Senior Highway Design Engineer

Ref No. EMP427373
Location Hertford, England
Job type Permanent
Job Status Applicants Required


Our client is looking for an experienced Highway Design Engineer for the role of Senior Highway Design Engineer in Hertford, working alongside the council on local authority projects.


Degree in Civil Engineering or Equivelent

The Job

A typical week would include:

  • Ensuring that projects/programmes of varying complexity are delivered successfully to time, quality and budget
  • Responsible for checking - for self and team - designs, drawings, reports, correspondence, certificates and other outputs are prepared, self-reviewed for quality, and submitted for review and authorisation in a timely manner and in line with the delivery programme
  • Ensuring that business/project risks and issues are foreseen, escalated, recorded and managed effectively on all projects for which the Senior Engineer is responsible
  • Ensuring that legislation, regulations, policies, strategies and technical guidance relevant to the Hertfordshire County Council delivery are interpreted, followed and communicated across the team. Ensure that all cases for departures are authorised and presented for approval to the relevant authorising person or authority

About You

We'd love to hear from you if you have:

  • Ability to prepare technical designs in accordance with approved design standards and procedures
  • Theoretical knowledge of analysis and interpretation of information/data
  • Ability to exercise independent engineering judgement; able to resolve technical issues without unnecessary escalation, able to provide innovative solutions to engineering problems
  • Sound technical skills and good industry networks

What if we can?

What if we can have work-life balance? What if we can be rewarded in ways that support our individual needs? What if we can be accepted for who we are?

WSP recognizes that work is only one part of our lives and making time for the other things in our life is important - be that our families, our friends or ourselves. So, if working from home, working part-time or having flexible start and finish time will help with this let us know as part of your application.

As well as rewarding you with competitive pay, WSP offers standard benefits including a 37.5 hour working week, 25 days annual leave, pension schemes, life assurance, personal accident cover and paid professional subscriptions, and some not so standard benefits as part of our flexible benefits scheme - so if you would like to hop on a new bike (cycle to work scheme) or thrill the family with your Lego building skills (Discount at Legoland Windsor)

Be you, be happy - we strive to have a friendly and inclusive culture which respects and maximizes the contribution individuals can bring to WSP. We recognise the benefits that people with varying backgrounds and experiences can bring. Our VIBE (LGBT + employee network) and WiL (Women in Leadership) networks work with the business to help ensure we continue to promote the right environment to enable LGBT+ and female employees to reach their full potential, and to ensure we continue to promote equality, inclusivity and diversity for everyone.

Matchtech acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and employment business for the supply of temporary workers and is part of Gattaca Plc.

Gattaca Plc provides support services to Matchtech and may assist with processing your application.

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