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Traffic technical officers guide traffic management processes and road safety improvements. Often working as part of a broader traffic management team, traffic technical officers provide advanced support to help achieve optimum traffic control strategies.


Average salaries are in the region of £22,000.00 to £30,000.00. Salaries will vary depending on location / employer

Career Profile

Traffic Technical Officers guide traffic management processes and road safety improvements. Often working as part of a broader traffic management team, Traffic Technical Officers provide advanced support to help achieve optimum traffic control strategies.

WHAT THEY DO

This role involves clear communication, as it’s important everybody involved in a project has understood the traffic technical officer’s instructions and followed them correctly. As a Traffic Technical Officer, you'll be outside doing hands-on work on site visits, as you'll need to implement the technical guidance and support required. For this role, it's essential that you have an understanding of health and safety and best practice for road traffic management.

Typical tasks include:

As a Traffic Technical Officer, you would be: 

  • 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

Hours & Salary:

  • Newly trained Traffic Technical Officers can earn in the region of £18,000£22,000.
  • Trained with experience Traffic Technical Officers can earn in the region of £22,000£30,000.
  • Salaries typically range depending on location and level of responsibility.
  • Typically, Traffic Technical Officers work around 40 hours a week, usually between 9am and 6pm.

However, working outside and on site in all weathers is normal, with occasional work outside of normal working hours as required. Some travel and overnight stays might be required depending on the project.

Salaries typically depend on location, employer and any overtime that you may do. Self-employed access floorers set their own pay rates.


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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. 

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Career trends and forecasts

1190 additional staff needed

According to the latest Construction Skills Network research, the UK construction industry will need an additional 1190 Logistics people every year (which includes Traffic Technical Officers) for the period 2017 - 2021.  The highest demand will be in East England followed by North West, Greater London, Scotland and Yorkshire & Humber.

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