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Principal Highway Agreements Engineer

Employer
Brighton & Hove City Council
Location
Hove Town Hall
Salary
£41,418 - £44,428
Closing date
2 Apr 2024

Salary: £41,418 - £44,428

Contract: Permanent

Location: Hove Town Hall

Job reference: orbis/TP/491/38750

Are you passionate about delivering change that has a long-lasting, positive impact on people’s lives and where they live? Do you have experience in demolition/construction & environmental management plans. Can you lead on managing safety and traffic management impacts on the highway resulting from developer-led highway works and major building construction projects?

This is an exciting opportunity to join a service at the forefront of responding to the climate emergency by influencing the way people travel around Brighton & Hove.

We are one of the busiest unitary Highway Authorities and this role will be central to dealing with the transport development aspects of a range of exciting regeneration projects within the city; helping to deliver the aims of the ambitious City Plan and Local Transport Plan, as well as assisting with the city’s economic recovery following the Covid-19 pandemic.

About the role

The city places emphasis on high-quality, forward-thinking, sustainable development and travel solutions. As a council we are committed to creating a more liveable city in which residents and visitors feel healthier, safer, more socially connected and included.

As Principal Highway Agreements Engineer, you will:

  • ensure major developments provide adequate forms of transport for all users, with a focus on sustainable travel and high-quality public realm. lead on managing the safety and traffic management impacts of develop-led highway works and major building construction projects. minimise any detrimental effect on the transport network and environment, meeting the diverse needs of our community and supporting the Council’s ambition to become carbon neutral by 2030. shape a new, expanded team to respond flexibly and efficiently to the development demands of the city. influence the direction of development in the city and secure long-lasting highway improvements in one of England’s busiest unitary Transport services within easy reach of London.

You may be interested in the other team roles being advertised alongside this post currently.

As the successful candidate, you will have:

  • technical engineering knowledge and skills a keen focus on compliance and experience of negotiating legal agreements. a track record of implementing successful quality assurance processes and working collaboratively with others to ensure critical standards are met. customer-focused communication skills that are inclusive and accessible experience in collaborating inclusively with a broad range of diverse groups.

As a senior officer you’ll work directly to the Transport and Highway Development Manager, helping set the strategic direction for City Transport and development in the city. You will be based in our modern, open plan offices in the city centre and benefit from flexible working, including home-working. Joining an enthusiastic and supportive team, you’ll collaborate with colleagues from a range of fields, working closely with the Planning service and Transport Project teams to deliver transport infrastructure changes across the city.

Professional Benefits:

Interview date: Week commencing 15th April 2024

For an informal discussion, please contact David Fisher, Interim Head of Network Management at David.fisher@brighton-hove.gov.uk

Professional benefits:

You will be based in our modern, open plan offices in the city centre and benefit from flexible working, including some home-working and on-site work. Joining an enthusiastic and supportive team, you’ll collaborate with colleagues from a range of fields, working closely with the Planning service and Transport Project teams to deliver transport changes across the city.

For an informal discussion, please contact David Fisher, Interim Head of Network Management - David.fisher@brighton-hove.gov.uk.

As part of your application, you will need to complete your education and work history and provide answers to some shortlisting questions. Your answers to the shortlisting questions are the most important part of your application as they will be used in the shortlisting process to assess whether you meet the essential requirements for the role that are set out in the person specification and to decide whether you should be offered an interview. Before you start your application, please read our guidance here (Shortlisting questions guidance (brighton-hove.gov.uk)) as this gives important advice which will increase your chance of success in the shortlisting process.

Additional information

We welcome full and part-time applications. For information about other benefits of working at the Council and how we can support your application, please see the following links:

Why work for us (brighton-hove.gov.uk)

Supporting your application (brighton-hove.gov.uk)

Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is less than 37 hours or term-time only.

We offer the opportunity for the suitable candidate to choose to work in a hybrid way. Your specific working arrangements will be subject to team and service working arrangements already in place alongside Government guidance. Your contractual location will be the designated council office for your team and travel to and from your contractual location would be at your own expense.

For more information about our values and the benefits of working at the council, visit Why work for us (brighton-hove.gov.uk)

Company information

Encouraging a diverse workforce

Our city is known and loved for its diversity. Not only is the mixture of people, culture and skills vital to the economic and social development of the city, it's what makes Brighton & Hove such a great place to live, work and visit. We are committed to developing and retaining a workforce that is representative of the diverse communities we serve so we welcome applications from individuals from all backgrounds. In order to achieve our aims of proportionate representation, we particularly encourage applicants from a BME or White Other background as well as those who identify as disabled, male or trans.

Find out more about our commitment to being a fair and inclusive place to work where everyone can achieve their potential by reading about our fair and inclusive actions, our anti-racism strategy and the work we are doing to encourage a diverse workforce (brighton-hove.gov.uk).

Closing date: 2 April 2024.

 

 

 

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