Traffic Management Officer – Technical Specialist x2

Bristol City Council

Bristol City Council

Bristol City Council
Traffic Management Officer – Technical Specialist x2

Salary: BG13 £44,428 - £47,240
Basis: Full Time, Permanent
Location: Based at 100 Temple Street, Bristol, BS1 6AG
Job reference: VAC005485

Bristol is a vibrant, exciting, diverse European City to live and work in. Come and help shape its future. The City has ambitious plans to deliver an improved sustainable transport infrastructure, both in the City and within the wider region.

These plans include;
• Transforming our local communities through the development of ‘Liveable Neighbourhoods’:
• Developing Mass Transit options for the city;
• Building on our success as Cycling City to further develop and implement a world class walking and cycling network in the city;
• Making school journeys safer and increasing walking and cycling by implementing School Streets;
• Trialling and testing new transport technologies through our ‘Future Transport Zones’ programme of work.

Bristol sits within a strong economic area, working with its neighbouring cities and towns to maximise economic growth through the West of England Combined Authority, West of England Local Enterprise Partnership and Western Gateway.

An exciting full-time opportunity exists for two experienced and motivated traffic management professionals to join the City Transport Services as ‘Technical Lead – Traffic Management Officers’.

What will I be doing?
As part of a friendly and enthusiastic multi-disciplinary team, you will take lead in supporting the delivery of road safety and local highway schemes across the City as well as contributing to the delivery of wider projects detailed above.

You will provide direct support to the Team Manager in the delivery of the aims and objectives of the City Transport service.

You will also take lead in supervising and mentoring staff.

Additional scope within this role will be to assist in the development, implementation of new ways of working as the team evolves to meet the ambitions of a new Council Committee system. This will provide opportunities to develop your skills in people and change management.

This is a varied role that involves direct liaison with Councillors and local residents to advise on how traffic/transport concerns can be addressed drawing on good practice nationally. It also involves managing projects and programmes to deliver these improvements by working alongside other bodies such as Avon and Somerset Police, leading the design and construction of changes to the highway directly, or supervising consultants and contractors.

What do I need to have?
You will have a breadth of Traffic Management and Traffic Regulation knowledge and be able to work to tight deadlines to produce work of a high standard. Being able to communicate complex requirements to various stakeholders including junior team members is essential.

Experience of leading on the composition and proofing of a variety of traffic management interventions and associated Traffic Regulation Orders is fundamental to this role, as well having an ability to support and develop junior officers.

About You
If the points below resonate with you, we’d love you to put in an application:
• Assisting with and developing Traffic Management Schemes and acting as a technical lead member of the team supporting the development of junior officers.
• Knowledge and understanding of Traffic Management and Traffic Regulation Orders and the processes involved.
• Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of relevant legislation/statutory powers and duties, and codes of practice to implement Traffic Management interventions.
• Experience in briefings for senior decision makers, presenting reports on relating to the service area.
• Experience of motivating staff and demonstrating new ways of working.
• Experience in successfully dealing with multiple stakeholders and key decision makers.
• Working collaboratively with clients and providing technical direction on projects and high-level advice on complex technical issues.

Why Bristol City Council?
These are exciting times in the City of Bristol as we continue to receive considerable investment in its transport and highway infrastructure from the Government and other stakeholders to introduce innovative active travel measures to support sustainable modes of transport.

At Bristol City Council, we go that extra mile for our people; we offer a work environment which is fast moving and supportive, giving you the chance to use your skills and develop new ones within a high-profile organisation. 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 - mixing both home and office working.

Join us and you’ll receive an excellent rewards package including flexible working and flexitime, membership of the Local

Government Pension scheme, and a generous annual leave allowance. In addition, you’ll be working in a supportive environment where you’ll have the chance to make Bristol a better place and contribute to its future.

How do I apply?
If you share our values and are ready to be part of our exciting journey please select the apply button below.

To be shortlisted for interview you’ll need to demonstrate how you meet each of the essential criteria in the Person

Specification within the Further Information section of your application. On occasion we will receive high numbers of applications, we may then shortlist against the desirable criteria along with the essential criteria, so if you can, please demonstrate how you meet this in your application.

For further information, please refer to the Person Profile, Job Description and Person Specification or alternatively, please contact Adrian Harrison via email at: [email protected] 

At Bristol City Council, we value having a workforce as diverse as the city we serve. We therefore welcome, develop and promote people from all sections of the community. We particularly welcome applications from Young People, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic and Disabled candidates who are currently under-represented within this Service of Bristol City Council.

Appointments will be made on merit.

Closing date: 23 June 2024.

For further information and to apply, click here.


  • Location: 100 Temple Street, Bristol, BS1 6AG
  • Job Title: Traffic Management Officer – Technical Specialist x2
  • Salary: BG13 £44,428 - £47,240
  • Closed: 23 Jun 2024

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