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Traffic Management Operative

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

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 a Traffic Management Operative to join our Traffic Management team working on the National Highways project of works.  This role will be based from the Chester-le-Street 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 and is close to Chester-le-Street, Birtley, Washington, Springwell, Gateshead, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Whickham, Winlaton, Sunderland, Houghton-le-Spring, Stanley, Shotley Bridge, Lanchester, South Shields, Hebburn and the 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.

Role Responsibility

As 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 as a Traffic Management Operative 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 Candidate

To 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


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


  • LGV/HGV licence

Why Us

In 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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