Road Safety Engineer - CIHT Member

How to become a Road Safety Engineer

There are many entry routes into road safety; generally you’ll need industry-recognised qualifications, which can be gained during employment with an engineering company or a local authority.

If you choose to go to university, a degree in civil engineering teamed up with some work experience will help you when applying for jobs in this industry.

You can also complete an apprenticeship in civil engineering, or you can work with an engineering company who do road safety analysis. This can lead to a role within road safety, as CIHT member Renata Barnes, an ex-athlete who now works for Jacobs as a senior road safety engineer, discovered when she worked in customer care for a Highways England Area contract and applied for a job in the Traffic & Safety team. The job offered a chance to study for a traffic engineering qualification through day-release at college, and that’s how she got started on her road safety engineering career journey!

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