Senior Highways Design Engineer

Fission Recruitment Services Limited
£24.00 - £35.00 per hour
21 Apr 2017
20 May 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Fission have been asked to source a senior highways engineer to complete a six month contract via a major consultancy with a local authority.

The role will involve designing and developing highway improvement schemes from design to implementation, providing highway design expertise and advice and technical mentoring and specialist advisor to team members.


* Provide technical expertise to ensure that highway scheme designs are prepared in accordance with current legislation, best practice, council policies and to the highest technical standards.
* Responsible for providing technical advice and guidance regarding highway, traffic management and safety improvements to ensure delivery to agreed timetables. Ensure that schemes are prepared for assigned projects in accordance with current health and safety procedures and regulations.
* Assume Principal Designer roles for assigned scheme as defined under the Construction (Design Management) Regulations, as appropriate.
* Guide, advise and support team members to resolve local issues ensuring that decisions are made on sound technical grounds
* Provide expert advice to other staff within any areas of specific personal expertise to help resolve local issues, and continuously pursue new and novel solutions to problems encountered in order to improve service delivery
* Co-ordinate other design disciplines on highway schemes.
* Represent the authority at meetings with other bodies and provide technical expertise and input to briefings, reports and responses to correspondence, elected members, complaints and media enquiries
* To undertake all tasks, duties and responsibilities outlined in this job description, in accordance with the authority's Highways policies, practices, procedures and standards.
* See to foster and maintain effective working relationships with authority's client team and wider County Council contacts.

Our client has given us a very strict critieria for this role, they are only looking to secure the best talent on the market. As such candidates must have:

  • Experience of highway design
  • Experienced in AutoCAD design and 3D design software
  • Experience of working in large complex organisation
  • Experience of supporting teams in technical delivery
  • Experience of producing brief
  • Extensive knowledge of highway design engineering and contracts
  • Knowledge of business planning and performance management
  • Knowledge of key issues facing Local Government
  • Legislative knowledge
  • Educated to degree level or in lieu of that demonstration of considerable relevant experience
  • Member of appropriate professional body

if you can meet our clients exacting standards, please forward our c.v onto our resourcing team by follwoing the application links.