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Highway Technician / Assistant Engineer

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Highway Technician / Assistant Engineer

  • Location:

    Reading

  • Sector:

    Highways, Transport & Infrastructure

  • Job type:

    Permanent - Full Time

  • Salary:

    Market related

  • Contact:

    Tony Hutt

  • Contact email:

    Tony.hutt@carringtonwest.com

  • Contact phone:

    02393 876 030

  • Job ref:

    JO0000025670

  • Published:

    29 days ago

  • Expiry date:

    2021-04-16

  • Startdate:

    ASAP

Highway Technician / Assistant Engineer
My client is looking to recruit an Engineering Technician / Graduate or Assistant Engineer to support our Principal Engineer and Engineer in helping to deliver a varied range of schemes from small highway improvements to large engineering and public realm detailed design commissions.
For the right individual, this is an excellent opportunity to help develop a strategically important sector of the business. The company is currently engaged in a number of projects ranging from small scale development up to larger scale projects ranging between 150 to 5000 residential units and supporting infrastructure.
The role will predominantly be undertaking preliminary and detailed design of highways, commercial, residential and public realm development including associated infrastructure and agreements, such as S278 and S38, ensuring designs are prepared in accordance with current legislation, best practice, council policies and to the highest technical standards. With the necessary support, the candidate will have the opportunity to develop within the team and develop the design experience.
The ideal candidate will have some experience in industry in the early part of their career with an Engineering BTEC or Batchelors degree and will have gained experience/awareness of the design of highway alignments, and associated highway details such as pavements, drainage, signage and road markings.  They will be proficient in the use of AutoCAD and AutoTrack with Civils 3D experience desirable but not essential.
They will also have:
·An awareness of national design standards and best practice (i.e. DMRB, Manual for Streets, LTN1/20 and NRSWA etc)
·Experience of producing highway related design including development accesses, junction improvements and schemes which involve retrofitting designs into constrained environments.
·Good communications skills with the ability to work in a close-knit team and confident to communicate with external stakeholders.
·Good literacy skills with the ability to prepare written documents such as technical notes, letters, road safety audit briefs and responses.
·A proactive approach to problem solving with the ability to propose solutions to problems and justify their decision, particularly when the full application of a design standard may not be appropriate or achievable.
·An appreciation of the commercial aspects of their work, including professional fees and costs.
Experience of public realm design, traffic management and / or utilities infrastructure would be beneficial, as would any site experience.
As a member of the team, you can expect:
·An attractive and modern working environment with good accessibility by all modes of transport
·The opportunity to develop within the firm, including support with professional qualifications if desired.
·A wide range of challenging projects
·Ongoing support, training and mentoring from senior professionals within the business with a real commitment from senior management towards personal and professional development