A bit about us
Somerset County Council’s Transport Data Team collects and analyses data from across Somerset’s highway network. We are seeking a Travel Data Collection Technician to undertake and support the installation, and maintenance of some of the data collection equipment.
Here’s what you can expect to be doing
You will mainly be responsible for the collection, input, validation, and initial analysis of the data. The role involves a mixture of outside lone working on the highway, in all weather conditions and some office type administrative and analytical tasks.
A few things about you
You will need to have a basic understanding of electronics and be able to work with battery powered electrical equipment, although specific equipment training will be provided. Since you will be driving a department vehicle to site locations and working on the roadside, it is essential that you can demonstrate driving and road awareness as well as good health and safety knowledge and practice. Experience of working on the highway and knowledge of Chapter 8 traffic management would be an advantage. You should be able to plan your work programmes, as well as problem solve on a daily basis.
The ability to work within a team is essential, as are strong interpersonal skills. Some early starts/late finishes and occasional weekend working will be required.
For an informal discussion about the post please contact Nick Cowling, Service Manager on 01823 359452 or George Hooper, Principal Traffic Data Officer on 01823 358237 (Mondays to Wednesday only).
All interviews will take place virtually via MS Teams.