The starting salary for this role is £46,634 per annum for working 36 hours per week.
Principal Placemaking Officer
The Infrastructure, Planning and Major Projects division, for the first time, brings planning and infrastructure under one roof at Surrey County Council so that all our work is delivered to the same vision. Our multi-million-pound programme includes improving our town and village centres most in need. The Placemaking team are setting the standards for better street design whilst ensuring thorough local community participation; schemes are developed and designed to the highest possible standards with our focus on greener futures and strengthening the economy at the heart of everything we do.
As well as working in partnership with external stakeholders, the team collaborates to join up thinking across the Council, combining our efforts where possible to create better places for our communities.
Who are we looking for?
As a Principal Placemaking Officer, you will operate within a delivery team; co-ordinating and joining together activities as well as advising on designs to create better places and better streets. Your technical and professional skills will be relied upon by others to demonstrate quality and ensure schemes are progressed to the highest standards of design possible. To achieve this, you will need to be a confident and effective communicator who understands the value of collaboration and joined up working – how you work will be key to the success of the role.
Your involvement throughout the entire lifecycle of a scheme, from concept to implementation, will be essential, so we’re looking for someone who can not only plan and innovate but can also deliver schemes on the ground.
The skills and experience you bring are important to us but equally, your values and behaviours will be key to your success in this role. We're looking for people who:
- Hold a qualification in a relevant field e.g., Town Planning, Transport Planning, Engineering, Regeneration, Sustainable Development etc.
- Have technical knowledge and experience in the design and delivery of Infrastructure and planning projects
- Have substantial experience of working in project delivery in the Transportation Sector or infrastructure delivery
- Are innovative thinkers, strong influencers and who can work collaboratively to achieve collective success
If you share our vision and have the determination, enthusiasm, and ability to create better places then we want to hear from you.Additional Information
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 16th October 2022 with interviews to follow.
Although the administrative base for this role is Quadrant Court in Woking, Surrey County Council embraces agile and flexible working.
For an informal discussion please contact Kerry James (Placemaking Team Manager) by e-mail at Kerry.James@surreycc.gov.uk.
We look forward to receiving your application, please click on the apply online button below to submit.
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.