​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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​Newcastle is the most populous city in the North East and the 8th most populous city in the United Kingdom, with an estimated population of 302,820 as of 2019. Situated on the River Tyne, Newcastle covers an area of 44 square miles. Cork has seen numerous large scale construction projects over the past couple of years and has multiple large constructions projects in the pipeline, such as:

Quayside Arena

Now approved this £260m complex will include a 12,500-capacity arena, a conference and exhibition centre, and a somewhat maligned 13-storey hotel, as well as bringing in as many as 400,000 new visitors a year.

Quayside West

This huge £250m project is due up before the council’s planning committee for potential approval and could see more than 1,000 homes, a handful of shops, and a hotel.

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