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Our client’s highways department has considerable experience recruiting design engineers into highway engineering on a permanent and contract basis. We provide a comprehensive recruitment service to the highways sector. We are preferred suppliers to many of the UK’s top consulting engineers that offer candidates the widest possible choice of highways jobs

Being a Highway Engineer is very rewarding in a number of ways. You will be involved in many different projects from minor proposals right the way through to complex high profile major developments which may be of national or regional importance. One particularly rewarding aspect is seeing the developments you have worked on being built and operating successfully for years to come.

You will meet a variety of different people from clients, specialist service providers (such as the NHS) and members of the public. You will be part of a multi-disciplinary team and will work alongside architects, planners and structural engineers
amongst others.

Job Duties in Highways Engineering
The requirement is for a B-Eng or M-Eng in civil engineering and progressing towards chartership. Whilst on the job, receiving training and experience you will join the IHE (institute of highways and transportation) or ICE (institute of civil engineering) at your appropriate level.

As a highway engineer you will be involved in the analysis and monitoring of current road systems, you will liaise with local councils and the police on accidents, traffic flow, noise, demand / use of roads in local areas and strategise ways in which road systems can be improved. You will be responsible for designing new road layouts and traffic flow systems using Design Highways software packages including CAD and AutoCAD. You will be ensuring bridges, lighting and roads meet the approved regulations and standards, documenting and reporting your findings, strategizing highway / traffic improvements so that they satisfy local authorities expectations; are cost effective, fit for purpose and environmentally sustainable. As part of your job you will be reporting to senior engineers and/or local authorities and in more senior roles you will be required to project manage and oversee the whole development. You will also need to have excellent communication and written skills and be a team player.

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