Principal Highways Development Management Officer

Morpeth, Northumberland
£37,890 to £41,881
24 Dec 2020
24 Jan 2021
Job role
Manager, Officer
Contract Type
Full time

Northumberland County Council operates a huge range of services across one of the largest counties in the UK. Local Government’s ongoing challenges and the diversity of our residents means we have to work smarter. That’s why we want bold, creative and agile thinkers who can help us move forward and innovate.

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As an experienced Principal Highways Development Management Officer or similar you will provide management, supervision and co-ordination for a team of professional officers to assist in the delivery of an efficient, effective and customer focused Highways Development Management function that prioritises the delivery of sustainable development in accordance with the emerging Northumberland Local Plan and national and local planning policies and guidance.

You will:

Ensure that statutory consultation advice is provided to the Local Planning Authority within the appropriate time-frame. You will be responsible for the provision of end-to-end Highways Development Management input to major developments, including work on Transport Assessments.

Liaise with and advise various departments and partners, including developers and Highway Consultants on issues relating to Section 278s and 38s, their impact on our network and understand the need for effective and efficient communication, both written and verbal.

Work, and supervise others to work, with developers and highway consultants on the design of highway schemes, from pre-application stage to completion of construction on site, which will facilitate development, with relation to Sections 278 and 38.

Undertake, and supervise others in respect of, the design checks for new development related highway projects, including Road Safety Audits where required, and the highway adoption process.

Manage the inspections of works being undertaken as part of Section 278 and 38 agreements and ensure clear and accurate records of those inspections are kept.

More information can be found in the attached job description and person specification.

We are offering:
- A starting salary of £37,890 (rising to £41,881)
- Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme (or other pension scheme)
- A wide range of staff benefits including a competitive annual leave provision

For guidance on completing your application and for information about our Equality and Diversity principles, please see attached notes.

If you have a disability and would prefer to apply in a different format or would like us to make reasonable adjustments to enable you to attend an interview please email

Closing date for applications will be midnight on 26th January 2021