Traffic Management Operative

  • Permanent
  • Anywhere


At Tarmac, ‘who you are’ matters.  We want to get to know you.  If you share our values and are proud of a job well done, collaborative in working well with others and ambitious to make things better, then have a read of what we have on offer. 

We are currently recruiting for Traffic Management Operatives to join our Traffic Management team working on the National Highways project of works.  This role will be based from the Newcastle area and you will be required to travel across the assigned region and further across the UK; dependant of current works requirements. The role is easily accessible from Newcastle, Gateshead, Sunderland, Washington, Chester-le-Street, North Shields, South Shields, Cramlington and surrounding areas.

Here at Tarmac, we are working hard to create a dynamic and inclusive environment and it’s important that our people come from a variety of different backgrounds.

Main ResponsibilitiesAs a Traffic Management Operative you will be responsible; as a part of a team, to work and support the successful delivery of traffic management schemes by Tarmac and our sub-contractors to achieve the successful overall delivery of the project.

Other responsibilities for this role of Traffic Management Operative will include:

The installation, maintenance, removal and recording of temporary traffic management and control systems 
Working unsupervised for all general traffic management duties which you will be trained for and be competent to undertake as part of a team
Completing traffic management day to day responsibilities upon instruction of the Foreman/Supervisor 
Support H & S – Zero accidents and environmental incidents
Ensure all Health and Safety standards are being adhered too across all works
Assist and When designated lead TMO, lead the on-site investigation process, report then collate, gather, and record relevant information relating to all site issues and incidents
Work to ensure any CDM regulations (principle contractor responsibilities) are being adhered too across all works
Support environmental processes and best practice across the contract
Ensure traffic management compliance
Collaborate, promote and develop Health, Safety and wellbeing innovations 

You must be able to travel across the region of work, this could be local or the entire UK – overnight accommodation will be arranged for you

We are open to individual applications or from established Gangs/Teams

The Ideal CandidateTo be successful in the role of Traffic Management Operative you will ideally have experience of working within a similar role within a busy working environment. You will also: 

Have experience of working within a similar role in the Highways industry 
Possess good communication skills 
Be able to work independently and as part of a team 
Possess knowledge of Health and Safety policies and procedures
Have a flexible approach to location and shift patterns in accordance with needs of the business
Be able to liaise with contractor/client and members of public in a courteous and professional manner*ESSENTIAL*

A valid and Full UK Driving Licence 
Manual Handling  
NHSS 12A/B (or D TMO skills card)
Experience in all Highways Works / Highways Maintenance*DESERIABLE*

LGV/HGV licenceWhy TarmacIn addition to the role of Traffic Management Operative we offer an extensive range of career development opportunities and industry-leading rewards, incentives, and benefits:

Bonus scheme 
Enhanced holiday entitlement 
Contributory pension scheme 
Access to the Tarmac Reward website with discounts on retailers, holidays, etc. 
Access to our Employee Assistance helpline for free and confidential advice 
Access to join our Employee Communities inc. BAME; LGBTQ+; Working Parents 
Training and development opportunities  

Interested? Why not click here to find out more?  Go on… are you ready to build your future?

Tarmac is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to creating an inclusive work environment for all employees and actively encourage applications from all sectors of the community. 

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