Design Engineer

09 Aug 2018
06 Sep 2018
Design, Engineer
Job Type

We are looking for a Design Engineer to join our highways team in Oxford.

The Oxfordshire Highways contract is an integrated contract delivering a range of services in partnership with Oxfordshire County Council. The Design Engineer will work as part of a small team of engineers and technicians to develop and deliver a wide range of highway and transport infrastructure projects.

The Oxfordshire business has been in operation since 2010, and currently runs to 2023, with further extensions possible if Skanska continues to perform to a high standard. To achieve the growth and economic aspirations set by Oxfordshire County Council, there is an exciting and ambitious capital investment programme to tackle congestion and improve access to businesses and housing, and therefore we are seeking to recruit design staff at various levels to expand the Oxford office. The position is based in our co-located office in County Hall, located in the centre of the vibrant and diverse city of Oxford, with excellent public transport links.


  • Design a range of highway improvement and traffic engineering schemes from small scale city centre cycling & pedestrian improvements, to major new highway infrastructure and sustainable transport projects.
  • Work closely with project managers and other local teams to plan and implement a variety of highway and transport schemes from 'cradle to grave' within budget and to programme, and in compliance with quality, safety and environmental objectives.
  • Consult with a range of internal and external stakeholders at all stages of a scheme.
  • Ensure that relevant standards are applied in accordance with national & local criteria and sound engineering practice to deliver appropriate solutions which offer best value.
  • We're looking for:

  • Track record for delivering highways and transport design projects, as part of a team of professional engineers.
  • Working knowledge of Design Manual for Roads and Bridges/Specification for Highway Works relating to the design and maintenance of local authority highway and transport schemes.
  • Working knowledge of the design & delivery of highway infrastructure projects using BIM/Digital Engineering software, systems and data.
  • Site based highways experience to provide sufficient understanding of buildability, traffic management and construction programming.
  • A relevant Degree in Civil Engineering or equivalent, or Foundation Degree/HNC/HND together with sufficient post qualification experience.
  • Chartered Member or working towards being a Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers or equivalent professional qualification.
  • Good interpersonal skills and a team player with a 'can do' approach.
  • Our Infrastructure Services team delivers projects that maintain and enhance the built environment. Part of that is our work to operate, maintain and improve large parts of the UK road network. Whether you're involved in frontline operational work, design, project management or office-based services, every day you'll be helping to improve the lives of millions of people.

    A career with us means you'll have the freedom to develop your skills and leave your mark on the communities in which we work. Our competitive benefits package will help to enhance your life outside work, too.

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