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We are looking for a Senior Design Engineer to join our highways team in Oxford.


The Oxfordshire Highways contract is an integrated contract delivering a range of services in partnership with Oxfordshire County Council. The Senior Design Engineer will play a key role in a small team of engineers and technicians to develop and deliver highway and transport infrastructure projects.

The Oxfordshire business has been in operation since 2010, and currently runs to 2023, with further extensions possible if Skanska continues to perform to a high standard.  To achieve the growth and economic aspirations set by Oxfordshire County Council, there is an exciting and ambitious capital investment programme to tackle congestion and improve access to businesses and housing, and therefore we are seeking to recruit design staff at various levels to expand the Oxford office. The position is based in our co-located office in County Hall, located in the centre of the vibrant and diverse city of Oxford, with excellent public transport links.





  • Lead the design of a range of highway improvement and traffic engineering schemes from small scale city centre cycling & pedestrian improvements, to major new highway infrastructure and sustainable transport projects.

  • Work closely with project managers and other local teams to plan and implement a variety of highway and transport schemes from ‘cradle to grave’ within budget and to programme, and in compliance with quality, safety and environmental objectives.

  • Prepare and review accurate and concise technical reports, appraisals and justifications and ensure that all correspondence is dealt with within agreed timescales.

  • Lead successful stakeholder consultation events/public exhibitions for your projects and liaison with internal and external stakeholders at all stages of project delivery.

  • Ensure that relevant standards are applied in accordance with national & local criteria and sound engineering practice to deliver appropriate solutions which offer best value.

We're looking for:

  • Substantial track record for delivering highways and transport design projects, as part of a team of professional engineer
  • Working knowledge of Design Manual for Roads and Bridges/Specification for Highway Works relating to the design and maintenance of local authority highway and transport schemes.
  • Ability to lead professional teams and co-ordinate delivery of complex multi-disciplinary work packages.
  • Working knowledge of the design & delivery of highway infrastructure projects using BIM/Digital Engineering software, systems and data.Site based highways experience to provide sufficient understanding of buildability, traffic management and construction programming.
  • Experience of working on traffic engineering & sustainable transport projects (desirable).
  • A relevant Degree in Civil Engineering or equivalent, or Foundation Degree/HNC/HND together with sufficient post qualification experience.
  • Chartered Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers or equivalent professional qualification.
  • Good interpersonal skills and a team player with a ‘can do’ approach

Our Infrastructure Services team delivers projects that maintain and enhance the built environment. Part of that is our work to operate, maintain and improve large parts of the UK road network. Whether you’re involved in frontline operational work, design, project management or office-based services, every day you’ll be helping to improve the lives of millions of people.


A career with us means you’ll have the freedom to develop your skills and leave your mark on the communities in which we work. Our competitive benefits package will help to enhance your life outside work, too.












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