Assistant Highways Engineer
One of the UK’s largest multifaceted consultancies, delivering property and infrastructure projects on a local, national and international scale. They have over 4,000 employees at 50 offices in the UK and internationally, offering a vast range of professional and technical expertise across an unrivalled number of services. The breadth and depth of company experience ensures that they are able to add value to any project, regardless of its size, complexity or sector.
Doing much more than simply delivering projects; they design, manage and partner. Focusing on building strategic relationships with clients – delivering a comprehensive service across their portfolio and optimising the benefits of continuous improvement in design quality, efficiency, cost reduction and knowledge retention. Supporting them at all stages of a project or programme, understanding of the key risks and challenges means that effort is directed where it is most needed.
Key responsibilities of the role are:
” Assist in developing briefs, undertake feasibility studies and design of highway schemes using industry specialist IT Software.
” 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 developing specifications and cost estimates, issuing works requisitions, liaising with and supervising contractors and monitoring costs.
” To assist on projects as allocated.
” Assisting with condition surveys and site surveys as directed and to assist with, or carry out the preparation of reports on findings. To assist in the introduction of new methods as necessary to ensure efficient use of resources, including taking an active role in promoting best value.
” 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, road safety schemes, 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 design and manage traffic surveys and public consultations to requisite standards. Produce detailed drawings to technical standards, prepare accurate complex cost estimates and contract documentation.
” Assist in investigate the causes of accidents, analyse options and make recommendation for effective remedial measures.
” Assisting with the drafting of reports and implementing 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.
” Assist in maintaining technical and resource records, and undertake research and technical investigations as directed.
” Representing the service as directed, dependent on the post holder’s grading. To liaise and deal courteously with enquiries from members of the public.
” Carry out duties with due regard to the Re’s Customer Care, Equal Opportunities, Information Governance, Data Protection and Health and Safety policies and procedures.
” Undertake any other duties commensurate with the general level of responsibility of this post.
For more information or to apply to this role, please contact Doug Smith of Vertical Recruitment on 0161 669 4716 or email firstname.lastname@example.org