Senior Engineer - Highways

Wokingham, United Kingdom Countrywide
02 Sep 2016
28 Nov 2016
UK 00005B
Contract Type
Full Time
Jacobs is one of the world's largest and most diverse providers of professional technical services to industrial, commercial and government clients. With revenues approaching $13billion and over 50,000 employees across the globe we're continuing to grow our business every year. Our merger in 2014 with Sinclair Knight Merz (SKM) increased employee numbers by 6,500 and clearly demonstrates our commitment to developing our business and providing staff with wider career opportunities.

We are looking for talented people to join us across the UK and Ireland to continue our focus on building relationships and delighting our clients (90% of our business is repeat business). In return we have opportunities to work on unique and exciting projects, and a stable platform upon which to develop your career.

Jacobs has an enviable reputation in the UK consultancy sector as a result of a portfolio of high profile projects with clients that include the Highways Agency, National Contractors and Local Authorities. Our current challenges include a significant portfolio of infrastructure projects for the Highways Agency, Transport for London, Buckinghamshire CC and Devon CC and many more opportunities are in the pipeline, including projects in the Middle East. So would you like to be a member of our infrastructure centre of excellence based in our modern UK office in Winnersh (Reading)?

We are wishing to recruit an experienced Senior Highway Engineer to join our established highways design team. You will become a member of an expanding design team, taking a leading role in delivering highway design services throughout all stages of major highway project development and in all areas of highways design, working independently and reporting to the Project Manager

  • Reporting to the Principal Engineer, you will lead a team of engineers and technicians working on a variety of highway projects.
  • Assisting Project Managers, you will be responsible for the preparation of feasibility studies, scheme reports, scheme orders and detailed highway design for major and minor projects.
  • You will attend progress meetings, public exhibitions and public inquiries.
  • The role will also encompass resource, financial and commercial management

Essential Criteria

Bachelors or Masters degree in Civil Engineering accredited for corporate membership of the Institution of Civil Engineers, or equivalent.

In your final stages of working towards corporate membership of a relevant professional body, or you may already be a corporate member.

Experience of alignment and junction design using Bentley MX or Autodesk Civil3D or equivalent.

Detailed knowledge and experience in the application of the Design Manual for Roads and Bridges (DMRB) and Manual of Contract Documents for Highway Works (MCHW).

Experience of highway drainage design.

Desirable Skills

Experience of managing multi-disciplined projects being delivered by teams at various geographical locations both within the UK and overseas.

Experience of Autodesk Vault.

Experience of highway drainage design using MicroDrainage WinDES.

Experience of the delivery of preliminary and detailed highway design, including the submission of Departures from Standards and scheme assessment reporting.

Knowledge of Managed Motorways schemes


We offer a competitive package which includes a Pension and Life Assurance Scheme and the opportunity to participate in our Flexible Benefits programme which offers up to 28 days holiday per annum and a range of additional benefits.

JACOBS is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all.