Senior Highway Engineer

Posted 29 August 2023
Salary Negotiable
LocationTyne and Wear
Job type Permanent - Full Time
Discipline Highways, Transport & Infrastructure
Contact NameTony Hutt

Job description

My clients' Transportation team is the centre of excellence for the design of highway and rail infrastructure projects.  They aim to be the first-choice designer for Highways England, Network Rail, Local Highway Authorities, contractors and developers and are working on a number of high-profile projects and frameworks nationwide including their appointment as Delivery Integration Partner for the North and South East under Highways England's Routes to Market framework, the A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon upgrade and the Smart Motorways Programme. 
They are looking for a Senior Highway Engineer with broad ranging experience in the technical delivery of highways projects to join their Highways Practice in the North East/Yorkshire.  Experience of successfully leading design teams in the delivery of Design and Build projects would be an advantage.  You will be responsible for leading the design of significant highways projects, delivering to the highest technical standards and quality targets. You will be an experienced Highway Engineer with proven ability who takes ownership and responsibility for design solutions.  With offices in Newcastle, Stockton-on-Tees and Leeds, there is flexibility on where you will be based.
·Leading a multi-disciplinary team of engineers, technicians and other professionals to develop highway and engineering designs from concept through to detailed design and construction.
·Overseeing and reviewing the production of highway designs, models, calculations and drawings to DMRB and other relevant standards.
·Leading the highway design process and ensuring integration with associated environmental, geotechnical and structural engineering designs.
·Promoting the development of digital solutions and efficiencies in the highway design process and sharing best practice across the team for use on other projects. 
·Determining and assigning highway design tasks and managing delivery to programme and budget. 
·Leading the preparation of specifications; tender and contract documents and supporting the construction process.
·Encouraging the technical development of highways graduates and technicians in their knowledge of highway design. 
·Ensuring compliance with business management standards set in the company's quality, safety and environmental policies and procedures.
·Liaising with customers in a responsive and client focused manner.
·Managing and developing stakeholder relationships to support the approval process with Highways England, Local Authorities and other key stakeholders. 
·Acting as highway design lead with clients and key stakeholders including attendance at meetings, workshops and Public Consultation events etc.
·Preparation and presentation of progress and technical reports for discussion at client and key stakeholder meetings.
·Supporting the project manager with the development of design solutions and the management of the project, including supervision duties.
·Delivering projects to a high quality on time and to budget
·Operating project processes such as risk management and change control.
·Instigate and maintain business management systems and compilation of associated project specific documentation.
·Mentoring and supporting the development of graduates and technicians.
·Able to work and integrate into multi-disciplinary teams and work independently.
Support in the process of bidding and winning work.
 The Individual: 
·Excellent interpersonal, organisational and communication skills both verbally and in writing
·A hard working and flexible individual, a team player, who has great attention to detail, is reliable, shows initiative and is proactive and is able to deliver to set deadlines.
·Be available to travel across the UK and work occasionally away from home, including periods overseas on assignments.
·Confident and professional manner.
·Be well organised with good time management skills. Works to deadlines with minimal supervision.
·Ability to prioritise tasks and maintain a focus on agreed targets.
·Good team working skills and the ability to communicate effectively at all levels.
·Supportive and encouraging approach to mentoring less experienced members of the team.
·Ability to adapt to different cultures and working environments to build rapport with clients and the whole project team.