Assistant Highways Engineer, Cambridge

Cambridge, UK
21 Sep 2019
23 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
As one of the worlds leading engineering, professional services and technical consultancy firms, at WSP, were passionate about the big questions. And big answers, naturally. For us thats all about reaching beyond the expected to do work thatll make a profound impact felt long into the future.

Join us as an Assistant Engineer and youll help us meet the needs of the Cambridge office and our other clients. We have a range of interesting and challenging highways maintenance, design and improvement schemes, drawing on the skills of our local team and the wider WSP to deliver a high-quality, professional service.

As an Assistant Engineer you will use your knowledge and skills to deliver high quality, timely designs. We will provide you with the opportunity to broaden your experience and achieve your professional aspirations.

A typical week would include:

Working as part of a highway design team, reporting directly to the Team Leader, the role will involve:
  • The delivery of highway projects and services for Central Government, local authorities and other public/private sector clients.
  • Liaising at an appropriate level with clients, stakeholders and other technical disciplines (Transportation Planning, Environment, Structures and Geotechnical) to deliver innovative, value-for-money designs and solutions within time and cost constraints.
  • Supporting Senior Engineer/Team Leader with the delivery of a programme of highway schemes and asset management services.
  • Working with Contractors to develop detailed designs and construction support services for major highways projects and services.
  • Assisting the Team Leader guiding, supervising and directing junior team members in technical and project management matters to ensure the effective delivery of projects whilst aiding the technical/professional development of the team.
  • Assisting in the programming of resources and projects to ensure timely delivery.
  • Working closely with the other Highways teams; engineers from other disciplines; and, other construction professionals to optimise and develop fully integrated solutions.
  • Contributing to any stakeholder engagement and consultation processes, including liaising with key stakeholders and negotiating with external parties including the public.

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