Senior Intelligent Transport Systems Engineer

Bristol (City Centre), City of Bristol
£40,188 - £44,208
04 Sep 2018
21 Sep 2018
Job Type

Senior Intelligent Transport Systems Engineer

Highways England


£40,188 - £44,208

Ref: HIG00739

About Us

Highways England are responsible for operating, maintaining and improving England's motorways and major A roads. Over recent years, investment in our highways has increased, this has led to advances in technology, such as smart motorways; enabling traffic to flow better. However, even more is yet to be done. Considering that a third of all traffic, two thirds of heavy goods vehicles, and 98% of UK businesses rely on them, and you can see why our roads, and what we do, matters so much.

It's an exciting time to begin a career with Highways England as we invest £11 billion in our motorways and A Roads boosting capacity, tackling congestion and improving safety which is why we're so grateful to our c 4,500 employees around the country. At the same time, we'll improve how we work. That means we will be able to; plan roadworks better to minimise disruption; clear incidents more quickly; and save more than £1 billion by working more efficiently. When you work with us, you're helping to connect communities, sustain business and support the economy.

For further information on Highways England, please visit our website:

The Role

We are currently have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Intelligent Transport Systems Engineer to join our team on a permanent basis in our Bristol office. The successful candidate will be developing and implement policies, innovative ITS safety improvement projects, standards, operating procedures and best practices, and provide specialist technical advice and guidance; to support the development, renewal and maintenance of Highways England assets.

Day to Day

  • Act as a source of specialist subject matter expertise; to provide appropriate advice and guidance to Highways England, its contractors and suppliers and to support colleagues in resolving technical issues and in their personal development.
  • Engage with stakeholders across Highways England and externally to understand their business needs, to promote and gain commitment to SES objectives and solutions, to identify key areas for improvement and to share best practices.
  • Represent Highways England on technical and standards committees, steering groups and at conferences, seminars and workshops, to contribute to the development of external standards, to ensure that Highways England views are appropriately represented and to enhance our reputation.
  • Develop business or value management cases for new projects, to ensure that such projects are consistent with Highways England strategic goals, quantifying resource requirements and identifying project interdependencies within and beyond the team.
  • Plan and manage project activities and resources, identifying risks and appropriate mitigation and reporting progress, to ensure delivery of project objectives to time and cost.
  • Manage external expert and consultancy support as appropriate; and evaluate and act on such advice to ensure objectives are achieved.

About you

  • Proven experience of providing information and specialist advice in a specific technical or expertise discipline.
  • Experience of working in a programme and project environment in line with APMP principles, working with programme management to support the delivery of specific programmes.
  • Evidence of managing internal and external stakeholder relationships to achieve desired outcomes
  • Proven experience of developing solutions and providing specialist advice in the technical discipline.
  • Strong networking and communication skills, including the ability to communicate effectively and present results


So we can really get to know you and what you can offer please include a CV with your application. You're also encouraged to include a covering note explaining how you're a great match for us: so please tell us how your skills, experience and qualifications meet both the role, and Highways England, requirements.

For further information please review the job profile.

All candidates will be required to provide valid proof of Right to Work in the UK and ID at interview.

We're expecting this role to be popular, so we may need to close the advert early if response is strong so to avoid disappointment, please apply as soon as possible.

To apply, please click on the APPLY button to visit our website.

Closing date: 20 September 2018 by 11:59pm.

Help keep England moving. We look forward to hearing from you.

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