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Engineer - highways

Job Profile

Due to a recent internal promotion we are looking for an experienced highways engineer to join our team in Croydon.

You will be part of a team of engineers and technicians working on a variety of different civil engineering projects within the highways division of Mott MacDonald. Our current workload includes significant projects across the country for Highways England, key infrastructure clients and local authority clients. Working as part of the design team you will deliver the elements of a project assigned to you which may include the preparation of feasibility studies, scheme reports, preliminary and detailed civil engineering designs. You may also be required to attend client meetings and public exhibitions.

Closing date for your application: 19 August 2018.

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

To work under the direction of Principal / Senior engineers to perform tasks in accordance with agreed budget and timescales with little supervision including the ability to solve any problems encountered.
  • Assist in the provision of technical inputs, across a range of specialisms in the field of highway engineering.
  • Contribute to the development of technical proposals including working across multi-discipline teams
  • Deliver assigned project work without errors or the need for rework
  • Provide mentoring and support to entry level engineers
  • Plan, lead and undertake site visits as required
  • Plan and attend meetings – internal and external, as required
  • Liaise with sub-consultants and external parties.
  • Escalation of issues as they arise
  • Compliance with quality, safety, environment and managerial procedures
  • Developing cost estimates

Candidate Specification

For this role you will need a combination of the following:

Graduate Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers (or equivalent)
BEng / BSc Civil Engineering (or related subject)
Full UK driving licence - desirable

You should be nearing CEng / IEng and MICE status or equivalent
Proven competence and experience in the design of many elements of highways schemes
Basic knowledge and understanding of project management and contractual issues.
Excellent standard of written English in the preparation of technical reports.
Experience and knowledge of the Design Manual for Roads and Bridges
Understanding of Highways England’s PCF products
Familiar with the use of 3D design packages in the development of designs for example OpenRoads or Civil3D.
Experience of using AutoCAD and/or MicroStation
Proven experience of communicating in a variety of media in an effective and professional manner with any relevant parties
Computer Literate

As an individual you will also be able to demonstrate the following:
  • Acts consistently in accordance with the organisation’s values
  • Is dedicated to becoming a chartered engineer
  • Is commercially aware and astute
  • Is Confident with proven interpersonal and communications skills
  • Has the capability to manage a challenging workload and the ability to work under pressure.
  • Develops relationships and engenders trust at all levels of the organisation and with cient's and partners
  • Works as part of a team whilst taking personal responsibility for assigned tasks
  • Is enthusiastic in developing and mentoring others
  • Delivers to demanding schedules and targets
  • Clearly and concisely reports on delivery of targets and issues arising
  • Has flexibility in working location / country
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