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Development Control Engineer (Assistant)
Becoming an Assistant Development Control Engineer with Barnet Highways will provide an interesting and challenging workload in delivering an extensive programme of improvements across the borough network. The section is responsible for providing the full range of services relating to the highway and transport implications of development to ensure that new development contributes to the Council’s overall objectives. This includes advice to the Council’s Planning Services and Planning Committees, providing pre-application advice to potential developers and negotiating to secure appropriate infrastructure improvements. The section also processes highway agreements associated with new developments including advice on adopted roads and local land search queries. The post holder will provide highway comments on planning applications, dealing with highway and local land search enquires, providing technical support and help maintain databases.
What you’ll be doing:
Processing of Highway Status and Local Land Search Enquires
Maintain data bases for Highway Planning Applications and Development Control Income and Expenditure
Assisting with the 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.
Assisting with the processing of highway applications associated with highway development control process including dealing with S184, S38, S278 applications under the Highways Act 1980
Assisting with the processing of Stopping Up applications, Highway Licences, Projection Licences under the Highways Act 1980 and Town and Country Planning Act 1990
Preparing cost estimates for highway works associated with development control process. Undertake all administrative tasks relevant to the cost including dealing with enquires from applicants and their advisors and the general public.
Create and maintain a database of planning applications received by the Development Control Team.
Carry out duties with due regard to the Re’s Customer Care, Equal Opportunities, Information Governance, Data Protection and Health and Safety policies and procedures.
Undertake any other duties commensurate with the general level of responsibility of this post
What we’re looking for:
Must be able to demonstrate suitable experience in traffic / highway engineering / transport / development planning or other qualifications which could assist with Highways Development Control Workstream (Essential)
Good written and verbal communication skills (Essential)
Good IT skills (Essential)
Good time and budgetary management skills (Essential)
Working knowledge of basic legislation (Desirable)
Confident self-motivating and innovative (Essential)
Able to work without close supervision (Essential)
Ability to keep good work records (Essential)
ONC/HNC or Degree in Civil Engineering / Transportation or other relevant fields (Essential)
Valid driving licence (Desirable)
Own means of transport (Desirable)
Occasional out of normal hours working (Desirable)
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What’s in it for you?
A competitive basic salary
23 days holiday (rising to 25 after 2 years service and to 27 after 5 years ) with the opportunity to buy extra leave
Company matched pension, life assurance, a cycle2work scheme, 15 weeks’ fully paid maternity, adoption and shared parental leave…and plenty more
Voluntary benefits designed to suit your lifestyle – from discounts on retail and socialising, to health & wellbeing, travel and technology
You’ll get the chance to follow your chosen career path anywhere in Capita. You’ll be joining a network of 63,000 experienced, innovative and dedicated individuals across multiple disciplines and sectors. There are countless opportunities to learn new skills and develop in your career, and we’ll provide the support you need to do just that. Our purpose is to create a better outcome for you.
What we hope you’ll do next:
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