A look back at 2018's Highways Awards winners

13/06/2019

Sponsored by Tripod Crest

MOST INNOVATIVE HIGHWAY AUTHORITY SCHEME OF THE YEAR WINNER IS ...

City of London Corporation with Macleod Simmonds Ltd

Making use of cutting edge technology 

Innovative use of cutting edge subsurface imaging technology, resulting in dramatic savings in both time and cost for the City of London's Aldgate Square project.

Judges’ comment: 'Very positive outcomes achieved from this highways project that has shown excellent practice and new ways of working.'

 

Sponsored by Connor Construction

SITE SAFETY INITIATIVE WINNER IS....

Jacobs, Transport Scotland, Scotland Transerve, Sibbald Ltd

Virtual Reality H&S Induction Training Evaluation

Development and trial of Virtual Reality model for H&S training to investigate whether improvements in safety of the public and road workers can be achieved.

Judges’ comment: 'An impressive Health & Safety system which has been developed through visual reality creating an experience on-site before operatives even get there. A safety initiative that could easily be rolled-out elsewhere to help save lives.'

 

Sponsored by Keysoft Solutions

ROAD SAFETY SCHEME OF THE YEAR WINNER IS...

Department for infrastructure, Eastern Division, Gibson Bros Ltd

A26 Ballinderry crossroads - junction improvement

This scheme, designed in-house and constructed by Gibson Bros Ltd, addressed an extensive collision history and improved safety at a busy junction on the A26 trunk road to the airport.

Judges’ comment: 'This road realignment was successfully developed using a thorough analysis of collision data and has addressed all of the key safety problems at this heavily trafficked road junction.'

 

Sponsored by Total Bitumen

ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY IN THE HIGHWAYS SECTOR WINNER IS...

SNC-Lavalin Atkins Business and Highways England

Delivering Sustainability Outcomes on the Highways England RIP Schemes

The Atkins Sustainability Framework Tool has been developed to embed Highways England's requirements into service delivery - driving and recording sustainability performance improvements, with particular focus on the optioneering stage where major improvements can be achieved.

Judges’ comment: 'An excellent project that addressed environmental concerns and showed best practice in a number of areas.'

 

Sponsored by the Road Safety Markings Association

ROAD MARKING PROJECT OF THE YEAR WINNER IS ....

WJ Group, Highways England and Clearview Intelligence

A38 Multidisciplinary Upgrade Scheme

Upgrade scheme, on 9.4km stretch of the A38 in East Midlands, effectively delivered through exceptional collaboration and specification on innovation, high performing road marking products.

Judges’ comment: 'Demonstrated the benefits of real collaboration to help improve a vital area of the strategic road network.'

 

Sponsored by Tarmac

MAJOR PROJECT AWARD WINNER IS....

Morrison Construction, Hochtief, American Bridge, Jacobs, Arup, Sweco, Ramboll, Transport Scotland

The Queensferry Crossing

The Queensferry Crossing, constructed in a challenging marine environment with notable environmental credentials, delivered extensive community benefits and will contribute significantly to sustainable economic development.

Judges’ comment: 'This successful and innovative bridge design and construction project combines several well designed features and has a very efficient maintenance system.'

 

Sponsored by Shell Bitumen

HIGHWAY INDUSTRY PRODUCT OF THE YEAR WINNER IS....

Tarmac, Amey, ND Brown Limited and RSL Fabrications

Site mixed asphalt innovation

Tarmac, Amey, RSL Fabrications and ND Brown's collaborative new sustainable and cost effective approach for repairing minor highways has optimised low volume asphalt heater technology and delivered major advancements in innovative bagged asphalt materials.

Judges’ comment: 'A unique collaboration which demonstrated clear benefits in terms of productivity and efficiencies.'

 

Sponsored by MwayComms

TEAM OF THE YEAR WINNER IS....

Kier Highways & Surrey County Council

S-Skills

S-Skills for Highways is an innovative partnership between Kier Highways and Surrey County Council that brings vulnerable people furthest from employment into the workplace through a supported programme.

Judges’ comment: 'An entry that demonstrated not only real commitment to the project but excellent teamwork and best-practice.'

 

Sponsored by WJ

HIGHWAY PARTNERSHIP AWARD WINNER IS....

Suffolk County Council and Kier Highways

Suffolk Highways

A celebration of an award-winning partnership between Suffolk County Council and Kier, the merging of two to deliver better highways services for Suffolk.

Judges’ comment: 'This partnership highlighted a fantastic working relationship that had real and tangible benefits to the community it serves.'

 

Sponsored by Kier

HIGHWAYS MAINTENANCE EFFICIENCY WINNER IS....

Tarmac Trading Limited, Aggregate Industries and Hanson Highways and Highways England

The Cat Man Pavement Community - working together to achieve highways efficiency savings

Category Management has encouraged collaboration between the three Pavement contractors, their extended supply chains and Highways England to deliver efficiency savings, maximise productivity and minimise disruption.

Judges’ comment: 'An excellent, well developed and optimised risk based strategy for gully-cleansing which applies not only risk based principles but a geographical information system that helps provide an enhanced and efficient system.'

 

Sponsored by Geobear

BEST USE OF NEW TECHNOLOGY IN THE HIGHWAYS INDUSTRY WINNER IS....

