Design Engineer (Highways)

Posted on: 19/06/2019
Ref: VAC-15650
  • Salary: £30,000 -£35000 + Package
  • Region: London
  • Location: North London
  • Industry: Civil Engineering Consultancy
  • Discipline: Highways Engineer
  • Sub Discipline: Highways Engineer
  • Employment Type: Permanent

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Job Description

Design Engineer (Highways)

To carry out all relevant duties and responsibilities in the work of the Design Team on behalf of the wider Highways Service to ensure the delivery of cost effective and quality services in accordance with client’s vision and values. Post holder will also provide technical support in the effective and efficient promotion, design and execution of projects, schemes, investigations and analysis as required within budgets and programmes.

This role will be based in Barnet, North London. Travelling may be required to other Clients offices on occasions.

Role and Responsibilities

” Developing briefs, feasibility studies and undertakes design and implementation of schemes, projects and programmes for small and medium sized projects as allocated.
” Assisting with the design and supervision of projects, preparation of estimates, working drawings and Contract documents for projects of varying complexity, dependent on the potholder’s grading.
” Assist in designing specifications and cost estimates, issuing works requisitions, liaising with and supervising contractors and monitoring costs..
” Liaising, where appropriate, with other Agencies and Bodies and inter and intra services to co-ordinate projects, attending meetings as necessary including with commercial scheme promoters.
” Be able to assess a variety of existing and proposed highway layouts – including town centre schemes, traffic signals, road safety schemes, route studies, cycle, bus or School initiative schemes.
” Assisting in preparing scheme plans to requisite design levels, ensuring they conform to technical and industry standards.
” Assisting in Commissioning and managing consultant engineering undertaking design and feasibility work to prepare scheme brief and monitor consultants performance as directed by the team leader.
” Assisting with the draft Committee reports which may cover policy issues and to implement decisions arising from them.
” Preparing letters of varying complexity, dependent on the post holder’s grading, including assisting with letters on policy matters, proofs of evidence, technical reports, briefs for consultants and other documents of all complexities as may be required.

Requirements (Essential)

” Must be able to demonstrate suitable experience in traffic / highway engineering
” General Knowledge of Traffic and Transport Polices and Legislation
” Demonstrate the ability to programme, supervise and monitor several projects simultaneously from inception to completion
” Good written and verbal communication skills
” Good IT Skills – including the use of Autocad
” Good time /budgetary management skills
” Working knowledge of basic legislation
” Confident self-motiving and innovative
” Able to work without close supervision
” Experience of working with consultants/ Contractors
” Valid driving licence

Requirements (Desirable)
” Managing Complex Engineering Projects
” Member of an appropriate high institution (IHT,IHIE,ICE etc)
” ONC/HNC or Degree in Civil Engineering

” Negotiable, up to £35,000 depending on level of experience and qualifications
” Flexible working hours, opportunities to work from home
” Car parking on site
” Opportunity to work for an international company regarded as one of the largest business process outsourcing company in the UK.
” You will be dealing with clients within Local Government, Central Government and private sector.
” Regarded as fourth largest multi-disciplinary consultancy in the UK.

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