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Senior Structural Engineer
  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/91641/10961
  • Published: Mon 02/11/2020, 12:01 PM
  • Closing on: Thu 26/11/2020, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36.0 hours per week
  • Salary: £40,227 - £44,619 per annum
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Merrow Depot Guildford

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Senior Structural Engineer

About SCC and ETI

Surrey County Council (SCC) is responsible for several local public services in Surrey. The Environment, Transport and Infrastructure (ETI) directorate within SCC is responsible for a wide range of services including highways, 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 Team

The Infrastructure Schemes team within the Network and Asset Management Group comprises of 17 staff who are responsible for influencing and embedding the Highways Asset Strategy as it relates to the management of structures, drainage and VRS assets and translating the Asset Strategy into an annual works programme.   The Infrastructure Schemes Team works in collaboration with its private sector delivery partner to design and commission works and is also responsible for planning and carrying out Bridge Inspections. 

The team is highly technical and works on a wide range of projects from routine maintenance of structures to highly complex maintenance or replacement of structures, drainage and VRS projects.  Maintenance of Structures forms the largest part of the team’s role with responsibility for inspection and maintenance of 1,200 structures as well as involvement with structures owned by other organisations such as Network Rail and Highways England.  

About the role

Being a Lead Engineer in the Team you will carry out and Supervisor the Structural Design of Bridge and other Schemes including the supervision of delivery and outcomes including Financial budgets and control within the Counties Infrastructure Team 

About you

This is an exciting challenge for a individual with strong interpersonal skills in the Highways and Structures sector. To be shortlisted for an interview for this position, your application and supporting statement will clearly evidence:

  • Experience of working within Highways and Structures Inspection Teams
  • An ability to work on own and be a good performing team player
  • Flexibility to work as the job demands
  • Financial and Budget Control
  • Adaptable to work under pressure
  • Control and Supervision of Site Works
  • Control and Supervision of Designers and Consultant Engineers

We can offer you:

  • A healthy work-life balance; Flexible working is supported where possible, including working from home or from one of the hot desking facilities at a number of County Council sites.
  • A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role.
  • 26 days annual leave (rising to 28 after the completion of 2 years’ service)
  • A generous local government salary-related pension

For more information please refer to the job description below:

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Do you have an interest in pursuing a career within engineering? If yes, then this is a great opportunity to build your career with an organisation which will train and invest in you.

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For more information on this role please review the Job Descriptions attached to the bottom of this advert before applying. For further discussion prior to applying please contact Hiring Manager by email

How to apply

Please apply via Surrey County Council's recruitment portal by completing a questionnaire, uploading your CV and a supporting statement outlining how you meet the requirement of this role.

Closing date for applications: 27th November at 23:59

Interview:  Week commencing 7th December (via video link) or at Merrow Depot 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 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.

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.

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