Assistant Design Engineer

  • London Borough of Barnet, UK
  • £27,000 - £35,000 per annum
  • Permanent

Are you an Assistant Design Engineer looking for a new opportunity within the Highways sector?

Then you need to keep reading as this might be the right fit for you!!

We are recruiting for a leading construction consultancy looking to add an Assistant Design Engineer to their team!

Job Title - Assistant Design Engineer

Area/Location - Barnet

Type of Job - Permanent

Start Date - As Soon As Possible

Salary - £35000

Job Description

  • Developing briefs, feasibility studies and undertaking design and implementation of schemes, projects and programmes for small and medium sized projects as allocated, including drawing using specialist IT Software.
  • Design and supervision of projects, preparation of estimates, working drawings and Contract documents for projects of varying complexity, dependent on the post holder's grading.
  • Designing specifications and cost estimates, issuing works requisitions, liaising with and supervising contractors and monitoring costs.
  • Assisting in obtaining the necessary technical, administrative and financial approvals and in the preparation, supervision and administration of associated consultants' commissions or contracts.
  • Carry out condition surveys and site surveys as directed and to assist with, or carry out the preparation of reports on findings. To assist in the introduction of new methods as necessary to ensure efficient use of resources, including taking an active role in promoting best value.
  • Liaising, where appropriate, with other Agencies and Bodies and inter and intra services to co-ordinate projects, attending meetings as necessary including with commercial scheme promoters.
  • Be able to assess a variety of existing and proposed highway layouts - including town centre schemes, traffic signals, road safety schemes, route studies, cycle, bus or School initiative schemes.
  • Preparing scheme plans to requisite design levels, ensuring they conform to technical and industry standards.
  • Design and manage traffic surveys and public consultations to requisite standards produce detailed drawings to technical standards, prepare accurate complex cost estimates and contract documentation.
  • Investigate the causes of accidents, analyse options and make recommendation for effective remedial measures.
  • Preparing letters of varying complexity, dependent on the post holder's grading, including assisting with letters on policy matters, proof of evidence, technical reports, briefs for consultants and other documents of all complexities as may be required.
  • To deliver, at all times, a professional technical service aligned to "the Way We Work" contributing to Re and the Council's wider objectives, responding to customers' needs and the principles of continuous improvement.
  • To attend internal and external meetings and represent the service at public and other meetings as directed, maintaining service excellence and customer care at all times.
  • To ensure compliance with all Health & Safety legislation, the application of the CDM Regulations and associated codes of practice, Re and Council policies.
  • To carry out all duties with due regard to the Re's Customer Care, Equalities, Information Governance, Data Protection, GDPR, Financial Regulations and Health and Safety policies and procedures.


  • You must be qualified to degree level or equivalent in Civil Engineering or Transportation, with a minimum relevant Post-Graduate Experience
  • Demonstrable Engineering, Transportation, or equivalent experience
  • Good IT Skills - including the use of Autocad and Microsoft Office Suite including Word and Excel
  • Knowledge of highways and transport policies and associated working knowledge of legislation
  • The ability to set and work to personal deadlines and targets to meet the requirements of programmes of work, to meet clients' needs and to respond to targets set by others.
  • Experience in programme and project management
  • Experience in financial and cost management
  • Experience of surveying and project cost calculation
  • Detailed understanding of the design process and interface with multiple disciplines
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Good budgetary management skills
  • Experience of working with consultants/ contractors

What's in it for you - Benefits of working at the company

  • 23 days' holiday (rising to 27) with the opportunity to buy extra leave
  • The opportunity to take a paid day out of the office, volunteering for our charity partners or a cause of your choice
  • 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
  • Access to our Employee Network Groups, which represent every strand of diversity and allow colleagues to connect and learn from each other on an open, inclusive platform

If you like what you have read so far

  • you feel this Company matches what you are looking for in a new career venture
  • would like a more detailed Job Description or would like to discuss the opportunity on the Assistant Design Engineer

please click Apply on this advert and ring Cass on



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