The traffic systems we design, build, install and maintain are constantly evolving. And, our Business Teams bring innovative projects to life all over the world.
Meet Laura Harvey, our Employee Engagement & Employer Branding Manager for Yunex Traffic and see how our business functions are transforming traffic every single day.
Hi Laura, we’d love to get to know you more! What attracted you to Yunex Traffic and the industry?
I love working in the transport industry. It’s an industry where you can go about your daily life without ever really realising how much it impacts you. That is of course, until something isn’t working. Whether it’s a delayed train, a traffic jam or the bus arriving late. When everything runs smoothly, you wouldn’t give it a second thought, but it is always there, keeping the world moving. And for me, this means I get to work in an exciting industry that’s innovating quite literally all the time.
My talented colleagues develop the latest technologies that make sure our roads flow smoothly. And with our towns and cities growing and becoming more complex than ever, the technologies they create also ensure we move safely and more sustainably too. The best part for me in Marketing & Communications? I get to help tell this story.
Can you tell us more about your role and the work you do?
I oversee Employee Engagement & Employer Branding as part of the global Marketing & Communications Team for Yunex Traffic. I create and bring to life an internal communications strategy for our 3,300 employees with a focus on creating engaging opportunities for them to embrace our culture and values – whether through diversity and inclusion, volunteering, getting to build their internal networks and much more. Most importantly for me, I work to create a space and opportunities for our employees to feedback, share their ideas and help shape our workplace and how we do this.
This means I connect with colleagues from across our 24 regions every day. I get to learn about the projects we are working on, the difference we make and the ideas our people have. It’s inspiring to be around!
I’m equally as passionate about connecting Yunex Traffic with those who are looking for their next role too. We have so many opportunities across so many areas – from Traffic Signal Engineers to Developers to Business Functions. I want candidates to know who we are and what we’re about. So, as part of my role I work closely with our Social Media Manager and our Recruitment teams to develop content so we can share our story in the places where our future talent is waiting for us.
What excites you about your role?
I really love that I get involved in so many different things. And, I love that my opinion counts no matter what the topic is. I work with colleagues in completely different time zones, with different views, experiences and expertise. And it’s great! Being able to introduce a new initiative and see how it engages employees and drives our culture forward is something that keeps me motivated. As an example, we recently launched our first Employee Survey for #TeamYunexTraffic and it was really rewarding to see that over 1,500 colleagues took part, and to play a part in giving them the opportunity to share their views and what matters to them. I’ll now be helping to implement some of the feedback and the areas where we can improve.
Are there any challenges?
I love that no day is the same. But, that also means that no day is the same! I’m sure my fellow Marketing & Communications colleagues will agree with that one. It’s important to be flexible and ready for the next challenge or last-minute request that comes your way! When I joined the business in 2020, one of the things I instantly noticed was that everyone is ready to roll up their sleeves and get involved, so even if something is last minute, you’re never alone with the effort.
If you could say anything to a person considering a role at #TeamYunexTraffic, what advice would you give?
I’ve quite honestly never worked in a business where everyone is so welcoming and down to earth. It’s fun being around fun people. Everyone I work with wants to make a difference and is so passionate about what they do. But, they want to enjoy themselves whilst doing it. I think you should always consider this when looking for a role. After all, you spend a lot of time with your colleagues!
Our Marketing & Communications team, and all our other business teams, play a huge part in transforming traffic. It’s not just the person on-street installing traffic technology, or the engineer developing the latest solutions, every person plays an important part as one #TeamYunexTraffic.
I would encourage everyone, no matter what their passion, to join an exciting company in an ever-changing industry. You’ll make a difference in transforming traffic all over the world.
Feeling inspired? Become a Traffic Transformer! We have many opportunities for you to join us at Yunex Traffic. Check them out today by visiting jobs.yunextraffic.com.