We are experiencing a transport revolution. New and emerging technology is changing the nature of the DfT’s work as we look to provide smarter approaches to transport. This means our engineers are on the front line, responding to some of the exciting challenges and opportunities in the transport industry.

At the Department for Transport (DfT), Engineering professionals use research and innovative ideas to continue improving the services our Government provides. They skilfully apply systems and future-thinking to some of the challenges facing our transport system today. Their evidence-based advice supports policy decisions and helps to deliver a better service for everybody in the UK.

Do you like working through a problem and finding solutions? If so, DfT needs people with your engineering mindset and innovation to continue our cutting-edge research. Join our team of experts now and help us transform lives by making UK transport better.

What you could be doing

Whatever your engineering background, you’ll apply your skills and knowledge to the development and application of policies, translating often complex scientific evidence into justifiable, clear recommendations for senior-level decision-makers.

Our Civil Servants work in a range of roles including those that are:

  • specialist
  • deep specialist
  • policy
  • analytical
  • operational

Does the Engineering Profession sound like the opportunity you have been waiting for? Visit Working for the Department for Transport to see what vacancies we currently have available. We look forward to welcoming you on board.

What our Engineering professionals say about working for DfT

Jamie Holding, Data Delivery Lead, Data Unit, DfTc

“There isn’t really a typical day for me as the range of projects I work on is pretty varied; I’m currently improving processes for survey…”

James Tichler, Science & Innovation Strategy Lead, DfTc

“The best thing about DfT is the ethos, which I suspect reflects the Department’s missions. DfT is about building things and enabling…”