HS2 Area Engineer

What does an HS2 Area Engineer do?

On a typical day, an HS2 Area Engineer would do some of the following:

  • Review and co-ordinate technical designs – this could be for a bridge, a tunnel or a railway station, for example.
  • Meet local communities, residents, landowners and businesses to listen to their views and understand potential issues affecting them, and explain to them the design of the project.
  • Meet legal experts to help prepare information for government ministers. The government needs a huge amount of information to be able to make good decisions about the project.
  • To learn more about what an Area Engineer does on a day-to-day basis, hear from Joanne Chau, one of HS2’s Senior Area Engineers.


Typical working hours are: Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 5:30pm, with a lunch break. Sometimes you may need to work evenings and weekends, to go to events for the public.

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