Graduate Traffic Engineer
£30,585 - £31,557 per annum
We are Newham, we have a radical vision to build a better and brighter future for our residents. We are five miles east of the City of London and changing rapidly. Our part of East London is booming. By putting people at the heart of everything we do, we are supporting our residents to reach their potential and thrive.
Right now Newham residents are exposed to high levels of toxic pollution from vehicles, contributing to the highest death rate in England. We are committed to tackling that and working with residents to create a healthier borough.
To achieve our promises to residents, we need people who are driven and ready to deliver the very best for our communities. We have just completed a comprehensive review of the Highways and Transportation service, leading to the creation of new opportunities. We are now seeking enthusiastic applicants for these new roles in the Highways and Transportation team, which is part of the council's Environment and Sustainable Transport directorate.
There are a number of roles available and each one will be pivotal to the council delivering a wide range of traffic, parking and environmental schemes from feasibility, design, consultation right up to the implementation stage, service development, key public realm improvement priority schemes, including the design and delivery of planned highway maintenance schemes and Highway Safety Inspections.
We are also delivering a major project along the Royal Docks Corridor (RDC) in the borough and we are seeking experienced staff to help us deliver this exciting project.
We are able to offer working arrangements that will enhance your work/life balance including remote and at home working.
Working in a varied and fast paced environment, you will use your existing knowledge and experience to support service delivery in a range of interesting and challenging roles.
We are looking for candidates with demonstrable experience working in a busy Highways and Transport environment with excellent technical and professional knowledge of the service area and experience of dealing with contractors, Elected Members, the general public and other external stakeholders.
You will be involved in some of the most significant and ambitious service initiatives the sector has to offer including the Royal Docks, Low Traffic Neighbourhoods and Healthy School Streets. Your work will also contribute to the development of a new Long Term Transport Strategy for Newham.
We are looking for two enthusiastic, efficient and highly motivated graduate traffic engineers for Newham’s Traffic Management, Road Safety and Parking Design Teams.
The roles would suit candidates with qualifications and knowledge of the revelant field which could include a good understanding of the issues relating to traffic management, road safety, parking design, innovative cycling interventions, bus priority measures, sustainable transport, school travel planning, smarter travel initiatives and road safety education.
The successful candidates will deliver or assist with (depending on experience), the design, development and project management of a variety of schemes which are helping to shape Newham as it undergoes major transformation with a massive development programme. These roles are primarily associated with planning, consultation and preliminary design, but may also include detailed design and site supervision, depending on the individual skills.
To apply for these roles, you will have the knowledge, experience and skills to work in a pressurised environment, both on your own and within a team, to deliver effective schemes to tight deadlines.
You will also be seeking to gain experience and develop your career, with a view to becoming a Chartered Engineer in due course. The Highways and Traffic Team consists of many highly experienced and motivated engineers with a strong ethos for mentoring staff to help with their development.
If you are interested and ideally have a qualification in Civil Engineering or a related discipline, we want to hear from you.
Closing date for the application is 24th October 2021.
Please view Graduate Traffic Engineer Job Description
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The London Borough of Newham is a Disability Confident employer. Candidates who declare that they have a disability in accordance with the Equality Act 2010 and meet the essential criteria as specified in the Job Profile will be guaranteed an interview.
Newham is one of the youngest, most diverse, and vibrant boroughs in the UK. As an inclusive employer, we are committed to ensuring our workforce reflects our local population. We welcome and encourage applicants from under-represented groups, including applicants who are ethnically diverse and/or applicants who have a disability.
Priority consideration on all advertised roles will be given to London Borough of Newham Redeployees.
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