Engineering Technician - Roadworks

Department for Infrastructure



Support the Network Manager and Road Works Co-ordinator in the management and in particular inspection of road works.




  • Undertake live road works inspections to audit work promoter and contractor compliance with permit requirements, safe working best practice, workmanship and material use, using knowledge of codes of practice and departmental specifications.  Enforce requirements, and where necessary escalate and follow up matters to seek resolution, recording in a systematic way any outcomes of an inspection using the Department’s electronic road works management system ‘Trafficworx’.
  • Attend (and on occasion initiate) work planning meetings (often in a live traffic environment), liaising with other authorities (e.g. Parish or Parking Control),  road work promoters and contractors to provide guidance and identify safe working requirements (particularly taking into account the needs of vulnerable road users) and optimum traffic management solutions using knowledge of relevant codes of practice.
  • Working with the Network Manager to resolve road work and event program co-ordination conflicts and identify co-ordination opportunities. On occasionally asses road work permit applications using the Department’s electronic road works management system ‘Trafficworx’.
  • Prepare basic traffic management / site setup plans for contractors where their expertise or competence means departmental support is necessary. Utilise and exploit the capabilities of a range of specialist software applications e.g. for primary drafting of traffic management plans, signage schemes, etc.
  • On occasion follow an inspection schedule to monitor road condition, including road trench reinstatements over the course of their performance guarantee period, identifying and recording defects in a systematic way, escalating and following up matter to seek rectification.




Requires the post holder to attain (in post) or hold Engineering Council ‘Engineering Technician’ (EngTech) status from a relevant awarding professional body such as ICE, IHE. The post holder will therefore need to either hold or attain a relevant National Certificate, NVQ3 or an equivalent level 3 technical sector qualification (i.e. relevant to civil, highways or utility sectors) or be able to demonstrate to the relevant professional body sufficient knowledge and experienced gained in post to achieve EngTech status. In addition the post holder will be required to complete the ‘Highway Safety Inspectors Training and Certification Scheme’ and be registered on the Institute of Highway Engineers’ (IHE) National Register of Highway Inspectors and hold a UK Streetworks Qualification card to Supervisor level.