Highway Design Engineer

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Job Description

About the role

Balfour Beatty has an exciting opportunity for a Highway Design Engineer to join out Living Places business unit to work in Southampton. The role will involve developing and designing a range of schemes in Southampton from feasibility right through to construction.

This includes delivering Southamptons Active Travel Fund programme of schemes that aim to have a transformative impact on peoples journeys by bus, walking and cycling.

What you’ll be doing

As a Highway Designer Engineer, you will have the following accountabilities:

Leadership and Management

  • Be responsible for the technical delivery of design works for allocated projects
  • Manage other team members working on allocated projects.
  • Manage third party inputs into allocated projects.

Communications & Liaison

  • Work with the Design Manager in the planning and delivery of design work.
  • Liaise with internal BBLP teams (including Project Management, Delivery, Asset Management, Communications) in developing designs and project delivery.


  • Prepare programme information for design projects and liaise with project managers and the programme coordinator to incorporate this information in project and the integrated programme.


  • Prepare estimates of level of design input for projects and liaise with the design manager and project manager to include these in submissions to Southampton City Council.
  • Monitor the spend against the agreed activity schedule on allocated projects to ensure expenditure is within agreed values.


  • Deliver design work in line with local and national standards and Balfour Beatty policies and procedures.
  • Keep up to date with industry best practice to ensure design is undertaken in line with that.
  • Apply the CDM regulations to all design work and ensure designs meet the requirements and principles of the BBLP safety systems

Who we’re looking for

You will have the following qualities and experience:

  • Proven Experience utilising software including AutoCad and BIM (Building Information Modelling)
  • Experience and understanding of on and off the public highway on construction sites.
  • Experience of NEC Option 3 contract type
  • Experience and understanding of CDM regulations, and risk.
  • PC Literate and knowledge of MS suite i.e. Word, Excel, Project etc.

Why work for us

Day in, day out, our teams deliver some of the UKs most ambitious, exciting and meaningful projects; developing, building and maintaining the vital infrastructure that supports national economies and strengthens communities.

Why join us?

As if contributing to and supporting work that makes life better for millions wasnt rewarding enough, we offer a full range of benefits too. You’ll have the freedom to shape the package thats right for you and your life. Here are some of our key benefits:

– Smart working, giving you more flexibility such as staggered start and finish times, with up to 40% remote working, where roles allow.
– 25 days paid annual leave (pro rata)
– Family friendly policies which include 28 weeks full pay for maternity/adoption leave and four weeks full pay for paternity/partners leave
– Pension, share incentive plan, volunteering leave, recognition schemes and much more

About us

Balfour Beatty Living Places works in long-term partnerships with local authorities to create great places to live, work and play. We actively engage with local people to understand the needs of the communities we work in and shape the places where local economies can thrive and grow. As a leader in sustainable working, diversity, and social value, we use our expertise to bring real, positive change for our customers.

Diversity and inclusion

At Balfour Beatty we believe that diversity and inclusion are essential components of any successful, happy workplace. Through our Value Everyone Diversity and Inclusion Strategy and Action Plan, we are growing our diverse workforce and developing our inclusive culture where everyone is able to thrive and reach their full potential, regardless of their identity or background. To find out how we are making this a reality, visit www.balfourbeatty.com/diversityandinclusion

We are a Gold Award holder in the Ministry of Defence ‘Employer Recognition Scheme’ and actively encourage applications from Armed Forces personnel, veterans and reservists.

As a Disability Confident Employer, we are committed to working with people who have disabilities and long-term health conditions to remove barriers for them in obtaining employment. We are also committed to offering applicants with a disability an interview if they meet the minimum requirements for the role. For more info, visit: https://disabilityconfident.campaign.gov.uk/

We are looking to continually improve our resourcing process and ensure that it is fair and inclusive for all. If you have any feedback on the process, please share this with us at: candidaterecruitmentqueries@balfourbeatty.com


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