Contract Civil Engineer (Highways)

£32 per hour
03 Aug 2017
31 Aug 2017
Rail Team
Contract Type
Full Time
Role: Contract Highways Design Engineer
Location: East Sussex
Rate: £32/hour (negotiable)
Type: Contract, 6 months initial term

I am looking to place a contract Highways Design Engineer in a global consultancy’s site office in East Sussex to work in partnership with the local council. The role will feature mainly major highways schemes, drainage design and flood risk planning, including both highway design work and maintenance scheme design on behalf of East Sussex Council. The local Council generally has designers maintain control of their own projects with guidance and input from the Project Director, so you will be able to oversee and lead on your own schemes. The firm has a 6 year contract with the Council, so there is the opportunity to maintain a long-term working relationship for the right candidate. 

Candidates are expected to have already reached, or be very close to reaching, Chartered or Incorporated status with either the Institute of Civil Engineers (ICE) or the Chartered Institute of Highways and Transportation (CIHT), or have substantial relevant experience in Highway design. The role features strategic design and checking/sign-off of more junior engineers’ work, so the desire to lead and manage others is a desirable trait.

It is expected that you will be able to design using a range of Civil design software i.e. AutoCAD/Civil3D, MicroDrainage, etc, though an appreciation for how designs translate to real-world sites is desirable.

Your role will also feature liaising with public bodies such as the Highways England and the Environment Agency, as well as representing the Council at various meetings with a range of stakeholders. As such, previous experience attending client/stakeholder meetings is also highly desirable.

In return for the right skills, the firm are offering a good hourly rate, though are open to negotiations, and an initial 6-month term with the option to extend on a prolonged basis for the right person.

Job Requirements:
  • Relevant Education
  • IEng/CEng Status with ICE/CIHT
  • AutoCAD/Civils 3D
  • Infrastructure/Highways project experience
  • Client/Stakeholder liaison experience
  • Team leadership experience

For more information, please apply or contact (tel: 01732 455 300).

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