​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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Reading is a large town and borough in Berkshire and has a population of over 155,000 recorded in 2007 and lies 36 miles west of Central London. Reading has seen numerous large scale construction projects over the past couple of years and has multiple large constructions projects in the pipeline, such as:

Crossrail

Work on the Crossrail began in 2009 and was confirmed in 2014 that the £14.8bn project would extend to Reading. The project is set to be complete in 2019.

Station Hill

This £500m project will see 930,000 sq ft of office space, 150,000 sq ft of retail space and 300 residential units next door to Reading train station, which is the largest in the south east. Permission was granted in 2014 seeing the former dance hall demolished. 

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