Highways Design Senior Engineer
we specialise in intelligent interventions rooted in practical thinking; because uniquely, our plans and designs are shaped by our expertise in delivery. We think – and act – in terms of grounded, everyday impacts. We listen to our clients and immerse ourselves in their world. It’s what we are proud of, it’s what sets us apart, it’s part of our heritage and our future.
We challenge the ‘why’ as much as the ‘what’. We think about how consumer behaviours – and expectations – are changing and leverage human data as much as big data. We are infrastructure technologists AND futurologists: long-term vision powering lifetime value. We have intelligent heads, but our boots are firmly on the ground: challenging, anticipating, solving, inventing. Inspiring with science, not blinding by it. Passionate about seeing our cutting-edge contributions played out in the real world.
What is the purpose of this role?
To provide effective support and assistance to the Manager in managing the financial, technical and commercial performance of specific projects led and delivered by the Highways Design team.
In addition to providing effective technical support, the role with also include significant input in developing the business, including of financial forecasting, budgeting, marketing and relationship building
What will this role involve?
Provide a high standard of technical and managerial support within the Highways Design Team, focused on the professional delivery of engineering design projects, including highway maintenance, highway improvement, public realm and sustainable transport schemes, working within defined budgets, to an agreed timetable and to high professional standards.
Key responsibilities are:
. Provide the engineering design management and project management input required to effectively deliver specific projects undertaken by the Team.
. Provide leadership, management and mentoring of staff within the Team.
. Assist in monitoring and managing the expenditure and financial commitment against projects and participate effectively in Project Financial Reviews.
. Provide resource planning and resource management to assist the Manager in ensuring that the required resources are available for the effective delivery of projects under their control.
. Identify and effectively manage project risks in order to minimise the likelihood and impact of occurrences that could be detrimental to projects, Clients, Stakeholders and the business.
Build and maintain healthy relationships with internal and external business partners, customers and clients.
. Supervise and actively promote the technical development of other staff within the Team, including providing appropriate technical advice.
. Ensure any technical output for projects is of an acceptable standard, including adherence to HSEQ procedures.
. Design of highways schemes using appropriate design guidance including DMRB.
. Preparation of contract documentation for procurement and construction purposes, in accordance with MCDHW and NEC requirements.
. Assist in Administration of construction contracts including execution of NEC Project Manager and Supervisor duties.
Civil Engineering degree or HNC, or other relevant degree qualification of a similar status. Preferably a Chartered, or Incorporated Engineer or working towards chartered / incorporated status with the Institution of Civil Engineers
Knowledge / Experience
The applicant will be an experienced professional and need to demonstrate they have the key skills / knowledge in the following areas:
o Project Management of multi-disciplinary projects
o Management of staff and financial resources
o Design and Construction Experience within a local and /or strategic highways and public realm environment.
o Sound commercial awareness
o Working knowledge of CDM 2015 Regulations and other relevant health and safety legislation
o Knowledge of DDA and Road Safety Audit procedures
o Sound knowledge of regulatory procedures
o Understanding of highway and engineering design software packages e.g Autocad, MX, Micro-Drainage, Arcady, Linsig.
o Understanding; he Traffic Management Act; the Highways Act and associated Highway Regulations.
Technical / Business Skills / Ability
o Project Management
o Ability to undertake detailed design of key elements of a project
o Ability to work to tight timescales and budgets with minimum supervision
o Team player
o High oral and written communication skills
o Flexible and enthusiastic in approach
o Developing and motivating self and others
o Well organised
o Building excellent customer and client relationships
o High level of persuading and influencing skills