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Principal Engineer (Highway Development)

Halton Borough Council
Halton, Cheshire
£40,221 - £43,421 per annum (pay award pending)
Closing date
7 Jul 2024

Job Details

Make a huge impact in Halton!


The Council has ambitious plans to deliver a local plan that provides a platform for future generations. To achieve this at pace, there is an organisational commitment to build operational capacity across a number of service areas.


As a result, we have a range of exciting career opportunities in roles that will directly contribute to the growth and development of our local area.


By taking on one of these roles, you’ll be at the centre of the action – revitalising neighbourhoods, developing new public spaces, delivering on our sustainability priorities, and improving infrastructure.


For more information about these roles please visit our webpage


About the role/service


The Highway Development Team ensure the quality, safety and sustainability of the Highways and Transport infrastructure serving new developments.


As a Principal Engineer Highway Development, you will be required to oversee the effective delivery of the Council’s highways and transportation development control statutory consultee role, highway asset management and other statutory Highway Authority functions. You will provide professional leadership, advice and guidance on a range of schemes, particularly those proposed by developers as part of the planning process.


About you


You will have degree or equivalent experience in an engineering or transport related discipline, along with a detailed and up to date knowledge of appropriate legislation and design standards. You will have the required skills to analyse developers’ submissions, including transport assessments in detail, working with developers to achieve high standards of development, negotiate developer contributions and obligations to transport schemes, and protect the Council’s interests.


Please see the detailed job description and person specification for complete information relating to the post.


Working at Halton


All our colleagues at Halton have made a positive commitment to delivering great outcomes for our communities. In addition to working with a great team, you will have access to a fantastic range of benefits, including:


  • A generous leave package of 26 days annual leave + Bank Holidays (Increasing after 5 years’ service) Flexible working arrangements Membership to the Local Government Pension Scheme Investment in your personal development Free car parking at HBC sites Access to a range of discount schemes Access to a car leasing scheme

We are actively reviewing applications and keen to invite shortlisted candidates for interview prior to the advert closing. If a suitable candidate is appointed, the role may close early, therefore please do not hesitate to submit your application!


For an informal discussion about this post, please contact Jonathan Farmer (Service Manager – Highway Development) on 0151 5117572.


At Halton Borough Council we want to ensure that our communities are represented across our workforce and a vital part of this is to encourage diversity in all respects. We are committed to making our recruitment practices barrier-free and tailored to best suit the needs and strength of the individual. This includes making adjustments for people with a disability, neurodiversity or with long-term health conditions. If you require accommodations, please reach out during the recruitment process so that we can make this the best possible experience for you –


To apply please click the Apply Now link below.



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