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Road Safety Engineer

  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/212102/26461
  • Published: Wed 24/08/2022, 14:30 PM
  • Closing on: Mon 03/10/2022, 0:59 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week
  • Salary: £29,291 - £40,146 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Woking

The salary range for this role is £29,291 to £40,146 per annum for working 36 hours per week. Your starting salary will be determine based on your skills and experience.

This role is open to part-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 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 that 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 and 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 encourage 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 £29,291 to £40,146. 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.

Additional Information

The job advert closes at 23:59 on 02/10/2022 with interviews to follow.

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 matt.smith@surreycc.gov.uk or Duncan Knox via email at duncan.knox@surreycc.gov.uk.

We look forward to receiving your application, please click on the apply online button below to submit.


  • Annual leave: You will benefit from 26 days of annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service, plus bank holidays. You will also have the option to buy additional leave.
  • A generous local government pension scheme to provide you with a secure and guaranteed future income. Tax relief on your contributions is available whilst we pay significant amounts into the Surrey Pension Fund.
  • Access to a range of health and wellbeing tools and information to support your mental and emotional wellbeing including our confidential Employee Assistance Programme.
  • Lifestyle benefits: Access to a huge range of discounted vouchers and memberships covering the gym, retail, cinema and holidays.
  • Travel and transport benefits: Cycle and car schemes as well as discounted travel on season tickets.

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.

  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/212102/26461
  • Published: Wed 24/08/2022, 14:30 PM
  • Closing on: Mon 03/10/2022, 0:59 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week
  • Salary: £29,291 - £40,146 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Woking

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