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Highways Engineer

East of England
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Engineering & Technical
08 Mar 2024
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About The Role

Highway Design Engineer

28 days' annual leave plus 8 days' bank holiday
Pension scheme
Hybrid working Scheme
Employee Discount Scheme
Life Assurance

Milestone Infrastructure require an Highway Design Engineer to support the engineering design team based in our Peterborough Highways office. Reporting to a Senior Engineer, you will be working as part of a small highway design team of Engineers, Assistant Engineers and Technicians.

You will play an important role in the delivery of a wide variety of highway schemes from the design of major road schemes, through to junction improvements and design of local cycling infrastructure schemes, This role also offers a challenging and unusual opportunity to work as part of an integrated design and operational (construction) team, where designers are closely involved with the construction delivery.

As the Highways Design Engineer your duties & responsibilities will be:
  • Produce design packages, reports and other deliverables to achieve project outcomes;
  • Organise and undertake site visits and surveys
  • Deliver successful projects to agreed time and cost expectations whilst ensuring work is undertaken in compliance with internal quality standards and processes;
  • Ensure work is undertaken in compliance with Health & Safety and Environmental legislation
  • Resource planning and co-ordination of multi disciplinary teams, including sub consultants;
  • Staff and people management including training and development and staff performance reviews;
  • Working collaboratively with customers to understand and develop project objectives and deliverables;
  • Managing, building and developing customer relationships.

Skills & Knowledge Requirements

  • Incorporated Engineer or highly experienced engineer working towards IEng / CEng;
  • Design and construction experience in the highways sector
  • A commercial awareness in the delivery of projects 
  • Awareness / experience of Local Highway Authority standards
  • Evidence of developing assistant engineers, graduates and technicians
  • Working knowledge of programming tools such as ASTA
  • Evidence of managing Health & Safety & Environment in design and construction
  • Working knowledge of AutoCAD and other design software including for drainage, alignment and traffic signs desirable. 
  • Computer literate particularly with packages such as Microsoft Excel and Word
  • UK/EEC driving licence

This excellent opportunity is the chance to be working for an organisation leading the way in reducing carbon emissions, driving a circular economy approach, and increasing biodiversity. Milestone have numerous industry accolades, including the Environmental Sustainability and Special Merit Award at The Highways Awards. Constantly evolving and meeting the ambitions of its clients across the UK. Milestone are also leading on the world’s first carbon negative highways infrastructure project.


About The Company

At Milestone we embrace diversity, opening a rich potential for new ways of thinking and helping us to build successful and winning teams. We would like you to perform at your best at every stage of our recruitment process; and as a Disability Confident employer, if you require any adjustments that would assist you throughout your application, please contact us at [email protected] or inform the recruitment manager in the first instance and we will be pleased to offer support.

This is an advert for our job vacancy, and therefore may not be inclusive of all assigned duties, responsibilities, or aspects of the role described, and may be amended at any time at the sole discretion of Milestone. The closing date for this vacancy may be subject to change any time at the sole discretion of the Business.