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Principal Engineer (ITS and Sustainable Travel Infrastructure)

West Berkshire Council
From £38,553 to £53,378 per annum (Grade KL)
Closing date
24 Jul 2022
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This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced engineer to lead the Council’s ITS and sustainable travel infrastructure team.

We seek a candidate with proven experience with intelligent transport systems and a commitment to develop infrastructure to enable and encourage sustainable travel. Someone who can effectively manage and motivate the team and help to maintain the current high standards.

You will be responsible for leading a team of three engineers/technicians to deliver an annual programme of infrastructure projects and manage the ongoing operation of our traffic signals and other ITS equipment. Your duties will include:

  • Line management of three staff;
  • Agreeing the annual Network Management Minor Works Programme with the Network Manager;
  • Overseeing the team’s contribution to the delivery of the Minor Works Programme;
  • Producing formal and technical reports;
  • Managing consultants, contractors and external service providers;
  • Extensive liaison with elected members and customers;
  • Working collaboratively with neighbouring authorities, with whom ITS contracts are shared;
  • Working collaboratively with members of other teams;
  • Assessing and responding to a wide variety of requests for service from stakeholders;
  • Financial record keeping;
  • Attending meetings including Parish and Town Council meetings which may occasionally occur in the evening.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • A degree in Civil Engineering or equivalent;
  • A professional qualification in Engineering or Management;
  • Experience in the procurement and delivery of civil engineering and/or ITS projects, including contract administration;
  • Experience of operating and maintaining Intelligent Transport Systems to manage the efficient movement of traffic;
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills with an ability to relate to all customers, dealing with difficult and challenging circumstances;
  • Experience of leading people and the ability to motivate a team;
  • Experience of compiling funding bids

West Berkshire Council offer excellent employment benefits such as flexible working, access to a wide range of relevant training, local government pension scheme, family friendly policies, a range of local discounts and much more. You will also be entitled to a generous annual leave entitlement of 28 days per annum rising to a maximum of 34 days. 

For an informal discussion about the above post, please contact Neil Stacey, Network Manager (Highways) on 01635 519113.  

To view the job description, please click here

Closing date: 24/07/2022

The Council supports Equal Opportunity of employment, and positively encourages applications from people in under represented groups such as people with disabilities or from a minority ethnic group.


West Berkshire makes up over half ofthe geographical area ofthe county of Berkshire ‐ covering an area of 272 squaremiles. It lies on the western fringe ofthe South East region, centrally located, at a crossroads where the South Eastmeetsthe South West and where the south coast comes up tomeetthe southern Midlands.

As such,the districtlies atthe convergence oftwo key road arteriesin the south – the M4 and the A34. Both provide directroad linksin all directions, with all the key urban centresin southern England (London, Reading, Southampton, Portsmouth, Bristol, Oxford, Swindon) within an hour’s drive.
The district has good rail links, with London lessthan an hour by train and further connections, via Reading,to allthemainline routesthroughoutthe country. The area also has very good linksto internationaltransport hubs:Heathrow and Southampton airport are 40 miles away, as are the ferry terminalsin Southampton and Portsmouth, providing links with the continent.

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