A Traffic Controllers Sydney operator is responsible for directing, maintaining and controlling the flow of traffic on a particular road network throughout the city. The role of a traffic controller is to ensure the safety and security of traffic, pedestrians, goods and services on a particular public road, in the Sydney region by employing a number of traffic control measures, including effective management of speeds, providing for queuing and turning movements, and more. Traffic controllers can also handle the abandonment of a traffic route, and re-routing of traffic, through re-arranging roadworks, diversions, stop lights and extra parking. Traffic controllers are also responsible for implementing planned changes in road layouts, to improve traffic flow and support planned events, such as Parramatta Racecourse, which are managed to ensure the safety of participants and spectators alike. Traffic controllers may work in conjunction with traffic managers, who report regularly to the city’s traffic manager, and may be employed by construction site managers or road planners.
Work Environment for Traffic Controllers
As well as supervising construction sites and managing traffic in and around the Sydney Harbour region, traffic controllers in Sydney can also undertake emergency roadwork, roadblock operations, accident investigations, and other road work within the Sydney region. They may also serve as supervisors for the transport and incident management staff on construction sites. These positions require experienced and qualified individuals who can perform multiple duties, and are an ideal position for qualified candidates in the hospitality industry.
To apply for a traffic control job, you will need a valid Australian driving license, as well as a relevant background and work experience in the construction industry. If you have previous experience in this field, it can help to demonstrate that you have mastered the skills and can undertake assigned duties in an effective and safe manner. It can also help if you can demonstrate that you are able to work long hours and that you are dedicated to your work. You will also need to undergo training, as all Traffic Controllers in Sydney are expected to undergo a rigorous pre-assessment process. The exact requirements of the role will vary depending on the particular site, however most construction sites will require a thorough knowledge of the city’s business and road networks, as well as familiarity with the latest road safety and security measures.