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4 months

Assistant Highways Engineer

North West

Type: Permanent

Salary: Dependent on experience, skills and location.

An introduction to our unique company

Waterman Aspen welcomes engineers and technical specialists to make their mark on some of the biggest infrastructure projects across the UK on a secondment basis.

We specialise in providing the right people, with the right skills for the job, at the right time – for as long as our clients need them.

We are proud of how much we value and support our colleagues – taking people from the very start of their careers to Chartered status and beyond. We have big ambitions for the future, and we’d love for you to be part of it.

Your career with Waterman Aspen

You’ll get all the benefits of being employed by us, while working on a variety of projects for our clients. Joining Waterman Aspen as a Assistant Highways Engineer will see you as a key member of the North West team and you can expect:

  • A varied client base for you to apply and develop your skills
  • Professional subscription to a professional body of your choice
  • Career development and support to reach your professional goals (CEng, EngTech, Incorporated)
  • Buy-in from clients to assist in your professional progression
  • Further exposure to the industry – increasing your awareness, knowledge and sharpening your skills

Experience required


  • Some highway design experience (Trunk road or Local Authority) or at least an understanding of highways design would be preferred
  • Can use drafting and design software such as AutoCAD 2D or Civil 3D
  • Full UK driving licence preferred


  • Knowledge of DMRB and MCHW
  • Involvement in scheme delivery
  • Involvement in the full project lifecycle, including scheme delivery documents, construction documents and drawings, budget & finance control
  • Relevant design software experience such as AutoCAD/ Civils 3D/ KeySigns/ KeyLines.
  • BEng in Civil Engineering or equivalent (HNC/HND in Civil Engineering) but not essential
  • Self motivated and can manage own workloads to meet deadlines

IT skills required:

  • Able to use software such as AutoCAD, Civil 3D, KeyLINES or KeyPOST

You’ll get this and so much more…

A salary in line with your experience, skills and location along with an industry-leading benefits package:

  • Company car or car allowance
  • Contribution to commuting mileage
  • Permanent health insurance
  • 25 days annual leave (buy up to 5 more)
  • Company pension contribution
  • Salary sacrifice to buy additional benefits
  • 1 paid Waterman Aspen in the Community Day to volunteer in your local community