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Highway Development Management Engineer

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

About the role

Cambridgeshire County Council is offering an opportunity for an engineer with highway development management or highway design experience to fulfil a role in a busy team dealing with the challenges presented by an ambitious and wide-ranging growth agenda.

The team has a full-time and permanent positions available, based at our Whittlesford Depot. The ability to travel to different locations is essential. 

Place and Sustainability is at the forefront of making sure Cambridgeshire is open for business. The roles are based within the Transport Strategy & Network Management Service, which is responsible for leading on the development and delivery of key infrastructure and policy across Cambridgeshire and is therefore pivotal to Cambridgeshire delivering on its long-term infrastructure and transport aspirations.

For more information or to chat about this opportunity please contact Shane Luck, Principal Highway Development Management Engineer -

Interviews will take place virtually on Tuesday 23rd April 2024.

What will you be doing?

Key responsibilities of the posts will be to develop, promote and secure the County’s transport objectives through the assessment of development proposals.  You will provide impartial advice and support to Local Planning Authorities, negotiate with developers to secure new development infrastructure, and manage the implementation of such infrastructure through the technical and engineering assessment of developer design and construction submissions, secured by appropriate legal highway agreements.

The roles will require you to work closely with a variety of teams within the County Council, partners including District Councils, developers, and members of the public. Attendance at Committees and working with elected members is also a key element of the role so in addition to your strong technical and negotiation skills, strong communication skills are important attributes.

About you

Ideally you will have a degree or equivalent in a transport or Civil Engineering related discipline together with experience of highway development management

You will have a sound knowledge of the planning system and the associated highway works procedures, with the ability to work with colleagues, stakeholders, partners and the public to take responsibility for a seamless approach to service delivery and to facilitate effective coordination of development related projects on the public highway and responses across teams.

Our benefits

We value our colleagues in Cambridgeshire County Council and have developed a number of benefits:

  • Flexible working
  • Flexible Bank Holidays
  • A comprehensive wellbeing package
  • Our Cambs Rewards employee discounts
  • A comprehensive pension scheme
  • IDEAL staff equality, diversity and inclusion network.
  • Camweb our staff intranet helping to keep you informed
  • An employee recognition scheme

About us

Cambridgeshire is a great place to work and live with a diverse population, an urban centre in Cambridge, historic Isle of Ely, Huntingdon and St Ives as well as more rural landscapes.

Our four values are central to our culture, driving everything we do.

We are proud to serve the diverse communities of Cambridgeshire and want our workforce to be reflective of this diversity, which we firmly believe benefits our colleagues, the organisation and our communities. If you don’t meet every single requirement in the job role but think this could be you, please don’t be put off.   We are committed to building a workplace that is compassionate and inclusive as well as diverse, so if you think you could be a good candidate for this role please consider applying and speak to the recruiting manager if you have any questions.

Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy, along with our employee network 'IDEAL' and self-organised peer support groups help us to foster an inclusive, supportive and safe working environment where people feel valued, respected, and empowered.  We collect relevant diversity data for monitoring as part of the recruitment process to understand the diversity of our applicants and monitor any trends throughout the recruitment processes so that we can take meaningful action.

We are proud to be a Disability Confident Employer. We fully support providing reasonable adjustments throughout our recruitment process, as well as when you join us, and we encourage candidates to contact the Hiring Manager, whose details can be found in the advert, to discuss any adjustment needs. Some examples of adjustments could include additional time to complete an assessment or printing a document on pastel coloured paper with larger font size and line spacing. We would value talking about what might be possible to enable you to join us and thrive, so if there is something that would help you to do your best during your journey with us, please get in touch.

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