Parking Engineering Technician (Surrey, UK)

Job description

£24,697 per annum for 36 hours per week Monday to Friday based at Merrow Complex, Merrow Lane, Merrow, Guildford, Surrey, GU4 7BQ.

Flexible working is supported where possible, including working from home or from one of our area offices in Kingston-upon-Thames, Guildford (Merrow), Woking, Redhill and Leatherhead. A laptop and mobile phone will be supplied. You will be entitled to 24 days annual leave on joining Surrey, have the option of joining the local government salary-related pension scheme, and have access to other benefits including a car lease scheme.

For more information, please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.

About The Role

Are you looking for an opportunity to start or develop your career in parking?

Surrey County Council is the Highway and Traffic Authority for the County of Surrey which has some of the busiest roads in the country. It is responsible for managing the road network including on street parking. Effective parking controls help keep traffic moving and allow better access to shops/businesses and other facilities.

Each year we receive thousands of requests to change parking controls from surrey residents, councillors, businesses, developers and the emergency services. The Surrey Highways Parking Team assesses these requests and prioritises those to be implemented through our parking review process.

We are looking for someone who can work in team assessing requests for new parking restrictions and responding to enquiries about parking. You will need to be able to communicate well with the public, councillors and colleagues across the council. Your work will also involve liaising with our parking enforcement colleagues and helping to produce contract documents to implement new parking restrictions. The post is mainly office based but requires site meetings so a driving licence is essential.

Training and career development opportunities could be available for a motivated candidate.
To be shortlisted for interview your CV and personal statement will clearly evidence:

  • Preferably experience but otherwise knowledge of legislation, principles and practices relating to parking schemes.
  • Ability to respond to and resolve enquiries and problems, judging when to pass on complex queries or involve others.
  • Able to prioritise and plan own workload in the context of conflicting priorities and work on own initiative.
  • Good written and oral communication skills with the ability to build sound relationships with customers.
  • Good administrative, analytical and organisational skills.
  • For more information please find attached to the bottom of this advert a full job description and person specification. We look forward to receiving your application.

Contact Details

Interested in finding out more?

For more information on this position please review the Job Description attached to the bottom of this advert before applying or please feel free to contact David Curl (Parking Team Manager, or Rikki Hill (Parking Projects Team Leader,

Additional Information

The job advert closes at 23:59 on 30th October 2017.
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.

Equal Opportunities

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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