Road Safety Engineer - CIHT Member
What does a Road Safety Engineer do?
As a road safety engineer you’ll study roads and look at ways to improve their safety. You’ll analyse statistics for road traffic collisions and spot trends and patterns. Part of your role will be to carry out reviews on highway improvement schemes to ensure that they are safe for road users. You’ll analyse data about road workers and road users to carry out risk assessments and assess if certain elements of schemes should be included. This teamed up with checking the safety of highway improvement designs ensures that they are safe for all types of road users from vehicles such as Heavy Good Vehicles (HGVs) to pedestrians and horse riders.
You’ll usually work full-time, five days a week. Sometimes you might travel to sites to carry out even deeper analysis on-location.