Whether you are just starting out in your career in highways & transportation or an experienced professional, CIHT can help to support your ongoing professional development.

CIHT provides access to a number of services which can expand your knowledge and practical experience and improve your chances of progression in your chosen career.

Starting Your Career Journey

A Career in Highways & Transportation offers an exciting and extensive range of opportunities for you to make the world better:

  • To connect people and places.
  • To shape your environment.
  • To make an impact locally, nationally and internationally.
  • To gain experience in a range of roles covering planning, designing, building, operating, and maintaining transport networks, while promoting safety and encouraging health and well-being.
  • To develop a broad range of skills sets from being creative, organising projects, bringing about change, team-working, writing, communicating with people, to solving challenging technical problems.
  • To use your transferable skills to work on different transport networks, such as road, rail, airport and ports.

What is it like working in highways and transportation?

Read about some of our members' career #journeys here.  

Examples of transport projects

Every year CIHT Awards celebrate creative and innovative projects delivered by people working in the Highways & Transportation sector.   These projects provide a great insight into the innovative work that is done in the transportation sector. Find out more about these projects here

Explore careers in transport

Visit the Transport world on Plotr to discover some of the exciting careers available in transport.

Take the quiz

Take the Engineering Mastermind quiz - scroll down to the bottom of the 'Topics' for the transport engineering, asset management and planning questions

Advancing Your Career

Progressing Your Professional Qualifications

CIHT can offer you access to professional qualifications, which recognise your knowledge and practical experience and improve your opportunities to progress in your chosen career.  For more details of Engineering Technician, Incorporated Engineer, Chartered Engineer and Transport Planning Professional, please click here.


If you are a CIHT member and you would be interested in information on becoming a mentor or finding a mentor to support your professional development, please contact our Education department on e:

Continuing Professional Development

If you are interested in more information on how to continuously plan, act, record and reflect upon your professional development, please click here

Sharing Your Careers Experience

Why not share your own experience of the highways & transportation sector within your local schools, colleges and universities to inspire the next generation? Find out more here 

CIHT Jobs Website

CIHT JOBS is our dedicated career portal to search for new roles in highways and transportation within road, rail, airport and ports.  

On the portal, job applicants can register for a free account and gain access to the free service to receive job alerts, or simply start a job search.  Recruiters can gain access to CIHT members who are actively seeking a new role. Find out more here