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Road Safety Engineer (PDP)

  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/1058/9780
  • Published: Tue 15/09/2020, 14:53 PM
  • Closing on: Tue 29/09/2020, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36.0 hours per week
  • Salary: £27,641 - £39,246
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Kingston upon Thames

About the ETI Directorate

The Environment, Transport & Infrastructure (ETI) directorate is responsible for a wide range of services including highways, environment, transport, planning, countryside and waste management. These services are critical for people living, working and travelling through Surrey, delivered by the county council or in partnership.

About the Road Safety & Active Travel Team

The aim of the Road Safety and Active Travel Team is to reduce road casualties, anti-social driving and to promote more walking and cycling. These will be achieved through highway safety engineering and infrastructure improvements, working with the police on the enforcement of road traffic law (particularly using safety cameras), and through education, training and promotional campaigns to improve pedestrian and cycling skills and improved road user's behavior.

About the role

As a road safety engineer, you will assist the team by continuing to reduce road casualties throughout Surrey. This will be achieved by undertaking collision hotspot analysis and investigation leading to the development and commissioning of highway improvement schemes to reduce road casualties. The role will also include conducting and writing road safety audits of highway improvement schemes and commissioning maintenance of road safety-related highway infrastructure such as vehicle activated signs and school flashing wigwags. The role will require a close working relationship with police and local highways colleagues with whom speed management plans are also developed to identify and tackle the worst speeding problem sites too.

About you

This is an exciting opportunity for an individual with experience as a technical officer or assistant road safety engineer. To be shortlisted for an interview for this position, your application and supporting statement will clearly evidence:

  • Experience of working within the road safety or highway design field.
  • An ability to understand highway design drawings and undertake analysis of highway collision data
  • Able to communicate effectively with a range of internal and external teams/bodies and work to tight deadlines
  • A degree/qualification in civil engineering or similar related subject

This position is a professional development programme (PDP); as such, this position spans over three grades (PS7, PS8, PS9) with salary ranges from £27,641 to £39,246. The 3 relevant job profiles are attached at the bottom of this advert. The successful candidate will be appointed on a grade and salary depending on skills, abilities, qualifications and experience. The successful candidate will benefit from training, mentoring and an accelerated pay progression upon meeting the knowledge, responsibility and skills' objectives agreed until the final PS9 grade is achieved.

Job Advert

Are you passionate about road safety and looking for an opportunity to build on your road safety engineering career? Do you want to be part of a team which works towards making roads safer for its users? If yes, then we want to hear from you! 

The Road Safety and Active Travel Team within the Environment, Transport and Infrastructure (ETI) directorate at Surrey County Council (SCC) is seeking to appoint a Road Safety Engineer (PDP). This position is for 36 hours a week, annual salary is between £27,641 - £39,246 (depending on experience) and is based at County Hall, Penrhyn Road, Kingston Upon Thames KT1 2DW (this will change in the near future).

Additional Information

Interested in finding out more?

For more information on this role please review the Job Profiles attached to the bottom of this advert before applying. For an informal discussion prior to applying please contact  Matt Smith (Road Safety Engineering Team Leader) on 07968 832560 or via email at matt.smith@surreycc.gov.uk . We look forward to receiving your application. 

How to apply?

Please apply via Surrey County Council's recruitment portal by completing a questionnaire, uploading your CV and a supporting statement outlining how you meet the requirement of this role.

Closing date for applications: 29 September 2020 at 23:59.

Interview:  Mid / Late October via video link.

Why work for us?

A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 26 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.

Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all underrepresented groups.

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  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/1058/9780
  • Published: Tue 15/09/2020, 14:53 PM
  • Closing on: Tue 29/09/2020, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36.0 hours per week
  • Salary: £27,641 - £39,246
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Kingston upon Thames

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