The starting salary for this role is £21,943 - £30,510 per annum, working 36 hours per week based at Merrow Depot, Merrow, Guildford, GU4 7BQ.
The Highways and Transport service is responsible for ensuring the effective management, maintenance and improvement of all highway and transport assets. Highways are the most valuable asset managed by Surrey County Council with a replacement value of approximately £7.5bn and are critical to the economic growth of the County. Within the Highways and Transport Service, the Network and Asset Management Group are responsible for developing and delivering asset management and managing the highway network.
The Laboratory Team sits within the Network and Asset Planning Group and is responsible for carrying out a range of UKAS accredited testing both in the laboratory and out on site.
As a team we work closely with internal and external clients, providing a range of specialist and technical testing services related to highways, advising, and assisting colleagues, members, customers, and stakeholders to maximise service quality and efficiency.
This is a Professional Development Programme position which provides a formal career development opportunity supported by a comprehensive training and development offer. This position has a grade span ranging between PS5 – PS7. Staff in PDP roles will have set criteria and objectives to work to, which are designed to help them learn the skills and behaviours required to support them in their career development.
In this role, reporting to the Highway Construction Compliance Team Leader, you will occupy an essential role preforming laboratory and on-site testing as well as on-site sampling, site inspections and material investigations. In this role you will be provided support to enable the post holder to develop skills, competencies and relevant experience required to gain a professional qualification in civil engineering.
This role will involve working both in the laboratory and on site, and at times will be required to work unsocial hours when needed.
It is essential that a full UK driving licence is held due to the nature of the job.
This role includes contributing to all the following:
- With training be capable of performing all routine test activities within the laboratory.
- Cover site work when required including any on site testing and sampling.
- Monitoring workmanship on site
- Work with a range of internal and external clients.
- Help maintain and develop UKAS accreditation.
- Develop knowledge of material, design, and test specifications.
- Play a key role in supporting material innovation.
- Help support trials and evaluations of new materials and ways of working.
- Maximise income for the laboratory.
To be shortlisted to interview for this position your application will clearly evidence:
- Minimum of 5 GCSE’s or equivalent
- Good standards of communication, presentation skills and experience of delivering excellent customer service to a range of clients.
- Flexibility to work unsocial hours when required.
- Good IT skills including MS Office.
- Show a methodical approach to information gathering, recording, and reporting.
- Able to plan workloads in the context of conflicting priorities.
- Plan own work activities to ensure operational efficiency and use own initiative.
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The job advert closes at 23:59 on 31/05/2022.
Interviews dates to be confirmed.
For an informal discussion or a tour of the laboratory contact Jon Tanzilli on 01483 517427 or by e-mail at email@example.com.
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.
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.