Senior Engineer - Highway & Traffic Engineering

Posted 30 January 2024
Salary Negotiable
LocationGreater London
Job type Permanent - Full Time
Discipline Highways, Transport & Infrastructure
Contact NameTony Hutt

Job description

About the role
My client is seeking to further develop their design offer and are looking for a Highway & Transport practitioner to join their growing teams based in either London or Leeds to deliver a broad portfolio of work in this area.
This position will support the Development Planning & Design team who cover a wide range of projects for both public authority and private sector clients, including support on high-profile schemes including TfGM, Canary Wharf, Brent Cross Town, Warwick University, re-development of the US Embassy as well as acting as strategic advisors on the Champions League Final, UEFA and World Rugby.
You will be expected to work as part of an international team providing design advice and solutions to both private and public sector clients. This position requires an enthusiastic, hard-working person, who wants to be part of their growing dynamic teams based at the London / Leeds office.
The company believes in empowering their people and giving them the opportunities to shine. Being an employee-owned company means that their people are dedicated and passionate about what they do, and it is the reason why they are at the forefront of the industry.
Work-life balance 
They believe that a healthy work-life balance is paramount to long term success, which is why all employees seeking a full-time opportunity are encouraged to spend 60% of their time either in office or on-site with clients and why they aim to keep employee's typical work week to 37.5 hours, reflective of client needs. Hours, expectations, and exemption status will be determined for any applicant seeking a part-time opportunity.  
They are committed to ensuring that all its employees are compensated a fairly and at a competitive rate. All initial compensation, regardless of location, may be subject to change as skills, abilities, internal equity and geographic location are taken into account. 
In addition to base salary, all employees will be eligible for an annual discretionary performance bonus.
Depending on grade, in this role you will be required to:
·Support their highway design advice offer across the company both in the UK and internationally.
·Lead work streams within projects, ensuring that best practice techniques are applied consistently.
·Deliver high quality highway and transportation advice as part of multi-disciplinary teams across a range of transport related projects including major developments, highway related regeneration projects and sustainable transport initiatives.
·Deliver excellent joined-up and high-profile transportation and highway projects in the UK, which contributes to the company's reputation for delivering excellence.
·Manage multi-disciplinary projects, sub consultants and manage support staff assigned on a project basis as required.
·Take responsibility of key projects deliverables through project initiation, feasibility and preliminary and detailed designs.
·Prepare and present reports, proposals, briefing notes and design reports.
·Manage project budgets exercising effective financial and budgetary control.
·Contribute to the production and delivery of proposals and marketing materials related to the market area from time to time.
To be successful in the role, you will:
·Possess relevant experience in the design of highway and traffic engineering, ideally with experience of Section 38 / 278 agreements and Section 106 agreements. AutoCAD Skills would be desirable.
·Demonstrate strong analytical skills as well as excellent written and verbal communication skills.
·Be able to influence colleagues and clients through a balance of supportive and challenging behaviours.
·Comfortable working in creative multi-disciplinary teams with architects etc. and provide positive contributions in resolving complex design problems.
·Have professional and academic qualifications in transport engineering e.g. BEng or similar; and ideally be working towards Chartership, e.g. CEng.
·Take responsibility for key tasks and workstreams, successfully managing multiple deadlines in parallel.
They offer a competitive package of benefits including private medical insurance and health screening, life assurance, group income protection, company pension scheme, Employee Assistance Program, ability to buy and sell annual leave days, Season Ticket Loan, a group Share Incentive Plan, up to 5 days for volunteering activities and a discretionary bonus scheme based on annual compensation (dependent upon individual and company performance).