The salary range for this role is £31,262 to £42,053 per annum for working 36 hours per week. Your starting salary will be dependent on your existing skills, qualifications, and experience.
Surrey County Council's Highways and Transport Service is responsible for managing, maintaining and improving Surrey's road network. This includes 3,000 miles of carriageways, 1,800 bridges, 3,300 miles of footway, and over 600 sets of traffic lights. Our total annual budget is over £150,000,000 - a combination of revenue and capital funding.
About the role
As a Project Implementation Engineer, you will be involved with the onsite delivery of highways improvement projects ranging from minor speed limit changes all the way up to multi-million-pound corridor improvement schemes.
The role sits within our Professional Development Programme (PDP) and spans three linked grades within our pay grade structure (PS7 to PS9). Reporting to the Senior Implementation Engineer, you will participate in a formal training development plan to increase your expertise and attain technical and professional qualifications. Salary progression is linked to progress through the formal training plan.
The purpose of the role will proactively support the team of Engineers in the contract management and delivery of highway improvement, ITS, road safety, active travel schemes and major projects.
The Implementation Engineer will oversee advance, delivery and post-delivery stages of minor schemes and, under supervision, in the procurement, pricing, and the pre, post and delivery stages of highway schemes of medium complexity and assisting in the roles relating to the delivery of major projects. They will gain and utilise their knowledge of the relevant principles, practices and procedures in Highway Design, specification and standards, Bills of Quantities and item coverage, Engineering construction, contract and project management, thereby ensuring that projects are delivered to time, quality and contract requirements, and that best practice standards are met.
About the team
You will join the Highway Improvement Construction Team, a group of project managers and implementation engineers who work in partnership with both internal teams (who commission us to design & deliver their projects) and our term contractors (who construct improvements on site).
We have a dynamic and collaborative team culture where hard work, innovation and creativity are celebrated. We value our team members and strive to support each other in achieving our goals, while also promoting a culture of continuous learning and growth.
We have embraced agile working however you will be required to spend at least two days a week at our office in Merrow. You will have the opportunity to choose where to work from for the remaining days. We want to provide individuals with flexibility in where and when work is carried out while continuing to ensure the needs and aims of the team are met.
This role is ideal for someone with some experience of the relevant principles, practices, and procedures in highway construction. To be considered for this role you must be eligible to be accepted onto an HNC Civil Engineering course or will already have achieved HNC or above qualification in Civil Engineering.
To be shortlisted to interview for this position your application will clearly evidence:
- Your experience of successfully implementing a range of highway improvement schemes, or of assisting in the implementation of such schemes.
- Your engineering construction capability, including any experience of using AutoCAD and any relevant highway related IT packages.
- Knowledge of engineering construction related legislation, practices, and procedures.
- Your relevant industry qualifications plus any membership with any professional bodies.
- Excellent communication and organisational skills.
- Full, clean driving licence.
The role requires the ability to work and travel across the County, and there may also be the need for occasional weekend and evening work.
At interview stage, shortlisted candidates will be asked about projects they have been involved with and how they ensured these were delivered to deadline, met quality and contract requirements, and maintained best practice standards.
If you have experience in highway construction and are looking for an opportunity to develop your skills while working towards a professional qualification, please click the apply button below! We would also welcome a conversation with you should you have any questions about the role or assessment process.
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 27th November 2023.
Interviews will take place week commencing 4th December 2023
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 our website.
Surrey County Council is proud to be a Disability Confident Employer. A guaranteed interview will be offered to all disabled applications where:
- The candidate has evidenced the minimum criteria for the role through their application
- The candidate has chosen to share that they have a disability on the application form
Our application form and onboarding process will provide an opportunity to request any reasonable adjustments for the interview and/or the role.
We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all underrepresented groups.