Role: Senior Traffic/Road Safety Engineer
Duration: 2 months +
We are looking for a Senior Traffic/Road Safety Engineer to join the Traffic Team for the London Borough of Waltham Forest.
The post holder will be responsible for the:
- Delivery of several safety-led TfL LIP schemes and a wide variety traffic and road safety schemes.
You will use your skills and experience to carry out investigations, feasibility studies and preliminary designs through to consultation for a wide range and scale of traffic management schemes.
You will also deliver minor amendments to existing traffic restrictions and road safety interventions. Previous experience in delivering traffic schemes within a local authority or consultancy environment is essential.
This role would be ideally suited to a highly experienced and knowledgeable Senior Traffic Engineer who has the ability to plan, manage and deliver traffic scheme programmes, policies and initiatives.
Previous project management experience will be essential, alongside a working knowledge of highways, traffic and parking legislation, as well as experience of using AutoCAD and associated software packages such as Key Accidents, AutoTrack, Key Signs, and Key Lines to ensure the successful planning, design and delivery of traffic schemes.
The Council has had a substantial investment programme and we are looking for the right candidate with experience in traffic scheme design, consultation, and delivery to hit the ground running. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are required for this role as you will be working with a range of internal and external stakeholders, including residents and Councillors so you must have strong negotiation skills in order to drive positive change. Good communication skills are also essential in dealing with all road safety related correspondence and enquiries, often from MP's/Councillors, as well as good working knowledge of Traffic Management Orders.
You must also have the ability to confidently present findings of investigations, surveys and designs to the Senior Management and the Portfolio Holder. The post-holder will also have a keen eye for detail and be able to analyse and manipulate data, and produce concise reports for a variety of audiences. Experience of budget management is also desirable.
In this varied role, you will be responsible for design, consultation, project management, managing external consultants and supervision of contractors on your projects. You will need to have a good understanding of highway design in urban areas, be able to use the Microsoft Office computer package. You will be required to produce reports on a regular basis to key stakeholders and internal departments and members.
As the successful candidate, you will have worked in a design and project development team environment and be familiar with design standards, guidance, and regulations such as the TSRGD 2016, Traffic Signs Manual and the Manual for Streets (1 &2). A relevant qualification in Engineering or a transport related qualification is advantageous. Ideally the candidate would be working towards their professional review with a recognised institution. The post holder will also be required to undertake site surveys, preparation of estimates, issuing works requisitions, liaising with and supervising contractors and monitoring costs. A valid UK driving licence would be advantageous.
The post holder may also carry out any other related duties as required related to Highways, Traffic, and Parking Design and assist with the delivery of minor traffic schemes or projects as allocated, which may include traffic and speed reduction schemes, road safety improvements, pedestrian and cycling infrastructure improvements, or modifications to traffic and parking restrictions.