Principal Highways Officer

Highways Officer – Major Developments
£41,126 – £44,734 per annum
Full time, 37 hours per week
Location: Priory House, Shefford


More about the role:

Central Bedfordshire has one of the biggest growth agendas in the East and South East of England aiming to build 20,000 new homes and 24,000 jobs by 2035.

Representing the Highway Authority within a Unitary environment the Highways Development Management team, is focussed on supporting that vision making sure that traffic can move safely and efficiently around the local highway network, bringing environmental and economic benefits – helping to make Central Bedfordshire a great place to live and work.

As part of a team based within the planning department as a Principal Highways Officer, this will also be your priority. It’s your chance to shape new developments and make a real difference to our community.

With a mix of urban and rural environments, Central Bedfordshire offers a set of complex planning challenges. With your in-depth knowledge of highways development management, you’ll understand the issues we may face. You’ll apply your expertise to advise astutely on new proposals. If necessary, you’ll negotiate improvements that support the Council’s agenda. The key is to keep the authority moving and make sure that Council policies are implemented. With colleagues looking to you for guidance, you’ll join a team of dedicated highways professionals.

As a highway specialist, you’ll have extensive experience of the role of the Highway Authority in relation to new developments. You will be an experienced highways and transportation professional and familiar with responding to planning consultations ranging from pre application advice to appeals. You’ll be familiar with innovative highway design, and experienced in network and junction modelling techniques.  You’ll be keen to apply your knowledge to a brand new challenge, insisting upon high standards and with good communication skills, you’ll provide a customer-focused service.

Join us, and take advantage of a generous rewards package and the chance to learn and influence.

Central Bedfordshire Council has its own vision and values that are integral to everything we do. Our area vision is to make Central Bedfordshire ‘A great place to live and work.’

Closing Date: Monday 12th February 2018

To apply please click here.

For an informal discussion about this position, please contact: Ann Rowland at ann.rowland@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk or call 0300 300 6114

For queries related to the recruitment of this vacancy, please contact: The recruitment team at recruitment@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk

Central Bedfordshire Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all employees, volunteers and contractors to share this commitment. This post is subject to the disclosure of criminal records.

Central Bedfordshire Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome enquiries from everyone and value diversity in the workplace.

To maintain a fair and consistent approach for applicants, it is Central Bedfordshire Council’s policy to only consider applications made via our online application system and we therefore thank you for not submitting your application offline.

If you do not have a CV to hand, please look on our website for a CV template that you can use to create your CV to apply for this role. http://www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk/jobs/work-here/application.aspx