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Senior Highways Engineer

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18 Jan 2022

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Thriving communities. Healthy cities. A brighter future. What we do is more than building roads, we workevery dayto make the world better for everyone. If you want to join a company invested in you, your success and the global community,start your career with Jacobs.

You'll join a team that has an enviable reputation in the UK Transportation consultancy sector as a result of a portfolio of high-profile projects with clients that include the Highways England (HE), Transport Scotland, Network Rail, Welsh Government, National Contractors and numerous Local Authorities. Our plans to add to this portfolio continue at pace regionally and nationally.

With a thriving UK business, we can be flexible with regards to location and encourage applications from candidates looking for flexible working or reduced hours' contracts. We anticipate that our return to work following the removal of UK restrictions will include a much greater mix of home working and office working. Our vision for our future offices is that they will be collaborative spaces where our employees come to gather to share ideas. For those who need to be in our offices on a regular basis, there will be places to work. For those who prefer to work more remotely, we will accommodate.


You will contribute to and be responsible for aspects of the delivery of a wide range of highway, transportation, active travel, and infrastructure development related projects on a local and national level:

Reporting to the Discipline Lead / Project Manager, you will lead and mentor a small team of engineers, technicians and apprentices within own discipline working on a variety of projects.
You will be responsible for the preparation of feasibility studies, technical reports, detailed designs and production of contract documents across a variety of projects.
Use your knowledge and skills in working together with the team and other disciplines in providing an integrated service to clients.
Help seek innovative solutions in achieving best value in delivering our services.
Help development of the team through the delivery of projects and commissions, providing technical and administrative support and leadership where required.

#UKCivils #UKTransportation #UKHighways A degree in Civil Engineering or have equivalent proven related experience and responsibility.
Made progress towards achieving appropriate related professional accreditation.
Proven technical experience of aspects of highway / active travel / development schemes.
Understanding of DMRB and other standards related to area of expertise.
Working knowledge of Health and Safety legislation.
Good interpersonal and communication skills.
Confidently present to external stakeholders including the client in areas of their expertise.
Good IT skills.
Ability to work within a global multi-disciplinary team.
Capable of managing workload subject to change at short notice.

Ideally, here's what you'll also have:
Experience of Building Information Modelling (BIM).
Experience of delivery of schemes and knowledge of Early Contractor Involvement or Design and Build projects.
Knowledge of different contract types and procurement options.
Able to contribute to well-presented and accurate reports.
Knowledge of the financial management and control of projects
Working knowledge of Civil3D / CAD or similar experience in related packages.
Experience of undertaking client facing roles and interest / ability in attracting new clients into the business.
Able to produce well-presented and accurate reports.
Experience in the delivery of Active Travel related projects.

Why Jacobs?

We clear the way for inventive thinking so you have the support, means and space to deliver the boldest solutions for the extraordinary and every day. Jacobs. A world where you can.

Our Culture:

We're invested in you and your success. Our values stand on a foundation of safety, integrity, inclusion and diversity. We put people at the heart of our business and we truly believe that by supporting one another through our culture of caring, we all succeed. We value positive mental health and a sense of belonging for all employees.

We aim to make inclusion and diversity core attributes of our identity, embedded in all our employment and business practices in all locations. We know that if we are inclusive, we're more connected, and if we are diverse, we're more creative.

Jacobs partners with VERCIDA to help us attract and retain diverse talent. For greater online accessibility please visit to view and access our roles.

As a Disability Confident employer, we will interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for a vacancy. We welcome applications from candidates who are seeking flexible working and from those who may not meet all the listed requirements for a role.

If you have any queries regarding the application process, please contact the team here .

Successful candidates will be asked to complete a Baseline Personnel Security Standard Pre-Employment check and will be required to undergo various checks including: Identity, Right to Work; Employment/Education History and Criminal Record. If you are unable to meet this and any associated criteria, then your employment may be delayed or rejected.
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