Senior Highway Design Engineer

Job Title: Senior Highway Design Engineer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: UK - England - South East England, Surrey - Egham
REF: 56732
Job Published: about 2 years ago
Our client, an independent, international, engineering and project management consultancy is looking for a Senior / Principal Highway Design Engineer to join the busy, well established team in their Surrey office.
As Senior / Principal Highway Engineer you will be required to carry out highway and infrastructure design for a range of projects varying in both complexity and size. You will be an integral member of a design team contributing to cost effective technical solutions which meet the expectations of clients and the business with respect to quality of deliverables, budget and programme. 
Main Responsibilities:
  • Working in a team of engineers and technicians on the delivery on both highway and infrastructure projects from the feasibility stage through to construction.
  • Visiting sites to carry out site reconnaissance surveys and to supervise construction.
  • Support to senior staff on larger projects as required.
  • Manage the work undertaken by engineers and technicians.
  • Undertake the daily management of projects, meeting both budget and programme targets as required.
  • Assist senior staff with supporting the Transport Planning team with respect to undertaking highway feasibility design and the production of budget construction cost estimates.
  • Training and mentoring of junior staff to develop their skills and knowledge.
  • Liaising with highway authorities and statutory bodies on project related matters and at a level appropriate for the role.
  • Liaison with the client's project team including attendance at design and project meetings.
Essential Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • Relevant vocational qualifications (MEng, BEng, MSc, HND and HNC or equivalent) along with significant recent experience in highways and infrastructure design.
  • Experience in the design of all aspects of highway and infrastructure projects from conceptual layout to detailed design all to a high standard of quality.
  • Experienced in the use of the Design Manual for Roads and Bridges (Volume 6) for highway link and junction design and with local highway authority standards.
  • Experienced in working with multiple disciplines (architects, planners, geotechnical, structures etc).
  • Proven experience of liaison with local highway authorities with respect to the obtaining of technical approvals for adoptable highway works.
  • Some experience in the managing and mentoring of graduate engineers and technicians.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office software particularly MS Excel and Word.
  • Proficient in the use of AutoCAD.
  • Hold a valid Full UK driving licence.
  • Ideally you will have membership of or working towards membership of an appropriate professional institution (IHT or ICE)
  • Previous experience with a major consulting engineering company would be beneficial but not essential.
Working with our client means continuous personal growth, using your skills and expertise to solve complex problems along with some of the best engineers, consultants, project managers and specialists in their field.
Our client is offering a competitive salary (dependant on your level of experience) plus a range of benefits including a contributory pension, discretionary company bonus, Health and Dental care, Life Insurance, 25 days holiday and a flexible working policy.