​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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​Burlington is a city in Ontario, Canada, which is situated at the northwest end of Lake Ontario. In 2016 it was recored that the population of Burlington was 183,314, meaning it was rained as the 24th populated city in Canada. 

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

Autumn Hill Crescent Area and Palmer Drive Minor Reconstruction

The City of Burlington Region will be continuing improvements in the Autumn Hill Crescent area and on Palmer Drive in 2022, including curb, sidewalk, and asphalt replacement, street lighting upgrades (City), and full watermain and water service replacement.

Rural Internet Installation

Broadband internet is a necessity for residents in the rural areas of Burlington. The pandemic has many residents working from home and staying in more and has highlighted the need for improved services. These improvements for internet access for Burlington residents are being worked on independently by Bell Canada and IAS in specific areas

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