Road Safety Engineer

£25,314 - £38,312
20 Apr 2018
06 May 2018
Job role
Contract Type
Full time

The aim of the Road Safety and Active Travel Team is to reduce road casualties, reduce anti-social driving and promote more walking and cycling. 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 education, training and promotional campaigns to improve pedestrian and cycling skills and improved road user behaviour.

In 2016 there were 554 fatal and serious road casualties in Surrey. This is an 8 per cent reduction compared to the average casualty record for 2010 to 2014. We are looking for a technical officer / assistant road safety engineer / road safety engineer who will be able to help us to continue to reduce road casualties throughout the county. 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 wig wags. This 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.

This post covers a range of three salary grades. The successful candidate will be set on the relevant salary / grade depending on ability, qualifications and experience. They will have the opportunity for promotion from the lower grades upon achievement of knowledge, skill and responsibility criteria. Training will be provided where needed to allow progress.   

To be shortlisted for interview your CV and personal statement will clearly evidence:

  •  Knowledge and experience of road safety / highway engineering.
  •  Knowledge and experience of building constructive relationships and collaborating with police and other internal and external partners. 
  • A degree / HND or HNC in Civil Engineering or equivalent / relevant ‘A’ level qualifications and / or relevant experience in a similar role / field. 
  • Understanding the need to ensure good value for money.
  • Good customer service skills and ability to respond and provide concise technical advice in both written and verbal format.

For an informal discussion contact Matt Smith (Road Safety Engineering Team Leader) on 0208 541 7340 or via email at

Closing date: 23:59 on 6th May 2018.

Interviews will take place week commencing 14th 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.