An exciting, full-time opportunity exists for an experienced and motivated traffic engineering professional to join the Highways & Transportation Service at Wokingham Borough Council. These vacancies are for the role of Specialist (Grade 5-7) in the Traffic Management, Parking & Road Safety team where you will be expected to provide specialist expertise, working closely with the Team Leader to ensure the safe and efficient mobility of the borough’s residents, businesses and visitors, as well as dealing with issues such as congestion, air quality and intelligent transport systems.
Specific duties will include;
- drafting of Traffic Regulation Orders and related statutory notices under relevant sections of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 and processing of traffic calming notices under relevant highways legislation;
- providing professional advice to colleagues, Councillors and Senior Officers on technical and professional matters relating to Traffic Order Making;
- dealing with correspondence from Councillors, MPs and the public in respect of various traffic order matters and related parking issues;
- liaising with colleagues across the Council and with external consultants and contractors to obtain professional support in respect of various traffic management, parking and road safety scheme design issues;
- working closely with the Parking Services Manager with regard to amendments to regulations in support of Civil Parking Enforcement;
- preparing evidential reports on matters within the scope of the service for presentation at Public Inquiries, Council and Elected Member meetings and to attend as required meetings and working groups; and
- keeping abreast of legislative changes relating to traffic and highways.
- experience of working in a local authority and/or consultancy context (essential);
- experience of preparing traffic management, parking and/or road safety schemes and traffic regulation orders (beneficial);
- familiarity with AutoCAD for design of small engineering schemes, traffic signs and markings (beneficial);
- driving licence and use of own car (beneficial but not essential)
Located in Wokingham, this is an exciting time to join us as the Council delivers its ambitious transport infrastructure projects to support new housing as well as town centre regeneration. The Highways & Transportation Service has undergone significant change over the past twelve months following the Council’s transition to the 21st Century Council model and also the creation of the new Wokingham Highways Alliance between WBC, consultant WSP and contractor VolkerHighways.
Wokingham Borough Council offers a range of employee benefits including generous annual leave, flexible working opportunities and an excellent pension. Closing date for applications is Sunday 5 April 2020 with interviews scheduled for 21st April, 23rd April & 28th April.
For more information about the role please contact Martin Heath at firstname.lastname@example.org