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Assistant Pavement Engineer

Job Profile

Due to an increase in workload in our pavement team, we have ambitious growth plans in for the pavement team in the areas of airfield and heavy-duty pavements.
Our pavement team is part of our technical services section which also offers services for: street lighting and geotechnical. We now required a career focussed assistant pavement engineer to join our successful team.

Technical services are part of our highways division who are the market leader in highways planning, design, procurement, and maintenance management. We have a deep understanding that encapsulates all highways economic, social and environmental dimensions as well as design and construction. Our major projects include – A3 Hindhead, A27 Chichester Bypass, M6 J10, BHLR, Doha New Orbital Highway, institutional capacity building in the transport and roads sector in Kenya. Along with project work in the Gulf, Europe, Africa and the Caribbean. Our work covers all aspects from concept, feasibility, design, delivery, maintenance, training and operations.

Closing date for your application for the assistant pavement engineer role:
3 September 2017

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

As the assistant pavement engineer you will support other pavement engineers in producing optimised pavement solutions for various pavement structures of differing type and usage. In this role you will be developed in to a specialist with knowledge of relevant materials and pavement composition, rehabilitation and maintenance generally.

You will undertake and assist with tasks to:
  • Evaluate and summarise pavement data into appropriate and concise format
  • Analyse pavement data to formulate suitable remedial treatments
  • Undertake mechanistic and analytical pavement design modelling
  • Prepare robust technical reports and specifications to a high standard incorporating relevant references
  • Draft scheme drawings
  • Prepare scheme presentations
  • Ensure compliance with health and safety processes within the pavement team
  • Ensure compliance to Mott MacDonald’s integrated management system processes and other quality systems
  • Undertake a variety of other activities related to pavement related schemes as and when required by the pavement team leader
  • Have the versatility to undertake administrative tasks or ‘common sense’ checks relating to other engineering disciplines

Candidate Specification

For this role, we are looking for a combination of the following skills and academic background:
  • HNC/HND or Batchelor’s or Master’s Degree in civil engineering or similar mathematics/ scientific based qualification. This this should include GCSE Mathematics and English (or equivalent)
  • You will have an ability to work with common software packages, i.e. Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Additionally, you will have a keen willingness to learn about and implement pavement design, site investigation and pavement engineering
  • Ability to undertake pavement design by a variety of methods
  • Knowledge and experience of mechanistic/analytical pavement design methodologies
  • Understanding of pavement materials and characteristics
  • Knowledge and experience of designing to mitigate reflective cracking in pavements
As a person, you will be:
  • Self-motivated and versatile
  • Good presentation and communication skills
  • Team player
  • Willing to undertake specialist training /mentoring in pavement design
  • Enjoy and accept new challenges
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