​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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​Sheffield is a city in South Yorkshire. The name derives from the River Sheaf which runs through the city and is known as a historic part of Yorkshire. Sheffield had a reported population of 500,000 in 2019, which made it the 3rd most populous district in England. The 21st century has seen extensive redevelopment in Sheffield.

Sheffield’s economy has experienced steady growth averaging around 5% annually, greater than that of the broader region of Yorkshire and the Humber. Sheffield has seen numerous large scale construction projects over the past couple of years and has multiple large constructions projects in the pipeline, such as:

New hotel at Sheffield Velocity Tower

This seven-storey scheme will see a 126-bed Ibis Budget hotel delivered, along with ancillary accommodation and a restaurant at ground level floor, the Construction Enquirer reports. The site will form part of the larger Velocity Tower development, a completed 22-storey landmark residential apartment building.

New Era Square

New Era Square, at the corner of St. Mary’s Gate and Bramall Lane, is a residential and leisure development costing in the region of £66m. This large development is the creation of Jerry Cheung, a UK-Chinese businessman, local property developer, restaurant owner, and chair of the Sheffield Chinese Community Centre.

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