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Principal Road Safety Engineer

Gloucestershire County Council



£49498 - £51515/annum


Posted: 29/03/2024

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Principal Road Safety Engineer

Date: 21 Mar 2024

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This is a Gloucestershire County Council job.

* Job Title: Principal Road Safety Engineer

* Job Location: Shire Hall, Block 5, 6th Floor

* Salary: £49,498 - £51,515 per annum

* Hours per Week: 37.00

* Contract Type: Permanent

* Closing Date: 21/04/2024

* Job Requisition Number: 7911

* This post is not open to job share

Are you passionate about playing an integral role in saving lives? If so, you may be a perfect fit for the Road Safety team in Gloucestershire County Council. As a Principal Road Safety Engineer, you will have the opportunity to shape and implement road safety projects and policies that can prevent injuries and save lives.

About The Team & Role:

You will lead a team tasked with reducing road traffic casualties in the county of Gloucestershire, managing and providing traffic and collision data, speed management, providing safety reviews of highway design proposals and undertaking Road Safety Audits.

You will work with us to implement road safety strategies and meet casualty reduction targets. This will include leading on a programme of Road Safety schemes including project management and commissioning. You will manage budgets and provide regular updates.

You will supervise, mentor, advise, and support members of the team, assisting the Road Safety Manager to ensure continuing team development and strong team working. You will work with other GCC teams and external partner organisations to deliver road safety solutions.

You will work with local, regional, and national interest groups to help in the evolution, innovation and promotion of safe, healthy and sustainable travel for all road users.

About You:

You will have knowledge and appreciation of the Safe Systems approach to road safety. You will have experience in managing colleagues and projects. You will have experience of monitoring budgets and reporting their status. You will have expert knowledge of road safety including requirements for ensuring highway design meets standards and guidance and provides safe solutions for all road users


You will have significant experience in collision data analysis and deriving solutions to road safety issues. You will be qualified in accordance with GG119 and able to undertake Road Safety Audits.

You will have excellent organisational skills and be able to prioritise workloads and ensure our service levels are maintained. You will be able to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines. You will need to have a customer-focused nature to help build working relationships with your stakeholders.

About Us:

Hybrid working arrangements are available for many of our roles, giving teams the opportunity to work in a way that suits them, balancing service need and individual choice, with a mix of both remote and office working.

For all your hard work, you will receive the following:

* Flexible and agile working opportunities

* 25.5 days annual leave rising to 30.5 days after 5 years continuous service

* An option to purchase 10 days of additional leave per year (pro rata for part-time staff)

* Family friendly employer offering benefits to help support you and your family

* Career development and qualification opportunities

* Supportive and positive working environment with regular, robust supervision

* Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS)

* Access to our Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) that provides free, confidential, counselling and advice for employees, available 24 hours a day, online and by telephone.

* An in-house Occupational Health service

* Employee discount scheme

* Cycle to Work scheme

* Gloucestershire Salary Sacrifice Green Car Scheme (T&Cs apply)

Links to employee networks such as Prism (LGBT+) network and the Young Employees Network

How to apply:

If you feel you have the skills, desire and experience required to make a positive difference then please submit your application and personal statement today by clicking the “Apply Now” Button.

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Nathaniel Davis via email.

Closing date 21/04/2024

Applicants will be shortlisted and interviewed during the advertisement period. As such the closing date may be altered subject to candidates being successful.

Short-listed candidates will be contacted by e-mail.

Additional Information

Gloucestershire County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people or vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

We want to be an employer of choice, attracting and retaining excellent people to work for us, so that we can best serve all of Gloucestershire’s diverse communities. Our promise to you is that we will provide an inclusive and supportive working environment that enables you to bring your whole self to work and realise your full potential.

It is a legal requirement, under the Immigration Act 2016, that anyone appointed to a ‘customer facing role’ must be able to demonstrate an ability to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence in fluent English.

Hybrid working arrangements are available for the majority of our roles, giving teams the opportunity to work in a way that suits them, balancing service need and individual choice, with a mix of both remote and office working

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