TM Planner

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Traffic Management

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This is an exciting opportunity to be part of the team that manages and improves one of the busiest motorways in Europe – the M25.

We are looking for a Traffic Management Planner to join us to work from either South Mimms/ Dartford or Leatherhead sites.

Role purpose

This role is to ensure that Traffic Management requirements for all works across the M25 network are properly planned and co-ordinated to deliver the best outcomes to customers. This includes planning and reviewing traffic management and diversion requirements as part of the annual investment planning process, to dealing with details of clashing traffic management that may result from short notice emergency works. Specialist TM advice will also be provided to project teams and service delivery to ensure that legislative requirements are achieved.

The role will also be responsible for managing and co-ordinating the use of internal CPS Traffic Management teams as well as those from the supply chain.
Safety is an essential consideration in the application of Traffic Management and as such the post holder will actively consider and promote Health and Safety in all of the activities associated with the role.

The post holder will be responsible for ensuring that clear processes and standards are in place for all works promotors to follow in relation to Traffic Management.

What you’ll be doing

As a Traffic Management Planner , your main responsibilities are as follows:

  • Identify Traffic Management and diversion requirements for all investment schemes within the 1-5 year investment plan which is updated annually. Ensure that through the development of this programme, traffic management requirements are considered and that early clash avoidance is undertaken to maximise the deliverability of the programme;
  • Provide tactical advice, guidance and support to CPS Service Delivery and project delivery teams in the appropriate use of traffic management and diversions so that CPS complies with TM regulations and keeps operatives and customers safe.
    Co-ordinate the allocation of internal CPS traffic management teams and external TM teams to ensure that sufficient resource is available, and they have the necessary level of competency to undertake this work;
  • Ensure that traffic management booking procedures and requirements are clearly documented and communicated to all works promoters;
  • Support the Road Space team by following up with TM resources where cone times have not been recorded in NEMS for road or lane closures;
  • Input into the investigation of any process failures in traffic management provision. Lead the follow up to these investigations, ensuring procedures are updated, additional training is provided, or other changes are made as necessary to prevent recurrence;
  • Develop and implement performance reporting for traffic management planning using concise and high-quality management information reports with applicants and CPS senior leadership to assess and understand performance and to focus on areas requiring improvement;
  • Work with the Traffic Management Manager and Technical Office, liaise with other SMEs within Highways England and other DBFO areas (as well as those in equivalent roles in other industries) to share good practice and identify learnings for CPS;
  • Develop a continuous improvement culture to drive further improvement in performance and efficiency;
  • The post holder will provide cover for periods of absence for the Traffic Management Manager and Technical Officer.

Who we’re looking for

The following qualities and experience are essential:

  • IHE Temporary Management Engineer Certificate or working towards


    • Able to demonstrate knowledge of temporary traffic management operations;
    • Extensive knowledge of Traffic Signs Manual, Safety at Street Works, DMRB and TSRGD 2016 requirements as well as working knowledge of all current guidance and legislation;
    • Lantra 12A/B Foreman, IPV Driver, TSCO & 12D M7, SMSTS, SSSTS, IOSH & CSCS
  • Good knowledge of contract requirements and the ability to react to them;
  • Proficient in the use of a PC, Microsoft Office suite of software and ability to work with other business management systems;
  • Essential to have the interpersonal skills to be able to interface successfully with a wide range of people both within and outside the company;
  • An ability to work within a high performing, fast-moving collaborative team;
  • Highly motivated;
  • All round understanding of highways maintenance activities;
  • Full UK driving licence;
  • Methodical and output focussed;
  • Quality-driven approach, striving for Right First Time;
  • Able to demonstrate the CPS Values and Behaviours, One Team, Trust, Customer Focus, Respect and Excellence;
  • Flexible and adaptable, responding dynamically to a changing 24/7 operational environment;
  • Able to manage complex issues and communicate these effectively;
  • Resilient under pressure and in the face of change;
  • Strong drive and proven delivery record
  • Self-awareness;
  • Dynamic approach, seeking continuous improvement and further opportunities.

Why work for us