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Highway Designer

  • Job reference: TR-001559
  • Sector: Support Services
  • Location: Leatherhead
  • Current salary If you do not wish to provide your salary please Input zero: 30000 to 40000

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of managing and improving one of the busiest motorways in Europe, the M25, its key arterial link roads serving central London and surrounding area, and the A282 (Dartford Crossing).

Balfour Beatty are part of a consortium including Atkins and Egis Road Operations  UK – creating Connect Plus Services, a unique partnership with a collective strength in highways asset care from finance, through to design, build, maintenance as well as day to day operation.

As part of our 30-year remit to manage and improve the capital’s orbital motorway network, we deliver major improvement projects, such widening 38 miles of the M25, refurbishing tunnels and bridges, and installing hundreds of variable messaging signs and gantries, helping to maximise the use of the network and deliver more reliable journeys. We also manage the Dartford River crossing, and operate and maintain 440 kilometres of motorway providing our customer and road user with a world-class highway service.



Provide cost effective design solutions to maintain or improve the roads asset to the standards agreed and considering the needs of key stakeholders. Deliver the outcomes agreed with the Highways England and Connect Plus DBFO Co. to programme and budget.

Assist in managing resources in the Highways team to deliver the agreed outcomes

Oversee and mentor supporting staff or less experienced designers

Assist in managing external resources to deliver the agreed outcomes

Agree the briefs, programmes and budgets with the Principal Designer and Project Manager

Allocate tasks to other members of the Highways team and monitor progress and costs

Prepare briefs, designs, reports, specifications and other deliverables for highways schemes to budget and programme

Monitor and check designs and ensure they meet the brief

Ensure designs are appropriate and meet the expected levels of quality

Seek innovation in the delivery of schemes and techniques used in design and construction

Ensure the Integrated Management System is actively applied to all designs

Deliver a variety of highways schemes and provide highways advice to programme and budget

Provide professional and technical competence in highway engineering

Report to a Principal Designer on a bi-weekly basis on performance against budget and programme

Identify schemes that need to be included in the Five Year Programme

Assist the Network Strategy Manager in the proposals process

Prepare Traffic Management Plans, Diversion Routes and organise Temporary Traffic Regulation Orders with HA and Local Councils

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