£34,688 per annum hour for 36 hours per week based at Merrow Complex, Merrow Lane, Guildford, GU4 7BQ.
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 24 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.
About the role
Are you looking for an opportunity to build on your street lighting career?
Surrey County Council is the Highways Authority for the County of Surrey. It is responsible for ensuring the effective management, maintenance and improvement of all highway and transport assets
In 2009 the council outsourced the maintenance and management of its 89,000 street lights to Surrey Lighting Services under a 25 year PFI contract. Skanska have been responsible for the operational delivery of the contract, they have replaced approximately 70,000 street lights, refurbished the remaining 19,000 and now maintain the assets under a strict service level agreement. We also maintain 15,000 items of illuminated street furniture.
Surrey County Council spends around £16 million per year providing street lighting services. The current financial climate means that there is an imperative to improve efficiency and reduce costs. The council has recently introduced a part night lighting policy which has delivered significant energy savings. We will be converting all of our street lights to LED and introducing county wide 'SMART city' capability.
The delivery of the contract has been a collaborative process and we are keen to develop the service further. To help us achieve our goals we are looking for a Street Lighting Engineer who will; work closely with Skanska to continuously monitor and improve the performance of the PFI contract; carry out desktop and site audits; coordinate street lighting and illuminated street furniture projects; use a risk based approach to managing our illuminated street furniture; take a leading role in the roll out of LED and 'SMART cities'.
To be shortlisted for interview your CV and personal statement will clearly evidence:
- Knowledge of the street lighting industry
- Experience of managing multiple complex projects
- Experience of desktop auditing and site supervision
- Strong computing and analytical skills (including experience of using databases and spreadsheets)
The ideal candidate must be also be able to work independently and have excellent interpersonal and negotiating skills.
For an informal discussion contact Andy Royse on 0300 200 1003 or by e-mail at Andrew.email@example.com. We look forward to receiving your application.
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 03/11/2019.
Interviews will take place on 15/11/2019.