The starting salary for this role is £45,734 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 Environment Transport and Infrastructure (ETI) 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 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 team leaders 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.
To be shortlisted for these positions your application will clearly evidence your experience in relation to the below:
- Educated to a Masters Degree, 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
- Significant knowledge, experience and ability to work with minimum supervision in the application of Transport and Highway and traffic policies/regulations and processes involved in the development of business cases and delivery of major highway and transport schemes, including statutory procedures such as compulsory purchase and side road orders, planning permission and public inquiries.
- Substantial experience of working in Transport Planning/Engineering and in line with the qualification requirements as required by professional bodies listed above.
- Significant knowledge/experience of consultation and negotiation with external organisations e.g. involving the Strategic Road Network and Rail.
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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.
For an informal discussion contact Steve Howard by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to receiving your application. Please click on the apply online button below to submit.
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.