Job Information


£35,000 - £40,000 plus benefits


North West




Civil Engineering Consultancy


Highways Engineer



Job Description

Highways Engineer – Manchester
The Client

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.

Job Description:
An excellent opportunity for an experienced Highways Engineer to join an established Highways team based in Manchester working across a varied range of regional and UK projects.
The Role: A Highways Engineer is an important operational and career development position in our organisation with key responsibilities to contribute to the development and implementation of projects and programmes of work whilst undertaking a range of 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 providing design support during construction works as part of a team.

You will 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 best practice including clear communication, reporting, financial management and customer relationship management. You’ll also have a key role mentoring junior team members.

Responsibilities Guide
” Arranging the procurement of highway improvement works through competitive tendering.
” Preparing schemes for tender typically using the NEC3/4 Forms of Contract
” Designing projects in accordance with the Design Manual for Roads and Bridgeworks and Manual of Contract Documents for Highway Works.
” Undertaking feasibility studies including preparing reports, cost estimates, investigating problems and identifying options.
” The ability to set and work to personal deadlines and targets to meet the requirements of programmes of work, to meet clients’ needs and to respond to targets set by others.
” Able to assist in preparing fee estimates and bid work.
” To demonstrate excellent communication skills, both orally and in writing at a general and technical level.
” Ensuring compliance of the team’s work with a high regard to Health and Safety and the application of the CDM Regulations and other legislation.
” Supervision of and responsibility for members of the team, including programming and allocating work and assisting in the training and development of staff, setting goals and monitoring their performance.
” Abide by the objectives and targets of both the section and the department and follow procedures and practices utilised in all aspects of the work, including computerised and manual systems and the maintenance of relevant records.
Essential Qualifications/Experience/Skills
” A Bachelors or Masters degree in Civil Engineering or a related subject accredited by the Engineering Council. Ideally you will already be or fast approaching Chartered Member status of the Institution of Civil Engineers (CEng MICE) or Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation (CEng MCIHT).
” A minimum of 3 years post qualification experience in the design, implementation and supervision of all aspects of highways and civil engineering design and construction.
” 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.
” Desirable Qualifications/Experience/Skills
” Experience of Highways England delivery would be advantageous
” To demonstrate initiative and ingenuity in solving engineering problems.
” A full UK driving licence.

For more information or to apply to this role, please contact Doug Smith of Vertical Recruitment on 0161 669 4716 or email

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