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Highways Engineer

  • Job reference: JAMC450
  • Location: Kirklees, West Yorkshire
  • Job type: Temporary
  • Area of Expertise: Highways Engineers (All Levels), Project Management, Project Management, Structural Engineers (All Levels)
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Job description: My client, a local authority based in West Yorkshire is looking for a Principle Highways Engineer to join their team. This is a full time, temporary ongoing agency contract and the successful candidate will have a full professional qualification in civil/highways engineering or equivalent, extensive experience at a senior/principle level and ideally experience in a local authority setting.

The main purpose of the role is to assist in managing the highways structural assets, deliver structures schemes and related projects, including those in support of planning applications.

The successful candidate will be involved in the procurement, planning, feasibility, design, financial and resource management of the schemes mentioned above. You will work closely with developers, contractors and the councils in-house delivery team to ensure that scheme requirements are met and the risks associated with council's highways structural assets are effectively managed.

Other responsibilities associated with the role are as follows;

Undertake project and programme management, managing resources and budgets.
Undertake and manage the design and procurement of new and strengthening of highway structures
Undertake contract management and site supervision of Strengthening / Reconstruction Works
Undertake and manage General and Principal Inspections of highway Bridges (Span≥1.5m), Culverts (Span≥1.5m), Footbridges (Span≥1.5m), Subways and Sign Gantries and the structural inspections and assessments of highway Bridges, Culverts, Footbridges, Subways and Sign gantries. Commenting on the structural assessments/inspection reports of others.
Undertake and manage un-programmed Inspections of highway structures including highway retaining walls.
Undertake the relevant duty holder's role under the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015, in particular, Designer / Principal Designer
Respond to reports of structures collapses which impact on the highway.
Technical input into Section 38/278 and private developments in relation to new highway structures
Undertake the technical approval of developer led design of highway structures and private structures located within the highway boundary
Technical input into Planning Applications
Supervise contractors and our own in-house construction teams.
Be responsible for the management, supervision and mentoring of Engineers, Senior Engineers and Apprentices within your team, including Appraisals, 1-2-1's etc.

The client is looking to move quickly with this role and as such are offering between £25 p/hr to £40 p/hr, dependant on experience and skills demonstrated, so if this position sounds of interest please email a copy of your up to date CV to or call Jamal at Service Care Construction on 01772 208967.