Job Information


£35,000 -£45,000


North West




Civil Engineering Consultancy


Highways Engineer



Job Description

Vertical Recruitment has an exciting opportunity for a Senior Highways Engineer to work with an award-winning consultancy, where you’ll play an important role shaping the future of their business. They are in the middle of a transformation, remobilising their services to bring in new systems and policies to delight both customers and residents.

As the go-to technical representative for highways maintenance, you’ll play a key role on the Asset Management Team. You’ll design a portfolio of projects for the carriageway and footway network, drainage systems and road markings, including the innovative Network Recovery Programme (NRP). At all times, you’ll keep delivery within budget and help them achieve sustainable, cost-effective methods of maintenance.

They offer great support to develop yourself and you’ll have access to their newly designed suite of enhanced training products, as well as other learning and development opportunities. We’re looking for the right person for this role, location is not important as long as you’re able to travel to attend on-site and client meetings when needed for various projects.

What you’ll be doing:
” Designing and supervising projects of varying complexity, preparing estimates, working drawings and contract documents.
” Preparation and specification for tendering and implementation of highways maintenance contracts, as well as analysing and reporting on returned estimates and tender documents.
” Developing and reviewing the service plan for public open space drainage, to contribute to the Area, Group and Directorate business plans.
” Responding to emergency situations in line with service requirements and the Council’s civil emergency planning arrangements.
” Carrying out condition surveys and site surveys and preparing reports with recommendations.
” Supporting enforcement action including providing advice and guidance, issuing formal letters, carrying out default action, recovery of costs, and supporting prosecution.

What they’re looking for:
” Five years’ experience in Civil/Highway Engineering, Building Services Engineering, Transportation or equivalent.
” A degree in Civil Engineering, Water Engineering, Transportation or equivalent.
” Experience in the delivery of drainage and/or flood risk management schemes, from pre-design to implementation and sign-off.
” Experience of an asset management approach.
” Detailed specialist knowledge of legislation, technical specifications, standards and codes of practice, and ongoing developments in highways drainage.

What’s in it for you?
” A competitive basic salary.
” Initial 23 days’ holiday with the opportunity to buy extra leave.
” Company matched pension, life assurance, a cycle2work scheme, 15 weeks’ fully paid maternity, adoption and shared parental leave, paternity pay of two weeks…and plenty more.
” Voluntary benefits designed to suit your lifestyle – from discounts on retail and socialising, to health & wellbeing, travel, and technology.
” Flexible working options available – just ask.

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.

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