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Traffic Engineer

Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council
Barnsley, South Yorkshire
£35,745 - £38,890 per annum
Closing date
21 Jan 2022

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We are looking to recruit an exceptional Traffic Engineer to join our Highways & Engineering Service to help oversee and discharge our responsibilities as Local Highway Authority. You will be working on a full time, permanent basis (37 hours per week), and in return, you will receive a competitive salary of £35,745 - £38,890 per annum.

Barnsley is changing and at it’s heart is a commitment to concentrate on providing services where they’re most needed, where they’ll have the most impact and to help people do more for each other and their community. 

Our highway network is vital to the economic, social and environmental well-being of Barnsley. It is key to achieving nearly all of the Council’s business objectives, providing the means by which children get to school, the elderly receive home help, waste is transported and Council staff deliver services around the Borough. Now is a great time to be joining our forward-thinking and dynamic Highways & Engineering Service. 

The Role

Our new Traffic Engineer will play a crucial role within our core Highways team. Working within a small team, you will have the unparalleled opportunity to deliver a number of high-profile traffic management / traffic engineering schemes, from inception through to completion, with a chance to contribute to a number of current and emerging organisational strategies including enhancing local ecology, biodiversity and climate change.

Responsibilities as our Traffic Engineer:

  • Provide professional advice, guidance and information in relation to the relevant area of specialism, supervising the work of others and ensuring works are carried out in accordance with legislation, policies, procedures and plans
  • Undertake proactive programme identification, prioritisation and treatment design and selection
  • Undertake site visits and surveys to undertake feasibility investigations into complex schemes
  • Design appropriate solutions to complex problems, provide cost estimates and prepare relevant implementation schedules
  • Analyse and interpret data from a variety of sources, providing information as required and utilising results to influence the design, development and implementation of relevant schemes
  • Undertake design work using specialist IT programmes in relation to schemes
  • Undertake contract management and supervision of relevant procured works, ensuring specifications, Standing Orders, procedural manuals, timescales and financial targets are met
  • Prepare and deliver reports, presentations and statutory government returns
  • Provide cost estimates for complete designs and monitor spend against service budgets

What we’re looking for in our Traffic Engineer:

  • Relevant Level 5 qualification.
  • Detailed working knowledge of local and national strategies, policies and legislation relevant to the area of work including health and safety
  • Detailed knowledge of procurement methods and contract elements
  • Detailed knowledge of how to build up unit or budget rates for programme costs
  • Detailed knowledge and understanding of maintenance, repair, design and treatment processes
  • Detailed knowledge on the use of design software
  • Extensive experience of undertaking assessments, designing and developing solutions to relevant engineering issues
  • Ability to understand, analyse and develop plans for large scale works
  • Extensive experience of project and programme development and prioritisation mechanisms
  • Extensive experience of supervision of construction of highway related schemes
  • Experience and knowledge of procedure manuals in delivering work instructions and maintaining standards
  • Experience in the use of specialist IT design packages e.g. CAD, survey software
  • Substantial experience in the preparation and use of contract documentation
  • Supervisory experience

We live and work by our four values: honesty, teamwork, excellent service and taking pride in what we do. 

As part of our team you can be sure we’ll do all we can to support you in being truly excellent. You see, we prioritise learning and enabling staff to achieve their potential. That’s one of the reasons why we achieved IIP Gold and why you’ll find your career here inspiring and rewarding. In addition, we have an attractive and competitive employee pay benefits programme in addition to the basic salary. We are committed to supporting the principles of equal pay and aim to eliminate inequalities in our pay systems through fair and transparent pay framework and reward strategy.

Closing date: 21/01/2022

We need a Traffic Engineer who shares our enthusiasm and vision who can pull all this together and make this happen – is that you? Then we’d like to hear from you!

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