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Specific Job Descriptions (Road Design and Safety)

Post : Assistant Engineer

Wing : Technical Services

Personnel specifications :

The post holder must meet the general requirements of an Assistant Engineer as specified in the RHD Management Manual and as per recruitment rules. He should have formal training/undertaken post-graduate studies in the field of highway design.

Duties and responsibilities :

In addition to the general responsibilities of the post of Assistant Engineer, as specified in the RHD Management Manual, the specific duties relating to this position are detailed below:

1. Assist the SE to design new and upgraded RHD roads and ensure that all roads on the existing and proposed roads conform to RHD standards of road geometry and safety.

2. Assist the SE for updating of Standard (Design) Manuals and Technical Standards and develop New RHD Manuals where appropriate.

3. Ensure all necessary surveys, including traffic, hydrological and soil surveys, in order to carry out road designs and to be carried out departmentally or out-sourced.

4. Ensure Road Designs being carried out in the department in accordance with RHD standards.

5. Assist the SE to review road designs carried out by consultants (including foreign aided projects).

6. Ensure Road Safety Reports are carried out departmentally or out-sourced.

7. Assist the SE to co-operate with BRTA Road Safety Cell, Police Head Quarters for collection of road accident data and utilise this for the development of accident counter measures to minimise hazards.

8. Assist to promote road safety awareness in RHD by arranging meetings/seminars/workshops.


For duties associated with each grade of personnel see


Updated on : 1/12/2003