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Highways Engineer

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  • Sector:

    Housing & Local Authority, Building & Construction

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  • Salary:

    Up to £200 per day

  • Contact:

    Jack Fellows

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  • Published:

    13 days ago

  • Duration:

    4 Months

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Highways Engineer required for a fantastic contract based in Brixton

Council Based Position

The Role

  • Give technical advice on development proposals during the planning stages.
  • Negotiate and prepare Section 38 and 278 Highways Act (1980) agreements.
  • Assess requests to stop up part of the public highway.
  • Amend, reject or approve technical drawings.
  • Inform developers about the permits or licences needed for highway works.
  • Help developers through enabling works; e.g. temporary vehicular crossovers.
  • Prepare works instructions for highway construction, including a bill of quantities, specifications and technical drawings.
  • Deliver best value from highway contractors.
  • Give site attendance tasks to the Clerks of Works for surety of specifications.
  • Ensure highway works adhere to legislation; e.g. Highways Act 1980; Traffic Signs and General Directions 2016; Traffic Management Act 2004, New Roads and Street Works Act 1991 and London Permitting Scheme 2009; and Construction Design and Management (CDM) regulations 2015.
  • Bid for external and grant funding opportunities.
  • Prepare, maintain and operate a stakeholder management plan for each DRW site.
  • Occasionally attend meetings with either Council members or Directors.
  • Uphold local government obligations; e.g. Management Compliance Charter, Environmental Policy, Data Protection Act, Race Equality Action Plan, Quality Assurance Plan, Health & Safety, Sustainable Construction and Recycling policies.

The Requirements


  • Managing either highway or traffic engineering projects
  • Working with stakeholders and managing expectations
  • Negotiation
  • Supervising contractors


  • Knowledge of highway legislation, including Section 38 and 278 Highways Act (1980) agreements, plus Stopping up Orders
  • Understanding of Traffic Signs and General Directions 2016
  • Familiarity with Traffic Management Act 2004, New Roads and Street Works Act 1991 and London Permitting Scheme 2009
  • Practical knowledge of highway design standards and specifications
  • Awareness of CDM Regulations 2015

The Contract

  • Temp Contract
  • 4 Months +
  • £200 per day (Umbrella)
  • 09:00-17:30

If interested please call Jack on 01772 428186 or email