Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) Engineer

Birmingham, West Midlands
£40,188 - £44,208
27 Mar 2018
17 Apr 2018
Job Type


Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) Engineer

Ref: HIG00494

Location: Birmingham, Bristol or Exeter

Salary: £40,188 - £44,208

About Us

Highways England is responsible for operating, maintaining and improving England's motorways and major A roads. Consider 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 why we're so grateful to our c 4,500 employees around the country. When you work with us, you're helping to connect communities, sustain business and support the economy. And with responsibility for major projects, working here is also a great move for your career.

The Role

Highways England is recruiting for an Intelligent Transport Systems Engineer/Senior Advisor based at our Birmingham, Bristol or Exeter office, this role is a full time permanent position.

As an Intelligent Transport Systems Engineer you can be expected to provide specialist technical advice and guidance to projects to support the development, renewal and maintenance of Highways England operational technology assets. You will be a proven engineer with a track record of developing and implementing policies, standards, operating procedures and best practices; also ensuring compliance with relevant statutory requirements and external standards, the safety of Highways England staff, contractor staff and the public and delivering best value solutions. Additionally, you will have experience of working in the UK, and will have a broad understanding of both proven and developing technologies across the transport arena. Previous work within the UK will have been across Department for Transport, Highways England, Devolved Administrations and local authority.

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.

• Appraisal of Departures from Standards; to provide appropriate advice to ensure a departure from standard is consistent with current legislation and with Highways England policy. This includes ensuring safety standards, maintainability and giving value for money on a whole life cost basis.

• 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.

• Engage with stakeholders across Highways England and externally to understand their business needs, to promote and gain commitment to organisational 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.

• Document technical solutions and communicate to all stakeholders, to support implementation and to ensure the availability of audit evidence.

About you

• BEng/BSc (in engineering or related subject) and proven industry experience of ITS engineering.

• Proven experience of developing solutions and providing 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.

• Ability to demonstrate efficiencies and demonstrate value for money across a programme of projects.

• Ability to collaborate with others to set standards and implement best practices.


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.

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.

Closing 16 April 2018.

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