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Title Structures Engineer - Senior Advisor, Delivery
Ref HE/3286
Directorate Professional & Technical Solutions
Location Bristol
Salary £40,188 - £53,050
Number of Positions 1
Working Pattern Full Time
Closing Date 29 Jan 2017

About Us

Highways England is the new government owned company responsible for driving forward our motorways and major A roads. This includes; modernising and maintaining the highways, running the network and keeping traffic moving. Over recent years, investment in our highways has increased. This has led to advances in technology, such as smart motorways; enabling traffic to flow better. However, even more is yet to be done.

Certainty of funding and greater flexibility will enable us to become a better business. In our first 5 years alone, we’ll invest £11 billion in motorways and A roads – boosting capacity, tackling congestion and improving safety. At the same time, we’ll improve how we work. That means we will be able to; plan roadworks better to minimise disruption; clear incidents more quickly; and save more than £1 billion by working more efficiently.

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

Job Description

We are looking for Senior Structures Engineers to join the Delivery Team within the Structures Technical & Engineering Groups (part of the Professional & Technical Solutions (PTS) Directorate), based from any of our main offices (Bedford, Birmingham, Bristol, Leeds, Manchester or Guildford).

The PTS directorate supports our operational delivery by developing standards and providing specialist technical services and advice to the wider business. As part of this directorate, the Structures Technical & Engineering Groups take the lead on setting the policy for the development and management of highway structures and are responsible for the technical governance of structural assets, contributing to Highways England best practice on design, construction, management and maintenance.

As a key member of our growing Structures Delivery Team of 40+ expert professionals, you will use your existing broad experience of highways structures and understanding of structural behaviour every day.  You will consider structural risk and potential collapse mechanisms, in the application of Technical Approval procedures and contribute to best practice on design, construction, management and maintenance of highway structures.  As part of the role you will have responsibility for liaising, influencing and managing professional engineers engaged within our supply chain on the structural aspects of Highways England projects. The role offers the opportunity to develop expertise in specific technical/specialist areas contributing to research and standards development, working with or alongside our Structure Policy Team.

As a Senior Advisor in our Delivery Team at Highways England, you will occupy a customer facing role advising and working with a range of internal customers and externally with suppliers, contractors and designers. You will experience a varied and technically challenging workload that will use your significant engineering knowledge, to oversee the development, operation and maintenance of assets. You will be empowered to use the credibility that this affords, along with your communication and influencing skills, to make robust challenges to technical proposals promoted by others.

This is a great opportunity to develop your career within structures engineering, working with industry leading experts who, like you are dedicated to quality, safety and making a meaningful contribution to the public.

If this sounds like your next career move, please demonstrate how you meet the following requirements (by way of examples) in your CV:

  • Chartered or Incorporated Civil / Structural Engineer - with broad experience in highway structural design, assessment, maintenance & construction.
  • An good understanding of the applicable areas within the DMRB,

If you would like to talk to one of the Structures team or visit us for more information, please make contact via recruitment in the first instance via


Interviews will take place on 9th – 15th February 2017 in our Birmingham and Manchester offices and you will be informed by 3rd February if you have been successful in being shortlisted for interview.

All applications must be accompanied with a current CV which will be used to assess your suitability for the role. Please ensure all the skills, experience and qualifications requested are clearly demonstrated in your CV as explained in the body of the advert

Please note that Highways England reserve the right to close the advert before the advertised closing date should a sufficient response have been received.  Therefore, please complete your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

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