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Senior Traffic Signals Engineer

Mott MacDonald

Location: City of Bristol

Job Type: Full time


We are currently recruiting for an experienced Senior Traffic Signals Engineer who will assist in the delivery of our existing portfolio of work and build on the continuing success and growth of our business in the Engineering and Consulting team. This role will provide support within the existing traffic signals team members and also develop our traffic signals team. You will play an important role in delivering a wide range of high-profile traffic engineering projects and also build our business further.

You will report to the Principal Traffic Signals Engineer and be responsible for Traffic Signals work within the Engineering and Consulting Team, supporting activities and tasks including: scoping, development, delivery, construction, maintenance and co-ordination of our portfolio of Technology ITS projects across the business. This list is not exhaustive and other activities may be required according to ongoing project work and Engineering and Consulting team requirements.

You will have a breadth of previous experience within a similar role in Traffic Management and successfully delivering projects to time, cost and quality. You will also have excellent experience of the co-ordination of the design process.

  • Extensive experience of all aspects of traffic signal engineering from feasibility and preliminary design through to commissioning will be key within this role. You will have extensive use and knowledge of TRANSYT and LinSig. As well as experience in specification and programming of microprocessor traffic signal controllers and the specification and validation of UTC/SCOOT and MOVA systems.
  • Knowledge of working with engineering software packages such as AutoCad, would be beneficial.
  • You will also have experience with supervising other team members, this may include mentoring, support, training and general guidance within their day to day activities.
  • You will be a member of a professional body (IHE, CHIT, IET).The ability to travel and the flexibility to work from different offices/locations on occasion would be beneficial.

The Senior Traffic Signals Engineer position supports the end to end service model from concept through design to delivery and then into maintenance. It includes support and delivering of technology / ITS / traffic signal projects for both Highways England and Local Authorities.


We can offer:

Pension matched up to 7%

Competitive annual leave and the option to purchase additional annual leave

An annual professional institution subscription

Life insurance

Enhanced parental leave

Annual company performance bonus scheme - Subject to company performance

Flexible benefits scheme to suit you, including cycle to work & Interest free season ticket loans etc.

Equality, diversity and inclusion

We put equality, diversity and inclusion at the heart of our business, seeking to promote fair employment procedures and practices to ensure equal opportunities for all. We encourage individual expression in our workplace and are committed to creating an inclusive environment where everyone feels they have the opportunity to contribute.

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Agile working

At Mott MacDonald, we believe it makes business sense for you and your manager to choose how you can work most effectively to meet your client, team and personal commitments. We embrace agility, flexibility and trust.

More about Mott MacDonald

We're a global engineering, management and development consultancy.

Our purpose is to improve society by considering social outcomes in everything we do, relentlessly focusing on excellence and digital innovation, transforming our clients' businesses, our communities and employee opportunities.

A fundamental part of this is respecting each person's differences and striving to meet their needs.

Our values: progress, respect, integrity, drive, excellence

One of the largest employee-owned companies in the world, Mott MacDonald is a multisector consultancy providing engineering, management, and development services on projects in 150 countries. With over 16,000 of the best people working on a diverse range of challenges, we're helping our clients deliver sustainable infrastructure and development solutions. We have a collegiate and collaborative culture which values equality and diversity, and we take proactive steps to create an inclusive workplace. Together, we are opening opportunities with connected thinking. If this sounds like somewhere you'd like to work, click apply to continue with your application.