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Principal Highways Engineer - Cardiff

Conrad Consulting Ltd.
Wales, Cardiff
£48000 - £52000 per annum
Closing date
5 Dec 2022

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Highways Engineer
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Full Time
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We have an exciting opportunity for a Principal Highways Engineer to join one of the world's most prestigious and major names in multi-disciplinary engineering services.

The transportation team in their Cardiff office covers all aspects of multidisciplinary design and management, from inception and options appraisal through to detailed design and delivery/construction support. The successful candidate will demonstrate extensive experience in the successful delivery of projects to time, cost and quality requirements. Your communication skills and teamwork should be excellent, with the ability to communicate effectively to design teams, clients and stakeholders.

Key responsibilities:

  • Leading highway design for various highways and multi-disciplinary projects,
  • Deriving potential design solutions by using your excellent analytical skills to solve engineering problems and applying engineering judgement to appraise and recommend options,
  • Overseeing the production of design documentation for highway schemes, including sketches, drawings, calculations, reports and specifications to programme, quality, and budget,
  • Act as Technical Lead or Technical Reviewer on projects,
  • Preparation of fee offers and scopes for agreement with the client, as well as supporting bids and tenders,
  • Working collaboratively across the company to manage the delivery highways tasks or projects,
  • Communicate clearly and effectively with clients, maintaining and developing relationships and representing the company to various client bodies,
  • Developing more junior staff by technical training and mentoring.


  • A degree in Civil Engineering,
  • Incorporated or Chartered Engineer status (or be able to demonstrate equivalent skills and experience),
  • Extensive experience of working with key Clients (Local Authorities, Highways England, Developers and/or major Contractors),
  • Demonstrable experience of managing multi-disciplinary highways schemes,
  • Experience of designing highway engineering solutions that are; ready for construction, embrace innovation and offer appropriate solutions to achieve project objectives within programme and budget constraints,
  • A thorough comprehension of technical standards relating to highways design with experience in identifying and seeking approvals for departures in standard,
  • Excellent communication skills, with the proven ability to motivate, coach and develop team members at all levels (early careers, through to experienced engineers).

On offer for the Principal Highways Engineer:

  • A generous salary and flexible benefits package,
  • Professional membership fees paid,
  • Pension,
  • Private medical insurance,
  • Flexible and hybrid working,
  • Free parking.

If you would like to know more about this exciting opportunity please send an updated CV to Graham Ventham to be considered.


Conrad Consulting are a specialist recruitment company that is responsible for supplying high quality personnel at all levels to civil and structural organisations throughout the nation on both a permanent and contract basis.

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0203 159 5387

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