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Senior Engineer – Traffic Management Orders and Network Duties

Hounslow London Borough Council
Hounslow (London Borough), London (Greater)
£49,083 – £ 52,116
Closing date
5 Mar 2024

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Traffic Management
Job role
Contract Type
Full time

We’d love you to join us at the London Borough of Hounslow! Our people are deeply committed to providing excellent services to our residents, doing all we can to make lives as good as they can be.

We are an outstanding council, serving an outstanding borough. With brilliant, visionary leadership, a dynamic Cabinet and a can-do culture, we’ve built strong partnerships which have transformed how we serve one of London’s most diverse boroughs. Hounslow is the world in one place and full of potential.  We are stepping up for our residents like never before.

About our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

We live by five core values: Lead with Heart, Do New, Pass on the Power, Harness the Mix and Be a Rock.  All our work has equality, diversity and inclusion at its very heart, best articulated in “Harness the Mix”.  It's about breaking down barriers between our parts and people and unlocking the problem-solving power of our amazing mix of minds. We serve a diverse community, we have a diverse workforce and we are committed to being an inclusive employer.

We work hard to create representation across our workforce and leadership community, we have thriving employee network groups and our learning and development programmes help us lead, model and breathe ways of working that eliminate inequality, inequity, injustice and bias.

As part of this and under our commitments as a Disability Confident Employer, we make reasonable adjustments to accommodate our candidates.  There’s space for you to tell us what you need within our application form.

Our Benefits

If you join us, you’ll have access to a range of employee benefits.  Read more about these here.

About The Role

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of our Traffic, Transport & Parking Team as a Senior Engineer: Traffic Management Orders and Network Duties. In this role, you'll be primarily responsible for leading on the composition and proofing of permanent and experimental traffic management orders. Experience with map based systems is required, ParkMap is the current system in use at LBH. Experience of evolving TMO's processes to a fully map based arrangement is preferable as the current arrangement is paper and map based. There is direct line management responsibility of the Traffic Order Writer and so supporting and developing their role is required. Additional scope within this role will be to assist in the development, implementation and evaluation of local and strategic highway improvement schemes and opportunities to develop your skills in people management, traffic engineering and project management will be provided. 

About The Team You’ll Be Working In

You will be working as part of the Council’s Capital Projects & Network Management team, where you will be part of a multi-disciplinary project teams that breaks down departmental barriers to ensure the delivery of transformational projects that support achieving the Council’s corporate and transport objectives.

About You

If the points below resonate with you, we’d love you to put in an application:

Knowledge and Experience:

1. Experience in works programming and reviewing traffic management order plans.

2. Experience in successfully dealing with multiple stakeholders.

3. Knowledge and understanding of Traffic Management Order and Temporary Traffic Regulation Orders and the processes involved.

4. Knowledge and understanding of relevant legislation/statutory powers and duties, and codes of practice which affect the work of the section and adapt to changes.

5. Broad knowledge of Health and Safety procedures relating to service area.

6. Experience in briefings for senior decision makers, presenting  reports on network management orders for consideration with minimal managerial oversight.

7. Experience of managing and motivating staff ensuring clear performance management.

Skills and Abilities:

1. Ability to investigate and design a traffic management proposal in accordance with all statutory regulations and best practice guidance.

2. Ability to manage budgets and financial information primarily without supervision.

3. Ability to prepare, or give direction on the preparation, of Traffic Management Orders and Temporary Traffic Regulation Orders, in accordance with all legal and statutory requirements, primarily without supervision.

4. Excellent written communication skills; an ability to prepare reports, programmes and to provide high quality relevant advice to other officers, Councillors, public, and other key stakeholders, including attending meetings.

5. Excellent oral communication skills and ability to present information and projects for consideration clearly, concisely and persuasively to a wide range of audiences.

6. Competent with a variety of IT packages including CAD, Microsoft Office applications.  MS Project, ParkMap and GIS skills are desirable.

7. Ability to travel independently throughout the borough in order to carry out site visits.

8. Ability to help train and motivate staff members reporting to the role.

Personal Style and Behaviours:

1. An open and approachable manner that allows the postholder to engage positively with colleagues, stakeholders and partners, including voluntary & community groups to drive the delivery of projects successfully.

2. A calm and clear approach to dealing with contentious and emotive issues and conflict to ensure reputation of the team and council is maintained; the ability to persuade others of the merits of a particular proposal required to achieve the service's objectives.


Relevant technical qualifications, HNC/HND/Degree, or equivalent experience.

When Interviews Will Be Held And Who To Contact

The key information you need about the role should be in the role profile, but if you have any further questions about the role, please contact:


Telephone: 07816 070 719

Closing date is 5th March 2024.

Interviews for this job will be held from the week commencing Monday 11th March 2024.

To apply please click the Apply Now link below.

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