​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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​Preston is the administrative centre on Lancashire, which obtained its city status in 2002. In 2011 the estimated population of Preston was 122,719 and was a boomtown of the industrial revolution becoming a a highly populated engineering centre. Preston has seen numerous construction projects over the past couple of years and has multiple large constructions projects in the pipeline, such as:

£200m University Development - Preston Campus

Preston campus is set to be transformed, which will include an Engineering Innovation Centre. This project is set to spark major regeneration and business investment in the university quarter, which will further benefit Preston and the surrounding areas. 

£18m Friargate Regeneration Project

This ambitious mixed-use development scheme is set to create a 253 bedroomed building, which is aimed at providing hotel style accommodation to students at the University of Central Lancashire.  

Looking for a new construction job?

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