First listed on: 09 October 2018

Road Safety and Traffic Engineers/Scientists 

About us:
Established in 1960, the Australian Road Research Board (ARRB) is a national interest, applied research organisation. We are the enablers of next-generation development of transportation, across Australia and globally.

We seek to attract world-class experts to add to our existing pool of intellectual excellence. We want the best of the best to join us in our vision; to drive innovation to deliver an adaptable connected future for all Australians. We are growing our intellectual base by building our capacity in fields of critical importance to the road and transport industry, recognising that there are some significant emerging challenges that require deep thinkers, who can provide solutions to complex problems.

As one of our team, you will work alongside internationally recognised experts, and assist in the discovery and creation of new innovations as part of our journey and mission.

Our workplace:
ARRB is a dynamic and vibrant organisation providing exciting opportunities for people to do great things, to tackle the big research questions, and to see the fruits of that research being practically applied.

Our staff operate within a contemporary workplace with multi-disciplinary teams with highly evolved skills. Here, innovation can be fostered and nurtured - enabling true collaboration.

About the role and you:
Are you looking for an organisation which values team work and technical excellence? Are you an accomplished and passionate engineer/scientist with demonstrated skills and experience in Road Safety, Traffic Management and/or Road Design. Strong project management skills are also a key requirement. If you are looking for the next step in your career development, ARRB has a perfect role for you. We currently seek 2 to 3 Road Safety and Traffic Engineers or Scientists to be placed in either our Sydney, Brisbane or Melbourne offices with relevant experience from 3 years up to 7+ years.

Through actively participating within the ARRB team opportunities to submit and present conference papers also present themselves. In these key positions you will deliver applied research, consulting and training to Australasian road authorities and other national and international customers. You will be part of the Transport Safety team.

In this position you will:
  • Provide innovative and practical solutions to meet customer requirements
  • Develop effective working relationships with key local government, state government and other related clients
  • Help our customers by delivering technical research and consulting projects that meet their needs
  • Identify and follow up work opportunities through contacts and technical knowledge
  • Work collaboratively with your interstate colleagues to ensure a national focus
We seek an individual who has:
  • Tertiary qualifications in a relevant field (civil engineering, transport engineering, safety engineering, traffic or road design engineer or behavioural science degree or other relevant degree)
  • A minimum of 3 and up to 7+ years relevant experience in road safety engineering, traffic engineering, road design, behavioural science in road safety, road user behaviour, human factors or combinations of 2 or more of the above
  • Well-developed project management skills
  • Well-developed research, analytical and technical skills
  • Proven experience in playing a role as technical lead in large projects
  • Strong customer focus with excellent and confident negotiation skills
Highly desirable skills
  • Experience in drafting technical reports
  • Polished presentation skills
  • Experience and/or qualifications in road safety auditing and crash site investigations
  • Experience undertaking research, developing unique methodologies to investigate and solve problems
What we offer:
An exciting, dynamic and collaborative workplace with challenging roles, where your skills, knowledge and experience will be recognised and respected, including:
  • Opportunities to contribute to high-profile and interesting projects
  • A healthy work-life balance, with flexible arrangements for accruing time off
  • Strong support for career development and further study
  • A competitive salary & staff benefits
  • A state-of-the-art work campus, ping pong tables, bicycle facilities, flexible working times, and with Activity based working arrangements
  • Access to paid parental leave
  • Potential salary packaging benefits available
  • Additional leave days over end-of-year holiday period
To be considered:
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Please note that unsolicited applications from recruitment agencies may be accepted, please contact Human Resources for more information.
Call HR on +61 3 9881 1570

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