​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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​Brighton situated on the southern coast and is one of the two main areas of the city Brighton and Hove. Brighton is 47 miles south of London and as of 2017 has an estimated population of 290,885. Brighton has seen numerous large scale construction projects over the past couple of years and has multiple large constructions projects in the pipeline, such as:

Lewes Road (Preston Barracks and University of Brighton)

Redevelopment of the council owned 2.2 hectare brownfield site to create a mixed use development that will encourage regeneration in this part of the city.

Edward Street Quarter, Brighton

A development of the land to the north of Amex House to build the new headquarters building for American Express. The current development forms the first phase of a masterplan that will in the future take in new development on the site of the old Amex House.

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