​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

How can we help with your Highways Engineer job search?

For over 15 years we have specialised in securing contract and permanent opportunities for Highways Engineer professionals across the Construction, Civils, Rail, Power and Telecoms sectors.

Working globally with the largest contractors, consultancies, along with many infrastructure owners and operators, we are ideally positioned to work with talented Highways Engineers and secure the market's leading Highways Engineer opportunities.

With a reputation for being experts in the sectors that we operate, we are also renowned for consistently delivering the right opportunities to our candidates, working proactively in order to give our candidates the edge in a competitive marketplace.

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£400million City Deal regeneration projects

As part of this huge regeneration scheme, listed are some of the key projects and areas of focus, including regeneration work in the city centre; Sighthill and the canal area; in Collegelands, Calton and the Barras; on the Clyde waterfront and the West End; supporting growing businesses; and the Metropolitan Glasgow Strategic Drainage Partnership activities across the city.  

Barclays Glasgow Campus

This major riverside development, on the south bank of the Clyde, will be home to the banking giant's new Northern European hub, leading to the creation of around 2,500 jobs. Included in this huge project will be 300 residential apartments, with a roof terrace and commercial units.

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