An exciting opportunity had arisen in our Transport Policy and Transport Studies Teams, with several roles:
- 3 Transport Planners (2 x full-time and 1 x two-year fixed contract) - £35,382 to £39,246
- 2 PDP Graduate Transport Planners - £35,382 to £39,246
- 1 PDP Graduate Transport Planner and Modeller - £35,382 to £39,246
About the role
The starting salary for this role is £35,382 per annum based on a 36 hour working week.
This role is open to remote working meaning you aren't required in the office 5 days a week. We're less about you driving to work and more about us collectively driving down our carbon footprint. We care about how you work rather than where you work; the people rather than the postcode. In support of our people and our greener futures strategies, we'd welcome a conversation with the successful candidate on what remote working may look like for you.
The Highways and Transport Service is responsible for ensuring the effective management, maintenance and improvement of all highway and transport assets. The role of the Transport Policy Team is to lead the Council’s thinking on our greener futures organisational priority by developing a prioritised strategy and programme to create a large and rapid shift to active / sustainable travel modes.
The Transport Policy Team works with teams across the ETI (Environment Transport and Infrastructure) Directorate to:
- Develop transport policies to shape work across the Council
- Secure funding from central government and other local agencies
- Develop walking and cycling infrastructure in Surrey
- Maintain strategic and local relationships with DfT, TfSE, LEPs, Boroughs & Districts
Do you have an interest in pursuing a career within Transport Planning? If yes, then this is a great opportunity to build your career with an organisation which will train and invest in you.
As a graduate transport planner / modeller, you will be working with Transport Planners, Engineers, Project Managers, Elected members and Contractors for the development and review of transport strategies and major transport projects. You will support with the operational delivery of the Transport Policy team by assisting transport planners in the management of projects and programmes. You will support Team Leaders with the preparations of projects, strategies and consultations to develop and implement sustainable travel options to meet our Climate Change targets.
This position is a professional development programme (PDP). Alongside your work, you will be expected to undertake a sponsored professional qualification at a post-graduate level. The course duration is between about 2-3 years. You will benefit from paid time off to study and from an accelerated pay progression upon meeting your learning objectives. Mentoring will be provided by experienced colleagues and progression will be regularly monitored through one-to-one meetings.
To be shortlisted for these positions your application will clearly evidence your experience in relation to the below:
- Educated to Degree or NVQ qualification at level 5/6 in subjects such as Civil Engineering, Geography or Planning and/or extensive relevant experience.
- To be working toward or willing to work toward a professional qualification, with membership of a suitable professional body i.e. the RTPI, ICE, CIHT, IHE or TPS e.g. joining at Graduate Member level.
- Awareness of Transport and Highways policies and current highway and traffic regulations and documentation consistent with the training and development guidance issued by professional bodies listed above.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills, with good negotiation, persuasion, influencing, presentation and reporting skills for use with a wide range of stakeholders
- Ability to work independently, take ownership of projects and represent the Team across the Directorate.
- Ability to establish and maintain highly effective working relationships with a range of stakeholders
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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 16th January 2022.
Interviews will take place from week commencing 24th January 2022.
We look forward to receiving your application.
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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.