Senior Design Engineer - Guildford

Guildford, Surrey
£39,438 - £43,744 per annum
04 Sep 2019
22 Sep 2019
Job role
Contract Type
Full time

Due to the nature of the role it is essential that you have a full driving license and your own transportation, allowing you to undertake site visits across the County when required.

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

An opportunity has arisen within Surrey County Council's Highway Design & Delivery Team, based in Merrow, Guildford. We are looking for a highly motivated individual with relevant experience, who can make a valuable contribution towards improving the highway network.

Based within the Highway Design & Delivery Team, within the Local Highway Services Group, you will liaise with a broad range of other partners and stakeholders, acting on behalf of the Client organisation.

The dynamic team focuses on designing and implementing highway improvements, to programme and budget, whilst at the same time providing technical advice and guidance across the whole of the Highways Service and to other partners (e.g. Districts and Boroughs).

The Role - The Senior Design Engineer will design and deliver specified highway projects as part of the annual local improvements programme funded from both the council's capital and third party budgets. The post holder will be responsible for managing the design cycle from concept through to delivery on site. Schemes are often complex, integrated and sustainable transport solutions, including traffic management, safety, cycling and bus improvement schemes, as well as major projects.

It is expected that the post holder will support and mentor junior staff with their training and development and will be required to lead project / virtual teams on a regular basis. 

To be shortlisted for interview your application will clearly evidence:

  • Your skills as a design engineer, including being an advanced user of AutoCAD along with relevant highway design packages
  • You have successfully designed and implemented a range of highway improvement schemes
  • An in depth knowledge of engineering design related legislation and an ability to provide technical advice
  • At least 6 years relevant post qualification experience. Qualification likely to be HNC/HND in Civil Engineering with membership of a professional body.
  • Excellent communication and organisational skills.

For more information please find attached to the bottom of this advert a full job profile.

Additional information

Contact details

For further information, please contact Jamie Daly on or Michelle Armstrong on leaving your contact telephone number and we will call you back.

We look forward to receiving your application. 

Additional information

The job advert closes at 23:59 on 22/09/2019.

Interviews are likely to be held the week commencing 30th September 2019 or 7th October 2019.

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