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Highway Engineer

Europe Region

A career at Arup offers you the chance to make a positive difference in the world. Independently owned and independently minded, Arup is the creative force at the heart of many of the world’s most prominent projects in the built environment. We offer a broad range of professional services that combine to make a real difference to our clients and the communities in which we work. For more than 70 years, we have helped bring to life groundbreaking projects across the globe.


We are truly global, and our 15,000 planners, designers, engineers and consultants around the world delivering innovative projects with creativity and passion. We have over 600 staff working in Ireland based in Dublin, Cork, Galway and Limerick.


Highway Engineer


Arup currently has a large workload in our Transport Infrastructure team which includes highways, rail, aviation, maritime and bridges/civil structures. The team currently has more than 80 staff working on a variety of projects across our Dublin, Cork, Limerick and Galway offices.

We currently have a requirement for an Engineer with 3 to 5 years post graduate highways experience to join our growing highways group in Galway. The successful candidate will work within the Transport Infrastructure team while also working directly with the Transportation and Urban Design team.

The successful candidate will gain invaluable experience within an established consultancy in a friendly office environment. The successful candidate will be involved in a diverse and challenging range of projects for high profile civil engineering clients within Ireland and further afield. This role also offers the successful candidate long-term opportunities for career development.


Current Projects

  • Rural and Urban Road Improvement Schemes working for Transport Infrastructure Ireland and local authorities;

  • Public Transport Priority Projects and Development of TII Design Standards and associated research projects with European partners such as Conference of European Directors of Road (CEDR); and

  • Design and Build / PPP projects working for leading Irish and overseas contraactors. 


The Role

The role includes design, management and coordination, often liaising with other multi-disciplinary contributors to projects.  You will be required to deliver projects to the required technical standards in a timely manner, reporting to the team leader or project manager as appropriate.


You will:

  • Prepare technical designs for highway projects, including geometrical alignment and drainage, drawings, reports, correspondence and other outputs in accordance with approved design standards and procedures in line with the delivery programme;

  • Ensure that relevant legislation, regulations, policies, strategies and technical guidance is interpreted, followed and communicated across the team with guidance from senior members of staff;

  • Implement the appropriate QA procedures for all deliverables and ensure compliance

  • with H&S requirements; and

  • Communicate effectively and in a team environment with a broad cross-section of

  • individuals. This would typically include but is not limited to; highway colleagues and project managers, other internal design disciplines, clients and contractors.      



  • Level 8 Degree in Civil Engineering or similar;

  • Minimum of 3 to 5 years post graduate experience, preferably in a consultancy environment; 

  • Chartered or working towards chartered professional status;

  • Good written and verbal communication skills; and

  • Ability to work as part of a team.


Key Experience:

  • Alignment Design (MX Roads, Open Roads, Civil 3D or equivalent);

  • Drainage Design (Micro drainage); and

  • Contract Documentation Preparation.


Desirable Experience:

  • Compulsory Purchase Orders;

  • Utility/Service Diversions;

  • Stakeholder Engagement;

  • Public Consultation;

  • TII Publications (Standards and Technical);

  • Traffic signs and road markings (Traffic Signs Manual);

  • Vehicle Restraint Systems;

  • AutoCAD and ArcMap GIS; and

  • Road Safety Audits.


What to expect at Arup 

We offer a multicultural and informal international working environment where you can develop professionally by being part of a team of professionals who enjoy what they do:

  • Be part of a company with a strong corporate culture committed to its values and aims: quality of work, holistic approach, humane organization, straight and honorable dealings, social usefulness and reasonable prosperity

  • Short, long or educational assignments at Arup’s offices and projects anywhere in the world

  • Continuous training and professional development that will allow you to adapt to the growing needs of our clients being in the midst of the digital transformation

  • Employees at Arup are eligible for the Global Profit Share scheme, dependent on the firm’s financial performance. Competitive performance based salary growth

  • We offer a flexible Friday scheme. We are open to candidates seeking a more flexible working week including flexible start/finish times, planned working from home and offer the ability to purchase additional leave.


Our goal is to shape a better world. And to do that, we need to make Arup a great place to work for everyone. If we want to solve problems for people around the world, we must seek and attract the best people from the widest talent pool and create an environment that supports and includes them. We aim to encourage a culture where people can be themselves and be valued for their contribution. This includes people with disabilities so please discuss any adjustments that you may require throughout the selection and assessment process with your recruitment contact.


Shape your time with us

At Arup, you’ll be a welcomed member of the team with opportunities to participate in cultural and social events with the local community (e.g. as a STEM ambassador) or by joining one of our staff networks for women, culture or LGBT+ people. You’ll have access to a range of flexible working options – whether you’re a parent, a student, or just have a busy lifestyle - we recognise it’s not always easy to commit to standard working hours so if you're interested in flexible start and finish times, working from home or working part-time, please let us know when you apply, and we'll discuss how this could work in your role.


In light of the current coronavirus (COVID) we are continuously and frequently reviewing our recruitment and onboarding processes. The health and safety of our candidates, employees, and community is our top priority. We will be conducting any interviews via video conference and other digital collaboration tools during this time. As a firm, we will continuously adapt our approach in line with any government guidelines and regulations as this situation develops.


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