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Job Ref:  204645083
Employer:  cv-library.co.uk
Industry:  Civil and Structural
Job Type:  Permanent
Country:  United Kingdom
County/State:  Essex
City:  Essex
Post Code:  SS14
Salary:  £36000 - £42000/annum
09/10/2016 02:20
An opportunity has arisen with a Local Authority based in the Essex area to bring a Traffic Engineer into the team on a minimum 18 month Fixed Term Contract.

You will work within the assigned team of the Highways and Traffic Management Services Group, undertaking lead on various projects, taking responsibility from inception to completion.

Key Responsibilities:

•To carry out feasibility studies, design, consultation plan and manage implementation and resources.
•Oversee and design traffic management, highways, road safety/AIP schemes from brief or accident data using various IT packages (eg AutoCad Map, Keylines,AutoTrack, Key Accident, UKP Viewer), reference to specialised literature, surveying equipment.
•Prepare projects for implementation, design standard details where necessary, and liaise with internal and external parties during the progression of the accepted schemes.
•Undertake surveys and make other technical assessments in order to deliver projects and services that comply with the national standards and deliver value for money.
•Prepare and present committee reports, attend meetings with ward councillors and other external bodies
•Supervise the Council's term highway implementation contractors, managing the works on site, checking all works conform to Department and Contract standards including measurement after works are complete to agree final accounts for completed projects for authorising of payment certificates
•To ensure that all works and contractors comply with CDM 2007 regulations. Audit and Health and Safety guidelines for the safety of site staff, public and drivers. Ensuring that the site is correctly signed in accordance with Chapter 8 of the Traffic Signs Manual.
•Prepare estimates for schemes to be included in annual budgets, budgetary control of schemes, measure site works, discuss invoices with Contractors if required and authorise final payment.
•To undertake such investigation and research as necessary to provide the required background for a project.
•Oversee appropriate public consultation with emergency services, national/local associations to satisfy requirements of Committee, Road Traffic Act, Human Rights Act etc.
•Deal with telephone and personal enquires from Councillors, public, emergency services etc and correspondence from the above plus MP's.
•Write and assist in the preparation of Department policies and procedures.

Required Experience/Qualifications:

•HNC or degree in civil engineering, highways or traffic management discipline
•Successful completion of RoSPA Accident Reduction Course or postgraduate qualification in highways/traffic
•To have an excellent understanding of at least one area- traffic/Highways/Parking requirements including the legal framework of TSRGD and various TSM Chapters
•An ability to communicate effectively to a diverse range of people by email, letter, telephone and face to face and presentation skills.
•Excellent computer literacy using office-based applications
•Excellent AutoCad skills.
•Experience of NEC 3 contracts - procurement and management

This is a fantastic opportunity to join an established team with a potential permanent role available should all parties be keen.

For a full description and further information on the role, please call Luke Clifford at Carrington West on (Apply online only).
If you feel that you are right for this role technically, but the rate, location or seniority does not suit you specifically then please still feel free to send us your CV. We constantly recruit for roles very similar to this one at all levels UK Wide. We are always keen to chat with you discreetly about your employment situation.
Even if you are happy in your current role for now, we always welcome calls from Highways, Traffic & Transportation professionals keen to make their introductions for future months or years. Our specialist team has a combined 25+ years experience in this market. Please call Luke at Carrington West on (Apply online only) for more information
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