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Senior Highway Engineer

Job Profile

The highways team provides services from initial appraisal & master planning to detailed design and supervision for a wide spectrum of highways, LRT, utilities, drainage & external works projects. We are currently involved with a broad range of clients & schemes including:
  • Transport Infrastructure Ireland
  • Local Authority Frameworks
  • N25 New Ross Bypass
  • Various Statnet Projects, Norway
  • Binge Station, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • New Orbital Highway & Truck Route Project Contract 3, Doha, Qatar
  • Peshawar Bus Rapid Transit Project
The successful candidate will be Chartered, have demonstrable experience of project team leadership in highway & infrastructure project, possessing a sound technical background. Candidates should be able to demonstrate progressive career experience building to a position of project seniority and budgetary accountability.

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 Senior Highway Engineer you could be working on highways, LRT, rail civil, drainage and utilities projects. You will be expected to combine managerial leadership and technical responsibilities, promote a collaborative approach & inspire the team to deliver projects to quality, budget and timescales. Project teams could be located in different Mott MacDonald offices world- wide and travel including international travel is envisioned as part of the management of the Teams/Projects. The role carries a high degree of autonomy and responsibility.

As a Senior Highway Engineer, you will be responsible for:
  • Managing, planning, design and implementation of highway / infrastructure projects;
  • Promoting & ensuring adherence to H&S policy & procedures;
  • Leading projects, ensuring delivery to client requirements of quality standards, programme and budget;
  • Providing specialist technical leadership;
  • Controlling project resources and monitoring against budget;
  • Preparing and managing work programmes to deliver to deadlines;
  • Developing client relationships;
  • Contributing to bid proposals and submissions;
  • Compliance with corporate governance processes;
  • Providing management support & leadership;
  • Mentoring and developing junior staff;
  • Developing BIM capability;
  • Assisting in development of the business.

Candidate Specification

The successful candidate will possess the following:
  • Degree qualified in civil engineering;
  • Chartered (or possibly Incorporated) Engineer – IEI or ICE;
  • Demonstrable record (6 years +) of successfully designing and delivering highways & infrastructure projects to UK Design Manual for Roads and Bridges (DMRB) or Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) Standards;
  • Technical in-depth experience in one or more of highways, drainage, utilities, BIM including design, specification and construction documentation;
  • Experience of managing project teams;
  • Experience of monitoring project programmes, costs and resources ensuring delivery to time and budget;
  • Supported preparation of fee proposals and bid submissions;
  • Demonstrated commercial and financial awareness;
  • IT and standard industry software skills, including knowledge of BIM and AutoCad Civil 3D or similar;
  • Ability to communicate confidently and professionally with all levels of staff and clients (written and verbal).
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