​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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​Edinburgh is the capital city of Scotland and is located on the southern shore of the First of Forth. As of mid 2016, the estimated population of Edinburgh was 488,050. Edinburgh has seen numerous large scale construction projects over the past couple of years and has multiple constructions projects in the pipeline, such as:

St James

Due to open in October 2020, work has restarted on the £1 billion Edinburgh St James development which spans across 1.7 million square ft and will replace the former St James Centre. This will help Edinburgh become a prime shopping destination.

West Princes Street Gardens

West Princes Street Gardens is ready for a £25m upgrade. This will mean that the 1935 Ross Bandstand and will also include a new path network, making the most of the green space.

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