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Principal highways engineer

Job Profile

We are seeking a principal highways engineer to work within our Highways Division.

The successful candidate will ideally be Chartered, or at least working towards being Chartered, with excellent design and delivery skills including leading a team. They will need a comprehensive grasp of highway engineering and be able to demonstrate experience of working on Highways England schemes as well as with contractors on D&B projects.

You will be based within our Leeds office which is located in the heart of the city, at Brewery Wharf close to the waterfront, with easy access to retail and leisure facilities.
Travel to other offices and clients is likely to be required from time to time.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate, and take positive steps to create an inclusive culture.

Job Description

The focus of the role is highways infrastructure and you would be expected to have skills in planning, design, maintenance, procurement and delivery.
As a project manager you would combine managerial leadership and technical responsibilities, working with teams throughout the UK and on international projects. Key elements of the role include:
  • Managing discrete design packages and small multi-disciplinary design teams of engineers and technicians.
  • Project manager and team leader responsibility, ensuring delivery to client requirements for standards, programme and budget.
  • Working with contractors on D&B projects
  • To prepare designs, reports, specifications and other deliverables for highways schemes
  • Showing technical leadership and providing technical expertise.
  • Presenting technical advice to clients and third parties.
  • Controlling task programme and budgets.
  • Contributing to bid proposals and submissions
  • Motivation and performance of junior staff.
The role will be challenging, demanding, varied and offer fantastic opportunities for skill set and career development

Candidate Specification

The successful candidate will have:
  • Degree qualified, Chartered engineer (Incorporated Engineer will be considered) with ICE or CIHT.
  • A demonstrable track record in highway design
  • Demonstrable experience of project management across multi-disciplines.
  • Able to interpret client requirements to produce a sound engineering proposal.
  • In-depth knowledge of highway design standards (DMRB) and specification (MCHW).
  • Experience of working for Highways England, local authorities or passenger transport agencies.
  • An appreciation, and preferably experience, of Open Roads, AutoCad and GIS software.
  • A confident communicator with good verbal and written skills.
  • Ability to assist in the development of the business

This is a long-term career appointment with opportunities to develop broad based skills in the transport sector and take responsibility for project delivery.

The role will involve working on transport infrastructure schemes, predominantly highways D&B.
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