment, as either contractor or consultant


We look forward to receiving your application. For more information please contact David Ward at ALLEN & YORK 01202 888 986.