• Job Reference: 5376
  • Date Posted: 28 June 2024
  • Recruiter: National Highways
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  • Location: Guildford, Surrey
  • Salary: £36,720 to £41,180
  • Sector: Engineering
  • Job Type: Full Time Flex
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Your new Role

National Highways have an excellent opportunity for an Advisor to join our Road Safety Division in Safety, Engineering and Standards (SES). The Advisor will carry out assigned work to develop and implement policies, standards, operating procedures and best practices and provide technical advice and guidance in road safety. The role brings together technical understanding and research to develop answers to key policy questions, designed to give the business an intelligence-led approach to reduce casualties on the Strategic Road Network (SRN). It involves a significant amount of internal and external stakeholder engagement in developing policy and in coordinating its successful implementation.

Within a Safe System context, you can expect to work collaboratively across the Road Safety Division, wider organisation and with our extensive network of stakeholders and delivery partners.

Please note that this role can be based from any of our UK offices but regular travel to Birmingham to attend monthly team meetings will be required. 

What you’ll lead on

  • Deliver projects on behalf of the team both internally and with external contractors, following the guidance provided by the current framework to ensure projects are managed appropriately. 
  • Provide accurate, practical and timely technical advice to support colleagues in resolving technical issues. 
  • Monitor and report on delivery of key road safety activities across internal and external stakeholders. 
  • Respond to internal and external stakeholder enquiries with appropriate advice and guidance, escalating complex issues appropriately, to support their decision making. 
  • Plan and prioritise assigned work to ensure timely delivery and effective utilisation of resources. 
  • Contribute to the preparation, review and quality assurance of technical documentation, presentations, and papers to ensure that they are fit for purpose. 
  • Support senior colleagues in representing National Highways on committees, steering groups and at conferences, seminars and workshops, to contribute to the development of safety programmes, to ensure that National Highways views are appropriately represented and to enhance our reputation. 

To be successful 

  • Strong written communication skills, including the ability to distil technical research reports into succinct briefings and reports for senior colleagues, and to prepare written communication for a variety of internal and external audiences
  • Good information management skills to ensure information and business records are kept up to date and easy to find. 
  • Ability to understand and communicate key road safety concepts such as Safe System, and/or other public health or risk management concepts.
  • Capable of understanding research and evaluation methodologies in relevant subject areas e.g. behaviour change programs, road safety engineering is desirable 
  • Capable of working with a range of suppliers and stakeholders to engage their input to the delivery of project objectives & in developing effective long-term working relationships. 
  • A relevant qualification and/or evidence of relevant professional development.

Please include your CV and cover letter in your application outlining how your skills and experience align with this role.

A bit about us 

Safety, Engineering and Standards (SES) is an exciting place to work. SES key priorities are to support world class operational delivery and technical advice for our road network, provide support services to lead, enable and innovate in the development of the Strategic Road Network and provide expert advice on matters relating to health and safety. If you are looking for a challenging, exhilarating and world class organisation then join one of our dedicated, professional teams leading on technical services, health and safety, sustainability and diversity agendas for National Highways.

The Road Safety Division leads on our ongoing ambition that no-one is harmed when travelling or working on the strategic road network. The division is responsible for developing policies and programs and reporting on progress towards our targets for reducing the number of people killed and seriously injured on the strategic road network. We are responsible for working across the business and with key external stakeholders to develop, agree, and ensure the implementation of, an evidence-based roadmap for achieving our road safety vision.
Want to know more? 

To request a copy of the role profile, please contact quoting reference number #5376