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PDP Asset Survey Technician

  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/185495/32927
  • Published: Fri 19/05/2023, 10:35 AM
  • Closing on: Mon 12/06/2023, 10:35 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week
  • Salary: £23243 - £31810 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Surrey

The salary for this role is £23,243 - £31,810 per annum based on a 36 hour working week.

The role is based at Surrey County Council's Merrow Complex, Merrow Lane, Guildford, Surrey, GU4 7BQ. The role involves carrying out condition and performance surveys on Surrey's highway network so will be predominately site-based.

This is a Professional Development Programme position in Environment, Transport and Infrastructure (ETI). The position provides a formal career development opportunity supported by a comprehensive training and development offer. This position has a grade span ranging between £23,243 - £31,810.

The Service

The Highways and Transport service is responsible for ensuring the effective management, maintenance and improvement of all highway and transport assets. Highways are the most valuable asset managed by Surrey County Council with a replacement value of approximately £7.5bn and are critical to the economic growth of the County. Within the Highways and Transport Service, the Network and Asset Management Group are responsible for developing and delivering asset management and manage the highway network.

The Team

The Asset Survey Team sits within the Asset Planning Team and is responsible for carrying out a range of condition and performance surveys for compliance and investigative purposes. These provide appropriate data to assist with the practical application and management of Asset Planning in Surrey by enabling informed decision making, prioritisation, and sufficient project and programme progression within the Network and Asset Management Group.

As a team we work closely with internal and external clients, providing a range of specialist and technical services related to highway surveys, advising and assisting colleagues, members, customers and stakeholders to maximise service quality and efficiency.

The Role

In this role, reporting to the Asset Survey Team Leader, you will occupy an essential role coring, surveying, and inspecting various asset types to deliver quality condition data and inventory information in order to improve the decision making across the directorate.

This role involves manual work and can be physically demanding. It will involve working outside, and at times will be required to work unsocial hours when needed.

It is essential that a full manual driving licence is held due to the nature of the job.

This role includes contributing to all of the following:

  • Undertaking and completing a NRSWA coring program of 600 cores annually for compliance purposes against the Specification for the Reinstatement of Openings in Highways (SROH),
  • Undertaking major maintenance coring and reporting for investigatory purposes for internal and external clients,
  • Carrying out post-construction coring on major schemes to ensure compliance and best value is achieved for the stake holder,
  • Contributing to the FNS (Footway Network Survey). This involves surveying 20% of the footway network annually to help prioritise schemes when programming,
  • Assisting with other condition and performance surveys when needed,
  • Assisting with maintaining UKAS accreditation and undertake works in accordance with UKAS standards.

About You

To be considered for interview, your application will clearly evidence:

  • Experience with working in a busy team and flexibility to work unsocial hours when required,
  • Good standards of communication, presentation and reporting skills and experience of delivering excellent service to clients and customers,
  • Good IT skills including MS Office and database management systems,
  • Your ability to show a methodical approach to information gathering, recording and reporting, whilst being able to prioritise and plan workloads with conflicting priorities,
  • Your capability to plan own work activities to ensure operational efficiency and use your initiative.

Additional Information

The job advert closes at 23:59 on 12/06/2023 with interviews to follow.


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.

Our Commitment

Surrey County Council is proud to be a Disability Confident Employer. A guaranteed interview will be offered to all disabled applications where:

  • The candidate has evidenced the minimum criteria for the role through their application
  • The candidate has chosen to share that they have a disability on the application form

Our application form and onboarding process will provide an opportunity to request any reasonable adjustments for the interview and/or the role.

We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all underrepresented groups.

  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/185495/32927
  • Published: Fri 19/05/2023, 10:35 AM
  • Closing on: Mon 12/06/2023, 10:35 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week
  • Salary: £23243 - £31810 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Surrey

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