Civil Engineer - Highways

  • Job Reference: 25156424001
  • Date Posted: 26 August 2022
  • Recruiter: Fission Recruitment Services Limited
  • Location: Cardiff
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Engineering & Design
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

As a result of this framework win, we are recruiting a Civil Engineer.

 In this role, you will work within the South Wales region design team and in partnership with our client, SWTRA, and alongside our other Local Authority clients through our South East Wales, and South West Wales, Frameworks. As a Senior Engineer, you will provide effective support and assistance to your Design Team Leader on a variety of highways schemes whilst taking the lead on projects and mentoring junior engineers. 

This is an opportunity to join a rapidly expanding team working on Welsh Government Highways schemes across the South Wales regions. With shared office space in Cardiff and Bristol, we welcome applications from Civil Engineers across these regions. We can support flexible working around our core hours of 10-3 pm and anticipate a mix of home/office work.

 We strongly encourage the development towards a professional qualification with a recognised Institution and pride ourselves on mentoring engineers. We offer tailored support toward professional accreditation (IEng/CEng), and you will be rewarded with a bonus of up to £5k on completion.

What will this role involve?

In a typical week you will:

 Develop designs following the client’s requirements and relevant design standards

Represent the business stream in multi-disciplined project teams

Prepare and check the feasibility studies, appraisal, and assessment reports

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Produce and check design concepts, design details, drawings specifications, and other technical documents

Assist in the preparation and monitoring of the budget for projects including the planning, monitoring, and reporting of project resources

Develop and maintain excellent working relationships with the client and other relevant stakeholders

What are we looking for?

We want to hear from you if:

 Have a Bachelors or Masters degree in an appropriate subject

Can demonstrate developed experience and expertise within the relevant technical field, probably gained in a Civil Engineer role or equivalent

An ability to produce or oversee the production of technically sound engineering solutions, complying with all relevant technical standards and client requirements

Experienced in undertaking project related tasks associated with health, safety, and welfare, e.g. Construction (Design and Management) Regulations

Knowledge in the application of technical governance procedures within a consulting engineering environment

Understand technical governance procedures and how they are applied within a consulting engineering environment

 In return:

Our rewards make us better people. 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
  • Portal including healthcare, dental, and childcare vouchers

  What makes this role unique?

Our success comes from a practical approach. We pride ourselves on solving complex challenges with original, real-world thinking, then turning it into a reality. Your solutions will have an impact, making a genuine difference in people’s lives. It’s what makes a career with us unlike any other.


We value collective expertise, but also the spark one person can bring. As one of us, you can be you, because your individuality is an asset. You’ll be surrounded by people who want you to thrive and embrace new challenges.


We don’t believe in typical: we believe a diversity of backgrounds and skills create the best environment and opportunities. It means we ask better questions to arrive at better answers because we learn from each other’s perspectives. And this means better outcomes for our clients our communities and ourselves.

About us

Established in 2007, Fission Recruitment specialise in the recruitment of permanent employees and contractors for the rail and highways industry.


Key to what we do is assist our candidate in their long-term planning and continued skill acquisition. We offer free advice, industry knowledge and CV consultation, ensuring that all candidates have equal opportunities to develop their career.


Please apply to find out more details about how we can help you find your next position. We understand that every individual looks for a new role for a number of different reasons, whether it’s financial, culture, sustainability or equality and diversity, we can help you navigate your way to success.


Do you enjoy solving real-life problems and creating a positive impact on society? Do you want to work flexibly in a way that empowers you?


With my client, you’ll work with high profile infrastructure organisations, giving you the unique opportunity to bring ground-breaking work to life. Your solutions will have an impact, making a genuine difference in people’s lives.  You’ll work in a growing inclusive, open-minded team where your professional development can thrive.

 It’s where you feel valued and alive

 Fresh Challenge, New Opportunity

 My clients 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.  We are passionate about the highways projects that we design and take pride in seeing our towns and cities thrive by improving connectivity, journey times and quality of life.

 In 2022, my client was successfully named as a Design Partner to SWTRA (South Wales Trunk Road Agent). The £100m+ Consultancy services framework enables SWTRA to procure design and consultancy services for the motorway and trunk road network across the South Wales region over the next 4 years.


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