Highway Engineer

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Highway engineers specialise in the design, construction, maintenance of highways and roads. They analyse population growth and traffic patterns to construct routes that meet existing and future transportation needs.

They may specialise in planning, research, or construction, and frequently collaborate with other transportation professionals to prevent traffic issues like overcrowding, congestion, and motor vehicle accidents. Highway engineers are employed by local and state governments, and employment opportunities are available nationwide. They may also work in the private sector in the construction of roads for recreational or shopping complexes and residential communities.

Highway engineers are typically experienced graduates of degrees in civil engineering, and often require proficiency with computers and design software.