Trainee Bridge Inspector
  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/91641/26090
  • Published: Fri 29/07/2022, 15:25 PM
  • Closing on: Thu 01/09/2022, 0:59 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week
  • Salary: £23,243 - £31,810 per annum
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Guildford

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Trainee Bridge Inspector

The salary range for this role is £23,243 - £31,810 per annum for working 36 hours per week.

Are you passionate about the environment and Engineering? Are you looking for the next step in a career in Engineering? Would you like to develop your career in Civil and Structures? If yes, look no further! 

About SCC and ETI

Surrey County Council (SCC) is responsible for several local public services in Surrey. The Environment, Transport and Infrastructure (ETI) directorate within SCC is responsible for a wide range of services including highways, transport, planning, countryside and waste management. These services are critical for people living, working and travelling through Surrey and are delivered by the County Council or in partnership.

About the team 

The team is a small unit in the wider Infrastructure Team that inspects and reports on the condition of the 1500 structures in Surrey. The team is also responsible for the routine maintenance of the structures alongside the delivery of a Capital programme of schemes to manage and improve the asset condition.

About the role 

You will be responsible for inspecting and reporting on the condition of the structures to a tight programme.

What is a PDP role?

This position is a professional development programme (PDP). As such, this position spans over three grades (PS5HT to PS7). The successful candidate will be appointed on a grade and salary depending on skills, abilities, qualifications and experience.

In this role, you will benefit from training, mentoring and an accelerated pay progression upon meeting the knowledge, responsibility and skills objectives agreed until the final PS7 grade is achieved.

For this role, you will be expected to undertake a sponsored engineering programme at Level 5. The course duration is 2 - 5 years.

Upon successful completion of the professional development programme, a job progression may be offered subject to availability.

About you

This is an exciting challenge for an individual with strong organisational and communication skills who wants to start on the ladder to become a qualified Engineer in the Civil Engineering sector.

To be shortlisted for an interview for this position, your application and supporting statement will clearly evidence:

  • Experience of working within a team to tight deadlines
  • An ability to communicate and prioritise
  • Flexibility to work inside or outside working hours and adapt to changing requirements.

At Surrey, our values and behaviours are just as important as our skills and abilities. They shape who we are as an organisation. Find out more about the values we follow.

For more information please find the full job description below and refer to this before submitting your application. We also invite you to read our Life at Surrey handbook to see insights of the culture at Surrey and how as a valued employee, you can help shape our Council.

Additional Information

The job advert closes at 23:59 on 31st August 2022 with interviews to follow.

Contact Details

For an informal discussion please contact Lloyd Allen or Azam Farhan by e-mail at or

We look forward to receiving your application, please click on the apply online button below to submit.

We can offer you:

  • A healthy work-life balance: Flexible working is supported where possible, including working from home or from one of the hot desking facilities at a number of County Council sites.
  • A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role.
  • 26 days' annual leave (rising to 28 after the completion of 2 years’ service).
  • A generous local government salary-related pension.
  • 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.

Our Commitment

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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