Future Merton Commissioning Engineer – Transport/Highways

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Future Merton Commissioning Engineer – Transport/Highways
MORDEN, London
Interim Position

Merton 5228696

Posted: 9th January 2024 15:03
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  • Pay Rate:

    £30.19 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    35 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 3 months

  • MORDEN, London,

    SM4 5DX

What's involved with this role:

Interim Future Merton Commissioning Engineer – Transport/Highways

Reference no: Merton 5228696

Pay rate: £30.19 per hour PAYE 

Hours per week: 35 Monday – Friday, normal working hours 

This opening assignment is for 3 months  

City: MORDEN, London

A Commissioning Engineer is required to undertake allocated projects, tasks and functions appropriate to Traffic and Highway Services from start to completion to meet the targets and quality standards required by the Council. This includes traffic/ transport/ parking related schemes such as traffic calming, school streets, cycle improvements local safety etc. To assist in the compilation, monitoring and management of budgets for projects, programmes of works, tasks and functions undertaken by the Traffic and Highway Services. To provide input into Departmental and Corporate initiatives and projects where traffic and highways expertise and professional knowledge is required.

Key responsibilities:

  • Carry out site inspections and investigations including the taking of measurements and making of accurate records and the inspection of works and monitoring of contractors’ performance.
  • Collect, collate and extract other survey data, including the commissioning of surveys and prepare the appropriate technical reports. Analyse survey and other data and produce summaries of the information, interpretation of the data and conclusions drawn.
  • Undertake design work or feasibility studies for minor schemes or straightforward elements of more complex schemes, including the preparation of drawings to the appropriate standards and the requirements of the CDM 2007 regulations.
  • Identify, design, consult and implement traffic related schemes such as road safety, crossings, cycling and walking, traffic calming. Including reports to cabinet members, raising orders for works, site supervision and agreeing invoices.
  • Deal with all development site within the borough providing advice, support, supervision and safeguarding the Council’s interests.
  • Advise the public and others on schemes and projects as required including assisting in the conduct of public consultation.
  • Assist in the preparation of drawings, works orders and tenders for work including specifications, estimates and bills of quantities. Supervise straightforward engineering works undertaken by contractors and consultants including agreeing the value of completed works and authorisation of payment.
  • Assist in the development of policies, programmes of work, projects, methods of work or procedures including undertaking primary and secondary research and formulation of draft documents.
  • Evaluate less complex proposals put forward by others, including assessing engineering and traffic or parking proposals from third parties including those from transport operators and developers and assessing planning applications.
  • Prepare inputs to reports including cabinet reports, briefing documents and proofs of evidence and respond to correspondence on less complex issues.


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Please quote the Job Title & Vacancy Reference No. in your application, or we will be unable to match your CV to the role being applied for.

Other “Essential Requirements” – Please check to ensure that your CV addresses the following items:


  • Minimum of 12 months recent experience in a similar role, or context and ideally within a public sector organisation.
  • Experience of working in a large multi-functional organisation carrying out technical and legislative work.
  • Experience of using computerised information systems.
  • Experience of analysing data and preparing reports.



  • Good knowledge of IT systems relating to performance, customer care, contract and asset management.
  • Good understanding of local authority service delivery needs.
  • Good understanding of the Council’s statutory responsibilities in relation to Traffic & Parking.
  • Good understanding of TfL and London authority transport policies.


Skills & Abilities:

  • Ability to use information technology and relevant software programmes.
  • Motivated and customer focused.
  • Able to communicate clearly and effectively.
  • Ability to work successfully as part of a team or independently.
  • Ability to provide sound advice and guidance to staff and problem solve.
  • Capable of giving accurate responses to correspondence.
  • Ability to initiate new procedures.
  • Report writing skills.
  • Have a flexible approach and be able to cope with changing demands and priorities.
  • Strong IT skills including Microsoft packages or equivalent (e.g. G Suite).


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Future Merton Commissioning Engineer – Transport/Highways
Client Category: Local Authority

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