Highways Design Engineer

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Our client a major civil engineering contractor requires a Highway Design Engineer to support in the design of a wide variety of highway maintenance and improvement projects from feasibility/outline design through to detailed design and delivery.
Reporting to a Senior Engineer or Principal Engineer, you will be working with a small team of Engineers, Assistant Engineers and Technicians and will play an important role in designing and developing projects ranging from junction improvements, cycleway and traffic calming schemes to new link roads and bypass schemes.
Whilst the role is primarily supporting there Cambridgeshire contract, the role location can be flexible and based in one of our eastern region design teams/offices in Huntingdon, Peterborough or Ipswich.


  • Design a range of highway improvement and traffic engineering schemes from small scale city centre cycling & pedestrian improvements, to major new highway infrastructure and sustainable transport projects.
  • Work closely with project managers, construction/delivery and commercial teams as part of an integrated team.
  • Ensure that relevant standards are applied in accordance with national & local criteria and sound engineering practice to deliver appropriate solutions which offer best value.
  • Prepare technical reports and documents.
  • Play a key role in development of our trainee and technician technical skills and capability.

They’re looking for:

  • A proven track record for delivering highways and transport design projects, as part of a team of professional engineers.
  • A working knowledge of Design Manual for Roads and Bridges/Specification for Highway Works relating to the design and maintenance of local authority highway and transport schemes.
  • A working knowledge of the design & delivery of highway infrastructure projects using BIM/Digital Engineering software, systems and data.
  • Skills using software such as AutoCAD Civils 3D/Bentley MX Roads and WinDES Microdrainage.
  • A relevant Degree in Civil Engineering or equivalent, or Foundation Degree/HNC/HND together with sufficient post qualification experience.
  • Able to communicate and liaise professionally with clients.
  • Ability to work collaboratively as part of a team.
  • A UK/EEC driving licence.