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£70,000 -£80,000


North West




Civil Engineering Consultancy


Highways Engineer



Job Description

Vertical Recruitment is working very closely with an award-winning consultancy. We have an excellent opportunity for an experienced Associate level Highways Engineer or career seeking Principal professional to join our clients Infrastructure’s team.

The Role:

An Associate Highways Engineer is a critically important position and role in their organisation with key responsibilities to direct, organise and contribute to the development and implementation of projects and programmes of work. It encompasses undertaking all the technical aspects required for project delivery including feasibility, concept design including buildability and value engineering, detailed design, preparation of tender and contract documentation, invitation of tenders and supervision of construction works on site. This role requires a strong and proven client service management attitude

You shall implement projects effectively and commercially to meet the requirements of the brief, quality standards, health and safety and environmental standards to both national and corporate standards, applying all project management requirements including clear communications, reporting, financial management and customer relationship management. You’ll also have a key role managing, organising, and motivating a team of engineers and technicians to deliver a variety of projects covering a range of complexities.

Job Description:

What you’ll be doing:
” Ensuring compliance of the team’s work with a high regard to SHEW (Safety, Health, Environmental and Well Being including application of the CDM Regulations and other legislation.
” Effective and supportive management of members of the team. Including programming and allocating work and assisting in the training and development of staff, setting goals and monitoring their performance.
” Achieve personal deadlines and targets to meet the requirements of programmes of work, to meet clients’ needs and to respond to targets set by others.
” Preparing schemes for tender using the NEC3 family of Forms of Contract, Manual of Contract Documents for Highway Works including use of Specification for Highway Works and the Standard Method of Measurement.
” Arranging the procurement of highway improvement works through competitive tendering.
” Supervising and monitoring works on site, making valuations for payment assessments, chairing, and managing progress meetings, identification, and assessment of additional payments due to variation orders or compensation events, determination of project final accounts and completing the defects period.

What we’re looking for:
” A Bachelors or master’s degree in civil engineering or a related subject accredited by the Engineering Council OR you will already be or fast approaching Chartered Member status of the Institution of Civil Engineers (CEng MICE).
” Proven client service management experience
” An extensive knowledge and understanding of the relevant legislation, standards, and procedures. A working knowledge of standard highway and civil engineering specifications, conditions of contract and methods of measurement.
” Working knowledge of the relevant legislation and guidelines including the Design Manual for Roads and Bridges, British and European Standards, Eurocodes, and Codes of Practice.
” Experience of Highways England delivery would be advantageous
” Ability to demonstrate initiative and ingenuity in solving engineering problems.

What’s in it for you?

Competitive Salary (depending upon experience).

Contractual working hours 37.5 per week with flexible working arrangements.

Annual leave-23 days (plus statutory). Rising to 25 days after 5 years.

Company Pension Scheme.

Voluntary Benefit Options

Professional subscriptions paid

You’ll get the chance to follow your chosen career path anywhere in the consultancy. You’ll be joining a network of 55,000 experienced, innovative, and dedicated individuals across multiple disciplines and sectors. There are countless opportunities to learn new skills and develop in your career, and they will provide the support you need to do just that. Their purpose is to create a better outcome for you.

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