Jacobs Senior Highways Engineer in Croydon, United Kingdom

Senior Highways Engineer


Jacobs are one of the leading consulting firms in the Highways sector where we deliver a diverse range of projects for Local Authority frameworks, private highways markets and major projects for Highways England. We have opportunities to work on unique and exciting projects, and a stable platform upon which to develop your career.

We also provide professional services through our strategic alliance with Ringway Jacobs delivering to local authorities throughout England under long term contracts. This includes a range of schemes from minor municipal projects to major projects exceeding £100m.

We are looking for talented people to join us across the UK and Ireland to continue our focus on building relationships and making a difference to our clients (90% of our business is repeat business driven by our performance on existing schemes).

Expand your highly sought after technical expertise on complex projects that are strategically vital to Britain’s infrastructure ambitions. Deliver strategic capability and well thought out solutions that genuinely help shape our clients’ business or mission. Thrive in an ethical, safe and healthy environment.

Position Summary

  • Reporting to the Project Manager, you will lead a team of engineers and technicians working on a variety of projects;

  • You will be responsible for the preparation of feasibility studies, scheme reports, and scheme design for highways, drainage, flooding and a variety of other projects;

  • You will be responsible for resolving technical issues as they occur for a range of areas across the project and for the monitoring of progress;

  • You will be expected to attend progress meetings, public exhibitions and public inquiries.


Essential Criteria

  • Degree in Civil Engineering;

  • Proven experience of most aspects of major highway schemes;

  • Confident with proven interpersonal and communication skills;

  • Thorough understanding of DMRB standards;

  • Capable of managing a challenging workload subject to change at short notice.

Desirable Criteria

  • IEng/CEng and MICE status or equivalent;

  • Experience of construction supervision;

  • Knowledge of the financial management and control of projects;

  • Good working knowledge of different contract types and procurement options;

  • Ablility to produce well-presented and accurate reports;

  • MX/3D Cad proficient, and/or drainage design capabilities (WINDES or equivalent).


We offer a competitive package which includes a Pension and Life Assurance Scheme and the opportunity to participate in our Flexible Benefits programme.

Successful candidates will beasked to complete a Baseline Personnel Security Standard Pre-Employment checkand will be required to undergo various checks including: Identity, Right to Work;Employment/Education History and Criminal Record. If you are unable tomeet this and any associated criteria, then your employment may be delayed orrejected.

JACOBS is an Equal Opportunities Employer and is committed to the safety and well-being of all.


Primary Location United Kingdom-United Kingdom Countrywide-Croydon

Req ID: BIA0000F6