​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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​Telford is a large town situated in the county of Shropshire. Close to Shrewsbury, Stratford and Wolverhampton, Telford has an estimated population of 175,271 making it one of the fastest growing towns in the UK. Telford has seen numerous construction projects over the past couple of years and has multiple constructions projects in the pipeline, such as:

Station Quarter project in Telford

Willmott Dixon has been appointed by Telford & Wrekin Council to deliver the first phase of the town’s Station Quarter project, a critical regeneration project for the local community made possible after the council secured £22.3m from the Government’s Towns Fund. The development will include new homes, as well as a digital skills and enterprise hub and will total £34m.

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