Highfield’s Highways, Traffic & Transportation team specialise in this niche sector offering expertise in permanent, contract and fixed term placements across a broad range of skills sets. We have grown a huge network of candidates from across local authority maintenance schemes, motorway maintenance projects, commercial & residential developments, highway construction and civil infrastructure projects.
Our strong client base ranges from multi-disciplined civil engineering consultancies and contractors to local authorities and strategic bodies, across the UK. Matching this substantial client base with equally strong candidates as we recruit for roles from civil engineers to Transport planners, and inspectors.
Growth in the transport sectors has given us the ability to also grow our knowledge and expertise. Now we are able to dedicate more time and effort into Highways and Transportation after choosing to separate it from Rail and Infrastructure, allowing us to continue providing our high-quality service.
Many major projects have been given the go ahead, with Highways England awarding a £162.5 million contract for the Lower Thames Crossing, and the Department for Transport providing £93 million for road upgrades across England. 22,000 jobs are created with the Lower Thames crossing during construction, alongside the improvements to the region’s ports, distribution hubs and manufacturing centres. These projects, along with various others, open opportunities for many British workers and are helping people to access work and education.
Regular repairs and improvements are made to roads up and down the country, creating a constant generation and retention of skilled workers. Anywhere from trainees to project managers and everything in between, roads will always need maintenance and can be often redesigned to accommodate the increasing reliance on technology. This leads to building projects like smart motorways in the UK, adapting long used systems to more technologically advanced ones.
With so many upcoming projects, we are excited to delve into this sector even more and share the exciting opportunities that are coming up.
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