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Highways Technician / Senior Technician

Job Profile

Currently we are looking for a senior technician /technician to be part of our highways design services team in Croydon. Here you will be involved in delivering projects to clients such as Highways England and Transport Scotland.
You will have demonstrable highways experience and be experienced in one or more areas of technical capability such as alignment, drainage, pavement, signs and road markings. You will also be proficient in the use of AutoDesk and/or Bentley software.

Mott MacDonald highways division delivers services across the entire lifecycle of a project. Whether we are planning, designing and implementing new roads, or maintaining, managing, improving and operating existing highway networks, we deliver innovation, cost certainty and added value through collaborative working with clients and a culture of continuous improvement.

Closing date for your application: 8 July 2018
This role could be offered on a part-time basis

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

You will be expected to combine technical responsibilities, excellent communication and a delivery focussed approach to deliver on highway projects and in support of other teams in the UK and on international projects.
Senior technicians/technicians (depending upon experience) are responsible for:
  • Assisting in the production and technical management of quality engineering outputs
  • Supporting the team leader / project manager to maintain a delivery culture
  • Delivering assigned project work without errors or the need for rework
  • Technical quality of the project elements assigned
  • Delegation of assigned tasks to other members of the team as necessary
  • Delivery of assigned project elements of a projects to programme, budget and quality
  • Ensure compliance of all activities undertaken with the group’s IMS system

Candidate Specification

What we are looking for:
  • A demonstrable track record in highways design projects
  • Technically astute, with some experience of mentoring and developing apprentices / technicians
  • Knowledge of highway design standards
  • A confident communicator with good verbal and written skills
  • Demonstrable experience of working across multi-discipline designs
We require a combination of the following competencies/skills:
  • Understanding of DMRB / SHW
  • Basic knowledge of highway design principles (eg layout, signs, geometry)
  • Experience of basic engineering design calculations
  • Detailed knowledge & experience of using design tools for example AutoCAD, MicroStation, OpenRoads and Civil3D
  • Knowledge of the use of BIM to coordinate design inputs
  • Problems solving, offering solutions to challenges
  • Experience of using ProjectWise
  • Experience in use of Microsoft office suite (Word; Excel)
  • Communicates effectively with clients and colleagues
  • Delivers to demanding schedules and targets
  • Works well as part of a team, showing respect and proactively offering support
  • Understanding of personal health & safety responsibilities
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