Senior Engineer – Traffic

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Senior Engineer – Traffic
Interim Position

Islington RQ784202

Posted: 17th January 2023 12:01
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  • Pay Rate:

    £25.49 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    35 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 3 months

  • ISLINGTON, London,

    N7 8TP

What's involved with this role:

Full Job Title: Interim Senior Engineer – Traffic

Job Reference: Islington RQ784202

Pay Rate: £25.49 per hour PAYE

An experienced Senior Engineer is required, who has worked for local authorities and can design using AutoCAD.

The role would be to provide a specialist professional traffic engineering service taking schemes from feasibility to implementation, to supervise junior staff and provide professional and technical support.

The Traffic & Engineering Service is currently working on a number of programmes including Low Traffic Neighbourhoods, bus and cycle improvements, safety schemes and parking improvements.


Specific Role Requirements” – to give yourself the maximum chance of success please try and ensure your CV addresses the following essential criteria:

  1. Corporate Membership or Incorporated status of a recognised professional engineering institution in at least one of the disciplines within the service or a qualification in Engineering/Transportation to degree level or equivalent with at least 4 years of successful high quality post qualification experience or a proven track record of successful high quality professional, engineering experience in one or more of the functional areas of the service.
  2. Experience:
    1. Experience in contract management, prioritisation of works programmes, and delivering these within agreed constraints including the ability to manage within contract procedures, conditions, specifications, tender evaluation, project management procedures in a contract environment.
    2. Experience in the various forms of public consultation techniques and working effectively towards user participation to meet Customer/Client expectations and requirements
    3. Experience in the use of IT including word processing packages, spreadsheets, presentation packages and databases and AutoCAD.
    4. Experience in report preparation and presentation at Committees and other public gatherings and ability to deal effectively with concerns of elected Members.
  3. An understanding of the principal responsibilities of, and the key issues facing, local government and in particular the legal and professional framework associated with Engineering and Traffic matters.
  4. An awareness of the environmental issues facing an inner central London Borough
  5. Specific Skills required for this Role:
    1. Proven ability to communicate effectively (both written and orally) and to present complex information and advice clearly and concisely, at all levels within and outside the Council.
    2. Ability to implement and maintain those management and administrative systems, including IT systems, necessary for the delivery of cost effective, high quality services
    3. Proven ability to communicate effectively (both written and orally) and to present complex information and advice clearly and concisely, at all levels within and outside the Council
    4. Ability to work corporately with other staff
    5. Ability to negotiate on behalf of the Council, e.g engineering scheme
    6. Ability to analyse complex problems and develop strategic, creative and practicable solutions
    7. Ability to monitor staff performance, and identify and arrange training requirements
    8. Ability to manage and control the financial affairs and resources of assigned projects
    9. An ability to work constructively across professional boundaries and sectors
  6. ICT Skills: Experience in the use of IT including word processing packages, spreadsheets, presentation packages and databases and AutoCAD.


NB: Please feel free to apply to us direct via [email protected] by quoting the job reference and job title exactly. SEE DETAILS AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS AD.

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To help speed up the process of uploading your CV to the client we would suggest that you send us your CV in Word format (or equivalent) if possible, rather than as a PDF.

If you are successful in securing this role, please note that for the entire duration of this contract, regardless of extension you will be working this role at the PAYE rate that has been advertised. For absolute clarity, we only work on a PAYE basis, rather than entertaining umbrella pay terms, we do not offer Ltd/umbrella or outside IR35 rates. If you wish to understand PAYE vs Umbrella more, please let us know and we can send you some additional information for clarity.

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:

  1. Our clients are generally seeking applicants who are reasonably local, so on that basis we would ideally like you to supply us with your address (or at least your post code) and a telephone number so that we can reach you during working hours.
  2. Your recent UK working experience going back at least 5 years, or full employment history if you have been working for fewer years than this.
  3. Your availability to work either immediately, or at short notice.
  4. Please refer to the Role Requirements section above – your CV must address the requirements listed

Other preferable/desirable details to include on your CV, if applicable:

  1. Any local authority/public sector experience
  2. Any relevant qualifications held or being studied for


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Senior Engineer – Traffic
Client Category: Local Authority

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Client Category: Local Authority

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