Strategic Development Engineer

Lancashire County Council
Bamber Bridge, Preston
Closing date
28 Aug 2022

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Environment, Highways
Job role
Contract Type
Full time

Lancashire County Council is the fourth largest local authority in England encompassing 12 District Councils.  Acting as both the Local Highway and Traffic Authority the County Council through its Highways Service is responsible for maintaining the safe and effective use of its highways. As part of that role the Highway Service is consulted on over 6000 planning applications annually. Each has a potential to impact on the highway network and its users.

The Role

The Strategic Development Control team evaluates the highway implications created by major development and provides timely professional advice to Local Planning Authorities on what impacts may be realised on the greater highway network and how they can be mitigated and managed. An exciting opportunity has arisen to join that busy and thriving team.

We are looking for a highly motivated person who has relevant skills to assist in delivering the County Council's strategic highway development control function and managing a small team of technical professionals that provide travel plan support and facilitate Section 106 related infrastructure works.

Ideally you will be an individual with experience of working in the field of transportation, highway safety, planning or similar environment.

The post holder will use their knowledge and skills to provide professional highway advice and guidance to local planning authorities, developers and other stakeholders on the highway and transport implications of development, identifying highway issues and potential solutions.

You will be working within a well-established, organised team where you will be supported and allowed to build on your existing knowledge and skills and actively encouraged to realise your full potential.

The role will involve attending meetings and undertaking site visits. Consequently, the successful applicant will be required to hold a valid driving licence and will be expected to have a motor vehicle available for use on official journeys.

The Benefits

We value our staff as individuals and aim to help them achieve their full potential while working for us. We offer a work environment that encourages staff engagement, team working and problem solving, and we recognise the importance and benefits of a good work life balance. In return for your passion and expertise we offer a generous benefits package.

These are just some of the benefits you could enjoy:

  • Flexible working hours (37 hrs per week) along with opportunities for agile working.
  • Extremely generous Local Government Pension Scheme with generous employer contribution, death in service payments, life assurance and dependents pensions.
  • Great Holiday Entitlement: 25 days annual leave entitlement rising to 31, after five years' continuous service. 8 bank holidays and 2 further additional statutory days during the Christmas and New Year period.
  • Family friendly employer: Help to balance family commitments, including generous maternity leave, paternity leave and support for working carers Adoption and parental leave. Childcare voucher scheme.
  • Paid travel expenses.

Lancashire County Council offers a range of benefits, found on our website here

We reserve the right to close down a vacancy early, before the closing date, if we receive sufficient applications.

Please ensure you have uploaded and attached your supporting statement to evidence how you meet the criteria for the role. The panel may be unable to shortlist you for interview without this evidence.

You will be required to provide a car for use in connection with the duties of this post and must be insured for business use. However, we may consider you if you cannot drive because of a disability.

For further information on this challenging and rewarding post please contact Neil Stevens by telephone on 01772 534057 or via e-mail at:

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