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Technician - Highways Development Management

Staffordshire County Council
£27,803 - £31,364
Closing date
14 Jul 2024

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Highways Maintenance
Job role
Contract Type
Full time

If you are keen on working within a Highway Development Management role and protecting the County’s highway network and also helping to improve the transport facilities available for the people of Staffordshire as part of the planning process then this rewarding career may be the career for you. 

Highways Development Management has a huge impact on people’s lives and is at the forefront of regeneration, redevelopment  and plays a major part in everyday life for residents of Staffordshire and beyond.

It is an exciting time to start a career at Staffordshire and this job will provide you with great opportunities for training and career progression and to be involved in exciting projects across Staffordshire. 

The Highways Development Management team currently comprises of two team leaders who line manage a team of 14 staff who deal with approximately 3,000 planning applications a year plus pre-application advice. 

We offer a great employment package with a flexible environment of office and/or home working to allow for that work/life balance.

Main Responsibility

As a Technician, you will:

  • be part of the team providing detailed responses on planning applications as a statutory consultee.
  • be the main contact with the Local Planning Authority (LPA) ensuring the relationship is a positive one and the responses to them are detailed and encompass all elements of transport and highway safety.
  • prepare and issue comments, advice and recommendations relating to highway and transportation elements of planning applications; having regard to current design/transport guidelines.
  • assist in the auditing Transport Assessments and Travel Plans, within the experience, training and knowledge of the post applying GIS analysis techniques and other accessibility planning software.
  • proactively instigate, encourage, and participate in pre-application discussions with developers to promote sustainable development
  • assist in the preparation and where appropriate give evidence in connection with appeals and Court proceedings under the Town and Country Planning Acts.
  • assist in the implementation of Development Plan Policies and the Local Transport  Plan.
  • be committed to continuing professional development and the acquisition of new skills, being prepared to undertake further training as and when required.

The Ideal Candidate

You will ideally have:

  • experience relevant to planning applications.
  • experience of working in partnership with internal and external bodies.
  • experience of the operation of agreements for the adoption of new streets and construction of off-site improvement works.
  • experience of participating in multi-disciplinary teams.
  • ability to work to time and budgetary constraints.
  • a full driving licence.

For more information about this role, please contact Mark Evans

To apply please click the Apply Now link below.

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