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Title Graduate Civil Engineer
Ref HE/3683
Directorate Professional & Technical Solutions
Preferred Location Bristol, Leeds, Birmingham
Salary £23,893 - £25,087
Number of Positions 6
Working Pattern Full Time
Closing Date 31 Mar 2017

About Us

Highways England is the new Government company that operates, maintains and improves England’s network of motorways and major A roads. This network is around 4,300 miles long and while it represents only 2 per cent of all roads in England by length it carries a third of all traffic by mileage as well as two thirds of heavy goods traffic, making it the backbone of the country.

We have around 3,500 staff based in seven offices around the country including a uniformed Traffic Officer Service.  Highways England is held to account by two bodies who act on behalf of the public – The Office of Rail and Roads monitor the performance of our highways and Transport Focus champion the needs of road users.

For further information on Highways England, please visit our website:

Job Description

The programme

Join our three-year graduate training programme and you’ll acquire all the skills and knowledge you need to gain Chartered Engineer status. You’ll get to take up on-the-job training placements complemented by professional training.


The role

You’ll plan and manage your training with the support of the Delegated Engineer and Supervising Civil Engineer. You’ll ensure work is undertaken professionally to support business and development needs. You’ll take placements throughout the organisation, co-ordinating technical and management activities that deliver for the business while supporting your personal development. You will also have the chance to undertake external secondments, acting as our ambassador at all times.



You hold an accredited four-year integrated MEng degree, or a bachelor’s degree which is accredited as CEng with further learning, plus an accredited master’s degree. Able to deliver at pace, you’ll thrive in our dynamic environment. You pride yourself on your integrity, and you’ll focus on quality, efficiency and providing value for money for customers. What’s more, you’re known for your teamworking and communication skills and you’ll build relationships with a wide range of stakeholders.

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