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Principal Engineer - Highways Development Management

West Northamptonshire Council
One Angel Square, Northampton
£48,378 - £51,571
Closing date
28 Jun 2024

Job Details

About the role

We are looking for an experienced and talented professional to join West Northampton Council as our Highways Development Principal Engineer.

This role is responsible for the co-ordination and management of all highway development management functions including expert highway and engineering advice on planning applications and road adoptions.

 This is an exciting time to join our Highways Development Management team! We are a new local authority, created in April 2021. We are at the beginning of a new journey of shaping highway development across West Northants.

What will you be doing?

You will play a lead role on all major highway development proposals across West Northampton and provide expert advice to a team of Highways Development Management Officers.

You will work with planning teams and external partners in securing funding through negotiation of legal agreements under planning and highway legislation with developers on major developments to support the Council’s aims and objectives in delivering sustainable development proposals.

You will be experienced in negotiating and analysing Transport Statements and Assessments and in providing wider transport-related development control advice within the planning process, including negotiating related S106 obligations.

You will be competent in producing detailed technical evidence and have experience in presenting expert highway and engineering advice and reports to planning colleagues, developers, Councillors and other elected Members, the public and other associated groups or organisations.

About you

The successful candidate will have previous experience in highway development management and have the ability of communicate effectively at all levels and to provide support and leadership to colleagues as necessary.

You will need to have a solution driven and adaptable and innovative approach to working, positive approach to challenges, and be able use your own initiative

Our benefits

We offer a wide range of benefits to our employees, these include:

  • Generous annual leave entitlement starting at 28 days annual leave per year, 29 days for senior managers (pro rata, depending on how many hours per week you work), plus bank holidays. An additional 5 days, linked to continuous service, and ability to purchase up to 6 weeks additional leave per year.
  • Cycle to Work scheme. 
  • Local Government Pension Scheme plus immediate life cover (3 times your annual salary from day one) and ill-health protection.
  • Employee discounts with local and national retailers, days out, finance, health and beauty, travel and eating out plus lots more.
  • Car Lease scheme
  • Professional subscriptions / registration - if your job description requires that you are registered with or are a member of a professional body, WNC will pay for your professional subscription or membership fees
  • Employee Assistance Programme - We have an employee support programme run by Health Assured, an independent, external organisation. Health Assured is available for you and your immediate family members, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year and includes telephone counselling, legal advice, bereavement support and medical information.
  • Ongoing training and development opportunities.
  • A variety of flexible working options to support your work/life balance, including full or part time, term time, 9-day fortnight, etc. (subject to business needs).
  • Our West Ways of Working – We want our workforce to thrive, and we equip our employees with the right technology to support hybrid and collaborative working, on or off site, depending on the role.
  • Making a difference - If you want to use your skills and experience with an organisation that are genuinely invested in making a difference, are committed to improving people's lives, and whose success has a direct impact on the wellbeing of your family, friends and people in your local area, then West Northamptonshire Council is the place for you.

About us

We're a new council, following one of the largest shake-ups in local government reform in recent history. As a new authority, we're embarking on an exciting journey to deliver exceptional services for our residents, customers and communities.

Our vision at West Northamptonshire Council is 'to make West Northants a great place to live, work, visit and thrive'. We truly stand by this and work hard every day to make this a reality. Our corporate values, THRIVE, stand for: Trust, High Performance, Respect, Innovate and Empower, they underpin everything we do and how we deliver services.

Hear more from Anna Earnshaw, our Chief Executive, about working for West Northants Council:

At West Northants Council, it's about our people. People who thrive with ambition, bubble with new ideas, demand better ways of working, caring about every detail, and who never shy away from a challenge. Our culture is a gateway for new experiences. A place to forge new opportunities. To empower you in your career and unite you with like-minded people.

When potential is unlocked, talent thrives.

Choose a career that offers you a true sense of achievement, fills you with pride and challenges you in a positive way, every day.

West Northants Council, where careers thrive.

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