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Highway Engineers ensure people and products move around the country quickly and safely on everything from roads to canals. Civil Engineers and more specifically, individuals that can work on Britain’s highways are in high demand due to a number of high profile infrastructure projects and the development of our transport systems around the country. To put it simply, if you’re a Highways Engineer, your skills are extremely desirable to employers within the engineering industry.

So, you’re a trained Highways Engineer and you’re trying to work out your next career move? To omit some of the confusion and help you to find your dream role, we decided to take a look at some of the top highways jobs:


WAGE: £40,000 - £50,000

Bridge engineers work on a variety of projects including designing and building bridges from scratch and also maintaining or rehabilitating older bridges. Often Bridge Engineers are required to perform mathematical calculation studies to ensure that the bridges on our highways perform the way that they are supposed to. However, the development of technology and tools enables engineers to do this job quickly and easily.

The role involves a large amount of travelling to each individual construction zone and you can often be faced with challenging questions about the bridges that you are working on so good communication skills and the ability to work collaboratively is very important.


WAGE: £25,000 - £70,000

Highway Design Engineers deliver detailed design support to infrastructure projects and systems including roads, airports, highways, tunnels, bridges and many more.

This is a great first role to kick-start your career as many Highway Design Engineers start in graduate positions earning around £25,000 with excellent opportunities to progress once you have the experience behind you.


WAGE: £25,000 – £50,000

Drainage engineers specialise in water drainage systems in fields such as transportation, water management, residential and industrial markets. Jobs may include working on highway drainage for minor and major roads or undertaking the flood risk.

Because they spend much of their time on construction sites, they must be comfortable working outdoors in variable weather conditions.


WAGE: £20,000 - £40,000

Highways Engineers are the backbone of our transport system as they oversee the building, highway maintenance and repair of the highways we use every day. With lots of variety in your working day, you could be working on larger projects like redesigning road links or smaller highway projects like building dropped kerbs.

They are often responsible for a highways team of staff and it is their job to make sure that any construction work is carried safely and to plan.

Ready to find your dream job? Click here to browse the opportunities we have available in structures and highways.


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Tower Crane Operative

TOWER CRANE OPERATIVE - LEICESTER - LONG-TERM CONTRACTWe are currently working with a leading contractor that specialise in new build projects across the UK.They currently require the services of a Tower Crane Operative for their high-rise new build residential project in Leicester.The right candidate will have CPCS (Blue), PPE and previous experience in a similar role.For more information, please contact Scarlet Wilson on 01617071516,

Operating Technician - FLT x 2

Job PurposeTo undertake material handling tasks to support asset management and Client Operations.Job DimensionsCarry out safe operations in accordance with SSOW and company/operating instructionsOperate plant equipment in order to ensure delivery to programmesActive involvement in improvement projects / initiativesWork to a high quality of attention to detail to ensure compliant inspection, storage and processing of radioactive materials with relation to Operations and its associated operations.To contribute to the improvement of a safe environment / general housekeeping of the working area, particularly in their own area of responsibility.Where appropriate, assist in the training and development of others to appropriate standards.Complies with all legislative, regulatory and company policy standards and procedures eg) safety, quality, risk, security etc applicable to the role.Operational day to day plant inspections.Carrying out material handling activities such as:the use of FLT for the receipt and storage of uranic material into Client Storage BuildingsThe use of FLT for the receipt and distribution of consumables and packages in support of the client Operations and DecommissioningWhere required support Waste Operations with FLT activities for waste collection or waste off-site consignments. Experience RequiredExperience of process/waste operationsCompetent in the use of Materials HandlingFLT DriverWaste packagingQualifications IOSH Working Safely or equivalent Forklift truck license to carry out material handling. B1 license is essential whilst B2 and B3 are both desirable

Mechanical CAD Design Engineer

We have an opportunity for a Mechanical CAD Design Engineer based at Westlakes, Cumbria and working from home. Job Role Provide design engineering support to the client multi-disciplined engineering team The role will include carrying out: configuration reviews, drawing configuration checks, optioneering reports, constructability reviews, outline and detailed design work as well as the production of Risk Assessment Method Statements (RAMS) and other project specific requirements Maintain a safe working environment for all personnel and visitors Promote a positive, professional view of the company Adhere to the company's standards and expectations colleagues Communicate and interact effectively with clients and all levels of personnel Follow and promote safe working practices Minimum ONC in mechanical engineering Qualifications and/or significant experience in the operation of software design tools (such as AutoCad, RasterCad, Revit) IOSH Managing or Working Safely Experience of working on Sellafield Site including experience with 'Safe Systems of Work' and formal work control procedures A good understanding of legislation and standards relevant to the Sellafield Site Able to meet SL requirements for access to controlled areas. Baseline Personal Security Standard (BPSS) or Security Check (SC) level would be an advantage

Senior Project Manager

Our client Scottish Power are seeking a Senior Project Manager for an ongoing contract role based in Prenton.Aside from the following Job-Spec candidates must be proficient in the use of SAP Software to be considered for this role and ideally have DNO/132KV Substation experience. Purpose Project manage construction and capital investment projects within the licence area, safely and to a high-quality standard. Deliver output to programme and maximise capital efficiency against allowance, with strict adherence to the appropriate regulatory and License obligations. Responsibilities * Effectively manage major projects to time and to budget * To ensure projects are effectively updated and maintained on all required corporate systems including SAP * When faced with a problem or opportunity, identify alternative actions assessing potential consequences beyond the immediate future * Shows appreciation for, and considers creative proposals from others, even when there are negative consequences, and promotes an attitude of constructive criticism in the working environment * Facilitates change and adapts an action strategy according to the changes in the environment * Goes beyond customer expectations, taking specific actions to add value to the original request * Be able to adapt communication style depending on the audience and the situation, adjusting the approach based on the requirements of the audience * Successfully manage discussion and interaction between the project teams and support departments * Promote preferred outcome and resolution effectively and positively * Frequently provides constructive feedback with specific examples and suggestions for development Skills & Requirements * Project management methodology experience/qualification * Project risk management and control * Procurement processes * Contract management e.g. FIDIC, NEC, D&C, Frameworks * Experienced SAP user/knowledge * Financial control/forecasting * Understanding of and able to implement quality assurance processes * Health, safety and environmental legislation applicable to construction projects particularly CDM * Excellent negotiation skills To be successful in a role you will need to demonstrate as a minimum: * Significant experience in project management (construction) * Degree in relevant Engineering Discipline or equivalent experience * UK Based Driving LicenceIdeally have experience within the Power / Renewables / Utilties sector and have successfully Project Managed Construction and Capital Managment projects within sector.

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