Road Safety Engineer - Remote Working

Woking, Surrey
£27,991- £39,246 per annum
14 Dec 2021
15 Jan 2022
Job role
Contract Type
Full time

About the role

The annual salary for this position is £27,991 - £39,246 (depending on experience). This is 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. However a driving licence and use of a car will be essential in order to be able to attend site visits in Surrey typically two or three times a week (sometimes more sometimes less).

Are you passionate about road safety and looking for an opportunity to build on your road safety engineering career? Do you want to be part of a team which works towards making roads safer and making walking and cycling easier and safer?

If yes, then we want to hear from you!

The Road Safety and Sustainable School Travel Team within the Environment, Transport and Infrastructure directorate at Surrey County Council is seeking to appoint a Road Safety Engineer (Professional Development Programme).

About ETI

The Environment, Transport & Infrastructure (ETI) directorate is responsible for a wide range of services including highways, environment, transport, planning, countryside and waste management. These services are critical for people living, working and travelling through Surrey, delivered by the county council or in partnership.

About the Road Safety and Active Travel Team

The aim of the Road Safety and Sustainable School Travel Team is to reduce road casualties, anti-social driving and to promote more walking and cycling to school. This will be achieved through highway safety engineering and infrastructure improvements, working with the police on the enforcement of road traffic law (particularly using safety cameras) and through education, training and promotional campaigns to improve pedestrian and cycling skills and encouraging alternatives to the car for the school journey.

About the role

As a Road Safety Engineer, you will assist the team by continuing to reduce road casualties throughout Surrey. This will be achieved by undertaking collision hotspot analysis and investigation, leading to the development and commissioning of highway improvement schemes to reduce road casualties.

The role will also include conducting and writing road safety audits of highway improvement schemes and commissioning maintenance of road safety-related highway infrastructure such as vehicle activated signs and school flashing wigwags.

The role will require a close working relationship with police and local highways colleagues with whom speed management plans are also developed to identify and tackle the worst speeding problem sites too.

The role will require site visits to be undertaken within Surrey during the working week. The number of site visits will vary week to week but a typical week may involve visiting sites on 2 or 3 days.

About you!

This is an exciting opportunity for an individual with experience as a Technical Officer or Assistant Road Safety Engineer.

To be shortlisted for interview for this position, your application and supporting statement will clearly evidence:

  • Experience of working within the road safety or highway design field
  • An ability to understand highway design drawings and undertake analysis of highway collision data
  • Able to communicate effectively with a range of internal and external teams/bodies and work to tight deadlines
  • A degree/qualification in civil engineering or similar related subject

This position is a Professional Development Programme (PDP) and as such spans over three pay grades (PS7, PS8 and PS9) with salary ranges from £27,991 to £39,246. The 3 relevant job profiles are attached at the bottom of this advert. The successful candidate will be appointed on a grade and salary depending on skills, abilities, qualifications and experience.

In this role you will benefit from training, mentoring and an accelerated pay progression upon meeting the knowledge, responsibility and skills' objectives agreed until the final PS9 grade is achieved.

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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 15 January 2022 with interviews to follow via video link.

Contact details

For an informal discussion prior to applying please contact Matt Smith (Road Safety Engineering Team Leader) on 07968 832560 or via email at or Duncan Knox via email at

To apply, please click 'apply now' below and submit your CV and a supporting statement, outlining how you meet the requirement of this role.

We look forward to receiving your application. 


From flexible working to job sharing we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. 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.

Our Commitment

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.