​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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​Oakville is a town in Ontario, Canada. Located on Lake Ontario it is Ontario’s largest town with a population of 213,759 as of the 2021 census.

Oakville has seen numerous large scale construction projects over the past couple of years and has multiple large constructions projects in the pipeline, such as:

Oakville Hospital Construction

Construction of Halton Healthcare's new Oakville Hospital has reached substantial completion, meaning the building's exterior and interior are now finished. Patients in Oakville will benefit from:

  • A new 1.6-million square foot state-of-the-art hospital with capacity for up to 457 inpatient beds on opening day

  • A full range of health services, including: maternal child, critical care, emergency, medical surgical, complex continuing care, rehabilitation, diagnostics, ambulatory care and a variety of support services

  • Inpatient/outpatient adult, child and adolescent mental health services.

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