The starting salary for this role is £21,943 per annum, rising to £30,510 subject to progress through the training programme, and is based on a 36 working hour week.
Surrey County Council is recognised as a great first place to work if you’re looking for a long and lasting career - this is your chance to receive excellent training and personal development.
Our Professional Development Posts provide a perfect way to earn a wage while you gain vital work experience and a Civil Engineering qualification. You will be fully supported and mentored through your development and be given time to attend training. This opportunity is ideal for individuals who don’t have degrees, are not in full-time education or are about to move on from full time education.
Previous successful candidates for this role have been able to move on successfully with their careers within Surrey County Council.
You will be working in our Highway Scheme Design Team that deals with the design and construction of Highway Improvement schemes across Surrey. Typical examples of schemes could be cycling facilities, signalised pedestrian crossings, traffic calming schemes and speed management schemes, all aimed at improving safety for all road users.
This is an excellent opportunity for a person wishing to pursue a career highway engineering and design.
You will be given training to enable you to carry out basic CAD (Computer Aided Design) work for highway improvement schemes and to assist in the design and delivery of highway improvements and traffic management schemes. You will gain a wide range of skills and will assist in undertaking surveys, analysis of data and preparing documentation for public consultations. You will also learn how to produce scheme feasibility studies, estimates, project programmes and progress reports.
There will be the opportunity to gain a broad understanding of all aspects of highway works and highway maintenance, including carriageway surfacing, drainage and structures.
You will be working towards a Level 3 Civil Engineering qualification, or similar and will attend college one day a week (term time only).
The role is a Professional Development Post spanning three linked grades within our pay grade structure. This means that the role is intended to develop the successful candidate to become an engineering technician, with training and experience provided to ensure progress.
Candidates must have a minimum of 5 GCSEs (or equivalent) at grade A to C including Maths and English. In the selection process we will be looking for a commitment and enthusiasm to learn, with a desire to develop a career in an engineering environment. In addition candidates should cover the following areas in their application:
- Your experience with IT tools including databases and e-mails
- Your competence in the use of MS Office (Word and Excel)
- Your experience of working in an office environment as part of a team
- Your written and verbal communication skills.
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For more information please find the full job description below and refer to this before submitting your application. We also invite you to read our Life at Surrey handbook to see insights of the culture at Surrey and how as a valued employee, you can help shape our Council.Additional Information
The job advert closes at 23:59 on Sunday 28th November 2021.
Interviews will take place during December 2021.
Your main base will be Merrow Depot and whilst you will not initially need to be a car driver, it could be useful if you were working towards your Driving Test, as eventually you may be required to travel to sites as required.
Operations & Infrastructure Group operates an agile working system, in accordance with the County Council's policy. This means that all Officers are expected to be available when needed, with flexibility to work from both council offices and their home (or other suitable arrangements). It is expected all Officers will regularly work from their designated office to maintain team working and as required by their manager. All Officers are expected to be make themselves available to attend site and other meetings when needed.
If you are interested in this opportunity then please do contact us to ask questions or request a call back for an informal discussion:
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From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. 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 under represented groups.