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Senior Engineer (Network Management)

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

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 (Network Management).  In this role, you’ll be primarily managing all aspects of the work of Network Management duties of the council under the Traffic Management Act 2004 and other relevant Legislation. In addition, you will be required to manage the feasibility, design and implementation of traffic and transport related schemes, in collaboration with external consultants, Hounslow Highways and other council departments.

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 & Experience

1. Experience in project management, works programming, design of traffic and transport schemes, and site supervision.

2. Experience in successfully dealing with multiple stakeholders and complex project environments

3. 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.

4. Broad knowledge of Health and Safety procedures relating to service area including Construction (Design and Management) Regulations.

5. Experience in developing reports and briefings for senior decision makers presenting these reports for consideration at formal council committees or other appropriate meetings with minimal managerial oversight.

6. Experience of managing and motivating staff

Skills & Ability

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

2. Ability to manage budgets and financial information, including the production of bills of quantities, primarily without supervision.

3. 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 and presenting items at committee meetings and public forums.

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

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

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

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

Personal Style & 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.

Essential Qualifications

  1. Degree in Civil/Traffic Engineering or equivalent qualification in a relevant subject or comparable 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:

Email or

Telephone: 07816 070 719

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

Closing Date: 5th March 2024

To apply please click the Apply Now link below.

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