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Senior/ principal transport engineer

Job Profile

We are seeking a transport consultant to work within our Highways Division.

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.

The successful candidate will ideally be Chartered, or at least working towards being Chartered, with excellent management and team leadership skills. They will need a comprehensive grasp of highway engineering design, as well as an appreciation of how this fits with wider environmental and economic aspects. Experience of planning scheme development through statutory processes such as Transport and Works Act, Development Consent Orders, Highways Act, and the Town and Country Planning Act would be useful.


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, but you would be expected to be adaptable and also support projects such as railways, trams, bus rapid transit as well as master planning. 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 of standards, programme and budget.
  • Showing technical leadership and providing technical expertise.
  • Guiding teams and clients through approval processes, including TWAO, DCO and the local planning process.
  • Stakeholder engagement and public consultation
  • 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 involve working on transport infrastructure schemes, predominantly highways, but may also include master planning and consideration of rapid transit modes.

The role will be challenging, demanding, varied and offer fantastic opportunities for skill set and career development.

Candidate Specification

We are seeking a transport consultant to work within our Highways Division. 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.
  • Commercial awareness, financial and technical reporting ability.
  • 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.
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