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Traffic Engineer

Salary: Grade 8 £35,336 to £39,571 (Bar at £38,553) per annum 

Work Location: Town Hall Extension, Lloyd Street, M60 2LA

Qualification(s) Required: Yes, Must hold a minimum of a HNC / HND in Engineering with experience in Highways / Construction or a suitable other qualification with significant relevant experience.

Closing Date: 09 August 2022

Reference: MCC391828 /GD

The scale and ambition of the work planned in the city over the next few years, to deliver both the Greater Manchester Transport Strategy 2040 and National Transport Strategies, is huge. It will provide excellent opportunities for career development to the full range of professionals who support our schemes, across the full range of professional disciplines.

About the Traffic and Road Safety Team

It provides services for communities and neighbourhoods, including planned and reactive maintenance, network management and development control, co-ordinating and managing roadworks, winter maintenance (including gritting),highways structures (bridges etc), flood management, parking, public spaces, monuments and water features. They aim to meet the needs of the city and our residents by providing the best possible service, working efficiently and generating income.

Details of the Role that you are applying for:

The G8 Engineer (Traffic Team) is part of a 5-officer team consisting of a Team Leader, 2 x G8 Engineers and 2x G7Assistant Engineer. Both teams report to the Highways Client and Development Lead.

The post holder will be responsible for supporting the Traffic and Road Safety Team Manager with:

  • A good understanding of traffic, parking management and road safety engineering/legislation.
  • Working with internal and external partners to support the development of the strategic pipeline of projects over the next 5 to 10 years in alignment with the City’s plans and aspirations for growth.
  • Writing initial project scopes to provide to the MCC Highway Client Team so they can provide options / proposed solutions.
  • Checking Highway Schemes from a Traffic perspective to ensure that schemes / projects are fit for purpose and in line with standards and guidelines.
  • Supporting the delivery of CDM as the City Councils Highways
  • .Ensuring the appropriate duties are carried out under CDM.
  • Dealing with enquiries from Councillors, MPs, Council officers, members of the public and partners such as Transport for Greater Manchester and Greater Manchester Police.
  • Interrogating and analysing collision data, undertaking site assessments and reporting and presenting findings.
  • Ensuring an awareness is maintained of funding opportunities via various government schemes including funding opportunities connected with DfT and TfGM etc. Leading or commissioning the preparation of bids for new funding.
  • Preparing new processes to support the development of the Traffic and Road Safety Team.
  • Have a good understanding of budgets, governance, and working within a highly political environment.

This role requires a minimum of a HNC / HND in Engineering with experience in Highways / Construction or a suitable other qualification with significant relevant experience.

This post is also subject to satisfactory references and other pre-employment checks where applicable.

As a fixed base worker, you would work from specific locations. This could be because you use specialist equipment or because you work with the public from a fixed location. You may work from more than one fixed location and you would usually have a dedicated workspace or team area. Your hours and times of work may be more flexible depending on the type of role you have.

Manchester City Council is committed to giving fair support to members of the Armed Forces and veterans, whilst recognising and remembering the sacrifices they have made. The aim of The Armed Forces Covenant is to ensure that the Armed Forces and veterans are not disadvantaged, when applying for vacancies with Manchester City Council. Armed Forces and veterans will be guaranteed an interview where they meet the Minimum requirements for the role.

Manchester City Council values equality and works to provide a fair and inclusive environment for a workforce that is as diverse as the communities it serves. We want to further increase the diversity of our workforce, in particular the number of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic staff and disabled staff at all levels of the Council. This advert is open to all applicants, and we would particularly welcome applications from candidates identifying with one or both of those characteristics.

If you require any adjustments to be able to engage in the recruitment process for this role, please let us know by emailing

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Traffic Engineer

Manchester City Council
Manchester, UK
3 - 5 years of experience

Published on 3 Aug 2022

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