The starting salary is £18,013 per annum for 36 hours per week.
Surrey is a county council within a two tier local government area and is the Local Transport Authority for 1.2 million residents.
As well as developing and delivering infrastructure and major projects the county council is involved in a variety of projects such as: transport and spatial planning, placemaking, strategic infrastructure planning, minerals and waste and development planning. We also have close links with our 11 boroughs and districts.
The post is located in the Infrastructure and Major Projects Delivery Team which lead the Council's expertise in the delivery of major projects.
The Infrastructure and Major Projects Group is responsible for the development and delivery of major infrastructure projects and comprises through two teams that work closely together.
- Major Projects Team – comprising Project Managers leading the development and delivery of projects,
- Project Management Office (PMO) - providing project scrutiny, project management tools and processes, reporting on project status and developing best practice.
The apprentice will be based within the Major Projects Team but with an opportunity to work collaboratively with the PMO.
The Post Holder will assist with specified projects to achieve the Council’s goals. These projects include major highway improvements schemes, cycling and walking infrastructure, flooding schemes and electric vehicle charging point infrastructure.
The post holder will need to work collaboratively with officers across the organisation and with key partners locally. They will need to develop a broad understanding of industry best practice, the council's strategies and polices and emerging issues and challenges. They will be expected to work on specified projects under the direction of professional staff.
The Strategic Investment Programme includes a diverse range of projects from traditional highway and junction improvements to placemaking schemes and environmental improvement projects.
This is an intermediate role, supporting delivery of the strategic Investment Programme, study and training designed to develop skills and abilities to achieve a Level 4 Apprenticeship as an Associate Project Manager.
The role will support the vision of the council by contributing to the delivery of services and projects allocated and supported by a supervising manager.
This position will give the role holder the opportunity to learn about project management both on the job and through formal off the job study.
This post is related to developing and delivering major infrastructure such as improvements to highways, junctions, cycling and walking facilities, public realm/spaces and digital solution such as electric vehicle charging points. It therefore would be beneficial if the post holder has an interest and previously studied such measures at school/college.
The role will require you to model the council's values across the service.
We need the apprentice to be a team player have a mature outlook and a ‘can do' attitude. Whilst working closely with a buddy/mentor we encourage innovative thinking and an enthusiasm for learning.
The apprentice will be responsible to a Major Projects Principal Project Manager and will be required to carry out a range of duties to develop skills and confidence.
To ensure that stakeholders are properly engaged in the process, the post will involve travelling and potentially evening committee or stakeholder meetings.
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.
For an informal discussion contact David Stempfer via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to receiving your application.
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 04.07.2021.
Interview dates to be confirmed.
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.
At Surrey, our values and behaviours are just as important as our skills and abilities. They shape who we are as an organisation. Find out more about the values we follow.
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.