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Highway Engineer

R-046076
  1. Leatherhead
  1. Transportation

Highway Engineer

Atkins, Balfour Beatty and Egis Road Operations UK  are part of a consortium, creating Connect Plus Services, a unique partnership with a collective strength in highways asset care from finance, through to design, build, maintenance as well as day to day operation.

We have an opportunity for an experienced Highways Engineer (Pavements) to join our Design team based at Leatherhead.

The successful candidate will:

  • Provide cost effective design solutions to maintain and/or improve the roads asset to the agreed standards while considering the needs of stakeholders. Deliver the Highways England and Connect Plus DBFO outcomes to programme and budget.

  • Assist in managing resources in the Highways team to deliver the agreed outcomes.

  • Assist in managing external resources to deliver the agreed outcomes.

  • Agree briefs, programmes and budgets with the Principal/Senior Engineer and Design Manager/Project Manager.

  • Report to the Senior/Principal Engineer on a bi-weekly basis on performance against budget and programme.

  • Allocate tasks to other members of the Highways team and monitor progress and costs.

  • Prepare briefs, designs, reports, specifications and other deliverables for highways schemes to budget and programme.

  • Monitor and check designs and ensure they meet the brief.

  • Ensure designs are appropriate and meet the expected levels of quality.

  • Seek innovation in the delivery of schemes and techniques used in design and construction.

  • Ensure the Integrated Management System is actively applied to all designs.

  • Provide advice on highway design and standards.

  • Provide professional and technical competence in highway engineering.

  • Support and mentor junior and less experienced staff.

  • Prepare Traffic Management Plans, Diversion Routes and organise Temporary Traffic Regulation Orders with HA and Local Councils.

  • Identify pavement schemes that need to be included in the Five-Year Programme.

  • Assist the Network Strategy Manager in the process to develop new Improvement schemes.

  • Live the Connect Plus Services Values.

  • Ensure a relentless focus on Zero Harm.

  • Support the delivery of the business’ Sustainability activities

Qualifications/ skills/ experience:

  • Relevant vocational qualifications (MEng/MSc/BEng/BSc/HNC and HND).

  • Membership, or working towards membership of an appropriate professional institution (ICE or CIHT).

  • 5 days of CPD in last 12 months including 3 related to highway engineering.

  • Project management skills.

  • Recent experience of working in multi-disciplinary teams.

  • Competent in highway engineering.

  • Appropriate recent experience in highway engineering on Local Authority or the strategic high-speed network.

  • Experience in the design and construction of UK highway schemes.

  • Broad skills, knowledge and understanding of other highway related design areas.

  • Knowledge of design standards (DMRB / MCDHW/TSRGD etc.) relevant to highway engineering.

  • Knowledge of CDM and other H&S legislation.

  • Competent in exercising the Designer’s obligations of CDM.

  • Hold appropriate CSCS card registration.

  • Understanding of environmental requirements of highway schemes.

  • Excellent communication skills.

  • Knowledge of the use of computer design applications and highway design software.

  • Broad knowledge of Quality Management and IMS.

  • Knowledge, design and drafting capabilities in AutoCAD.

  • Knowledge of HA procedures.

  • Consultation experience with Highways England, Local Councils, Emergency Services and key stakeholders

  • Licensed to drive in the UK or with reciprocal agreement.

This role may require security clearance and offers of employment will be dependent on obtaining the relevant level of clearance. If this is necessary it will be discussed with you at interview. If applying to this role please do not make reference to (in conversation) or include in your application or CV, details of any current or previously held security clearance.

ATKINS, part of the SNC Lavalin Group, is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce. As an Equal Opportunities Employer, we value applications from all backgrounds, cultures and ability.

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