​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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​Ottawa is the capital city of Canada. In 2016 Ottawa had a city population of 934,243 and a metropolitan population of 1,476,008, making Ottawa the fourth largest city and fifth largest CMA in Canada. Ottawa has seen numerous large scale construction projects over the past couple of years and has multiple large constructions projects in the pipeline, such as:

O-Train Confederation Line

The O-Train Confederation Line is a state-of-the-art LRT system and Ottawa’s largest transportation infrastructure project since the building of the Rideau Canal. Together with a 2.5km downtown tunnel, this light rail system will move Ottawa faster and in more comfort than ever before.

LeBreton Flats Redevelopment

The NCC is embarking on a process to create a renewed vision for a dynamic Capital destination and a complete community where people can live, work and play. A Master Concept Plan for LeBreton Flats will be developed to guide development and will include:

• signature public spaces and parks

• mixed-use areas, including places for homes, employment, education and more

• mobility networks and transportation infrastructure

• spaces for possible major attractions

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