Associate Highways Engineer

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  • Sector:

    Construction, Engineering

  • Salary:

    Competitive salary

  • Published:

    3 months ago

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About the Role:

At WSP, you’ll find yourself challenged in more fascinating and far-reaching ways than ever before. You’ll explore new and inspiring opportunities to make the most of your expertise, broaden your professional horizons and create exciting new possibilities for people, organisations and society in general.

We are seeking a highly experienced Associate in the Highways sector to be part of this established team working on exciting highway, road safety and traffic engineering projects. Due to recent successes our team is growing and offers excellent opportunities for the right candidate seeking new and exciting opportunities.

You will form part of an existing team to deliver a variety of highway and transportation schemes for a number of public and private sector clients both in the UK and overseas.

Your role will be at the heart of our high performing region, using your technical skills and expertise to help us continue driving forward in terms of both technical quality and service efficiency.

A typical week would include:

  • Managing projects to ensure coordination of multi-disciplinary inputs.

  • Managing resources effectively and efficiently to meet fluctuating work loads

  • Working with Clients and design teams to deliver compliant designs on time and within budget meeting CDM, QA and technical review requirements.

  • Leading the design process and encouraging the rest of the team to deliver appropriate and cost effective solutions; support those less experienced by technical review, mentoring and advice.

  • Managing your design teams project cost, programme, quality output and risks within agreed scope

  • Participating in tender bids and business development opportunities as they arise.

  • Mentoring and tutoring more junior members of the team

We'd love to hear from you if you have:

  • Chartered Engineer or Incorporated Engineer status with extensive post professional qualification experience

  • Experience of leading a team of highways designers on medium to major multi-disciplinary projects and motivating, developing and mentoring senior and junior staff. 

  • Demonstrable project and client management skills, including evidence of developing client relationships and repeatedly winning business.

  • A proven track record of managing and delivering numerous projects to time and within budget.

  • Technical knowledge of industry design standards and the ability to guide and support internal design teams

  • Proven experience in feasibility, preliminary and detailed design and traffic management, including experience of writing technical specifications.

  • Site supervision and experience of working closing with works contractors.

  • Evidence of collaboration being at the heart of everything you do

  • An ability to develop, review, amend and negotiate project scopes and fee proposals is essential.

What if we can?

What if we can have work-life balance? What if we can be rewarded in ways that support our individual needs? What if we can be accepted for who we are? Here at WSP – we can!

WSP recognizes that work is only one part of our lives and making time for the other things in our life is important – be that our families, our friends or ourselves. So, if working from home, working part-time or having flexible start and finish time will help with this let us know as part of your application.

As well as rewarding you with competitive pay, WSP offers standard benefits including a 37.5 hour working week, 25 days annual leave, pension schemes, life assurance, personal accident cover and paid professional subscriptions, and some not so standard benefits as part of our flexible benefits scheme – so if you would like to hop on a new bike (cycle to work scheme) or thrill the family with your Lego building skills (Discount at Legoland Windsor) – WSP can help!

Be you, be happy - we strive to have a friendly and inclusive culture which respects and maximizes the contribution individuals can bring to WSP. We recognise the benefits that people with varying backgrounds and experiences can bring. Our VIBE (LGBT + employee network) and PLEDGE (Promoting Leadership, Encouraging Diversity & Gender Equality) networks work with the business to help ensure we continue to promote the right environment to enable LGBT+ and female employees to reach their full potential, and to ensure we continue to promote equality, inclusivity and diversity for everyone.

Here at WSP we positively encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, pregnancy or maternity/paternity. We will interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria.

In addition we support our people to achieve their personal health and well-being goals through our Thrive programme.

About us:

WSP is one of the world's leading engineering professional services firms providing technical consultancy to the built and natural environment. We believe that for societies to thrive, we must all hold ourselves accountable for tomorrow. For us, that means creating innovative solutions to the challenges the future will bring to the communities and environments where we live and work across the UK.

We are locally dedicated and propelled by international brainpower. We are technical experts and strategic advisors, including engineers, technicians, scientists, architects, planners, surveyors and environmental specialists, as well as other design, programme and construction management professionals. Our experts design lasting solutions in the property & buildings, transportation & infrastructure, environment, industry, resources (including mining, and oil & gas) and power & energy sectors as well as project delivery and strategic consulting services. And safety and sustainability are embedded in everything that we do.