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Road Safety Engineer

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 We have an exciting opportunity for two Road Safety Engineers to join an established team. We are happy for this role to be based in either Chelmsford, Colchester or Childerditch. The purpose of this role is creating safer roads and contributing to targets to reduce the number of personal injury collisions (particularly those involving fatally or seriously injured casualties) on Essex roads through the delivery of the annual Road Safety Engineering programme of Casualty Reduction Schemes, Road Safety Audit of new highway works and by providing safety advice to colleagues/customers (both internal and external) as required.

The post holder will assist with the management, investigation, design, planning, programming, and the implementation and monitoring of the RS Engineering works programmes providing a best value and KSI reducing approach. The post holder will contribute to identifying and developing new practices and procedures to deliver efficiencies and respond to technological advances. Supporting and assisting with the co-ordination of a range of resources to deliver these objectives the post holder will assist with utilising internal staff and other key stakeholders to maximise opportunities to ensure value for money solutions. Providing a Road Safety Audit service completing Essex County Council Audits/Assessments as required in accordance with current best practice and the ECC Road Safety Audit Policy. Providing safety advice and support to colleagues delivering other programmes, providing collision data as required. Analysing and investigating locations where a road death occurs quickly and efficiently (working closely with Essex Police Traffic Management Officers).


To identify, prepare, design, plan, programme and order works and services.

To prepare and assist in the management and monitoring of works programmes or services.

 To provide timely and accurate advice to County Councillors, District Members, Parish Councils and the general public on all highway-related matters as required.

To ensure the team’s performance in providing speedy and courteous responses to queries and complaints is in accordance with relevant targets and standards.

 To assist with the management and provision of technical support for staff dealing with all aspects of the service.

To provide assistance to the team leader or Senior Engineer in relation to all aspects covered within the group and deputise in their absence.

 Ensure strong budgetary control and financial management is undertaken throughout areas of responsibility. 

 To assist with the preparation of reports for projects, to Local Highways Panels County and District Council committees and to attend the meeting to provide support as appropriate.

 To identify schemes for the future programmes as appropriate.

Support Health and Safety, Environmental Management System, Quality Management System and Construction Design Management in a positive and constructive manner, with the aim of minimising work related injuries by implementing ECC and Essex Highways policies and procedures.

 To appear as required as expert witness at Crown Court, Public Inquiries and Hearings, prepare detailed evidence as specialist on practice issues and liaise with Counsel and solicitors in case preparation.

 Understands the overall functions, aims and directions of Essex Highways, and how their specific area of responsibility fits into those objectives.

 Is able to translate this for team members and ensure they also understand how their objectives fit into the wider organisation.

To provide clear and effective leadership and line management of team to ensure that staff are aware of their objectives, motivated and that productivity is maximised. 

Skills and Experience

 The following experience is desirable:

HNC, or equivalent high level qualification, or experience in highways.

 Membership of or working towards membership of a relevant Professional Institution.

Evidence of continuous professional development.

Extensive knowledge and application of Highway Legislation, relevant design procedures and standards and good practice (including Safety Audit practices, road safety engineering)

Knowledge and experience of budgetary governance, management and control measures.

Detailed knowledge and experience of a wide range of relevant engineering or service techniques and procedures including being fully conversant with the use of specialist software tools as required.

Knowledge and application of Health and Safety legislation including Construction (Design & Management) Regulations.

Experience of dealing with members of the public.

Conversant with Microsoft applications – Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint; Experience of using GIS systems such as ACCSMAP

Good written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills (including report writing).

Experience of management of staff including performance management.

Required to be mobile throughout an operational area (or throughout Essex or similar where more appropriate) and therefore a valid driving licence and use of car if not provided, unless the role can be undertaken effectively by alternative transport arrangements.

Ability to prioritise own work and that of others to support business priorities. Manages own performance and seeks feedback to improve where identified.

Ability to build and maintain effective working relationships with key people both internally and externally.

Other Information

  • Salary: TBC - depending on experience
  • Type: Permanent
  • Location: Chelmsford, Colchester or Childerditch.
  • Career Level: n/a
  • Terms: n/a
  • Keywords: Road Safety Engineer