Senior Highways Design Engineer
£40,000 - £50,000 per annum
Job DescriptionSenior Highways Design Engineer required! This is a permanent position. The ideal candidate will be a positive and committed individual.
The main duties and responsibilities will be:
• As Senior HD Engineer, responsibility for supervision and development of junior members of the team.
• Where appointed, support the Project Manager in the delivery of major schemes
• Manage and co-ordinate workload to achieve project deliverables within the agreed time, quality and financial objectives.
• Develop design briefs, prepare feasibility studies and detailed designs, specifications, scheme reports and contract data on a variety of complex projects. Undertake design work with an innovative approach considering conservation, sustainability and budget.
• Lead and contribute to design reviews ensuring design quality, monitor emerging legislation and engineering standards.
• Produce horizontal and vertical alignments.
• Programme manage schemes through the design and construction process, monitor and report on deliverables, programmes and manage change control.
• Prepare information and pre-construction phase health and safety plans for tender packages.
• Produce Bill of Quantities and contractual documentation.
• Ensure the scheme design complies with the specification and agreed programme and designs comply with health and safety regulations, CDM requirements and are assessed for environmental impact.
• Liaison with clients, stakeholders and third parties as necessary and deal with complex or contentious issues in a positive and professional manner. Communicate and co-ordinate with other members of the project team. Communicate clearly and provide regular progress reports, attend site and project board meetings and consultation events.
• Participate in and where necessary lead on, scheme consultation
• Engage in early contractor involvement with subcontractors.
• Undertake on-site inspections, provide feedback and solutions where required.
• Deliver the service in line with quality management procedures and demonstrate an understanding of the principles behind these.
The required qualifications/competencies are:
• Qualified to HND/C level with a preference for degree level or equivalent.
• Membership of CIHT or equivalent with commitment to gaining accreditation to member level and preference for chartered membership.
• A proven track record in the Highways and Transportation industry.
• Ability to work on own initiative with limited management to plan, prioritise and organise a complex workload to meet deadlines
• A Detailed knowledge of the Design Manual for Roads and Bridges and Manual for Streets.
• Experience, detailed knowledge and understanding of DMRB design standards and Local Authority procedures in relation to the design and construction of highway schemes under section 38 and 278 of the Highways Act.
• Detailed understanding of Health and Safety legislation, working experience of Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 and understanding of legislative aspects of project delivery.
• Proficient in the use of industry standard computer software including AutoCAD, Key Signs, Key Lines and Auto Tracks. Knowledge and experience of using 3D highway modelling software.
• Competent in the use of Microsoft Work Excel Outlook and Teams
• Commercial awareness and experience of working within a multi-disciplinary design environment.
• Candidates should have the ability to communicate confidently and clearly, conduct effective negotiations with client, stakeholders, subcontractors and third parties to build and maintain effective relationships.
• Candidates should demonstrate initiative with managing workload, be self-motivated, have strong interpersonal skills and the attitude, conduct and demeanor to reflect company values.
• Hold a full driving licence
• Ability to supervise and develop other team members
• Flexible to meet the needs of the service.
The salary banding is indicative and dependent on experience. Details on the full package are to be discussed during shortlisting.