​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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​Manchester is a major city and borough in Greater Manchester and has a population of over 514,000 recorded in 2013. Manchester is fast becoming the construction hotspot with numerous large scale projects beginning and in the pipeline, such as:

New Union Street

A decade long Abu Dhabi funded housing development project is set to create 6,000 new homes to the north and east of Manchester. These waterfront apartments, which will create 300 new homes is the start.St John's, Quay StreetThis huge £1.2bn project, planned by Allied London, will include a 50-storey skyscraper, 2,500 new apartments, hotels, art venues, green space and at the heart of this huge development will see a £110m factory theatre.

Manchester Grande

This project will see the old ITV sites Granada House building rebuilt into a new modern hotel and private members' club. Also on the site will see an eight-storey tower with rooftop pool, cinema and performance venue.

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