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Road Safety Engineer - CIHT Member

What is a Road Safety Engineer?

Want a career where you can help people by keeping them safe? Can you look at different kinds of information and join the dots? Are you one of life’s great problem solvers – or like the idea of learning to become one? If so, a career as a road safety engineer could be a great choice for you. As a road safety engineer, you’ll study road traffic accidents and spot trends and patterns. With this knowledge you can recommend ways to improve safety on our roads and motorways and stop people being hurt on the roads. Safety risks can come from all sorts of road users, from heavy goods vehicles to people and horses.

So tell me more about how to be a Road Safety Engineer

Working in road safety is all about great teamwork – you’ll all work together to discuss each problem and come up with solutions. Although you may be writing up a report on your own, your team will be involved in helping you to come to a conclusion from the statistics and data that you have analysed. This will help you to make sound judgements on ways to improve safety on the roads for the good of all.

Becoming a Road Safety Engineer... What does it take?

In order to become a road safety engineer, it’ll take technical know-how, design knowledge and an analytical mind. As there are many different entry routes into this position, you could start out by learning the ropes at a construction business and then progress onto a role within road safety.

There are various industry-recognised qualifications to complete during employment that will equip you with the skills and knowledge to carry out complex analysis of roads and their safety.

Learning and development courses and training to build your career

Once you’re on your career journey as a road safety engineer, you can look to gain a professional title like EngTech (engineering technician) and progress on to Incorporated Engineer and Chartered Engineer. These industry recognised titles could help boost your employability and can be gained through the CIHT.

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