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Highways Engineer

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General information


A major international group in the construction engineering and mobility services sectors, Egis creates and operates intelligent infrastructure and buildings capable of responding to the climate emergency and addressing the major challenges of our time by helping to achieve more balanced, sustainable and resilient territorial development.
A 75%-owned subsidiary of Caisse des Dépôts, with the remaining 25% held by partner executives and employees, Egis places its multiple fields of expertise at the disposal of the community and makes cutting-edge innovation accessible to all projects throughout their lifecycle: consulting, engineering, operation.
Through its wide-ranging fields of activity, Egis is a central player in the collective organisation of society and the living environment of its inhabitants all over the world.
€1.22 bn managed turnover in 2019
15,800 employees



Position description

Job title

Highways Engineer

Contract type

Permanent contract

Business Unit specific context

M25, one of our flagship projects!

Egis and our joint venture partners have formed Connect Plus Services (CPS), which is the company responsible for managing one of the busiest motorways in Europe through Highways England's largest Design build Finance operate (DBFO) contract. With over 600 people working across CPS and the contract running to 2039, this is a great opportunity to build an important part of your career on a major highways project.

On the M25 and other international Egis projects, our teams have extensive opportunities to develop diverse ranges of expertise and experience whilst contributing to the successful delivery of key services across different sectors of the infrastructure market all over the world.

Your package will include:

Role-specific training and development to enhance your career
Competitive salary
Competitive benefits
A full list of the specific benefits will be made available at offer stage.

Job description

  • Assist in managing resources in the Highways team to deliver the agreed outcomes
  • Assist in managing external resources to deliver the agreed outcomes
  • Agree briefs, programmes and budgets with the Principal/Senior Engineer and Design Manager/Project Manager
  • Report to the Senior/Principal Engineer on a bi-weekly basis on performance against budget and programme
  • Allocate tasks to other members of the Highways team and monitor progress and costs
  • Prepare briefs, designs, reports, specifications and other deliverables for highways schemes to budget and programme
  • Monitor and check designs and ensure they meet the brief
  • Ensure designs are appropriate and meet the expected levels of quality
  • Seek innovation in the delivery of schemes and techniques used in design and construction
  • Ensure the Integrated Management System is actively applied to all designs
  • Provide advice on highway design and standards.
  • Provide professional and technical competence in highway engineering
  • Support and mentor junior and less experienced staff.
  • Prepare Traffic Management Plans, Diversion Routes and organise Temporary Traffic Regulation Orders with HA and Local Councils.
    Identify pavement schemes that need to be included in the Five-Year Programme
  • Assist the Network Strategy Manager in the process to develop new Improvement schemes
  • Live the Connect Plus Services Values
  • Ensure a relentless focus on Zero Harm
  • Support the delivery of the business’ Sustainability activities


Qualifications/ skills/ experience:

  • Relevant vocational qualifications (MEng/MSc/BEng/BSc/HNC and HND).
  • Membership, or working towards membership of an appropriate professional institution (ICE or CIHT).
    5 days of CPD in last 12 months including 3 related to highway engineering
  • Project management skills
  • Recent experience of working in multi-disciplinary teams
  • Competent in highway engineering
  • Appropriate recent experience in highway engineering on Local Authority or the strategic high-speed network.
  • Experience in the design and construction of UK highway schemes
  • Broad skills, knowledge and understanding of other highway related design areas
  • Knowledge of design standards (DMRB / MCDHW/TSRGD etc.) relevant to highway engineering
  • Knowledge of CDM and other H&S legislation
  • Competent in exercising the Designer’s obligations of CDM
  • Hold appropriate CSCS card registration
  • Understanding of environmental requirements of highway schemes
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Knowledge of the use of computer design applications and highway design software
  • Broad knowledge of Quality Management and IMS
  • Knowledge, design and drafting capabilities in AutoCAD
  • Knowledge of HA procedures
  • Consultation experience with Highways England, Local Councils, Emergency Services and key stakeholders
  • Licensed to drive in the UK or with reciprocal agreement
  • Personal attributes:
  • Team building and mentoring skills.
  • Ability to develop relationships and engender trust at all levels of the Connect Plus Services organisation and with Clients.
  • Excellent Communication and Organisational Skills.

Position localisation

Job location

Europe, United Kingdom



Candidate criteria

Minimum level of education required

3-Diploma of Higher Education / Associate’s Degree / BTEC Higher National Diploma

Minimum level of experience required

2-5 years