Sydney, New South Wales


Senior Highways Engineer

BG&E is a consulting engineering firm with over 50 years of recognised excellence in engineering, and more than 730 staff in offices in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, the Middle East and the United Kingdom.

About The Opportunity

Our Sydney business provides civil and structural engineering services, among others, for infrastructure, water, buildings, marine and port, and resources projects. Our highly-skilled technical experts are driven by a passion to help clients achieve their goals and improve society for today and future generations. When you join BG&E, you join a proudly employee-owned firm that values curiosity, bravery and trust, which we believe is key to creating extraordinary built environments.

In response to the massive investment in infrastructure investment in New South Wales (NSW), BG&E’s Civil & Highways team is growing.

Job Description

Reporting to the Director Civil and Waterways, we are looking for an outgoing, team oriented and technically experienced Senior Highways Engineer to help build and grow our highways engineering capability. This is the opportunity for the right candidate to get in and help grow this discipline in the NSW market.

We are seeking a Senior Highways Engineer with recognised qualifications by Engineers Australia and eligible for MIEAust. Chartered status is also highly desirable.

The successful candidate will be an advocate of BG&E, preserving the company culture and the ‘BG&E Way’, maintaining collaborative relationships globally, and provide seamless support across the business.

Key Responsibilities

This role will be responsible for delivering highway and road projects with the support of other members of our transport team.

The role will involve technical engineering, project management and some business development.

Suitably experienced individuals will be provided with the opportunity to lead and manage engineering and technical staff on transport infrastructure projects.


Strong technical background in road design on State highway authority (i.e. RMS, TMR, VicRoads, MRWA, etc.) type projects with broad knowledge of:

  • traffic engineering;
  • road geometrics;
  • drainage;
  • signs and line marking;
  • road safety barriers; and
  • utility service protection and relocation (desirable).

While it is not expected for candidates to a specialist in all of the above, it is essential to understand them.

The successful candidate will also possess:

  • More than 10 years’ experience, preferably at least five years, of which have been in Australia.
  • Experience preferably with a tier-one or tier-two engineering consultancy and State road authority.
  • Good working knowledge of design Standards and design management processes, RMS processes desirable, but not essential.
  • Previous design and construct or alliance type project experience would be considered favourably.
  • Ability to work well in a small design team or join in a larger project team.
  • Strong written reporting skills.
  • Ability to build relationships with client project managers.
  • Supports tenders and business development activities.
  • Ability to relocate to other BG&E offices for short-term secondments desirable.

What BG&E Offers?

Along with a competitive salary, we offer other benefits to support your on-going professional development and work-life balance including:

  • up to three-months of paid Parental Leave;
  • flexible working arrangements, including remote working;
  • a supportive working environment in an energetic team;
  • paid professional memberships;
  • service recognition awards; and
  • a supportive Employee Assistance Programme.

To Apply

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter with your contact details and your curriculum vitae/resume to YourCareer@bgeeng.com

BG&E is an Equal Opportunity Employer who promotes, embraces and values diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Women, Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and Māori people, as well as other candidates with a multicultural background are strongly encouraged to apply.

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