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Principal Highways Engineer

North West

Type: Contract

Salary: Dependent on experience, skills and location 

An introduction to our unique company… 

Waterman Aspen welcomes engineers and technical specialists to make their mark by working on some of the biggest infrastructure projects or in delivering professional services across the UK on a secondment basis.  Our diverse client base includes local authorities, consultancies, public bodies and construction companies.

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’re a people-centric organisation, placing mutual respect and dignity in the highest regard.  This is reflected in our approach to issues such as mental health and wellbeing, family friendly policies, social value, and net zero. We’re a Disability Confident Employer and an accredited Real Living Wage Employer.

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 Principal Highways Engineer will see you as a key member of the North West team and you can expect: 

  • A varied client base where you can apply and develop your skills 
  • Further exposure to the industry and it’s leaders
  • Working within clients being able to influence and make decisions

Experience required… 


  • UK Experience within a public, private or third sector UK based client
  • Advise on options and solutions to highway engineering matters, prepare works information and project manage the successful implementation of the preferred solution.
  • Prepare concept design work packages for speculative bid funding applications quickly and effectively, identifying and quantifying likely costs from outline design to project completion.
  • Manage the review of external technical submissions and proposals and liaise with designers in order to resolve issues.
  • Lead on and support others in the financial management of schemes from inception to completion.
  • Lead, manage and direct a team of professional and technical staff to meet objectives.
  • Resolve issues from councillors and third parties such as members of the public who may be affected by network issues as a result of highway works and provide input to media
  • enquiries.
  • Line manage staff and contractors and lead / manage and sign off design
  • IEng or CEng Qualification
  • Eligibility to work in the UK and a full UK driving licence


  • Significant experience in highway design and construction (10+years)