Highways Engineer

Barnet (City/Town), London (Greater)
£30,000 - £35,000
20 Aug 2021
17 Sep 2021
Job role
Contract Type
Full time

Positively impact the community as a highways engineer

Join us as a highways engineer for Capita RE Highways, a joint venture between Capita and London Borough of Barnet, where you'll play an important role shaping the future of our business. We're in the middle of a transformation, remobilising our services to bring in new systems and policies so we can delight both customers and local residents.

You’ll work as part of the asset management team, delivering the carriageway and footway network, drainage systems and road markings programme, including the innovative Network Recovery Programme (NRP), with the aim of improving the condition of the borough’s highways infrastructure. You’ll provide technical support in the effective and efficient promotion, design and execution of projects, schemes, investigations and analysis. We’ll support you to develop yourself and you’ll have access to our newly designed suite of enhanced training products, as well as other learning and development opportunities. We’re looking for the right person for this role, so we don’t mind where you’re located, as long as you’re able to travel into Barnet to attend on-site and client meetings when needed for various projects. Apply now and you’ll have a hugely positive impact on the Barnet community now and into the future.

What you’ll be doing:

  • designing and supervising projects, estimates, working drawings and contract documents for a wide range of highways projects
  • preparing specifications and cost estimates, issuing work requisitions, liaising with and supervising contractors and monitoring costs
  • leading on projects
  • carrying out condition surveys and site surveys and preparing reports on findings
  • ensuring scheme plans are prepared to requisite design levels and conform to technical and industry standards
  • working with contractors to ensure they deliver quality services in compliance with specifications.

What we’re looking for:

  • relevant professional work experience in Civil Engineering, Building Services Engineering, Transportation or equivalent
  • degree level qualification or equivalent experience
  • good IT skills, including Autocad and Microsoft Office
  • knowledge of highways and transport policies and associated legislation
  • understanding of the design process
  • great communication and relationship building skills as well as being delivering focused.

Government Services

At Government Services, we’re transforming the way governments and local councils serve the public. We’re using technology, innovation and domain knowledge to improve services and deliver savings. Our teams are answering 30,000 emergency service calls every day and our Ultra Low Emissions Zone is helping Londoners breath cleaner air.

About Regional Enterprise Ltd

Regional Enterprise Ltd (Re) is the joint venture between the London Borough of Barnet and Capita. Together, we’re providing new ways to deliver services and meet the needs of the businesses and residents in our local community. Our projects include traffic and highways management, creating new sustainable travel options for local residents, regeneration and planning and development. Join us and discover better as you shape the lives of Barnet residents.

What’s in it for you?

  • A competitive basic salary
  • Initial 23 days’ holiday with the opportunity to buy extra leave
  • Company matched pension, life assurance, a cycle2work scheme, 15 weeks’ fully paid maternity, adoption and shared parental leave, paternity pay of two weeks…and plenty more
  • Voluntary benefits designed to suit your lifestyle – from discounts on retail and socialising, to health & wellbeing, travel and technology
  • Flexible working options available – just ask

You’ll get the chance to follow your chosen career path anywhere in Capita. You’ll be joining a network of 55,000 experienced, innovative, and dedicated individuals across multiple disciplines and sectors. There are countless opportunities to learn new skills and develop in your career, and we’ll provide the support you need to do just that. Our purpose is to create a better outcome for you.

What we hope you’ll do next:

Choose ‘Apply now’ to fill out our short application, so that we can find out more about you.

We’re an equal opportunity employer, which means we’ll consider all suitably qualified applicants regardless of gender identity or expression, ethnic origin, nationality, religion or beliefs, age, sexual orientation, disability status or any other protected characteristic. We recruit and develop our people based on merit and their passion for creating better outcomes, and we’re committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.



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