Principal Highways Engineer

Principal Highways Engineer Job Description Template

Our company is looking for a Principal Highways Engineer to join our team.


  • Prepare highway designs and specifications;
  • Experience of leading design teams and managing resources effectively;
  • NEC project management;
  • Reporting as necessary on projects and progress;
  • Providing technical guidance;
  • Business development through consolidating existing client relationships and seeking new business;
  • Extensive experience of leading civil engineering or multi-discipline, projects with a client facing role;
  • Chairing client and consultation project meetings;
  • Mentoring engineers;
  • Working with both public and private sector clients on projects;
  • Contribute to tender preparation;
  • Monitor projects, ensuring these are on time meet contractual and company requirements effectively managing any risk;
  • Assist in the development of BIM.


  • Design to BS 7533;
  • Chartered CEng MICE;
  • Detailed design of new highways and existing highway improvements;
  • S278 approvals from local authorities;
  • Civil engineering degree or relevant experience;
  • Highways drainage design;
  • Degree or equivalent qualification;
  • Ability to build and maintain strong working relationships;
  • Previous experience within a similar role;
  • Full UK driving licence;
  • Civils 3D design;
  • IT Literate;
  • Experience undertaking highway design with relevant software;
  • Full project management including programming, management, resourcing and ongoing supervision;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.