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Transport engineer (road safety)

Job Profile

We have an excellent opportunity to join our well established Transportation team and a Transport engineer with a real focus on road safety.
Our team is currently located in Southampton but there is some flexibility for the right candidate to be based at one of our other offices.

Job Purpose:
To assist in the delivery of road safety, operational safety and pedestrian/cycling based initiatives, activities and studies by providing technical support to the road safety team.
Dimensions of the Role (Budgetary, Assets and/or Staff Responsibilities)
To form part of a small team assisting in the delivery of road safety support to projects/divisions within the organisation, preparation of Highways England PCF operational safety products, collision investigation and analysis, road safety auditing and walking, cycling and horse riding assessment and review (WCHAR).

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate, and take positive steps to create an inclusive culture.

Job Description

Principal Responsibilities / Key Duties:
To undertake analysis and investigations/liaisons with other team members to author and prepare various operational safety deliverables including safety plans, combined operation product reports, combined safety and hazard log reports and maintenance & repair strategy statements.
Collate collision and traffic data to identify and quantify road safety problem and assist in the identification of suitable interventions.
Research technical standards to aid in the preparation and delivery of safety studies, designs, safety advice and Road Safety Audits to the technical teams.
Assist in the preparation of detailed road safety studies, route safety reports and other associated investigations.
Use the accident database (Key Accident) to provide collision data to internal and external contacts. Deputising to ensure it remains up to date and fit for purpose. (training available if required).
Assist in the preparation and development of measures to aid pedestrians, cyclists and equestrians through the Walking, Cycling, Horse Riding Assessment & Review (WCHAR) process.
Provide support to the road safety audit process by preparing report templates and administering QMS processes.
To support the delivery of sustainable solutions where possible and applicable.

Candidate Specification

Minimum Qualifications and Skills:
Relevant Degree or equivalent.
Ability to manage workloads and deliver outputs to timescales.
Analytical /problem solving skills
Experience - essential:
Good understanding and experience of Microsoft Office applications.
Experience in the preparation of factual / technical data lead reports.
Membership of a relevant professional organisation
Focus on Health and Safety Issues.
Able to demonstrate experience of researching technical issues.
Experience - desirable:
Knowledge of Highway design standards (TSM, DMHB, TSRGD).
Experience of preparing Highways England PCF products (Safety Plan, Hazard Log Combined Operations Product)
Knowledge of safety risk assessment (GD04/12 / GG-104)
Knowledge of the WCHAR process (HD42/17)
Understanding of road traffic collision databases (Autocad / Key Soft solutions) and analysis (training available).
Experience / Interest in road casualty reduction issues and processes.
Certificate of competency in Road Safety Audit
Able to work flexibly (e.g. away from home office on occasions)
Able to deliver to demanding targets
Full driving licence
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