Senior Highways Engineer
Capita People Solutions
Cumbria, England, GB
3d ago

Vacancy description

Senior Highways Engineer

An excellent opportunity for an experienced Senior Highways Engineer to join an established Highways team based in Carlisle, Cumbria, working across a varied range of regional and UK projects.

The Role : A Senior Highways Engineer is an important operational and career development position in our organisation with key responsibilities to contribute to the development and implementation of projects and programmes of work whilst undertaking a range of technical aspects required for project delivery including feasibility, concept design including buildability and value engineering, detailed design, preparation of tender and contract documentation, invitation of tenders and providing design support during construction works as part of a team.

You will implement projects effectively and commercially to meet the requirements of the brief, quality standards, health and safety and environmental standards to both national and corporate standards, applying all project management best practice including clear communication, reporting, financial management and customer relationship management.

You’ll also have a key role in mentoring junior team members.

Responsibilities Guide

  • Arranging the procurement of highway improvement works through competitive tendering.
  • Preparing schemes for tender typically using the NEC3 / 4 Forms of Contract
  • Designing projects in accordance with the Design Manual for Roads and Bridgeworks and Manual of Contract Documents for Highway Works.
  • Undertaking feasibility studies including preparing reports, cost estimates, investigating problems and identifying options.
  • The ability to set and work to personal deadlines and targets to meet the requirements of programmes of work, to meet clients’ needs and to respond to targets set by others.
  • Able to assist in preparing fee estimates and bid work.
  • To demonstrate excellent communication skills, both orally and in writing at a general and technical level.
  • Ensuring compliance of the team’s work with a high regard to Health and Safety and the application of the CDM Regulations and other legislation.
  • Supervision of and responsibility for members of the team, including programming and allocating work and assisting in the training and development of staff, setting goals and monitoring their performance.
  • Abide by the objectives and targets of both the section and the department and follow procedures and practices utilised in all aspects of the work, including computerised and manual systems and the maintenance of relevant records.
  • Essential Qualifications / Experience / Skills

  • A Bachelors or Masters degree in Civil Engineering or a related subject accredited by the Engineering Council.
  • Ideally, you will already be or fast approaching Chartered Member status of the Institution of Civil Engineers (CEng MICE) or Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation (CEng MCIHT).
  • A minimum of 3 years post qualification experience in the design, implementation and supervision of all aspects of highways and civil engineering design and construction.
  • An extensive knowledge and understanding of the relevant legislation, standards and procedures.
  • A working knowledge of standard highway and civil engineering specifications, conditions of contract and methods of measurement.
  • Working knowledge of the relevant legislation and guidelines including the Design Manual for Roads and Bridges, British and European Standards, Eurocodes and Codes of Practice.
  • Desirable Qualifications / Experience / Skills

  • Experience of Highways England delivery would be advantageous
  • To demonstrate initiative and ingenuity in solving engineering problems.
  • A full UK driving licence.
  • CAPITA Infrastructure Projects (Highways)

    Capita Real Estate & Infrastructure is one of the UK’s largest multifaceted consultancies, delivering property and infrastructure projects on a local, national and international scale.

    We have over 4,000 employees at 50 offices in the UK and internationally, offering a vast range of professional and technical expertise across an unrivalled number of services.

    The breadth and depth of our experience ensures that we are able to add value to any project, regardless of its size, complexity or sector.

    Our focussed Highway Sector supports infrastructure owners and operators to better manage, adapt and develop their assets to address the engineering and technological challenges of modern transport infrastructure.

    We deliver the infrastructure that connects people, places and supports thriving economies. We deliver high profile and complex schemes across the public and private sector as outlined in our current brochure Capita Delivering the UK’s Highway Infrastructure

    We do much more than simply delivering projects; we design, manage and partner. We focus on building strategic relationships with our clients - delivering a comprehensive service across their portfolio and optimising the benefits of continuous improvement in design quality, efficiency, cost reduction and knowledge retention.

    We support them at all stages of a project or programme, and our understanding of the key risks and challenges means that we direct effort where it is most needed.


  • Salary (Neg depending upon experience).
  • Contractual working hours 37.5 per week with flexible working arrangements.
  • Annual leave-25 days (plus statutory).
  • Company Pension Scheme.
  • Excellent career development opportunities.
  • Training package.
  • Voluntary Benefit Options, including; childcare vouchers, share save scheme, life assurance, holiday buy and many more.
  • Professional subscription paid.
  • A calendar of social events supported by our Employee Engagement Plan.
  • The successful candidate will be encouraged to develop their career within Capita through the Capita Career Progression Scheme structured approach, including support for obtaining further relevant professional qualifications.

    At Capita, training and development aren’t optional extras : they’re how we do our job. We will motivate you to perform at your peak, recognising your achievements and rewarding them appropriately.

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    Capita operates as an equal opportunities employer and we welcome all applications regardless of gender, marital status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, race, colour, ethnic origin, nationality, religion or beliefs, disability, age, political opinions or trade union membership

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