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North West




Civil Engineering Consultancy


Highways Engineer

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Highways Engineer



Job Description

Highways Engineer Manchester – Contract

An opportunity has arisen within a leading multi-disciplinary consultancy’s Manchester office.
The Strategic Highways team currently has vacancies for a Highway Engineer to support.

You will take responsibility in all aspects of highway design to work on local and national schemes. You can provide the necessary highways technical experience and mentoring to other team members. You will join an established highways business which continues to expand following several major project wins.

” Provide technical input, technical leadership and project management across a range of specialisms in the field of highway engineering.
” Reporting to the Directors you will undertake a variety of tasks providing as an individual or through team effort, a range of design and written deliverables.
” Show technical leadership and through experience, mentor and guide the skills of others in computer based applications and tasks including use of software such as MX, WinDES, and the Microsoft Office Suite of programmes including MSProject.
” Undertake Project activities in line with Company Policy, including technical and commercial aspects, as appropriate to your grade.
” Take a lead role on projects within particular skill area – e.g. drainage team leader. pavement design leader, geometric layout.
” Plan, lead and undertake site visits, as required.
” Plan and attend meetings – internal and external, as required.
” Liaison with sub-consultants and external parties, as required.
” Participate as a team member on a number of levels, including; office discipline and project.
” Be proactive and contribute to a safer work environment.

Minimum Requirements
To be successful in this role we would like to hear from you if you have a combination of the following:
” Experience of working in a multidisciplinary environment, operating across a matrix of projects
” Experience of preparing written work
” Experience of preparing for and attending meetings with clients and/or statutory consultees
” Able to offer experience and proficiency in two or more of the key areas
” Project management or asset management
” Alignment design
” Drainage design
” Pavement design and refurbishment
” Signs and road markings
” Safety barrier
” Asset inspection
” Management of design and delivery of highway maintenance schemes
” Preferred Qualifications
” A degree qualified civil engineer with strong experience, preferably working in a highways design environment in either new build or maintenance
” Chartered Engineer status (MICE and or MCIHT)

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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