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.

Highways jobs

Travel Training Service Support Officer

£18029 - £19329 per annum
Please note this is a fixed term contract for 12 months, starting in January. The role is part time for 22.2 hours (3 days) per week. Therefore the England, Essex, Chelmsford
Recruiter: Essex County Council

Engineer HDC/S38

Competitive Salary
We are looking for an enthusiastic, committed, and experienced highway engineer to join our successful Highways team. Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Recruiter: Wakefield Council

South London Waste Partnership (SLWP) Director

£96,192 - £108,213 per annum
This is a highly visible, senior role, working with local government chief officers as well as sub-regional and regional organisations.  London (Greater)
Recruiter: South London Waste Partnership

Grounds Maintenance Operative

£19,312 - £20,493 per annum
This position is Seasonal/Fixed Term from 22 March to 29 October 2021. Sandwell, West Midlands
Recruiter: Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council

Head of Highways

£53,984 - £63,449
You will have a proven track record of success in delivering effective highway services and substantial capital programmes as... Kirklees, West Yorkshire
Recruiter: Kirklees Metropolitan Council

Vehicle Technician x2

£24,982 - £29,577 per annum
These positions are fixed term contracts for 12 months with the prospect of a permanent role once the Class C Driving Licence has been obtained.  Sandwell, West Midlands
Recruiter: Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council

Commercial Vehicle Technician

£30,000 per annum
We are seeking a fully trained HGV technician to work as part of the team who maintain the Council's fleet to the highest standards.  Chelmsford, Essex
Recruiter: Chelmsford City Council

Clerk of Works

£32,234 - £35,745
We are looking for someone who... Warrington, Cheshire
Recruiter: Warrington Borough Council

Executive Director of Place, Economy & Environment – West Northamptonshire Council

Up to £140k
Be part of shaping the future Northamptonshire
Recruiter: North Northamptonshire & West Northamptonshire

Director Public Protection and Licensing

circa £123k
At Westminster, we are passionate about the place and the people who live, work and visit here. City of Westminster, London (Greater)
Recruiter: Westminster City Council

Senior Data Centre Engineer

The successful candidate will have a BSc in relevant discipline, or equivalent industry experience. Camden, London (Greater)
Recruiter: Camden London Borough Council

Lead Network Engineer

We are going through exciting new changes, which require the need for Lead Network engineers who can redesign, architect, document and... Camden, London (Greater)
Recruiter: Camden London Borough Council

Community Protection Regulatory Officer

£26,112 per annum, rising to £28,785
The successful applicant will provide support to the team’s Environmental Health Officers while also benefitting from their experience and guidance. Chelmsford, Essex
Recruiter: Chelmsford City Council

Grounds Maintenance Supervisor

£26,112 per annum, rising to £28,785
The successful candidate will show enthusiasm and a commitment to effectively deliver excellent service to... Chelmsford, Essex
Recruiter: Chelmsford City Council

Drainage Engineer & Senior Drainage Engineer

£32,234 - £35,745 (Engineer), £35,745 - £39,880 (Senior Engineer)
Lincolnshire County Council has exciting opportunities for a Drainage Engineer (x1) and Senior Drainage Engineer Lincolnshire
Recruiter: Lincolnshire County Council

Principal S106 & CIL Officer (Infrastructure Planning)

£43,860 - £46,839 p.a. inc.
To be successful in this role, you will bring strong S106 & CIL collection experience, be able to... Wembley, London (Greater)
Recruiter: Brent Council

Head of Built Environment

£67,036 - £76,613 per annum
The post holder will deliver the effective strategic improvement, co-ordination and management of the planned... Bradford, West Yorkshire
Recruiter: City of Bradford MDC

Highways Maintenance Engineer

£30,492 - £32,851
We are looking to recruit a suitably qualified and experienced Highway Maintenance Engineer to join our Key Projects Team at... Worcestershire
Recruiter: Worcestershire County Council

Street Cleaning Operatives / Drivers

£21,795 - £22,995 Per Annum
We are looking for hard working, motivated, reliable people to join our team. Barnet (City/Town), London (Greater)
Recruiter: Barnet London Borough Council

Senior Infrastructure Design Engineer

£35,745 - £38,890 per annum
Do you want to work in an innovative, positive team that shapes and develops the places we live and work in? Telford, Shropshire
Recruiter: Telford & Wrekin Council

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