​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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​Waterloo is a city on the province of Ontario that lies 58 miles southwest of Toronto. Waterloo is know as a twin city to Kitchener and is often referred to as “Kitchener-Waterloo”. Waterloo has an estimated population of 104,986 as of the 2016 census and covers an area of 24 square miles. Waterloo has seen numerous large scale construction projects over the past couple of years and has multiple large constructions projects in the pipeline, such as:

Alexandra Avenue

Road reconstruction from Westmount Road to Lourdes Street on Alexandra Avenue.

Expected start: Spring 2021
Expected completion: Fall 2021

Laurel Creek

Creek rehabilitation which includes complete landscape and restoration of Laurel from Regina Street to Weber Street.

Expected start: Spring 2021

Expected completion: Summer 2021

Lorindale Street

Completion of 2020 road surface asphalt road reconstruction and waterman looping on Lorindale Street (full length of the street) from Colonial Public School to Denholm Street.

Expected start: Spring 2021

Expected completion: Spring 2021

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