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3 months ago
Location: UK
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Highways & Transport
Category: Transport and Highways Jobs
About the Role

WSP are working with Hertfordshire County Council as a single, integrated team called the ‘Whole Client Service’. This truly collaborative approach sees WSP and Hertfordshire colleagues working side by side to collectively deliver the full highways service to local communities.

A typical week would include:

* With guidance from colleagues: analyse engineering drawings and documents (including reports, maps, drawings and tests on soil composition, terrain, hydrological characteristics, and other topographical and geological data) to determine the suitability of submitted designs and specifications.

* Independently manage routine Section 278 and Section 38 schemes from start to finish and ensure that projects are built in accordance with plans, special provisions and standards, and delivered with estimates.

* Review legal agreements and other documentation submitted for approval.

* Perform site visits and inspections; inspect construction sites to monitor progress and ensure conformance to approved plans, specifications, and construction and safety standards. Instruct the Clerk of Works to monitor sites when appropriate/necessary.

* Exercise independent and innovative engineering judgement. Use engineering knowledge and experience to give advice and assist in solving problems and answering queries. Resolve design and construction issues and respond to enquiries (from the public, Members and colleagues) including arranging and attending meetings when appropriate.

* Use computer assisted engineering and design and other software and equipment to prepare and/or analyse engineering and design documents.

* Analyse data to determine feasibility of project and devise cost and time estimates.

* Demonstrate excellent project management, including adhering to Opus’s project and quality management requirements.

* Liaise with colleagues and third parties (such as utility companies and other governmental agencies) to co-ordinate work.

* Understand and adhere to Health and Safety requirements relating to own safety and safety of colleagues, construction site safety and safety of the public including an awareness of CDM 2015 regulations.

* Assist with and/or complete tasks as requested by senior team members in a timely manner.

* Manage own time and budgets and provide regular progress updates to senior colleagues.

* Keep senior colleagues informed of (significant) risks, opportunities and issues.

About You

We'd love to hear from you if you have:


• Masters degree qualification in a relevant discipline.
(Civil engineering preferred)


• Experience in highway engineering, construction or design.
• An understanding of the principles of Manual for Streets and the Design Manual for Roads and Bridges.
• Ability to manage routine tasks without supervision. Effective time management and strong organisational skills.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills and ability to influence peers.
• Computer literate; proficient in the use of Microsoft Office applications with the ability to learn to use local programmes.


• Takes initiative with personal career development.
• Has accountability and ownership for service delivery.
• Regularly contributes ideas, innovations and efficiencies.
• Shares information and collaborates openly with others.
• Builds open and honest relationships.
• Recognises and adapts to changing demands.
• Displays a strong customer service awareness.

About Us

WSP is one of the world's leading engineering professional services firms providing technical consultancy to the built and natural environment. We believe that for societies to thrive, we must all hold ourselves accountable for tomorrow. For us, that means creating innovative solutions to the challenges the future will bring to the communities and environments where we live and work across the UK.

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