Transport and planning to meet movement requirements continues to be much in the news due to the Pandemic. Topics include: vehicle flows, especially what the new 'normal' might be, encouraging active travel (walking, cycling, public transport), measures to ensure transport contributes to decarbonisation and the use of electric scooters. These are on top of issues that are seen as crucial to tackle such as, air quality, health, housing and the economy.
Surrey County Council is a progressive authority, and is one of the leading local authorities in Transport Planning and Transport Modelling with a high reputation. We are looking for people who can apply their interests and technical abilities, who are attracted to this profession and the transport issues facing our society.
Opportunities have arisen for both recent graduates and school leavers to become part of the Team, working on bids, schemes and planning assessments. This will include analysis of issues, identification and assessment of options together with, where relevant, scheme economic appraisal, as part of business case funding bids.
For those new to the profession, this is an opportunity to join our Professional Development Programme giving access to training, career development and salary progression (commencing on Grade PS7 and progressing to Grade PS9).
We are a small team of 14 permanent officers, but sit centrally with the Environment, Transport and Infrastructure directorate. Consequently, there is the opportunity to work with a wide variety of teams ranging from Strategic Planning to Major Projects and our Traffic Operations Team. Therefore you can expect to gain knowledge of and experience in a wide variety of activities and tools.
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From flexible working to job sharing we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop will be supplied. You will benefit from 26 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after two 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.
What we are looking for
Effective team working is an essential element of this role, as you will be working with colleagues across the organisation and with key partners. You must be able to demonstrate that you are self-motivated and interested in the field.
We are particularly interested in hearing from those who can bring GIS skills to the team and are interested in developing these in a transport planning context along with data analysis and data science techniques.
You must have gained, or be expected to obtain, either appropriate GCSEs or A levels (or equivalent) or a relevant degree and be interested in gaining a professional qualification with an appropriate body e.g. IHT,TPS, CILT.