Highways Engineer

Posted 31 Jul 2020


London, UK (Engineering)

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Category:EngineeringRecruiter Reference:530607
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We are currently looking for a Highways Engineer to join our Engineering Team based at our London office. You will join a vibrant team and work on major prestigious projects within London and across the UK, enabling you to advance your career, whilst giving you the freedom to achieve personal growth and development. We will provide you with the opportunities to enable you to succeed and support you to reach your potential.

Project Centre is a people focused organisation. We care about our colleagues and part of that is to help every employee to achieve a healthy work-life balance. As standard we offer flexible working to everyone, with core hours of 10am till 4pm Monday to Friday, and the ability to work remotely when needed.

If you aspire to really making a difference and want to work with great colleagues whilst advancing your career, then Project Centre could be the place for you.

A bit about the role

  • To assist in the delivery of a range of highways engineering related projects on behalf of both public and private sector clients
  • Assist junior staff to ensure that their project work is technically correct
  • Assist Project Managers to ensure that deadlines are met and within budget
  • Respond to client and customer enquiries taking messages, when necessary and ensuring that their needs are met
  • Managing projects in accordance with Client requirements to exceed their expectations
  • Ensure all project files are up to date and comply with the QMS system
  • Work closely with team members and other Project Centre Staff
  • To assist the Senior and Principal Engineers with report writing and preparation
  • Assist with the writing of technical reports
  • Development of conceptual design and producing engineering designs and details in accordance with project requirements
  • Visits to site as required
  • Ensure all project files are up to date and comply with the QA system
  • Assist in developing Quality Assurance systems and procedures in the service area
  • Use best practice at all times


  • Minimum 4 years’ experience (preferably in a consultancy within a highways team)
  • Experience of highway design using 2D CAD and Civils 3D
  • Experience of producing preliminary designs (swept paths, alignments, GA, cost estimate etc)
  • Experience of producing detail design packages inc. Bill of Quantities, signa and drainage schedules
  • Experience of using keysigns and keylines
  • Experience of responding to Road Safety Audits
  • Experience of liaising with statutory undertakers on potential diversion requirements i.e. C3 and C4 process
  • Good understanding of DMRB, surfacing materials, construction details, LCDS and other technical guidance

About you

  • Professional qualification or equivalent
  • Working towards and thinking about professional Chartership
  • Self-motivated with good interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Possess strong analytical ability and a solid understanding of engineering fundamentals and current design standards
  • Able to communicate / liaise effectively and professionally with the design team, clients and contractors

The position comes with

  • £23,000-£35,000 annual salary depending on experience
  • Private health cover
  • 25 days annual leave per year + Bank Holidays
  • Yearly Professional Membership of your choice
  • A variety of training programmes supported by PCL
  • Professional development and opportunities to progress

How to Apply

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