Kent County Council has announced that Amey is preferred bidder for the its technical and environmental services contract.
The contract is due to start from April 2013, and will be worth around £4M a year, initially for five years, although it is extendable by up to ten.
The deal ends Jacobs’ long association with Kent’s highways.
Its subsidiary Babtie won the county’s first outsourced consultancy contract in January 1999.
The scope of Amey’s work covers traffic and highway engineering, transport planning, modelling and planning advice.
Amey will work a longside Kent’s term maintenance contractor Enterprise.