Senior Highways Design Engineer/Technician

17 May 2017
14 Jun 2017
Natasha Jones
Contract Type
Full Time
As the Senior HD Engineer, you will be responsible for supervision and development of junior members of the team amd will report into the Highways Design Team Leader.

The main duties and responsibilities are:

• 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 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.
• 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.
• 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.
• Support the Design Consultancy in delivering improved services and promote and instil company values of Drive, Commitment, Daring and Cohesion.
• Qualified to HND/C level with a preference for degree level or equivalent.
• Preference for Chartered status with a relevant professional body or working towards Chartership is desirable but not essential.
• A proven track record in the Highways and Transportation industry.
• Ability to work on own initiative with limited management.
• A sound knowledge of the Design Manual for Roads and Bridges and Manual for Streets.
• Experience, 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.

This is a permanent full time role (working 37.5 hours per week) and on offer will be a competitive salary.

This is a fantastic opportunity for someone who want's to progress and grow their career with a company.

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