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Development Control Engineer Highways

£42000 - £51000 per annum + Plus Package
Apply2019-10-03 11:57:152019-12-28SetSquare

Development Control Engineer Highways

Date posted: October 3, 2019
£42000 - £51000 per annum + Plus Package
Hertfordshire, England
Job description

Development Control Engineer, Highways

North London


Salary £42-51K

This role will involve carrying out relevant duties and responsibilities in the work of the Highways Development Control Team on behalf of the wider Highways Service ensuring delivery of cost effective and quality services across one of London's largest urban renewal programmes ever undertaken


  • Processing of planning application consultations and carrying out transportation assessments for control of development within set time limits, including the assessment of geometric layouts of new developments.
  • Processing of highway applications associated with highway development control process including dealing with S184, S38, S278 applications under the Highways Act 1980
  • Processing of Stopping Up applications, Highway Licenses, Projection Licenses under the Highways Act 1980 and Town and Country Planning Act 1990
  • Scoping of the requirement for traffic surveys and transport impact studies that may be required for the assessment of planning applications.
  • Appraisal of information on behalf of the Highways Authority and determine recommendations, including carrying out junction capacity calculations, network impact assessments and accident audits.
  • Undertake engineering assessments of planning applications and provide the relevant information in report form the Traffic and Development Manager, Development Control and Senior Officers of the Planning Service and make suitable recommendations
  • Technical approval Highway submissions to ensure conformity with the current regulations, standards and specifications
  • Liaise with the Legal Services regarding planning and highways issues under S106, S38, S278 Agreements and other Licenses and Orders in connection with highways development control process.
  • Preparing cost estimates for highway works associated with development control process.
  • Attend meetings, technical groups and stakeholder forums as required and represent the Highway Authority in meetings with developers and other public-sector officers.
  • Provide written professional evidence to support the Highway Authority at Planning Appeals and to attend Informal Planning Hearings as required.

Essential Skills/Qualifications

  • Must be able to demonstrate suitable experience in traffic / highway engineering / transport and development planning
  • General knowledge of planning, development and transport policies and associated legislation
  • Demonstrate the ability to programme, supervise and monitor a number of projects / applications simultaneously from inception to completion
  • Good written and verbal communication and IT skills
  • Good time /budgetary management skills
  • Working knowledge of basic legislation
  • Confident self-motivating and innovative
  • Able to work without close supervision
  • Experience of working with consultants/ Contractors
  • Ability to keep good work records
  • ONC/HNC or Degree in Civil Engineering / Transportation
  • Membership of an appropriate highway institution (IHT, IHIE, ICE etc.)

Setsquare is committed to equality in the workplace and is an equal opportunity employer.

Setsquare is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.

Reference: MA11170_1570100234

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