Tony Gee and Partners is currently recruiting for a Highways Associate Director in the Birmingham office.

The successful candidate will take a significant role in the technical delivery of Tony Gee’s highways projects and development of highway engineering capabilities within our Birmingham. The person will work alongside the directors and highway specialists based in Birmingham and also other UK offices to deliver a variety of highways sector works including major UK trunk road improvements, new bypass and link road schemes, access roads to developments and re-alignments associated with bridge replacements and the like. The successful candidate will be Chartered with a relevant engineering institution and have significant experience of highways technical design delivery.

In addition to sound technical skills, including a working knowledge of the UK’s DMRB and MCHW, the candidate must possess good communication and interpersonal skills. The candidate will be required to be client facing with good team leadership skills. The candidate must be willing and capable of developing the technical skills of junior staff within the group.

Main Duties

The role requires you to act as a highways discipline technical lead taking responsibility for the punctual delivery of projects to high quality standards in addition to achieving financial targets; the candidate must therefore possess effective managerial experience and suitable technical expertise.

Key tasks include but are not limited to:

Job Responsibilities

  • Technical design and delivery of multiple concurrent projects.
  • Undertaking the role of Highways Discipline Manager or Highways Discipline Director
  • The day-to-day management, direction and training of the staff whilst undertaking your project work
  • Acting as a role model for others in the Company
  • Developing the relationship between the company and new and existing clients and identify potential work
  • Contributing to / or preparing fee budgets, proposals and resource requirements for projects under your control
  • Co-ordinating with other engineers both in the regional offices and between technical groups
  • Managing the preparation of calculations, drawings and other documents and ensuring these are controlled during the execution of projects under your control
  • Managing and liaising with clients on proposals and project work
  • Specifying and/or managing site examination and investigation works in a safe and effective manner
  • Identifying and managing risks for the work under your control to agreed acceptable levels.

Required Experience

  • In-depth knowledge of DMRB/MCHW and detailed design experience on road schemes above £5M construction value.
  • Detailed technical skills across the key elements of highways design.
  • Liaison with direct stakeholders.
  • Professional Qualifications: CEng + MICE and/or MIHT or Experienced near-chartered engineer with 10-15 years of experience.
  • Essential Software; Microsoft Office Suite, AutoCAD

Desirable Experience

  • Experience in the following softwares MicroStation, Microsoft Project, Civils 3D, MX, Infraworks, Windes/Microdrainage, PDS Sign/Line, Arcady, Lighting Reality
  • Alignment design, Drainage design, Pavement design, Road restraint design, Signs & Markings design and Lighting design.
  • Experience of Design and Build schemes, including supporting schemes through Construction
  • Understanding of related highway disciplines preferred, including inter-alia, structures, earthworks, ITS, landscaping, road safety, traffic analysis
  • Knowledge of the BIM protocols in BS1192

Why Work for Tony Gee?

We are an engineering consultancy renowned for delivering complex and innovative design solutions to the global construction industry. Our people make our business a success and so we invest in your development and wellbeing providing an environment that supports you at whatever career level you are at.

We believe that there is more to a job than work. We encourage a healthy work/life balance through a wide range of social activity groups. They’re great fun and a chance to expand your professional and social networks. We also offer the opportunity of a hybrid work model where you can split your working week between the office and your home.

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Cycle to work scheme

Employee assistance programme

Eye care vouchers

Family friendly

Flexible annual leave allowance

Flexible working hours

Fundraising & volunteering opportunities

Generous company pension contributions

Group income protection

Life assurance

Private medical insurance

Social fund

Travel insurance


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    Highways Associate Director – Birmingham



    Position type:

    Full time



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