Senior Highway Engineer Traffic

Halifax Permanent £43,421 - £46,464 per year
  • Varied Senior Traffic Engineer role with excellent scope for progression
  • Calderdale Council. Hybrid working and local projects.

About Our Client

We're looking for two Senior Highway Engineers in our Traffic Team to join our Strategic Infrastructure Directorate here at Calderdale Council. You will be joining us at an exciting time as we grow and improve the service through an unprecedented level of investment. Join us and be part of Calderdale's Next Chapter. Calderdale is located almost exactly halfway between Manchester and Leeds, at the heart of the Yorkshire Pennines and the region boasts some of the best known landmarks in Britain, many of which feature in Film and TV. 

We think Calderdale is a great place to live today, but we hope that tomorrow it will be even better. This role will be part of the Traffic Team, ensuring our highways are efficiently managed, safe, and meet legal standards, whilst addressing the environmental impact of transportation and improving road safety and traffic flow.

Job Description

As a Senior Traffic Engineer working as part of a team, you will take responsibility for the application of Traffic Regulation Orders (TROs) and adherence to the Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions (TSRGD) in maintaining and enhancing the safety and functionality of our road network which is crucial for supporting the community's well-being and economic development.

You will:

Contribute significantly to our efforts in drafting, implementing, and reviewing TROs.

Contribute to the progression towards to map based orders

Ensure that all traffic signage and road markings are in compliance with TSRGD guidelines

Collaborate with planning and enforcement teams

Develop and apply effective traffic regulation strategies that enhance road safety, manage traffic flow, and support the needs of the community

The Successful Applicant

A background in traffic engineering, regulation, stakeholder engagement and strong analytical and communication skills would be ideal for this role.

  • A competent Highway engineering professional with a background in Traffic, Transport, Highways or related field.
  • A relevant Degree related to the Construction & Built Environment (e.g., Civil Engineering) or similar relevant working experience.
  • Must hold a full UK driving licence.
  • You might be a member of a professional body such as ICE / IHE /IStructE but this is not essential.
  • Knowledge and experience of preparing Traffic Regulation Orders, Speed Limit Orders and Parking Place Orders.
  • Experience of designing Highway Engineering projects and experience of DMRB
  • Understanding of the Manual of Contract Documents for Highway Works
  • Ability to use AutoCAD and specialist traffic and highways add-ons such as KeyLINES / AutoTURN would be an advantage.
  • Project management, organisation, budget management and excellent interpersonal skills.
  • An understanding of local authority or public sector procurement processes and regulations would be an advantage.
  • An excellent communicator at all levels, with managing senior stakeholder relationships, customer and public facing communication and leading project teams.


What's on Offer

This role offers a starting salary of £43,421 at Grade P09. This salary is subject to a national Pay Award, so there will be an increase from that amount which is yet to be confirmed. The salary will increase in increments up to top of the band at Grade P012 which is £46,464. 

Benefits on offer include:

  • Flexible working and the ability to work from home.
  • Highly competitive pension scheme with West Yorkshire Pension Fund.
  • Extensive training and development.
  • Holidays:
    • A minimum of 26 days plus bank holidays
    • Five extra days after five years continuous local government service.
    • The option to buy more.
  • Family Friendly policies to support parental leave
  • A range of Employee Network groups, which include Race Charter, LGBTQ and Disability Forum.

Next Steps

Please visit our recruitment site for wider information around the role. McKay at Michael Page is exclusively managing this vacancy and all applications will be managed by her. Apply online here or by sending your CV via email to Steph, and your application will be considered upon receipt. In order to complete your application, a Personal Statement, which aligns your experience to the job description will be required, but please send your CV in the first instance and Steph can send you further information about the role. 

To find out more and to express your interest, contact her on 0113 243 7734 for a confidential discussion. 

Closing date for applications for this role is 10am Thursday 11th July.

Interviews will be held week commencing 15th July

Michael Page are exclusively managing this recruitment campaign, so all internal, external and third party applications will be put through the same process.

Steph Mckay
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Phone number
+44 113 243 7734

Job summary

Job function
Public Sector
Urban Planning
Transport & Distribution
Contract type
Consultant name
Steph Mckay
Consultant phone
+44 113 243 7734
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