Awards judging panel ready for your entries


There is now just a fortnight to go until free online entry closes on Friday 5 June for this year’s Highways Awards taking place at a gala dinner scheduled for 13 October 2020 at the Royal Lancaster London.

We are once again honoured to have a 12-strong judging panel with representatives covering all four corners of the UK.

This includes experts from Transport Scotland, the Welsh Government, the Department for Infrastructure NI, Highways England, the Institute of Highway Engineers, as well as our new specialist judges. Each of our industry judges has a wealth of experience and, together, they form a gold standard of recognition.

The specialist judges will be helping to decide two new categories for 2020: the Award for Winter Service Project in the Highways Sector and the Mental Health and Well-being in the Highways Sector Award.

There is a fair and open system of scoring each entry, which makes the Awards equally accessible to both small or large organisations.

Nominations are also being sought for someone who has dedicated their life to the highways sector and whose passion, leadership and teamwork continues to make a major positive impact. This lucky person will walk away with our prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award.

The judging panel for the Highways Awards 2020 comprises:

  • Stephen Webb Head Judge WSP / IHE
  • Jonathan Pearson President of the Institute of Highway Engineers / Head of Programme Management Ringway Jacobs
  • Kevin Monaghan Divisional Roads Manager Department for Infrastructure, Eastern Division
  • Nicola Bell Director, Asset Development, Safety, Engineering and Standards Highways England
  • Richard Morgan Head of Planning, Asset Management & Standards Network Management Division, Transport, Department for Economy & Infrastructure, Welsh Government
  • Jonny Moran Transport Scotland
  • Chris Cranston NWSRG
  • Carol Valentine NWSRG
  • Martin Thompson Transport Scotland / NWSRG
  • Ian Hawthorn London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham
  • Kate Fuller Road Safety Foundation
  • Dane Krambergar Charity MIND UK

The FREE online entry system is due to close on Friday 5th June – check out your 15 categories available and submit your entries at

Thanks to our 2020 Sponsors: Clearview Intelligence, Gaist, Highway Care, Institute of Highway Engineers, Kier, Charity MIND UK, NWSRG, Shell Bitumen, SRL Traffic Systems, Total and WJ.

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE. No-one can predict how your celebrations may be affected on 13 October – whether they will need to be re-scheduled or simply adapted on the night. We wanted to assure you that, should numbers be restricted, we are exploring ways that other members of your organisations can join us virtually, and table requirements will be adjusted accordingly. We will keep you updated on developments throughout the summer. One thing we do know is that nothing will stand in the way of our resilient #HighwaysHeroes. Recognise, Reward, Celebrate.

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Recruiter: Medway Council

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Resources and Waste Commercial and Contracts Manager

Northumberland County Council
£47,107 - £50,394
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Recruiter: Northumberland County Council

SEN Travel Assessment Co-ordination Officer

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We are currently seeking an experienced officer administrator who will enjoy working as team and under their own initiative, with duties including... Bexleyheath, London (Greater)
Recruiter: London Borough of Bexley

Principal Planning Liaison Officer X3

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£33,799 to £37,849 per annum
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Recruiter: Somerset County Council

Principal Estate Roads Engineer

Somerset County Council
£33,799 to £37,849 per annum
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Recruiter: Somerset County Council

Principal Travel Plan Officer

Somerset County Council
£33,799 to £37,849 per annum
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Recruiter: Somerset County Council

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Somerset County Council
£25,295 to £28,785 per annum
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Recruiter: Somerset County Council

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£38,813 - £40,760 per annum
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Recruiter: Bridgend County Borough Council

Design Services Manager

Lincolnshire County Council
£50,430 - £55,503
We are a team of mixed experience and skills, proud to serve the people of Lincolnshire and have fun whilst doing so! Lincolnshire
Recruiter: Lincolnshire County Council

Transport Planning Officer

North Yorkshire County Council
£29,636 to £32,029
We are looking for a Transport Planning Officer to join our Highways and Transportation service. Northallerton, North Yorkshire
Recruiter: North Yorkshire County Council

Transforming Cities Fund - Project Delivery Manager

North Yorkshire County Council
£48,000 to £55,840
We are looking to appoint to the pivotal position of TCF Project Delivery Manager on a 3 year fixed-term contract, to... Northallerton, North Yorkshire
Recruiter: North Yorkshire County Council

Funeral Operative (Part Time)

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The person will not need previous experience in funeral services as full training will be given but experience would be an advantage. Wembley, London (Greater)
Recruiter: Brent Council

Field Officer

Northumberland County Council
£21,589 - £23,836
Field Officer, Permanent,  37 hours per week.  Closing date 29 May 2020 at midnight  Plessey Woods Country Park
Recruiter: Northumberland County Council

Solicitor - Planning & Transportation Team

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£34,788 - £42,683
This is an opportunity to join a team of specialist lawyers dedicated to the Council achieving... Birmingham, West Midlands
Recruiter: Birmingham City Council

Application Support Analyst

Redbridge London Borough Council
£34,794.00 - £36,711.00
Looking for an experienced Application Support Analyst to join our IT & Digital Services team.  Redbridge, London (Greater)
Recruiter: Redbridge London Borough Council

Engineer (Drainage)

Medway Council
£31,888 - £37,646 per annum
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Recruiter: Medway Council

Refuse Drivers - Rolling Advert, applications checked weekly

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Recruiter: Royal Borough of Greenwich

Car Parks and Neighbourhoods Manager

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