Senior Highways Development Management Officer

33649.00 - 35500.00 GBP Annual
08 Jun 2018
20 Jun 2018
Job Type


You'll help shape Buckinghamshire's Transport Future through the planning process, joining the County Council as a Senior Officer in the Highways Development Management Team. As a Senior Highways Development Management Officer, you'll play a key role in an area that's set to shape the future, spark regeneration and be the catalyst for economic growth. Which is great news for your career - and our 500,000-strong population.

About us

This is your chance to play an influential role and make a lasting impact on our county. From developing the connected transport networks of the future and driving sustainable business growth, to innovative waste management and ambitious urban regeneration, the future of Buckinghamshire's environment and infrastructure is in your hands. The Highways Development Management team prides itself on its knowledge and ability, and we welcome innovation and ambition, as well as a drive to provide the right solution for the community.

Please note we are looking to complete shortlisting of candidates by the 18th June and to conduct interviews on the 22nd and 23rd June

About the role

You'll be responsible for assessing major development proposals and preparing technical statutory highway consultation responses on planning applications in Buckinghamshire. You'll work with developers, consultants, district councils and government agencies providing strategic highway and transportation advice relating to planned development across the County. You'll be required to represent the Council at planning committee and public meetings often dealing with complex and contentious issues.

About you

You'll have worked in the transport industry before, either in the private or public sector, and will need to demonstrate extensive knowledge of planning and highway legislation, regulations and guidance. You'll have the ability to plan and deliver work efficiently and make decisions to optimise result and be able to adapt readily to change and work effectively in a variety of situations, either in groups, with individuals or in partnership with other organisations. You will possess highly developed analytical, negotiation, communication, presentation, and organisational skills and be able to simultaneously manage multiple complex projects.

Educated to degree level or equivalent in a relevant discipline, you will also ideally be a member of a relevant professional organisation.

For further details of the role please see the below job summary.

Other information

Where our roles are customer-facing and you are required to speak to members of the public, the ability to converse at ease with customers and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the role.

Our values

Ambitious. Accountable. Caring. Collaborative.

Our values are what make our culture at BCC unique and we expect all our people to live them in their approach. Ambitious. We want people with a strong desire and determination to succeed. Accountable. Our people take pride in owning actions and decisions. It's all about using our resources wisely and recognising that the public money we use is all going towards a better future. Caring. We're people, working for people. Being caring, kind and supportive is intrinsic. Collaborative. Working in a team, sharing ideas and knowledge only means positive things. By creating more effective solutions together, we are able to deliver better outcomes to the county as a whole.

About the Business Unit

The future of our county's environment and infrastructure is in your hands. Buckinghamshire - one of the fastest growing economies in the UK - is facing an exciting period of major growth. Our aim is to manage the major growth pressures within Buckinghamshire in a tough financial climate. Commercial and innovative, we are developing policies that strike the right balance between environment protection and growth. We're adopting innovative solutions to service delivery and growth. We partner with businesses and community sectors in virtually everything we do; playing to the strengths of these sectors to deliver first class services to our customers.

We recognise and reward you

Hard work and success deserves recognition. That's why we pride ourselves on the benefits we give our people. Everything from a good work-life balance and flexible working to discounted public transport and sports centre membership.