​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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​Located around 100 miles southwest of Berlin, Leipzig is Germany’s eighth most populous city with an estimated population of 597,000. Leipzig covers an area of 114 square miles and is known as a trade city since the time of the Roman Empire. Leipzig has seen numerous large scale construction projects over the past couple of years and has multiple large constructions projects in the pipeline, including;

Rail tunnel project

A major engineering project in the industrial city of Leipzig is set to transform transport links in both the urban area and south-east Germany. The new city tunnel will end the inefficiency of reversals at a central terminus, improve connections, and provide interchanges with surface running buses and trams. This project will see a total of 1,500 jobs created and is estimated to cost in the region of €750m.

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