Tara joined TMS in March 2020 as a trainer and to develop the required experience to become a road safety auditor.
Tara has 26 years’ experience as a design engineer and engineering team leader specialising in highways, transportation, road safety and traffic engineering. Tara worked for Essex County Council/Essex Highways for sixteen years on a wide range of projects including major infrastructure schemes, public realm improvements, collision reduction schemes, route studies, traffic management improvements, walking and cycling schemes, Zebra, PUFFIN and TOUCAN crossings.
Tara also has experience in highways development management working for Essex Highways providing a technical advice service to developers to ensure that their schemes are designed to meet Design Manual for Roads and Bridges (DMRB) and Manual for Streets (MfS) standards and can be delivered on the ground.
Prior to working for Essex Highways Tara worked for consulting engineers Faber Maunsell (now Aecom). Following relocation to Oxfordshire and before joining TMS Tara worked for Skanska Infrastructure Services on the Oxfordshire Highways contract completing feasibility studies, preliminary and detailed design for walking and cycling schemes, junction improvements and safety schemes.