Senior Traffic Signals Engineer

Your New Role 

National Highways have an excellent opportunity for a Senior Traffic signals engineer to join our team in the Midlands region. The Senior Engineer will drive and coordinate the activities and resources involved in the identification of traffic signals asset specific needs and development of early solutions, while assuring adherence to defined asset policies and standards. 

You will be required to drive as part of your role and you will need to have a full driving licence, with no more than 3 points, to be considered for this position.  

This role can be based from our Birmingham or Nottingham office. 

What you’ll be leading on 

  • To ensure the health and safety needs and wellbeing of customers and employees are fully considered and accounted for throughout the planning and delivery of each service activity. 
  • To drive and coordinate the activities and resources involved in the identification and evaluation of asset data and needs in order to develop early solutions, in line with agreed methodologies and prioritisation criteria. 
  • To lead the development of early solutions for improvements and/or renewals, including the compiling and checking of relevant documents, evidence and options for value management, taking into account new techniques, materials, buildability, and costs. 
  • To monitor the delivery of agreed early solutions and plans, liaising with the relevant teams to identify and/or rectify issues. 
  • To ensure that asset data and condition information is captured and maintained in the relevant database(s), in line with agreed standards and timescales.
  • Develop the technical briefs provided to the design and construction contractor for improvement and renewals work.
  • Provide technical support to Project Managers by assisting with materials approvals, vetting of contractors’ compliance, inspection support on site, and reviewing health and safety files.
  • Undertake Factory Acceptance tests, Site acceptance tests and MOVA validation.
  • Provide technical support to Service Delivery maintenance contractors both internal and external including fault analysis.
  • Undertake reviews of third-party designs for compliance to standards, design briefs and design for maintenance requirements.

To be successful you’ll need 

  • Degree or HND in relevant discipline and appropriate experience, or equivalent 
  • Strong knowledge of asset condition assessment and degradation modelling 
  • In depth understanding of traffic signal technology (Equipment, Method of Control, Passive safety etc.) and knowledge of traffic signal controllers and equipment including MOVA and UTC.
  • Proven track record of delivery in Traffic Signal consultancy/design/implementation/ commissioning/validation.
  • Understanding of the Value Management process or cost benefit analysis of schemes 

A bit about us 

Making sure our customers have safe and reliable journeys is at the heart of everything we do in Operations. We keep the roads open for business and play a key role in making sure the network we manage is fit for purpose today and for the future.? 

Want to know more? 

To request a copy of the role profile, please contact quoting reference number #4874


Why you should join us

At National Highways we believe in a connected country. We are passionate about creating a culture where colleagues feel connected, included and enjoy greater wellbeing to achieve this. We’re proud that as an organisation we are continually striving to do better and actively encourage and support our colleagues to do the same with their careers. 

So, if you put safety first, take ownership of your work, show passion for what you do, work effectively in a team, and demonstrate integrity in how you do it – then you’ll be a great fit for our organisation.

A connected and sustainable working approach has been adopted across National Highways. For some roles, this means being able to work in a hybrid way spending up to 60% of time working from a remote location such as home.

Please wait until the interview stage before asking us about flexibility, and we will explore what is possible.

Our benefits package

  • Our total reward package includes basic salary, the potential for a performance related bonus
  • Contributory pension scheme with employer contribution of up to 10%
  • Annual Leave starting at 26 days (plus Bank Holidays) rising by 1 day each year up to 31 days (plus Bank Holidays)
  • Flexible hours and an approach driven by connected and sustainable working which includes hybrid working
  • Life assurance of 4 times annual salary
  • Health and wellbeing support, including an Employee Assistance Programme, available 24/7 365 days and network of mental health first aiders. Plus access to a wellbeing app to enhance your self-care 24/7, Occupational health service and flu vaccines
  • A cycle to work scheme for the purchase of a bicycle and equipment for healthy, low carbon travel
  • Significant investment in your career development, through learning and development, talent management, coaching, mentoring and on job experience

And we are

  • Family friendly with enhanced maternity leave and pay, paternity leave (15 days), shared parental leave, adoption leave. Plus access to financial support for holiday play schemes and paid special leave (up to 5 days pa), eg for caring responsibilities
  • Money friendly with access to a discounts platform including over 3000 discounts for supermarkets, eating out, leisure, holidays. Alongside a financial wellbeing programme
  • Community friendly – offering paid leave to volunteer, 3 days basic/year

If you are successful, it is key to know all offers of employment are subject to satisfactory completion of our pre-employment checks which include:       

  • Right to work check
  • 3 year employment history references
  • DBS criminal record check
  • Social media and adverse journalism check
  • Driving licence check (if applicable)
  • Fit to work questionnaire (for all), followed by a medical check (if applicable)
  • Qualifications and/or professional membership check (if applicable)

And finally 

We reserve the right to close before the advertisement expires.

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