Engineering Project Technician (Infrastructure Schemes)

Guildford, Surrey (GB)
£25,314 per annum
22 May 2018
29 May 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Would you like an ideal opportunity to further your career in highway engineering?

Surrey County Council is the Highway Authority for the County of Surrey. It is responsible for the maintenance of a wide ranging infrastructure that includes 1,200 structures from heritage to modern bridges, and 4 River Thames crossings. As well as surface water drainage systems and safety barrier systems in 4800km of highway.

Some of our key recent achievements include:

  • Award winning Tilford West Bridge
  • Walton Bridge new River Thames crossing opened in 2013
  • Award winning Reigate Hill Footbridge
  • A22 Godstone By Pass Drainage improvement and Carriageway reconstruction
  • A24 Mickleham By Pass LEP resilience scheme
  • Hampton Court Bridge refurbishment
  • Outwood Lane Chipstead Flood alleviation scheme

We spend around £7 million per year on maintaining and improving drainage, highway structures and safety barrier systems. To help manage this key area of work, we are looking for an enthusiastic person to support a small engineering team of 5 engineers responsible for delivering the annual programme of Infrastructure Schemes.

There is always a need to find innovative and new ways to improve our programmes of work and this is an ideal opportunity for an experienced self-motivated technician to make an important contribution to improve service delivery.

The team are co-located with the Kier who are our County Term Maintenance contractor. The role is a mix of office and site work, therefore a full driving licence and car are essential.

You will support the day-to-day duties of engineers with all aspects of contract management such as design, development and implementation of works programmes, investigation, estimating, works ordering, budget control, contract governance and H & S documentation. Experience of financial processes and basic knowledge of temporary traffic management arrangements, health and safety legislation, technical standards, best industry practice and good IT skills will be beneficial for the role.

You will have excellent communication and negotiation skills to work closely with a range of stakeholders that includes colleagues, service providers, districts and boroughs, landowners, utilities, Councillors, residents associations and residents on a day-to-day basis to effectively assist delivery of the programmes.

An important part of this role will be to support the team’s customer service function and is an ideal opportunity for a person with new ideas to develop and raise the team’s customer service profile. You will be flexible and enjoys the challenge of the many changing and competing priorities in an operational environment.

You will have the opportunity to participate in a training development plan to achieve civil or highway engineer qualifications and to develop their experience by acting as project manager on individual schemes.

Please feel free to contact Tony Casey, Infrastructure Schemes Team Manager on 01372 832629 or

Closing date: 23:59 on 29th May 2018.

Please note, if access to the GCSX (PSN) network is required for this role, a Basic Disclosure (DBS check) will be required to meet the Government Baseline Personnel Security Standards.

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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