​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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​Norwich is a city in Norfolk and is situated 100 miles northeast of London. Norwich is the largest city in East Anglia with an estimated population of 143,153 as of 2019. Norwich has seen numerous large scale construction projects over the past couple of years and has multiple large constructions projects in the pipeline, such as:

Fortifying Norwich Castle

This large project, which will transform Norwich Castle into a modern visitor attraction, will cost in the region of £10.5m and take an estimated 3 years to complete due to the fragility of the Castle.

Norwich Western Link Project

This project will see 6.1km of dual carriageway and 7 structures including 670m viaduct over River Wensum, with the aim to improve the network and accessibility in the area. The project’s cost is estimated at £107m with a duration of 4.5 years.

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