Assistant Highway Design Engineer

  • Job Reference: AM17825
  • Date Posted: 19 November 2020
  • Employer: Amey
  • Location: Birmingham, West Midlands
  • Salary: £15,000 to £150,000
  • Sector: Engineering
  • Job Type: Full Time

Job Description

We deliver forward-thinking solutions for the world's biggest asset owners, transforming the places where we live, work and travel. Our success comes from a practical approach. We pride ourselves on solving complex challenges with original thinking, then turning it into a reality. We arrive at better answers because we ask better questions.

Think big, create better

Amey Consulting's Highways teams impact the journeys of millions across the UK, by working in partnership with a range of clients and providing consultancy design services for Strategic and Local Highway networks.

Our teams work on both major design projects and local network improvements and undertake services on national to local frameworks; including those with Highways England A66 Trans Pennine, Area 10,13 and 14 accounts to Wales and Borders - Amey Keolis and the Midlands Highways Alliance (MHA).

We make our towns and cities better places to live by improving connectivity, journey times and quality of life.

The role

Due to increased workload, we are seeking to recruit an Assistant Highway Civil Engineer. The successful candidate will work collaboratively within the highways design team to assist with the design delivery of highways and drainage schemes.

As an Assistant Highways Civil Engineer at Amey Consulting, you'll see your work from early design to the very end result, and every project will be different from the last. You'll feel inspired to challenge yourself, as well as your colleagues. You'll have the opportunity to thrive and we'll help you shape your career whether through further qualification, learning new skills or whatever else you need to achieve your ambitions.

We strongly encourage the development towards a professional qualification with a recognised Institution and pride ourselves on mentoring engineers. We can offer significant support towards Chartership, and you will be rewarded with a bonus of up to £5k on completion.


In a typical week you will:

  • Provide support to the Engineer and Senior Engineer within the design team on various design duties including:
    • Feasibility / Preliminary Design Optioneering
    • Highway Alignment design - 2D and 3D
    • Drainage design
    • Traffic Sign and Road Marking design
    • Detailed Design Drawings and Specifications
    • Planning, programming and cost estimation
    • Construction Support
    • Surveys / Inspections
    • Support development of Graduate Engineers and Technicians
  • Work to programme to deliver specified designs on time
  • Ensure innovation and best practice is highlighted and adopted where practicable
  • Drive effective health and safety practices within your Team
  • Be primarily office based but also carry out site visits with other team members



We want to hear from you if:

  • You have a Bachelors or Masters degree in an appropriate subject
  • You have made progress towards completion of a formal professional training programme with an appropriate professional body
  • You are able to demonstrate experience and expertise within the relevant technical field, probably gained in a Graduate Engineer role or equivalent
  • You are able to produce technically sound engineering solutions, complying with all relevant technical standards and client requirements, working under supervision
  • You are experienced in following procedures associated with health, safety and welfare, e.g. Construction (Design and Management) Regulations
  • You are able to comply with technical governance procedures within a consulting engineering environment


In return:

Our rewards make us better people here at Amey Consulting. If you're happy, you'll think better. It's a simple formula but one that puts your wellbeing as a top priority, that's why we've worked hard to build a reward and benefits program that puts you first, including;

  • Competitive salary
  • Exceptional development and progression plan
  • Contributory Pension Scheme
  • Minimum 24 days holiday + Bank Holidays
  • Additional Leave Purchase Scheme
  • Amey Rewards Portal including healthcare, dental and childcare vouchers