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Senior Project Engineer - Highways

Job Introduction

Are you experienced with Project Engineering and looking to expand your career into a large infrastructure project or is this something you already have experience of as a Senior Project Engineer. If so; then please read on as we are offering a permanent role here at Tarmac.

At Tarmac, ‘who you are’ matters.  We want to get to know you.  If you share our values and are proud of a job well done, collaborative in working well with others and ambitious to make things better, then have a read of what we have on offer.

We are recruiting for a Senior Project Engineer to join Tarmac on a Joint Venture Surfacing Framework contract. You will work on this large infrastructure project to optimise the engineering aspect ensuring this project comes in on time and within budget from an engineering perspective. This role is working in the Cambridgeshire / Bedfordshire region and whether you live in Northampton, Milton Keynes, Northampton, Leighton Buzzard, Luton, Towcester, Brackley, Bicester, Aylesbury, Oxford, Corby, Kettering, Peterborough, Letchworth Garden City or the surrounding areas we would like to hear from you.

Here at Tarmac, we are working hard to create a dynamic and inclusive environment and it’s important that our people come from a variety of different backgrounds.

Role Responsibility

The Senior Project Engineer will work within the team to deliver the highly strategic ongoing project that is fundamental for operational production and business growth for this JV.  You will be the SME to ensure the project surfacing operations run safely, delivers first class customer service to our clients, drives efficiency improvements throughout the scheme. You will manage engineering on the contract from design information through to contract sign off, you will have the ability to problem solve, innovate, and drive engineering performance to the highest levels.

As the Senior Project Engineer must be well-versed in all engineering surfacing construction methodologies and procedures and be able to coordinate a team of professionals of different disciplines to achieve the best results. The ideal candidate will have an analytical mind and great organisational skills. Your responsibilities will include (not exhaustive):

  • Have a proven track record of successful engineering Project / Programme delivery, knowledge of pave or surfacing engineering within multi-million-pound projects
  • Responsible for delivering the engineering aspect of the project ‘road map’ and able to foresee issues and apply proactive problem solving techniques to overcome challenges, to remain on track to achieve key milestones / dates
  • Provide management, guidance and direction to the wider Project Delivery Team and support the General Manager to ensure that all objectives, aims and targets are achieved
  • Ensure that the team and business are fully compliant with all H&S, business policies, legal delivery requirements and procedures at all times for both our colleagues and contractors
  • Lead, manage and develop the team, optimising engagement, and overall team performance
  • Communication is key with colleagues, managers and contractors across the whole project to ensure all tasks are performed promptly, you must have the tact and diplomacy when dealing with tense situations that can arise at any moment during the project's life cycle
  • Where contractual issues arise, support the project commercial manager to recover these costs from within the project

Key Stakeholders: Tarmac & JV Management Team – Project Management Team - Area Operations Managers - Contractors – Site Management - Supply Chain – Technical – Operations

You will hold a FULL UK manual car driving license with no more than 6 penalty points

The Ideal Candidate

The successful applicant in the role will be instrumental in the future development and support of our culture. You will have experience as a Senior Project Engineer within an Infrastructure, Construction, Highways or Surfacing industry, this experience will be an essential requirement for this role; road or highways surfacing knowledge would be highly beneficial.


  • Desirable – Degree or HNC/HND in a role related discipline as this would prove highly beneficial in your success in the role
  • Desirable – Engineering Management experience on multi-million-pound operational, construction or heavy engineering project/s
  • Challenge people, hold them accountable for job completion and quality of completion
  • Computer literate - familiarity with computer software - word, excel, etc and project management software
  • Good communication skills, with a positive, proactive can - do attitude to both colleagues and external agencies / contractors

Why Us

In the role of Senior Project Engineer we additionally offer an extensive range of career development opportunities and industry-leading rewards, incentives and benefits: 

  • Bonus scheme 
  • Enhanced holiday entitlement 
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Access to the Tarmac Reward website with discounts on retailers, holidays, etc.
  • Access to our Employee Assistance helpline for free and confidential advice
  • Access to join our Employee Communities (employee networks) we currently have nine communities inc. (REACH) Religious, Ethnic, Cultural Heritage, LGBTQ+, Parents & Carers, Ability, Wellbeing, Female Voice, and Menopause
  • Training and development opportunities

Interested? Why not click here to find out more?  Go on… are you ready to build your future? 

Tarmac is an equal-opportunity employer. We are committed to creating an inclusive work environment for all employees and actively encourage applications from all sectors of the community.

Please click on the apply button to complete your application. Occasionally we receive a large volume of applications for our roles and when this happens we sometimes bring the published closing date forward, so please apply promptly to avoid disappointment.

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