SNC-Lavalin's Atkins business, Highways England, Connect Plus Services, Jackson Civil Engineering, Navtech Radar, Mway Comms, CUBIC, Dynniq

Stopped Vehicle Detection System

SVD makes operators aware of stranded vehicles almost immediately so they can set message signs and signals to protect them, reducing the risk of collisions.

Judges’ comment: 'Combined true partnership working with an excellent grasp of new technology to make a change on the network.'

 

Sponsored Institute of Highway Engineers

APPRENTICE OF THE YEAR WINNER IS....

Georgie Power Suffolk Highways

Georgie is a hard-working, dedicated and truly inspirational young person. She continues to make waves in her role, team and the wider business.

Judges’ comment: 'This candidate was selected by the judges for the contribution she has made to the company she works with while overcoming a number of challenges in her life, highlighting a real commitment to the job she is now doing.'

 

Sponsored by Archway Roadmaster 

JUDGES’ SPECIAL MERIT AWARD GOES TO....

Tarmac Trading Limited, Aggregate Industries and Hanson Highways and Highways England

The Cat Man Pavement Community - working together to achieve highways efficiency savings

Category Management has encouraged collaboration between the three Pavement contractors, their extended supply chains and Highways England to deliver efficiency savings, maximise productivity and minimise disruption.

Judges’ comment: 'Impressed by the way this team overcame traditional barriers to deliver real efficiencies.'

The 16th annual Highways Awards take place at the Lancaster London on 9 October 2019. Online entry is open until 5pm on Friday (21 June) and sponsorship slots are still available.

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Highways jobs

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Liverpool City Region
£63,753 - £71,747
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Recruiter: Liverpool City Region

Medium/Heavy Vehicle Mechanic - January 2020

North West Leicestershire District Council
You could earn up to £28,785 + 0.75 hours per week plain time overtime
Tasks will include preparation for DVSA annual examination, servicing, general and defect generated repairs, fault finding including diagnostic tests. Coalville, Leicestershire
Recruiter: North West Leicestershire District Council

Senior Engineer (Co-ordinator) - 2 jobs

Kirklees Metropolitan Council
£22,462 - £29,636 + £2000 Market Rate Supplement
The role is in the Highway Network Management & Co-ordination (HNMC) Team, which is part of Operational Services. Kirklees, West Yorkshire
Recruiter: Kirklees Metropolitan Council

Surface Water Engineer

Essex County Council
£30001.0 - £35350 per annum
At Essex County Council, we're passionate about helping deliver economic growth, the best starts in life and the chance to age well for people in the England, Essex, Chelmsford
Recruiter: Essex County Council

Highways Operations Manager

Swindon Borough Council
Salary up to £41,494 p.a.
In this key role, you will plan, organise, co-ordinate and control the workforce Swindon, Wiltshire
Recruiter: Swindon Borough Council

Director Neighbourhood & Enforcement

Telford & Wrekin Council
Cicra 89k
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Recruiter: Telford & Wrekin Council

Senior Engineer (Highways Maintenance Design)

Kirklees Metropolitan Council
£22,462 - £29,636
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Recruiter: Kirklees Metropolitan Council

Highways Projects Engineer

Cambridgeshire County Council
£33,153 - £35,755
Looking for strong team players interested in working with a variety of professional and community partners across Cambridgeshire and... Cambridgeshire
Recruiter: Cambridgeshire County Council

Senior Heating Engineer

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Up to £48,692 per annum
Looking for a Senior Heating Engineer who will work as part of one of the small professional teams. London (Greater)
Recruiter: London Borough of Richmond upon Thames and London Borough of Wandsworth

Lead Practitioner (Infrastructure)

Newark & Sherwood District Council
£33,799 to £35,934 per annum
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Recruiter: Newark & Sherwood District Council

Senior Parking Manager

Brent Council
£55,638 - £58,779 p.a. inc.
As Senior Parking Manager, you will be responsible for the effective management of the Council’s Parking Services contract Brentford (City/Town), London (Greater)
Recruiter: Brent Council

Highways Inspector

Hackney London Borough Council
£28,752 - £32,577
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Recruiter: Hackney London Borough Council

School Crossing Patrol

Brent Council
£21,591 - £22,377 p.a. inc. pro rata. (£11.50 per hour)
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Recruiter: Brent Council

Assistant Director - Environment

Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council
£82k per annum
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Recruiter: Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council

Traffic Engineering Team Leader

Telford & Wrekin Council
£39,782 - £42,683
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Recruiter: Telford & Wrekin Council

Street Lighting Client Officer

Enfield London Borough Council
£37,842 – £40,728
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Recruiter: Enfield London Borough Council

Partnership Director (Fixed Term for 2 years)

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Recruiter: Tactran

Service Director Planning, Transportation and Highways

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£88,768
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Recruiter: Wakefield Council

Road Safety and Sustainable Transport Assistant

Telford & Wrekin Council
SCP 13-17 - £11.41 - £12.35
Exciting opportunity to join Telford & Wrekin Council’s Highways, Transport & Engineering, Road Safety & Sustainable Transport Team. Telford, Shropshire
Recruiter: Telford & Wrekin Council

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