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Development Control Engineer
Becoming a Development Control Engineer with Barnet Highways will give you the opportunity to carry out all relevant duties and responsibilities in the work of the Highways Development Control Team on behalf of the wider Highways Service to ensure the delivery of cost effective and quality services in accordance with Regional Enterprise (Re’s) vision and values so as to enhance the quality of life and physical environment of Barnet and contribute to the prosperity of the borough. Post holder will also provide technical support in the effective and efficient promotion, design and execution of projects, schemes, investigations and analysis as required within budgets and programmes.
What you’ll be doing:
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 Licences, Projection Licences under the Highways Act 1980 and Town and Country Planning Act 1990.
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 Licences 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.
Provide professional advice and assistance to developers in helping to develop sustainable travel policies through the development control process.
Provide professional advice to developers on highway design and construction issues
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 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 skills
Good 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/
ONC/HNC or Degree in Civil Engineering / Transportation
Membership of an appropriate highway institution (IHT, IHIE, ICE etc.)
Valid driving licence
Own means of transport
Occasional out of normal hours working
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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 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:
Choose ‘Apply now’ to fill out our short application, so that we can find out more about you. If you have any questions you’d like to ask before applying, you can contact Charlotte Barnett @ firstname.lastname@example.org
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