Banner Default Image

Highway Engineer S278/38

Back to job search

Highway Engineer S278/38

  • Location:


  • Sector:

    Highways, Transport & Infrastructure

  • Job type:

    Contract - Full Time

  • Salary:

    £30 - 35 per hour

  • Contact:

    Matthew Ulysses

  • Contact email:

  • Contact phone:

    02393 876013

  • Job ref:


  • Published:

    7 months ago

  • Duration:

    4 Months

  • Expiry date:


  • Startdate:


What we need:
Our client are a local authority responsible for over 9000 miles of highway in the South East of the UK. We are currently assisting them to find an experienced and reliable Highway engineer specifically for Section 278 and Section 38 design checks and approvals.

What you will be responsible for:

  • To propose solutions, agree modifications and prepare designs for highway schemes from inception through to detailed design to permit implementation.
  • To prepare contract documents, to ensure the construction of works on site to programme and within project budget.
  • To provide technical support throughout construction period.
  • To plan and programme the activities and resources for small or non-complex schemes and thereafter implement, monitor and control progress to achieve completion to programme.
  • To prepare estimates, monitor and review project costs, including works and fees of internal and external consultants, to ensure completion within agreed budgets.
  • To prepare estimates, monitor and review project costs, including works and fees of internal and external consultants, to ensure completion within agreed budgets.
  • Give due consideration to Health and Safety and sustainability in identifying design solutions.
  • Liaising and negotiating with a wide range of professional, including developers, consultants, planners and solicitors when working on the assessment of Section 38 and 278 agreement submissions.
  • Design checking detailed Section 38 and S278 Agreement submissions from developers and their consultants for compliance with policies, standards and specifications and to fully assess the suitability for adoption as publicly maintainable highway

What you will need to succeed:

  • Degree or NVQ Level 4 in Civil Engineering (or equivalent)
  • Experience in the design and construction of highway, infrastructure and Civil Engineering projects.
  • Knowledge of relevant specifications, policies and procedures required for the role
  • Competent user of CAD software (Civil 3D, MX, AutoCAD etc.)
  • Sound written and numeracy communication skills able to converse with engineering professionals and the like.

Desirable qualifications:

  • Relevant related Engineering Degree/Chartered Engineer Status/working towards chartership/Significant Experience
  • Membership of appropriate professional body
  • Significant design office experience.

Working arrangement:

  • 37.5 hours a week
  • Monday to Friday
  • A willingness to occasionally work outside of 'normal' office hours if required.
  • Overtime occasionally available depending on workloads

What you will get in return:
Working remotely for an already experienced and successful team you will be paid £30.00 - £35.00 per hour. The IR35 status of this job will be assesed upon appointment, your working circumstances will be individually and fairly asessed. 

What to do now:
If you are interested in the position and fit the criteria above please send us your application today.

If you feel that you are right for this job technically, but the rate, location or seniority does not suit you specifically then please still feel free to send us your CV. We constantly recruit for jobs very similar to this one at all levels UK Wide. We are always keen to chat with you discreetly about your employment situation.
Even if you are happy in your current job for now, we always welcome calls from Highways, Traffic & Parking professionals keen to make their introductions for future months or years. Our specialist team has a combined 70+ years' experience in this market. Please call Matt at Carrington West on 02393 876013 for more information.