​What is a Highways Engineer?

A Highways Engineer is responsible for planning, designing and supervising highways projects and to ensure project efficiency. The role also involves overseeing the cost of the project and undertaking site surveys.

Key skills to be successful as a Highways Engineer will include:

  • Knowledge of engineering science, maths and technology

  • Excellent verbal communication

  • Analytical thinking

What are the typical daily duties for a Highways Engineer?

From employer to employer the job description of a Highways Engineer can vary, however typical duties and activities undertaken include:

  • Designing local road schemes and maintaining the road network

  • Working with other professionals to build and maintain roads

  • Planning for highway maintenance and improvement projects 

  • Estimating costs

  • Dealing with stakeholders including clients and transport specialists

  • Undertaking new road scheme designs

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​Brampton is a city in Ontario, Canada. As of the 2021 census, Brampton has a population of 656,480, which makes it the 9th most populous city in Canada.

Brampton has seen numerous large scale construction projects over the past couple of years and has multiple large constructions projects in the pipeline, such as:

A stop on the Hurontario Light-Rail Transit (LRT) system

The Hurontario LRT project is part of the largest infrastructure investment in the history of Ontario. The province is providing $1.4 billion to build it in Mississauga and southern Brampton. The stop will officially be located at Brampton Gateway Terminal, a big transit hub in Brampton.

The Riverwalk

The Riverwalk project is estimated to cost $200 million for a long-term solution to flood risk in Brampton. Running along the Etobicoke River floodplain, the aim is to increase potential for urban development and make Brampton more healthy, sustainable and resilient.

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