Highway Engineer

Employer: Sustrans
Job location
Birmingham, Nottingham or Peterborough
Job salary
£29,216 per annum (inclusive of a Retention Allowance of £1,412 pa)
Job term
Fixed Term Contract to March 2023
Job closing date

Highway Engineer

£29,216 per annum

(inclusive of a Retention Allowance of £1,412 pa)

 (Ref:  SUS3252)

Up to 37.5 hours per week  - happy to talk flexible working

Fixed Term Contract to March 2023

Base: Birmingham, Nottingham or Peterborough


About The Role

We are looking for an Engineer who is passionate about sustainability to be part of a multidisciplinary team designing and delivering outstanding walking and cycling infrastructure.

Your role will see you developing and improving the National Cycle Network and Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plans through our “Paths for Everyone” and “Liveable Towns and Cities” programmes as we seek to develop and upgrade high quality traffic free routes and work with local communities to encourage greater active travel.


About You

We are looking for a talented Engineer with a highways background.

You should be able to demonstrate an understanding of urban design principles and a holistic approach to street design.

In return we can support you to develop new skills and give you the freedom to express yourself creatively. We can offer you genuine flexibility around working patterns. We embrace values-driven and inclusive leadership and we listen and make time for innovation through our people-centred culture.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a team where you can make a big impact and where we value the contribution and expertise of everyone.


What we Offer?


  • 26 days’ leave per annum plus bank holidays for full-time working
  • Ability to buy an extra week of annual leave (pro-rata for part-time staff)
  • Staff volunteer days
  • 24/7 free, impartial and confidential support service
  • We are members of the Green Commute Initiative and Cycle Scheme who both offer cycle to work schemes


  • Group Personal Pension scheme with a 4% or 5% of basic salary contribution being matched by Sustrans
  • Bike, computer and season ticket loans
  • Discount benefits

Family Friendly

  • Enhanced maternity and paternity pay
  • Flexible Working practices (full time hours are 37.5 per week, Monday - Friday)


About Sustrans

Our vision and mission have never been more relevant. 

Across the UK, governments are pledging investment and action on walking and cycling.

We are working together to make a real difference - creating places where everyone can live and travel happily and healthily, and where nobody is excluded.

Our work wouldn’t be possible without the commitment and dedication of our colleagues.

We are proud of our employee net promoter score, being in the top 20% of all employers across all sectors in the UK, due to our energised, friendly and motivated workforce.

Join Sustrans today and help us get things done, together!


Equality, diversity and inclusion

We welcome applications from people from all parts of the community, particularly where we are under-represented. Currently, this includes disabled people, and those from Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups.

Sustrans is committed to reducing inequality, valuing diversity and enabling inclusion.



Closing date for the receipt of completed applications is 9am on Monday 09 August 2021.  Interviews will take place via MS Teams on the 16 August 2021.

To apply, please complete our online application form. More details of our vacancies can be found at http://www.sustrans.org.uk/job-vacancies/