Principal Highways Engineer

We are seeking a highly experienced Principal Highways Design Engineer to join our clients dynamic team in Hampshire. The successful Engineer will help manage the design process for a variety of projects, ensuring delivery of high-quality designs within specified deadlines and budgets. Out client offers solutions for all aspects of development transport planning, S278/38 highways scheme design, drainage, environmental planning, implementation, and operation.

What’s on offer

  • Profit Share Bonus
  • Paid membership to a professional institution (CIHT, ICE, etc)
  • Subsidised social activities
  • Salary sacrifice car scheme
  • Hybrid working
  • Annual and on-the-spot bonuses
  • Healthcare cash plan, including dental and optical
  • Flexible working initiatives

The role

  • Ensure designs are delivered within programme and within the budget provided
  • Ensure that all designs are prepared in accordance with MCHW, DMRB and/or local design guidance, and that the requirements of all relevant Authorities and Statutory bodies are incorporated into designs, as appropriate
  • Undertake and check / authorise design information and reports providing effective feedback
  • Comply with relevant Health & Safety legislation, particularly the CDM Regulations and adopting a pro-active risk management / mitigation approach.
  • Manage resource allocations to ensure team members are fully utilised on the highest priority tasks
  • Prepare and manage project budgets, ensuring cost control and financial accountability, and monitor and track project expenditures against said budget
  • Manage stakeholder expectations and ensure effective communication throughout the project lifecycle

What you need to succeed

  • Pro-active management skills with confidence to manage teams in accordance with a growing and varied workload Experience with developing, mentoring and supervision of Highway Design staff
  • Robust working knowledge of Highways Technical documents within the DMRB
  • Experience managing the development of contract documents in accordance with relevant Highway contracts
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of the Civils 3D CAD package
  • Experience in highway drainage design and use of MicroDrainage software
  • Great resource management skills ensuring projects are resourced with the most effective staff
  • Strong technical skills and experience in a range of highway design environments
  • Proven project management of highway projects and delivery to programme and budget

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Summary information

  • Location: Hampshire
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Job sector: Civil Engineer, Traffic and Transport
  • Salary: £60,000 – £68,000
  • Published: July 23, 2024