Traffic technical officers guide traffic management processes and road safety improvements.
The Role
  • Guiding traffic and management processes and road safety improvements.
  • Monitoring compliance to the relevant legislation/directives
  • Working as part of an integrated team
  • Working on location to assess risks and potential problems
  • Surveying locations and recording findings
  • Inspecting work completed to check for errors
  • Working out of hours when necessary
  • Overseeing the work of other traffic operatives
  • Organising logistics
  • Typically, Traffic Technical Officers work around 40 hours a week, usually between 9am and 6pm
  • Some travel and overnight stays might be required depending on the project.
Salary
  • Newly trained Traffic Technical Officers can earn in the region of £20,000£25,000.
  • Trained with experience Traffic Technical Officers can earn in the region of £25,000£30,000.
Salaries typically depend on location, employer and any overtime that you may do. Self-employed access floorers set their own pay rates.
Qualifications & Training
There are no formal qualifications required for becoming a traffic technical officer; however, you may want to complete GCSEs in Maths and English or their equivalents, such as the Welsh Baccalaureate or Scottish Nationals. For a more senior traffic technical officer role, training or experience in traffic management, health and safety or logistics might be useful.