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Title Civil Engineering Undergraduate
Ref HE/3767
Directorate Professional & Technical Solutions
Preferred Location Manchester or Bedford
Salary £17,662
Number of Positions 3
Working Pattern Full Time
Closing Date 02 May 2017

About Us

We are responsible for operating, maintaining and improving England’s motorways and major A roads. Consider that a third of all traffic, two thirds of heavy goods vehicles, and 98% of UK businesses rely on them, and you can see why our roads, and what we do, matters so much.

It’s why we’re so grateful to our c 4,500 employees around the country. When you work with us, you're helping to connect communities, sustain business and support the economy. And with responsibility for major projects, working here is also a great move for your career.

Job Description

The Professional and Technical Solutions Directorate is responsible for supporting the operational delivery of Highways England’s road network by developing standards and guidance, as well as providing specialist technical advice to both internal and external parties. The Directorate also includes business-wide services for Health and Safety and Communications.

The Operational Development Division deliver a portfolio of complex national programmes and projects that support the safe operation, maintenance and modernisation of the national strategic road network including delivery of research, standards and technical advice.

The Asset and Operational Development and Safer Roads Groups develop and embed policy, requirements, advice and techniques to improve the operational performance of the strategic road network with particular emphasis on delivery of routine maintenance, severe weather, incidents, roadworks, safety risk, cyclists, and influencing behavioural change in road users.

The role

  • Provide flexible business support, as may be required to contribute towards delivery of    projects and service to time, quality and within budget.
  • To develop engineering knowledge and experience to contribute to achieving the ICE member attributes.
  • To develop project management skills

Day to day

  • Support Project Managers in delivering projects.
  • Assist in developing new requirements and standards.Assist with the embedment of new requirements and standards.
  • Manage own work according to business need, ensuring accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Collect, retrieve and collate data through effective liaison.
  • Contribute to an engaged, efficient team.
  • Accept personal responsibility for safety of self and others, reporting unsafe conditions and near miss incidents.

About you

  • An Civil Engineering Undergraduate
  • Ability to use office software products to contribute to production/maintenance of a range of documents and spreadsheets
  • Ability to work effectively with others in an office environment or delivering an efficient customer service.


We look forward to hearing from you. So we can really get to know you and what you can offer please include a CV with your application.

You’re also encouraged to include a covering note explaining how you're a great match for us: tell us how your skills, experience and qualifications meet the role, and Highways England, requirements.

 And to avoid disappointment, please apply as soon as possible. We’re expecting this role to be popular, so we may need to close the advert early if response is strong.

Help keep England moving.


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